Monday, 3 August 2015

3D analysis of hedgerow structure with SALCA

Mark Danson was in Cambridgeshire last week helping out with a Newcastle University and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) project to assess the 3D structure of hedgerows for biodiversity management. Dr Rachel Gaulton and PhD researcher Lyndsey Graham are working with Drs France Gerard and Jo Staley from CEH, Wallingford, UK. The test site on Wimpole Estate is a 200 m section of hedgerow that has undergone a range of management treatments. SALCA was used to measure 18 different stretches of hedgerow, along with Newcastle's Leica scanner. Lyndsey and the team measured a wide range of ecological parameters and will now assess the laser scanner data for characterising hedgerow structure.
Rachel sets up SALCA at one of the hedgerow plots


Lyndsey sets up the Leica


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