V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest  
Laboratory of Ecophysiology of Permafrost Systems  




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WP 1. Assessment and monitoring of vegetation

WP Team:

  • Mikhail A. Korets (PhD, Senior Researcher) PI, GIS, Remote sensing
  • Vera A. Ryzhkova (PhD, Senior Researcher) Geobotany
  • Irina V. Danilova (PhD, Junior Researcher) GIS, Remote sensing
  • Irina A. Mikhailova (Junior Researcher) Cartography
  • Konstantin V. Yakovlev (Senior Research Assistant) IT support

WP objectives:

WP 1.1. Development of the GIS-based database, including:

  • Topographic base and DEM
  • EO data based products
  • Thematic maps (VCF, soil, landscape, eco-regions)
  • Climate database (CRU, MERRA NEESPI-ArcticRIMS-ES Atlas)
  • In-situ data samples (forest inventory and field sites):
    Forest cover, soil and permafrost characteristics

WP 1.2. The objective is to design a combined approach to support a regional vegetation / forest observation system including analysis of landcover types and biomass volume dynamics

  • Classification and inventory of the current diversity of forest ecosystems
  • Development of automated technique of vegetation cover mapping based on GIS-technology
  • Estimation of the current state, trends, and rates of forest succession for a range of site conditions

WP 1.1. Development of the GIS-based database

GIS User Interface based on ESRI ArcGIS platform

Data formats and software

Raster and Vector GIS layers on the base of

  • ESRI Personal geodatabase and shape-files
     - vector data classes
     - attributive data tables
     - topology
     - raster catalogues for EO data
  • ESRI GRID and ERDAS Imagine Raster Format
  • ESRI Metadata format and ISO 9115

Software for implementation

  • ESRI ArcGIS 10 (Spatial Annalist, 3D Annalist, Geostatistic)
  • ERDAS Imagine 2013
  • eCognition Developer 8
  • Microsoft Access

WP 1.2. A combined approach to support a regional vegetation / forest observation system including analysis of landcover types and biomass volume dynamics

Vegetation mapping