EcolChange seminar – Andras Zlinszky about LIDAR mapping of habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Speaker: Dr. Andras Zlinszky is reasearcher at the Center for Ecological Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is visiting Department of Botany for scientific collaboration with Aveliina Helm.

Title of the talk: Airborne LIDAR for mapping habitat conservation status, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Time: Thursday, 7. March 2018 at 15.15

Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)

Summary: Airborne LIDAR delivers 3D models of the landscape and is available across all Estonia. We present case studies of using LIDAR for ecosystem assessment at various scales. These include Natura 2000 habitat conservation status mapping in an alkali grassland, wetland vegetation ecosystem service potential assessment and nationwide species richness prediction with high resolution.

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LIDAR map (pic from here)

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