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UAS Lidar for Ecological Restoration of Wetlands

Wetlands are essential ecosystems which provide numerous benefits to society as a whole, but their functionality strongly depends on the hydrology and topography of the watershed, thus creating the need for monitoring. The use of terrestrial topographical survey methods can be a challenging task in wetlands, however. Flooded areas, muddy terrain and low vegetation can substantially slow down or even prevent the movement of surveyors, while tall vegetation can obstruct GPS reception. As this article outlines, advanced technologies such as airbor... (read more)
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