3D Tree Models for Forest Dynamics

Laser scanning technologies are rapidly altering dramatically the availability of measurements about forest stand dynamics. It is and will be possible to acquire detailed and precise 3D representations of individual trees in different phases of forest growth at low cost. Such data provides means to effectively monitor forests in 4D and offers prospects and challenges especially to models of forest dynamics that work at sub-crown level. This meeting focused on interaction of 3D forest models and laser scanning data. The topic of databases and experiments for identification of 3D models was also be covered.

The 3D Tree Models for Forest Dynamics workshop was organized in Helsinki, Finland on January 9th and 10th, 2020. The event was co-organized by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and Inverse Tampere at Tampere University (TAU), the aggregation of the recently merged Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere.

The workshop brought together a total of 80 participants over various fields of science for two days. The program consisted of 4 keynote talks, 11 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations. Material from the presentations is available under the presentations section.

Upcoming events

The following upcoming events are related to the workshop. If you would like to add an event to the list. Contact the 3DFDYN organizers.

FSPM 2020 - Hannover, Germany - Oct 2020

Themes and topics

The programme includes presentations and poster sessions, and some time for discussions. The three sessions are

3D data for forest analyses

Invited talk

Model identification using 3D forest data

Invited talk

Towards analysis of forest functioning

Call for papers

Short (max 250 words) abstracts of oral or poster presentations are solicited. The extended deadline for the submissions is on October 6, 2019. Please indicate if you prefer an oral or a poster presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organising Committee and notifications of acceptance go out no later than October 31, 2019, after which the registration opens. All accepted abstracts will be published on this site.

All contributors to the meeting are invited to submit a full paper to a special issue of Annals of Botany. The papers will be reviewed according to the normal standards of Annals of Botany.