Laboratory of forest ecosystem monitoring
Laboratory of forest ecosystem monitoring was founded in 1992. Main topics are connected to the development of methods for forest ecosystems investigation based on contemporary GIS technologies and remote sensing data.
Head of laboratory is Ershov Dmitry, Ph.D., Leading Researcher
The laboratory consists of 12 researchers including a Dr. habil. and 5 Ph.D.
The laboratory collective unites researchers of different topics of forestry, biology, natural resources investigation, cartography, geography, GIS and remote sensing.
Main research topics:
- Dynamic forest ecosystem mapping, biometric stand parameters and biomass assessment using satellite and drone data;
- Change detection in forests, forest stand condition, disturbed by fires, insect outbreaks, loggings, winds, climate, etc.;
- Reforestation mapping using satellite datasets;
- Development of GIS technologies for monitoring fire danger in forests, wildfires and their consequences;
- Carbon emission and balance in Boreal Forests;
- Biodiversity and key biotopes mapping based on ground and satellite data.
Dmitry Ershov – Head of laboratory, leading researcher, PhD
Elena Belova – junior researcher
Egor Gavrilyuk – senior researcher
Anastasia Kharitonova – junior researcher
Svetlana Knyazeva – leading researcher, PhD
Natal’ya Koroleva – researcher, PhD
Konstantin Kovganko – researcher
Viktor Nefed’ev – chief specialist, habil
Alena Nikitina – junior researcher
Aleksandra Plotnikova – senior researcher, PhD
Ekaterina Podolskaya – leading researcher, PhD
Elena Sochilova – researcher