The Integrated Remote Sensing Studio (IRSS), based in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC researches the use of remote sensing technology in forestry, and more broadly, in vegetation science. Research projects are undertaken at a large number of scales and domains using a range of sensors, whether near-remote sensing (e.g., handheld, installed on towers), or far-remote sensing, such as devices mounted on aircraft or satellites. Research in the lab also focuses on the use of other spatial datasets and their application in forestry, such as developing and maintaining the 3PG forest growth model.
The lab provides an intellectual and fun environment for undergraduate, MSc, and PhD students in addition to postdoctoral fellows. We have a number of visiting scholars and students visiting from many locations in the world. For more information, please contact Dr. Nicholas Coops or any other members of the lab.
Further details on research topics are found on the left.