OOS 2 - Cutting-Edge Remote Sensing Applications in Ecology: Spanning Scales, Sensors, and Ecosystems

Monday, August 7, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Portland Blrm 255, Oregon Convention Center
Keely L. Roth, The Climate Corporation
Kyla M. Dahlin, Michigan State University; Shawn P. Serbin, Brookhaven National Laboratory; and Leah A. Wasser, University of Colorado, Boulder
Keely L. Roth, The Climate Corporation
Remote sensing technologies and techniques provide a critical link in improving our understanding of ecological processes as they scale measurements of single leaves and plants to entire ecosystems. Growing availability of both advanced sensor technologies and data collected by these sensors has spurred the development of new methods and applications. These cutting-edge applications are rapidly advancing our ability to measure and map ecosystem composition, structure, and function, and leverage these measurements to strengthen links between such observations and broad-scale biospheric processes and disturbances. Passive (optical multi- and hyperspectral, and thermal infrared) and active (lidar and radar) sensors enable scientists to make complementary ecological measurements at a range of spatial scales.These sensors can collect data on the ground, over smaller, targeted areas of interest on platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/UAV), over broader regions when mounted on aircraft, and globally via satellite platforms. In particular, sensors mounted on aerial platforms, such as UAS, are becoming increasingly important for bridging ground and spaceborne observations. Relevant and exciting advances in ecological applications of remote sensing include using lidar data to characterize vegetation structure and imaging spectroscopy (hyperspectral) data to map plant species composition and measure plant function. This session will include speakers working with lidar, hyperspectral, and thermal to improve our ability to measure carbon & photosynthesis, vegetation structure and change, drought impacts, and plant species over a range of scales and across various ecosystems.
1:30 PM
 Observing carbon cycle-climate feedbacks from space
David S. Schimel, Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology; Junjie Liu, JPL; Abhishek Chatterjee, GSFC
1:50 PM
 A convergent spectroscopy-based approach for Vcmax across leaf age and growth environments
Jin Wu, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Loren P. Albert, University of Arizona; Neill Prohaska, University of Arizona; Kim Ely, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Brett T. Wolfe, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Raimundo Cosme Oliviera, Embrapa Amazonia Oriental; Scott R. Saleska, University of Arizona; Alistair Rogers, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Shawn P. Serbin, Brookhaven National Laboratory
2:10 PM
 Rapidly mapping Rapid Ohia Death on Hawaii Island via small unmanned aerial systems
Ryan Perroy, Unviversity of Hawaii at Hilo; Wade Heller, USDA-ARS; Lisa Keith, USDA-ARS; Marc Hughes, USDA-ARS; Nathan Stephenson, University of Hawaii at Hilo
2:30 PM
 Remote sensing from leaf to landscape 
Nancy F. Glenn, Boise State University; Nayani Ilangakoon, Boise State University; Hamid Dashti, Boise State University; Jessica Mitchell, Appalachian State University; Jake Graham, Boise State University; Aihua Li, Boise State University; Susan Ustin, Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing; Yi Qi, University of California, Davis; Lucas Spaete, Boise State University; Ryan Will, Boise State University; Shawn Benner, Boise State University
2:50 PM
 Landscape- and regional-scale controls on phenological diversity across East Africa
Kyla M. Dahlin, Michigan State University; Ryan Nagelkirk, Michigan State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Mechanisms linking canopy structural complexity with primary production: Findings and implications from a survey of Eastern US forests
Christopher M. Gough, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jeff Atkins, Virginia Commonwealth University; Robert T. Fahey, The Morton Arboretum; Brady S Hardiman, Purdue University
3:40 PM
 Discriminating California plant species throughout the drought using airborne VSWIR and TIR imagery
Susan Meerdink, University of California, Santa Barbara; Dar A. Roberts, University of California at Santa Barbara; Keely L. Roth, University of California Davis; Zachary Tane, USDA Forest Service; Alexander Koltunov, USDA Forest Service; Jennifer Y. King, University of California, Santa Barbara; Paul Gader, University of Florida
4:20 PM
 Ecosystem resilience and global change in a Mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot
Adam M. Wilson, University at Buffalo; Jasper A. Slingsby, South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON); Cory Merow, University of Connecticut; Andrew M. Latimer, University of California Davis; John A. Silander, University of Connecticut
4:40 PM
 Detecting drought vulnerability across California ecosystems
Sparkle Malone, USDA Forest Service; Mirela G. Tulbure, The University of New South Wales; Antonio J. Pérez-Luque, University of Granada,; Timothy Assal, U.S. Geological Survey; Leah Bremer, The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Debora P. Drucker, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Vicken Hillis, Boise State University; Sara Varela, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science; Michael Goulden, University of California, Irvine