Laser scanning technologies are altering dramatically the availability of measurements about forest stand dynamics. It is possible to acquire detailed and precise 3D representations of individual trees in different phases of forest growth at low cost. Such data provides means to effectively monitor forests in 4D and offers prospects and challenges especially to models of forest dynamics that work at sub-crown level.
This meeting focuses on interaction of 3D forest models and laser scanning data. All aspects of this broad topic are suitable for the meeting. The topic of data bases and experiments for identification of 3D models will also be covered.