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Remote Sensing Boreal Coarse Woody Debris: Thesis Wrap-up

Remote Sensing Boreal Coarse Woody Debris: Thesis Wrap-up

My MSc thesis, entitled Remote Sensing Boreal Coarse Woody Debris, was successfully defended on September 13th, 2019. The main objective of the research I conducted was to assess the accuracy and feasibility of using computer vision techniques and modelling to detect and measure dead trees (i.e. coarse woody debris, CWD) ... Read More
 
Facing the Challenge of Boreal Restoration

Facing the Challenge of Boreal Restoration

I have written before about the hidden costs of resource development in Alberta, where decades of forestry and petroleum exploration has created an enormous network of roads, seismic lines, pipelines, and well sites in parts of the province that most folks would consider “remote”. If this subject is unfamiliar to you, then a few moments in front of the ABMI Mapping Portal will likely be pretty enlightening.
 
Drones Track Forest Regeneration in Canadian Cut Blocks

Drones Track Forest Regeneration in Canadian Cut Blocks

Like many young adults, I once took on a summer position as a tree planter to earn money for school. I planted thousands of tiny seedlings in former harvest areas throughout northern Alberta and British Columbia. I sometimes wondered: what becomes of all those little trees?