Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR for High Resolution Forest Inventory
Wood and Bark ID
Tree Inventory with Aerial Remote Sensing
About the Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative
Led by Songlin Fei, professor and the Dean’s Remote Sensing Chair, the Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative (iDiF) at Purdue University is leveraging digital technology and multidisciplinary expertise to measure, monitor and manage urban and rural forests to maximize social, economic and ecological benefits.
Our multidisciplinary research team is developing digital platforms and strategies that will revolutionize forestry and build a globally competitive next generation workforce for the information age.
Beyond offering cooling shade, research shows trees can influence microclimates and help reduce the toll of heat waves on the electrical grid and human health. However, the specifics of how trees influence urban areas and the magic number needed for…
How lightning travels from the sky to the ground inspired the concept behind a new algorithmic approach to digitally separate individual trees from their forests in automatic forest mapping.
About Next Moves
In 2013, Purdue University included plant sciences among the investment that would reinforce the university’s stature as a world-class institution, a plan called Purdue Moves.