Managing Forest Ecosystems

Hemispherical Photography in Forest Science: Theory, Methods, Applications

Editors: Fournier, Richard A., Hall, Ronald J. (Eds.)

  • Offers a single source for the theory, methods and applications of hemispherical photography (HP) for forestry Explains the complex theory for the use of HP to estimate forest structure or light regime 
  • Proposes several methodology chapters to comprehensively guide the potential users 
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This book presents practical information about hemispherical photography from the perspectives of field data acquisition, image processing and information retrieval methods. 

This book is organized into three sections. The first section describes what is hemispherical photography and what are the fundamental elements of forest structure and light interactions within the forest canopy. The second section provides practical information about the equipment, procedures and tools for procuring, processing and analyzing hemispherical photographs. Armed with this information, the third section describes several applications of hemispherical photographs to forestry and natural resource assessment. The book concludes with a discussion about modelling tools and future directions of this rapidly growing field. There is currently no information source on the market that has this comprehensive range of topics combined in a single book. The book will appeal to academics, graduate students, natural resource professionals and researchers alike.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hall, Ronald J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Solar Radiation in Forests: Theory for Hemispherical Photography

    Schleppi, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 15-52

  • Measurement of Forest Structure with Hemispherical Photography

    Leblanc, Sylvain G. (et al.)

    Pages 53-83

  • Acquiring Hemispherical Photographs in Forest Environments: From Planning to Archiving Photographs

    Fournier, Richard A. (et al.)

    Pages 85-114

  • Image Analysis of Hemispherical Photographs, Algorithms and Calculations

    Jonckheere, Inge G. C. (et al.)

    Pages 115-151

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1098-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1096-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hemispherical Photography in Forest Science: Theory, Methods, Applications
Editors
  • Richard A. Fournier
  • Ronald J. Hall
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1098-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1098-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1096-9
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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