Close this search box.

WG5: Forest Ecology



Emily Lines
WG5 Leader
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Jesper Erenskjold Moeslund
WG5 Co-leader
Aarhus University

Description of the WG5

WG5 is an application-oriented WG, similar to WG4. In this case, the focus is on the implementation of novel terrestrial-based technologies for forest ecology research purposes. In the beginning, it will identify already available best practices. The WG5 closely works with WG1-3 to identify all possibilities from data collection, data fusion, and processing points of view.

Based on the protocols and identified possibilities by WG1-3, WG5 will synchronize the data acquisition and processing together with possible data sources from other remote sensing techniques to address the forest ecosystem processes on the tree and sub-tree level of detail. An important task of the WG5 will be the identification and dissemination with stakeholders which are mainly scientists. This task will be carried out in cooperation and guidance with WG6.


WG5-T1: Identifying and proposing suitable forest stands and tree characteristics and parameters from a forest ecology point of view for possible assessment by terrestrial-based technologies.

WG5-T2: Identifying best-suited methodologies and technologies for various forest ecological purposes for assessment in cooperation with WG1-3.

WG5-T3: Creating protocols for assessment of identified usage of three-dimensional terrestrial-based technologies for forest ecology

WG5-T4: Recognizing important stakeholders and dissemination with stakeholders in cooperation with WG6.


WG5-M1: Workshop on forest ecology applications of terrestrial-based technologies with stakeholders


Meet the other Working Groups

The WG1 primarily focuses on different aspects of data collection by novel terrestrial-based technologies suitable to capture and generate 3D point clouds of individual trees as well as forest ecosystems.

The WG2 focuses on the fusion of data produced by novel terrestrial-based technologies data with other remote sensing data. The aim is to establish the link between terrestrial data in the frame of large-scale applications at regional, national, or even global levels.

The WG3 is divided into three main aspects of point cloud processing: pre-processing, processing, and evaluation of results. Pre-processing is an important step for both laser- and image-based point clouds. And it is a very crucial step for photogrammetry where the two-dimensional images are processed into 3D point clouds.

WG4 is working on the application part of the Action. WG4 focuses on the usage of novel terrestrial-based technologies and techniques within precision forestry. Mainly on forest stands and individual tree parameters, that could be used for forest inventory, monitoring, and management.

WG6 is responsible for identifying important stakeholders and target audiences at the national, European, and global levels. It will establish correct and efficient communication with all parties, in order to disseminate the findings and results.