Under-review or in revision

Li, L.*, Mu, X., Jiang, H., Chianucci, F., Hu, R., Song, W., Qi, J., Liu, S., Zhou, J., Chen, L., Yan, G., Huang, H., Review of ground and aerial methods for vegetation cover fraction (fCover) and synonymous quantities estimation: advances, challenges, and future perspectives. (under review)


Peer-reviewed articles


Lin, S., He, Z., Huang, H., Chen, L., Li, L.*, 2022. Mixed forest-specific calibration of the 3-PGmix model parameters from site observations to predict post-fire forest regrowth. Forest Ecology and Management. [HTML]

Li, L.*, Mu, X., Chianucci F., Qi, J., Jiang, J., Zhou, J., Chen, L., Huang, H., Yan, G., Liu, S., 2022. Ultrahigh-resolution boreal forest canopy mapping: combining UAV imagery and photogrammetric point clouds in a deep-learning-based approach. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. [HTML]

Y Lai, X Mu, W Li, J Zou, Y Bian, K Zhou, R Hu, L Li, D Xie, G Yan, 2022. Correcting for the clumping effect in leaf area index calculations using one-dimensional fractal dimension. Remote Sensing of Environment. [HTML]


Li, L., Mu, X.*, Qi, J., Pisek, J., Roosjen, P., Yan, G., Huang, H., Liu, S., Baret, F., 2021. Characterizing soil background BRDF in open forests using UAV-based multi-angular images. ISPRS J. Photogramm. Remote Sens. [HTML]

Decai Jin, Jianbo Qi*, Huaguo Huang, Linyuan Li, 2021. Combining 3D Radiative Transfer Model and Convolutional Neural Network to Accurately Estimate Forest Canopy Cover From Very High-Resolution Satellite Images. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. [HTML]

Hailan Jiang, Guangjian Yan*, Yiyi Tong, Shiyu Cheng, Xuebo Yang, Ronghai Hu, Linyuan Li, Xihan Mu, Donghui Xie, Wuming Zhang, Guoqing Zhou, Felix Morsdorf, 2021. Correcting crown-level clumping effect for improving leaf area index retrieval from large-footprint LiDAR: a study based on the simulated waveform and GLAS data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. [HTML]

H Jiang, R Hu, G Yan*, S Cheng, F Li, J Qi, L Li, D Xie, X Mu, 2021. Influencing factors in estimation of leaf angle distribution of an individual tree from terrestrial laser scanning data. Remote Sens. Vol. 13 Page 1159. [HTML]

Kai Yan*, Yiman Zhang*, Yiyi Tong, Yelu Zeng, Jiabin Pu, Si Gao, Linyuan Li, Xihan Mu, Guangjian Yan, Miina Rautiainen, Yuri Knyazikhin, Ranga B Myneni, 2021. Modeling the radiation regime of a discontinuous canopy based on the stochastic radiative transport theory: Modification, evaluation and validation. Remote sensing of Environment. [HTML]

S Cai, W Zhang*, S Jin, J Shao, L Li, S Yu, G Yan, 2021. Improving the estimation of canopy cover from UAV-LiDAR data using a pit-free CHM-based method. International Journal of Digital Earth. Page 1-16. [HTML]


Li, L., Mu, X.*, Soma, M., Wan, P., Qi, J., Hu, R., Tong, Y., Zhang, W., Yan, G., 2020. An iterative-mode scan design of terrestrial laser scanning in forests for minimising occlusion effect. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. [HTML]

Li, L., Chen, J., Mu*, X., Li, W., Yan, G., Xie, D., Zhang, W., 2020. Quantifying understory and overstory vegetation cover using UAV-based RGB imagery in forest plantation. Remote Sens. 2020, Vol. 12, Page 298 12, 298. [HTML]


Yan, G., Li, L.*, Coy, A., Mu, X., Chen, S., Xie, D., Zhang, W., Shen, Q., Zhou, H., 2019. Improving the estimation of fractional vegetation cover from UAV RGB imagery by colour unmixing. ISPRS J. Photogramm. Remote Sens. 158, 23–34. [HTML]

Qi, J., Xie, D.*, Li, L., Zhang, W., Mu, X., Yan, G., 2019. Estimating Leaf Angle Distribution From Smartphone Photographs. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett. 16, 1190–1194. [HTML]

Qi, J., Xie, D.*, Yin, T., Yan, G., Gastellu-Etchegorry, J.-P., Li, L., Zhang, W., Mu, X., Norford, L.K., 2019. LESS: LargE-Scale remote sensing data and image simulation framework over heterogeneous 3D scenes. Remote Sens. Environ. 221, 695–706. [HTML]


Li, L., Mu, X.*, Macfarlane, C., Song, W., Chen, J., Yan, K., Yan, G., 2018. A half-Gaussian fitting method for estimating fractional vegetation cover of corn crops using unmanned aerial vehicle images. Agric. For. Meteorol. 262, 379–390. [HTML]

 Yan, G., Tong, Y., Yan, K.*, Mu, X., Chu, Q., Zhou, Y., Liu, Y., Qi, J., Li, L., Zeng, Y., Zhou, H., Xie, D., Zhang, W., 2018. Temporal extrapolation of daily downward shortwave radiation over cloud-free rugged terrains. Part 1: Analysis of topographic effects. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 56, 6375–6394. [HTML]

2014 – 2017

Zhang, W.*, Zhao, J., Chen, M., Chen, Y., Yan, K., Li, L., Qi, J., Wang, X., Luo, J., Chu, Q., 2015. Registration of optical imagery and LiDAR data using an inherent geometrical constraint. Opt. Express 23, 7694. [HTML]

Li, L., Yan, G., Mu, X., Chen, Y., Yan, K., Luo, J., Song, W., 2017 Estimation of fractional vegetation cover using mean-based spectral unmixing method. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). [HTML]