This is a topic that evolves constantly and keeping up with it only makes forest management better! Geospatial technology is used to acquire, manipulate, store, and display geographic information. The geospatial group at Texas A&M Forest Service performs timely spatial analyses and develops geospatial applications to facilitate informed decision-making in the management and protection of forest resources. This presentation will showcase several applications that are targeted to landowners, managers, government officials, local community groups, and the public, where we provide state-of-the-art access to information on forest lands across Texas. Join Shruthi Srinivasan of Texas A&M Forest Service, as she presents several applications that can help you accomplish these objectives.
About The Speakers:
Shruthi Srinivasan is a Geospatial Analyst with the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) and an FAA certified Remote Pilot In Command. She is also a lecturer at Texas A&M University and teaches the Geographic Information Systems for Resource Management course. In addition, she serves as a GIS specialist on the Urban Forest Strike Team at a national level. Prior to joining TAMFS, she worked as a Senior Remote Sensing Specialist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Shruthi earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Geoinformatics from Anna University in India and pursued her Master of Science in Forestry, with a GIS certification at Texas A&M University. She conducted the first study within her field which was funded by NASA and developed innovative algorithms to assess forest aboveground biomass changes using multi-temporal terrestrial LiDAR data, also studying error sources that are linked to biomass estimation. In addition to the number of publications she has authored, Shruthi also serves on the editorial board of several highly acclaimed journals like Remote Sensing and Annals of Forest Research. She has received multiple awards for her significant work in the field of geospatial science including the Special Achievement in GIS Award from ESRI and the Texas A&M Forest Service Director's Award.
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