Scientists & Staff

Christine Costello

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.

Publications & Products

National Research Highlights

LiDAR-derived map of canopy cover for the Bartlett Experimental Forest and surrounding area. Values are a percentage; the dark blue colors are 100 percent canopy closure. Coeli M Hoover, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

LiDAR: A Bird’s-Eye Look at Wildlife Habitat

Year: 2016

Wildlife species often prefer habitats with specific characteristics. For example, many birds need dense brushy areas where they can safely nest, feed young, complete their growth, and prepare for migration. LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, data give us a bird’s-eye view at the landscape level to help locate areas that might meet the habitat needs of species of concern to managers.

Last modified: Wednesday, December 10, 2014