The annual ITC Publication Award was given to Nina Amiri for the paper Estimation of regeneration coverage in a temperate forest by 3D segmentation using airborne laser scanning data.
Nina is jointly supervised as a PhD student at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and the University of Twente. In the study, a comparison between ground plot data, with three airborne LiDAR images collected between 2009 and 2012, showed that the actual and estimated area of regeneration, agreed with a 70% accuracy. Further, as the amount of canopy cover increased the accuracy mapping forest regeneration decreased. In addition, regenerating forests were more accurately mapped under conifer overstory than deciduous overstory, and details are available on that page.
Congratulations to Nina!