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Applied Statistics in Forestry and Environmental Sciences

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Curriculum vitae




Recent presentations in meetings and seminars

  • Finding hidden trees in remote sensing of forests by using stochastic geometry, sequential spatial point processes and the HT-estimator Slides
  • Mixed-effects models to generalize sample tree height information: Implications to National Forest inventories Slides
  • Estimation of forest characteristics using airborne laser scanning: could stochastic geometry help?. SSIAB12, Aalborg. Slides
  • Modeling height-diameter curves for prediction. Poster presentation in IUFRO 125 anniversary meeting, Freiburg. Poster
  • Modeling nonlinear natural processes. IUFRO 125 anniversary meeting, Freiburg. Slides
  • Mixed-effects models for prediction of tree attributes. III Brasilian mensurationsit meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18.8.2016. Slides
  • Modelling Height-Diameter curves for prediction. Taksaattoriklubi 2.3.2016. Slides
  • Estimation of stand density using aerial images: a forestry application of the Boolean model. Nordstat 2014, Turku, Finland. Slides.
  • Mixed-effects models in forestry, Invited speech at Statistical days, Jyväskylä, May 2013. Slides
  • Multivariate mixed-effects models for the reflectance of forest trees. Seminar in Mekrijärvi, March 2013. Slides
  • More about mixed-effect models in forestry, guest lecture in Jyväskylä in August, 2012. Slides
  • Using Mixed-effects model in forestry. Nordstat conference in Umeå, June 2012. Slides
  • A model-based approach for estimating the height distribution of eucalyptus plantations using low-density ALS data, Project meeting in Nilsiä in 2011. Slides
  • A model-based approach for estimating the height distribution of eucalyptus plantations using low-density ALS data. SilviLaser 2010. Slides
  • Estimating forest attributes using observations of canopy height: a model-based approach. Seminar at Dept of statistics, univ of Joensuu 2009. Slides
  • Modelling the size of forest trees using statistical distributions. Guest lecture in Umeå 19.2.2009. Slides
  • Modelling the probability of incorrect harvest decisions due to errors in stand characteristics. Prague, 2009. Slides
  • Spatiaalinen metsää kuvaava malli ja sen sovellus metsäninventointiin (Opetusnäyte, Helsinki 25.4.2008). Luentomoniste
  • Recovering plot-specific diameter distribution and H-D curve using ALS data (SilviLaser, Espoo 2007). Slides
  • Mathematical relationships with tree size distributions (Meeting in Norway, March 2007). Slides
  • Predicting stand structure using sample measurements (Yale School of F&ES 9.5.2006, a short overview of my dissertation). Slides
  • Predicting stand effects of a percentile-based diameter distribution model using quantile trees (Univ. of Minnesota, 12.6.2006). Slides
  • Modeling height-diameter curves from longitudinal data and using the model for prediction (Yale School of F&ES 9.5. 2006). Slides
  • Eliminating the effect of overlapping crowns from aerial inventory estimates (A poster at Silvi Laser, Virginia tech, Blacksburg VA 2005). Poster
  • A model-based approach to recovering forest parameterrs using obsertvations of canopy height. (NEMO, Grey Towers, Milford, PA 10.10.2006). Slides

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