We took a group photo for our mini team (one Ph.D. student and four Master students) in front of the Forestry building in the BFU campus.
I was listed on the Young Editor Board of Plant Phenomics (IF = 5.706, Q1) for one year.
As one of the instructors of the “forest mensuration” course (leading instructor: Lushuang Gao (高露双)), I taught the undergraduate students to scan forest plots using a portal LiDAR with the assistance of Mr. Shiyou Yu and Miss. Shuo Yang (two graduate students) in the Jiufeng forest farm in Beijing. They eventually obtained 3D LiDAR point clouds of five forest plots.
The BFU staff sports competition (2023 spring) was held on 21st April. I attended several competition items (like tug of war, stretcher carrying, walk like a caterpillar) together with many other colleagues of the College of Forestry. Very funny and very happy!
Prof. Guijun Yang (杨贵军), a well-known scientist awarded Changjiang Distinguished Professorship, from the National engineering research center for information technology in Agriculture (Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences), invited me to make an offline presentation about UAV quantitative remote sensing in the agri-forestry application.
Prof. Wei Chen (陈伟) from China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing invited me to make an offline presentation about centimetric-resolution UAV remote sensing for estimating canopy-level and plant-level structural and physiological vegetation variables.
We invited Prof. Ronghai Hu (胡容海) from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences to make a presentation about clumping effect correction for improving leaf area index estimation.
A review article titled “Review of ground and aerial methods for vegetation cover fraction (fCover) and related quantities estimation: definitions, advances, challenges, and future perspectives” has been accepted by the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
We invited Dr. Dong Li (李栋) from Nanjing Agriculture University to make an online presentation about hyperspectral-based retrieval of leaf-scale nitrogen and chlorophyll content.
We invited Dr. Hao Yang (杨浩) from the National engineering research center for information technology in Agriculture (Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences) to make a presentation about remote sensing applications in orchards.
Our first Chinese journal article titled “Remote sensing recognition of pine wilt disease in Pinus massoniana forest combined with microwave and optical time-series data (联合微波与光学时间序列数据的马尾松林松材线虫病遥感识别)” was accepted by JOURNAL OF BEIJING FORESTRY UNIVERSITY (北京林业大学学报). This work was mainly conducted by Miss. Tong Tong who graduated in the middle of 2022.
I attended a “Beer-Lambert law” seminar held by Prof. Guangjian Yan and made a comprehensive presentation about the history, derivation, explantation, and applications in vegetation remote sensing of Beer law.