Institute of Landscape Ecology
Use of LiDAR based images for mapping the erosion in forest stands
Name of the supervisor
Mgr. Juraj Lieskovský, PhD.
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
Water erosion is natural process often accelerated by human activities. The unsuitable forest management could cause the development of erosion rills that accelerates the water flows and contributes to flood events. With use of LiDAR data, we could create a very detailed digital terrain model, even under the forest canopy, and map the erosion rills. The aim of the study will be to use the LiDAR data to map and measure the erosion rills in different forest stands, including old growth forests, and to study the effect of forest management on water erosion in forest.