Project period: 06/2013 until 05/2016
Funding source: Federal State of Berlin through a Elsa-Neumann PhD scholarship
Funding amount: 30,000 Euro
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.
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