Modern portable laser technology can contribute t adaptive forest management strategies, particularly in measuring slash piles for better understanding tree generation processes after disaster such as forest fire. Ramazan Bülbül presented his recent laser related research at the FOWITA 2023 conference in Dresden. The conference from 11-13. September covered forest and wood research between climate change, bioeconomy and social disruption.

In Dresden, It4forest enthusiast Ramazan Bülbül presented his analysis of methods to measure the amount of deadwood in slash piles. He wanted to explore the most suitable method and to automate the workflow for further replication.

In his research, Bülbül compared two methods with reference data from point cloud captures: particularly the 3 D method and the 2,5D volume calculation method

From the study, he concluded that both methods tested proved to be practical tools for quantifiable volume estimation. Both are superior tp traditional manual counting of deadwood which was used a baseline for the study.

The recent LIDAR technology combined with SLAM algorithm and 2.5 of 3D volumetric surface models can support more detailed empirical deadwood quantifications and decay dynamics.

The research was conducted in the frame of PHYROPHOB project funded by the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture and the ederal Ministry for Environment implemneted by LFE and HNEE-