Steven Sader, Ph.D., a professor of forest resources and director of the Maine Image Analysis Laboratory at the University of Maine, will talk on “Mapping and Monitoring 40+ Years of Forest Change in Maine’s North Woods,” at a MDI Science Café to be held at McKay’s Public House.
The talk will address NASA and University of Maine initiatives using satellite imagery to manage Maine’s forest landscape.
Dr. Sader will speak on methods for monitoring forest sustainability across large landscapes, addressing such issues as estimating forest biomass, assessing vulnerability to an outbreak of spruce budworm, monitoring conservation easements and evaluating the impact of harvest and regeneration patterns. The goal of his research is to develop remote sensing and large landscape modeling methods that are applicable not only to Maine, but throughout the world.
In honor of Acadia National Park’s Centennial, the 2016 MDI Science Café schedule includes several presentations on biological research relevant to the national park.
MDI Science Cafés are open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit MDI Science Cafés or call 207-288-3147.