Chloe Barnes

Biography

Chloe Barnes

My PhD research at the University of Leicester concerns the application of remote sensing technologies for the assessment of tree diseases. In particular, my work has considered both larch disease (Phytophthora ramorum) and acute oak decline in UK forests and woodlands. In the case of larch disease, airborne laser scanning has been successfully applied in the isolation of individual tree crowns and the detection of trees subject to moderate and heavy levels of infection. With regards to acute oak decline, multispectral imagery collected via UAV has been applied to the identification of standing deadwood and the classification of crown decline severity. Overall the research has highlighted some of the capabilities of remote sensing in tree disease management for both coniferous plantations and broadleaved woodlands.

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