Dr. Lars Waser



collaboratore scientifico




Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi HP C 57

Research interests

Remote Sensing specialist

Swiss National Forest Inventory

I lead / work for national and international projects and programs which are mostly related to forestry and supervise master and PhD students. I am associate editor of 3 Q1 journals and member of several scientific committees. My specific research interests are: Assessing state-of-the art and changes (natural and human-made) of landscapes, with focus on forests. To achieve this I use modelling techniques and high-resolution remotely sensed data: airborne digital sensors, Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), and spaceborne sensors (GEDI, Sentinel-1/2, Landsat). My focus lies on machine learning approches and open data and software. I have particular research interests in spatially estimating forest parameters (area, structure, species, AGB, forest edge etc.) at different scales (stands, national to global) and the appropriate validation of these products. I have a strong interst in bringing together research and practitioners.

Keywords: Remote Sensing of Environment, Deep learning, Estimating Forest Parameters, National Forest Inventory, Tree Species, Forest Structure, Biodiversity, Wall-to-Wall Products, Copernicus Sentinel-1/2, Countrywide, Outreach, Validation and Interpretation