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Cornelius Senf on forest disturbance regimes by insects in Remote Sensing of Environment

In this collaborative study between our lab and the Canadian Forest Service, we provide evidence that difference insect agents, i.e. bark beetles and defoliators, can be separated using spectral-temporal metrics from Landsat time series. We do so by mapping mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm disturbances for central and southern British Columbia, Canada, delivering a detailed picture of the spatial and temporal outbreak dynamics.