Spatially continuous estimates of forest canopy height at national to global scales are critical for quantifying forest carbon storage, understanding forest ecosystem processes, and developing forest management and restoration policies to mitigate global climate change. Spaceborne light detection and ranging (lidar) platforms, especially the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) and Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation […]
Forests of the Sierra Nevada (SN) mountain range are valuable natural heritages for the region and the country, and tree height is an important forest structure parameter for understanding the SN forest ecosystem. There is still a need in the accurate estimation of wall-to-wall SN tree height distribution at fine spatial resolution. In this study, […]
Shichao Jin, a PhD candidate of Digital Ecosystem Group, was selected and invited as one of the 10 excellent student representatives of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) to attend the 2019 International Student Research Forum. The Forum was hosted by South Denmark University on June 16th to June 20th. Students from China, United […]
The 5th workshop on LiDAR application in forest ecology was held by the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Science (IB-CAS), from June 2nd to 6th, 2019. More than 300 students from 100 organizations participated in this workshop. Guo Qinghua, professor of IB-CAS hosted the opening ceremony.
Dr. Fred Baret from French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Paris (INRA) visited our group on April 25th, 2019. He has established and led the UMT—CAPTE research team which is composed of around 20 members. He has supervised more than 40 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The total number of his published SCI papers has […]
On April 26, 2019, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation announced the list of obtainer of China’s Post-doctoral Science Fund of the 65th batch. Yumei Li, a post-doctor of the digital ecology group, was awarded first-class funding. This fully affirms her excellent scientific research ability and good innovation ability.
Dr. Maggi Kelly from University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) visited our group from March 30th to April 13th for discussing potential collaborations between UC Berkeley and Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kelly is currently a professor and cooperative extension specialist in the Environmental Science, Policy and Management department of UC Berkeley, […]
From January 9th to 10th, 2019, the “New Generation China Vegetation Mapping” provincial mapping workshop was successfully held at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. This seminar is based on the “Biodiversity and Ecological Security” project of the “Global Data Science Project” of the Strategic Pilot Science and Technology Project (Class A) of […]
On October 11-12, 2018, the First UAV Industrial Innovation and Application Congress (2018), sponsored by the UAV Application and Control Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and organized by the Digital Ecosystem Group of the State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was successfully held […]
Prof. Roger Bales and Prof. Martha Conklin were invited to give lectures on September 10, 2018, at Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Roger Bales gave a talk about “Making up for lost snow: lessons from a warming Sierra Nevada”, focusing on five aspects: mountain climate, water balance, snow monitoring, California drought conditions […]