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Monitoring the structure of forest restoration plantations with a drone-lidar system

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Almeida, D. R. A. [1] ; Broadbent, E. N. [2] ; Zambrano, A. M. A. [2] ; Wilkinson, B. E. [2] ; Ferreira, M. E. [3] ; Chazdon, R. [4] ; Meli, P. [1] ; Gorgens, E. B. [5] ; Silva, C. A. [6] ; Stark, S. C. [7] ; Valbuena, R. [8] ; Papa, D. A. [9] ; Brancalion, P. H. S. [1]
Número total de Autores: 13
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo USP ESALQ, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr, Dept Forest Sci, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Florida, Sch Forest Resources & Conservat, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
[3] Univ Fed Goias, Social Environm Studies Inst, Image Proc & GIS Lab, Goiania, Go - Brazil
[4] Univ Connecticut, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Storrs, CT - USA
[5] Fed Univ Vales Jequitinhonha & Mucuri UFVJM, Dept Forestry, Diamantina, MG - Brazil
[6] NASA, Biosci Lab, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Laurel, MD 20707 - USA
[7] Michigan State Univ, Dept Forestry, E Lansing, MI 48824 - USA
[8] Bangor Univ, Sch Nat Sci, Bangor, Gwynedd - Wales
[9] Embrapa Acre, Rodovia BR-364, Km 14, BR-69900056 Rio Branco, Acre - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 9
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation; v. 79, p. 192-198, JUL 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 3

We are in an unprecedented moment for promoting forest restoration globally, with international and regional pledges to restore at least 350 million hectares by 2030. To achieve these ambitious goals, it is necessary to go beyond traditional plot-scale assessments and develop cost-effective technologies that can monitor the structure and function of restored forests at much broader scales. Lidar remote sensing in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms can be an agile and autonomous method for monitoring forest restoration projects, especially under conditions when information updates are frequently needed in relatively small areas or, when using an airplane borne lidar system may be not financially viable. Here, we explored the potential of an UAV-borne lidar system to assess the outcomes of a mixed-species restoration plantation experiment, designed to maximize aboveground biomass (AGB) accumulation. The experiment was established in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, with 20 native tree species, by combining two levels of planting density and two management levels, totaling four treatment combinations and one control (plots left over for natural regeneration). We analyzed three structural variables from lidar data (canopy height, gap fraction and leaf area index) and one from field inventory data (AGB). Structural differences between the treatments and the control plots were reliably distinguished by the UAV-borne lidar system. AGB was strongly correlated with canopy height, allowing us to elaborate a predictive equation to use the UAV-borne lidar system for monitoring structural features in other restoration plantations in the region. UAV-borne lidar systems showed enormous potential for monitoring relatively broad-scale (thousands of hectares) forest restoration projects, providing an important tool to aid decision making and accountability in forest landscape restoration. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 18/21338-3 - Monitoramento da restauração de paisagens florestais usando Veículo Aéreo Não Tripulados com sensoriamento remoto Lidar e HiperEspectral
Beneficiário:Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 16/05219-9 - Monitoramento de programas de restauração de paisagens florestais por meio de sensoriamento remoto lidar
Beneficiário:Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado