Spatial Structures and Digitization of Forests
At the department of Spatial Structures and Digitization of Forests we investigate the driving and dependent variables of structures in forests. This means we investigate the influence of abiotic and biotic factors on the formation of forest structures, as well as the ecosystem functions and services that are then provided by these structures. We do not only consider the stand as an ensemble of trees but also the single tree in its individual architecture. We understand our work as fundamental research, where the main goal is to better understand the structure-bound processes in trees and forests. In detail this means, we investigate for example:
Here we use innovative methods to capture the three-dimensional structure of trees and stands, in particular the so-called 3D laser scanning. The spectrum ranges from hand-held (mobile) scanners, terrestrial scanners (tripod-based) to airborne laser scanning and data from the GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar) as an ISS-based system.
Departement Spatial Structures and Digitization of Forests
Prof. Dr. Dominik Seidel
Tel.: +49 551 39 23680
Fax: +49 551 39 33270