Brown Bag Seminar: Mike Alonzo

NPP Fellow - NASA Goddard

Urban trees are strategically important in a city's effort to mitigate their carbon footprint, heat island effects, air pollution, and stormwater runoff. Currently, forest structure and function are measured using field sampling but this is labor intensive and the results cannot be mapped. This talk will present novel methods for mapping urban forest species, leaf area index, and biomass using fused hyperspectral imagery and waveform lidar data at the individual tree crown scale. These structural measurements are precursors to spatially explicit estimation of urban ecosystem services