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Lars T. Waser
Organisational unit Landscape Dynamics
Remote Sensing
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi HP C 57
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2292
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
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Remote Sensing for Forest Applications

Swiss National Forest Inventory

I work for national and international projects and programs which are mostly related to forestry and supervise master and PhD students. My specific research interests are: Detecting the state-of-the art and modeling changes (natural and human-made) of landscapes, with focus on forests, using modelling techniques and high-resolution remotely sensed data: airborne digital sensors, Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), and spaceborne sensors. I have particular research interests in spatially estimating forest parameters (area, species, timber volume etc.) on stand or national level, modelling in the forestry sector using sample plots, and correlation of remote sensing data with biodiversity, e.g. in wetlands.

Keywords: Remote Sensing of Environment, GIS, k-NN, Estimating Forest Parameters, National Forest Inventory, Tree Species Classification, Biodiversity, Wall-to-Wall Products, COST FP1001