Low-cost methods to measure forest structure are needed to consistently and repeatedly inventory forest conditions over large areas.
Conservation planning for wildlife species requires mapping and assessment of habitat suitability across broad areas, often relying on a diverse suite, or stack, of geospatial data presenting multidimensional controls on a species.
Critical loads of atmospheric deposition help decision-makers identify levels of air pollution harmful to ecosystem components. But when critical loads are exceeded, how can the accompanying ecological risk be quantified?
The mixed severity fire regime of western Oregon forests creates a complex post-fire landscape mosaic with patches of low, moderate and high overstory tree mortality.