Vegetation structure is important for measuring forest growth and the carbon cycle. Developed by the University of Salford and Halo Photonics Ltd, the Salford Advanced Laser Canopy Analyser (SALCA) is a unique multi-spectral, full waveform laser scanner using two wavelengths allowing distinction between leaves and woody material. This blog follows our research funded by the UK NERC and involving University of Newcastle, University College London and UK Forest Research.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
SALCA talk in Brazil
Last week Mark Danson contributed to a workshop on Biodiversity Monitoring organized by The Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The University of Salford team presented their research on various aspects of biodiversity monitoringincluding Mark's presentation on "Forest biodiversity Indicatorsfrom novel terrestrial laser scanners". Other participants included Marcio Uehara Prado and Samuel Nienow from the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversty Conservation (ICMBio), part of the Brazilian governments'Ministry of the Environment. There were around 70 participants from Universities in Minas Gerais and from a range of other national organizations.