Estimating Forest Biomass by Combining Manual Surveying & Remote Sensing

This project will utilize publicly available LiDAR data to estimate carbon stocks across The Conservation Fund’s nationwide portfolio of working forestlands. Students will create computational tools for processing NASA’s newest LiDAR data – Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) and utilize field data to validate and interpret data. In addition, students will create processes for efficiently accessing, processing, and visualizing GEDI data that will be used to support forest management for carbon sequestration on more than 400,000 acres of forestland.