Remote Sensing Specialist | Postdoctoral Researcher | PhD in Forestry and Environmental Resources
Presently working as a Remote Sensing Specialist with Chem-Air, LLC while also a Postdoctoral Researcher under Dr. Rachel Cook and the Forest Productivity Cooperative in the department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University.
I have a passion for geospatial analytics, remote sensing and advancing technology in the natural resources industry. I am a full-stack developer intrigued by data science and its potential applications for natural resource management at all scales.
I am an expert in the development of algorithms and models for optimizing forest productivity in the United States; I enjoy working with enormous amounts of data and strategically manipulating them to tell beautiful and educational stories. My current research focus is in deriving actionable insight and service provision from ultra-high density LiDAR datasets.
Forestry & Forest Ecology
Calculate Leaf Area Index from Sentinel-2 Imagery
A companion R Shiny application for the publication Cohrs, C.W., R.L. Cook, J.M. Gray, and T.J. Albaugh. (2020). Sentinel-2 Leaf Area Index Estimation for Pine Plantations in the Southeastern United States. Remote Sensing. 12, 1406. link to article.
Intended to give pine plantation managers in the Southeastern US a simple tool for assessing the LAI of their forests.