This project aimed to evaluate the potential of Landsat time series for monitoring forest disturbances by the western spruce budworm, a defoliating insect native to western North America. The project was a collaboration between the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität and the Canadian Forest Service.
Figure 1: Mapped defoliation by western spruce budworm in British Columbia, Canada.
Project members and collaborators
Elsa Neuman Scholarship by the Federal State of Berlin.
Senf, C., Campbell, E., Wulder, M. A., Pflugmacher, D. and Hostert P. (2017) A multi-scale analysis of western spruce budworm spatiotemporal outbreak patterns. Landscape Ecology, 32(3), 501-514. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-016-0460-0
Senf, C., Wulder, M. A., Campbell, E. and Hostert P. (2016) Using Landsat to assess the relationship between spatiotemporal patterns of western spruce budworm outbreaks and regional-scale weather variability. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42(6), 706-718. https://doi.org/10.1080/07038992.2016.1220828
Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D., Wulder, M. A. and Hostert, P. (2015) Characterizing spectral-temporal patterns of defoliator and bark beetle disturbances using Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 170, 166-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.09.019