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PhD. Topics

Institute of Forest Ecology

Study of interactions in the spruce - bark beetle system using UAV obtained hyperspectral and thermal data
PhD. program
Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity
Year of admission
Name of the supervisor
Ing. Miroslav Blaženec, PhD.
Receiving school
Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen
The health status of spruce stands is directly related to their resistance or predisposition to bark beetle infestation. Based on information on the health status of stands and populations of bark beetles, further spread of damage can be modelled. Within the proposed thesis, the student will evaluate the data obtained from the scanning of forest stands by hyperspectral and thermal sensors carried by UAVs in the GIS environment and bark beetles infestation models will be created. Areas with a known state of the characteristics found with terrestrial measurements and observations will serve as a reference.