Guang Zheng's lidar workgroup

June 11, 2019


Dr. Guang Zheng is a visiting Associate Professor with the School of Environment and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. He is also an Associate Professor of Remote Sensing at the International Institute for Earth System Science (ESSI) of Nanjing University (NJU). His researches focus on: (1) characterizing three dimensional (3-D) forest canopy structure using the point cloud data generated from various platforms such as Aerial Laser Scanning (ALS), Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS), Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) and UAV-based laser scanning (ULS) data; (2) investigating the interactions and relationships between forest canopy structure, radiation regime, and physiological processes; and (3) monitoring and updating forest aboveground biomass (AGB) by combining multi-source remotely sensed data and process-based ecological model. He got the Ph.D degree from the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory (RSGAL) at University of Washington (UW), and worked closely with Precision Forestry Cooperative (PFC) directed by Dr. L. Monika Moskal to understand the forest canopy structure and its implications and interactions with radiation regime and physiological processes of terrestrial ecosystem.