2024 Western Mensurationists Meeting

Start Date: June 16, 2024
Location: Tahoe City, CA

The meeting will once again be held at Granlibakken Tahoe (we were there in 1997).

Sunday, June 16

4:30 -7 pm     Registration (Outside of Cedar House)
5 -7 pm     Icebreaker at Cedar House

Monday, June 17

8:45 am  Welcome – Samantha Gill
Session 1 (Moderator – Samantha Gill)
9:00      Estimating site index and tree age for Saskatchewan boreal mixedwood forest ecosystem using LiDAR Individual Tree InventoryThuan Chua
9:30     Rethinking Productivity Evaluation in Precision Forestry Through Dominant Height and Site Index Measurements Using LiDAR DataIván Raigosa-García
10:00     Calculation of Site Index Using Bi-Temporal Lidar Data – Dan Opalach and Halli Hemmingway
10:40     Break
Session 2 (Moderator – Tim Robards)
11:15     Unveiling Forest Architecture: A Paradigm Shift in Forestry ManagementEli Jensen
11:45     Package Development for R applications: An IntroductionMartin Ritchie
12:15 pm   Lunch at Granhall
Session 3 (Moderator – Dan Opalach)
2:00     Growth and Yield Modeling using a Remotely Sensed Forest InventoryEthan Hughes
2:30     Geiger-mode lidar redux: canopy penetration, stem segmentation, and measurementEdward Flathers
3:00     Use of High Density Geiger-Mode and Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM) to Estimate Stem Taper: A Comparative AnalysisAnn Abbott
3:35     Adjourn for Monday
6 :30     Banquet at Granhall

Tuesday, June 18

8:45 am  Welcome and house keeping – Samantha Gill
Session 4 (Moderator – Martin Ritchie)
9:00     Robust SDImax model for evaluating self-thinning and carrying capacity in the Klamath Mountains ecoregionJaslam Poolakkal
9:30     Evaluation of Soil Moisture Regimes and Vegetative Communities in the Inland Northwest, USADaria Paxton
10:00     VASIPRED: Advanced Visualization of Measurement and Process Errors in Site Index ModelsC.J. Cieszewski
10:30     Using Modified FIA sampling to estimate height to crown base in giant sequoia-mixed conifer standsSamantha Gill
10:50     Break and picture
11:20     Business Meeting
12:00 pm    Lunch at Granhall
About the Conference
The Western Mensurationists Meeting for 2024 will be held June 16-18, 2024 at Granlibakken Tahoe.


The call for abstracts is open for the 2024 Western Mensurationists’ meeting in Tahoe, California June 16-18.

We are inviting individuals to submit abstracts for traditional talks and/or science flashes (short presentations to showcase emerging research or highlight unique/interesting ideas and applications). Topics for abstracts are open to all aspects of mensuration — forest measurements, modeling, inventory, growth and yield, planning, analysis, etc. Abstracts should be less than 750 words. The due date for submission of abstracts is April 26, 2024. Abstracts should be sent to Samantha Gill.

Any questions should also be addressed to Samantha Gill via email.