Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands

Donald G. Leckie, Sally Tinis, Trisalyn Nelson, Charles Burnett, François A. Gougeon, Ed Cloney, Dennis Paradine

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The spectral characteristics of conifer trees within old growth stands and the difficulties they cause for species classification were examined. The spectral separability between species and variability of trees within species were also determined. It was shown that shaded and unhealthy trees could be identified well using a classification with shaded and unhealthy classes. Species classification of the remaining trees, including the usual trees, was 67% for the year 1996 imagery and 77% for the year 1998 imagery. Practical solutions to issues are available and viable spectral classifications were also possible despite the difficulties in classifying species in old growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-190
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Leckie, D. G., Tinis, S., Nelson, T., Burnett, C., Gougeon, F. A., Cloney, E., & Paradine, D. (2005). Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(2), 175-190.

Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands. / Leckie, Donald G.; Tinis, Sally; Nelson, Trisalyn; Burnett, Charles; Gougeon, François A.; Cloney, Ed; Paradine, Dennis.

In: Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2005, p. 175-190.

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Leckie, DG, Tinis, S, Nelson, T, Burnett, C, Gougeon, FA, Cloney, E & Paradine, D 2005, 'Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands', Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 175-190.
Leckie DG, Tinis S, Nelson T, Burnett C, Gougeon FA, Cloney E et al. Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 2005;31(2):175-190.
Leckie, Donald G. ; Tinis, Sally ; Nelson, Trisalyn ; Burnett, Charles ; Gougeon, François A. ; Cloney, Ed ; Paradine, Dennis. / Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands. In: Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 2005 ; Vol. 31, No. 2. pp. 175-190.
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