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HRP Research Seminars 2017 - Dr Lucy Schofield
Wed 22 March 2017, 16:15 – 17:45 GMT
How do you measure a forest? How lasers can help us, and how GIS can help you.
This is the fifth seminar in this year's series. It will take place on Wednesday 22nd March in DG125 from 4.15pm to 5.45pm. This time we will hear from Dr Lucy Schofield.
How much carbon does a forest contain? What is the value of the timber stock? What habitats could the vegetation structure support? How will a changing climate affect forest growth?
These are important questions that require measurements currently very difficult to obtain. Recently developed laser scanning instruments which use the reflection of laser light to construct a 3D image of the trees could hold the answer, allowing the measurement of forests at a level of detail never seen before. Based on ongoing research, the first part of the seminar will explore this novel approach to forest science. The second part of the session will focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), a digital environment for mapping and analysing geographic data. The key features and applications of GIS will be illustrated using examples from a range of disciplines across the School – so come along and find out what it is, and how it may be useful to both research and teaching in your area.
We hope to see you there. The seminar is free to attend but please let us know you are planning to attend by registering here on Eventbrite.
If you have any questions or problems booking please email: School.DptTRS@yorksj.ac.uk
Further HRP Seminars this series for your diary:
3rd May (Week 12): Nicole Pohl (English, Oxford Brookes University) DG125 .
10th May (Week 13): Jude Lal Fernando (Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin) DG124.