BERA Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Detection of Coniferous Seedlings in UAV Imagery

Corey Feduck, Gregory J. McDermid, ID and Guillermo Castilla, 2018.Forests

Avian community response to understory protection harvesting in the boreal forest of Alberta, Canada

Charchuk, C. and E. Bayne, 2018.Forest Ecology and Management 407, 9-15

Fire and forest recovery on seismic lines in sandy upland jack pine (Pinus banksiana) forests
Angelo T. Filicetti, Scott E. Nielsen, 2018, Forest Ecology and Management, 421: 32-39.

Classification of annual non-stand replacing boreal forest change in Canada using Landsat time series: A case study in northern Ontario
Ahmed, O.S., M.A. Wulder, L.C. White, T. Hermosilla, N.C. Coops, and S.E. Franklin. 2017. Remote Sensing Letters 8 (1): 29-37.

Hierarchical land cover and vegetation classification using multispectral data acquired from an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Ahmed, O.S., A. Shemrock, D. Chabot, C. Dillon, G. Williams, R. Wasson, and S. E. Franklin. 2017.International Journal of Remote Sensing 38(8-10): 2037-2052.

Measuring Vegetation Height in Linear Disturbances in the Boreal Forest with UAV Photogrammetry
Chen, S., McDermid, G., Castilla, G., & Linke, J. (2017). Measuring Vegetation Height in Linear Disturbances in the Boreal Forest with UAV Photogrammetry. Remote Sensing, 9(12), 1257.

Deciduous tree species classification using object-based analysis and machine learning with unmanned aerial vehicle multispectral data
Franklin, S. E., & Ahmed, O. S. (2017).  International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1-10.

Northern conifer forest species classification using multispectral data acquired from an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Franklin, S. E., Ahmed, O. S., & Williams, G. (2017). Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing83(7), 501-507.

Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Monitoring Recovery of Forest Vegetation on Petroleum Well Sites
Hird, J.N., A. Montaghi, G. J. McDermid, J. Kariyeva, B. Moorman, S.E. Nielsen, and A.C.S. McIntosh. 2017. Remote Sensing.

Detection accuracy of new well sites using Landsat time series data: a case study in the Alberta Oil Sands Region
Wasson, R. J., & Franklin, S. E. Remote Sensing Letters9(2), 160-169.

A simple transformation for visualizing non-seasonal landscape change from dense time series of satellite data
Hird, J.N., G. Castilla, G.J. McDermid, and I.T. Bueno, 2016. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(8): 3372-3383.

Conference Presentations/Posters:

2017

Estimating the height of individual conifer seedlings using UAV photogrammetry: some preliminary results.

Castilla, G. 2017. COSIA Airborne Remote Sensing Applications Workshop: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential Paths Forward, Calgary, AB, Dec 14, 2017.

Detecting and measuring conifer seedlings from a drone: can it be done and at what altitudes?

Castilla, G. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

The effects of understory protection harvesting on brown creepers in Alberta’s boreal mixedwood forest.

Charchuk, C. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Measuring Vegetation Height on Linear Disturbances in the Boreal Forest with UAV Photogrammetry.

Chen, S. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Estimating Vegetation Parameters on Seismic Lines with UAV-based Point Clouds.

Chen, S., G.J. McDermid, G. Castilla, and J. Linke, 2017. Earth Observation Summit 2017, Montreal, Quebec.

Effects of linear disturbances and fire severity on velvet leaf blueberry in recently burned jack pine forests.

Dawe, C. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Effectiveness monitoring of restoration treatments for seismic lines in treed peatlands.

Filicetti, A. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Canada Warbler Response to Linear Feature Regeneration

Gregoire, J. 2017.Poster presentation at The Wildlife Society’s 24th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM, September 23-27, 2017

Canada Warbler Response to Linear Feature Regeneration.

Gregoire, J. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Sound Localization For Acoustic Monitoring of Bird Populations In Response to Fire and Energy Sector Activity.

Hedley, R.W. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

An OGC Standard-based Internet of Things Prototype for Vegetation Recovery Monitoring in Northern Alberta

Liang, S. 2017. Cairo, Egypt, May 8th 2017

The Role of UAVs in Restoration Planning and Monitoring, Contributions from the BERA Project.

McDermid, G.J., S. Chen, C. Feduck, M.F. Wu, J. Hird, T. Tan, S.E. Nielsen, J. Linke, G. Castilla, 2017. 11th North American Forest Ecology Workshop. June 19, 2017

Critical remote sensing targets for research and management in the Boreal forest.

McDermid, G.J. 2017. COSIA Airborne Remote Sensing Applications Workshop: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential Paths Forward, Calgary, AB, Dec 14, 2017.

Human/Animal Footprints Monitoring Using Internet Of Things.

Luo, K. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Landscape planning for active and passive seismic line restoration.

Nielsen, S.E. 2017. COSIA Innovation Summit. Calgary, AB, Mar 22, 2017.

Patterns in seismic line vegetation recovery and landscape restoration planning in Alberta’s oil sands region.

Nielsen, S.E., A. Filicetti, C. van Rensen, T. Vinge, V. Lieffers 2017. 11th North American Forest Ecology Workshop. June 19, 2017.

Using OGC SensorThings for Boreal Environmental Monitoring.

Saeedi, S. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Understanding Why Certain Songbirds Are More Or Less Tolerant to Chronic Industrial Noise.

Sánchez, N. U. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Forest restoration assessment using deep learning for image interpretation.

Schubert, M. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Microtopographic patterns in treated and untreated seismic lines & its implications for tree re-establishment.

Stevenson, C. J. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Detection and classification of forest disturbances in the Alberta Oil Sands Region using Landsat time series data.

Wasson, R., Franklin, S.E., Wulder, M.A. and J. C. White. 2017.Presentation at Earth Observation (EO) summit geld in Montreal, Quebec, June 20 to 22, 2017.

Comparison of UAV-based RGB camera data to multispectral imagery for determining structural characteristics of a coniferous forest.

Williams, G. and S. E. Franklin. 2017. Presentation at Earth Observation (EO) summit geld in Montreal, Quebec, June 20 to 22, 2017.

Bird Use of Reclaimed Wellsites In The Boreal Forest Of Alberta.

Wilson, S. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

Assessing the Value of Digital Photogrammetry for Remote Survey of Conifer Stocking.

Wu, M.F. 2017. Lightning talk and poster presentations at the BERA fall research workshop, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2017.

2016

Random Forest classification of wetland communities using geomorphometry, quad-polarimetric SAR, lidar and optical remote sensing data

Ahmed, O.S., M. Stefanuk, Skeries, E. and S.E. Franklin. Poster presentation at the ASPRS Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum, Fort Worth, Texas, April 11-14, 2016.

Integration and fusion of Radarsat-2 and Landsat-8 satellite sensor data for improved wetland mapping in the Hudson Bay Lowlands Ecoregion

Ahmed, O. S., E. M. Skeries, M. A. Stefanuk, and S. E. Franklin. Poster presentation at Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 7-9, 2016.

Discrimination of Deciduous Tree Species Using UAV Multispectral Imagery, OBIA and Machine Learning

Ahmed, O.S., and S.E. Franklin. Oral presentation at Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 7-9, 2016.

Assisting Data Visualization and Discovery

Badger, J., K. Luo, S. Saeedi, and S. Liang. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Characterizing Vegetation Structure on Seismic Lines Using UAV Point Clouds

Chen, S., G.J. McDermid, G. Castilla, J. Linke, J. Hird, and C. Feduck. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

The Development of Remote Sensing Tools for Mapping Linear Disturbances in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories

Cole, S., G.J. McDermid, J. Cranston, M. Palmer, J. Tigner, and M. Hall-Beyer. Oral presentation at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting, San Franciso, CA, March 29 – April 2, 2016.

A Workflow for the Semi-Automated Detection and Attribution of Linear Features in a Forested Environment

Cole, S., G.J. McDermid, J. Cranston, M. Palmer, J. Tigner, and M. Hall-Beyer. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Object Based CART Analysis for Feature Extraction of Coniferous Seedlings from High Resolution True Colour and Near Infrared Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Imagery

Feduck, C. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Object oriented classification of high resolution true-color and near-infrared unmanned aerial vehicle imagery

Feduck, C., and G.J. McDermid. Oral presentation at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting, San Franciso, CA, March 29 – April 2, 2016.

Can fire be a tool for forest recovery on seismic lines?

Filicetti, A., and S. E. Nielsen. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Airborne multispectral sensor data and object-based image analysis for improved forest classification

Franklin, S.E., O.S. Ahmed, G. Williams, R. Wasson, and M. Stefanuk. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Satellite remote sensing of boreal forest and wetland vegetation cover and change

Franklin, S.E., O.S. Ahmed, R. Wasson, M. Stefanuk, E. Skeries and G. Williams. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Songbird response to recovering seismic lines and the influence of scale

Gregoire, J., and E. Bayne. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Assessing the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Surveying Vegetation Recovery at Reclaimed Wellsites in Canada’s Western Boreal Forests

Hird, J.N., A. Montaghi, G. J. McDermid, T. Tan, J. Kariyeva, S. Nielsen, B. Moorman, and A.C.S. McIntosh. Oral presentation at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting, San Franciso, CA, March 29 – April 2, 2016.

Comparing field- and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle derived vegetation metrics

Hird, J.N., A. Montaghi, G. J. McDermid, A.C.S. McIntosh, and J. Kariyeva. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

An OGC Open Standard-based Internet of Things Prototype of Vegetation Recovery Monitoring in Northern Alberta

Luo, K., J. Badger, S. Saeedi, and S. Liang. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016

An OGC Open Standard-based Internet of Things Prototype of Vegetation Recovery Monitoring in Northern Alberta

Luo, K., J. Badger, S. Saeedi, and S. Liang. Oral presentation at Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) Canada conference, Banff, AB, Feb 23-25, 2017

The Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment (BERA) Project: Developing Geospatial Tools for Monitoring Vegetation Recovery on Human Disturbance Features in Alberta’s Boreal Forest

McDermid, G.J., G. Castilla, S. Liang, S. Nielsen, E. Bayne, and S.E. Franklin. Poster presentation at the Oil Sands Symposium, Calgary, AB, November 22, 2016.

Case studies in the use of UAVs to study ecological questions in the in situ oil sands region of Alberta

Tan, T.W.H., and S. E. Nielsen. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Using OCG SensorThings for boreal environmental monitoring

Saeedi, S., K. Luo, J. Badger and S. Liang. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Using OCG SensorThings for boreal environmental monitoring

Saeedi, S., K. Luo, J. Badger and S. Liang. Oral presentation at Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) Canada conference, Banff, AB, Feb 23-25, 2017.

Bird Use of Reclaimed Well Sites In The Boreal Forest Of Alberta

Wilson, S., and E. Bayne. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.

Developing a semi-automated Remote Sensing Protocol on Seismic Line Reclamation Monitoring

Wu,M.F., J.N. Hird, G. J. McDermid. Poster presentations at the BERA stakeholder engagement workshop, Edmonton, AB, November 30, 2016 & CIF seismic line restoration session, Edmonton, AB, December 1, 2016.