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Steve Reutebuch

Steve Reutebuch

Research Forester
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2100
Phone: 206-543-4710
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Current Research

Use of airborne laser scanning (LIDAR) for measurement and monitoring of forest structure and biomass

Research Interests

Remote sensing of forested areas

Past Research

Planning systems for forest operations; photogrammetric techniques for forest planning

Why This Research is Important

Measurement and monitoring of forest structure is essential for understanding the current state of the forested environment and for establishing baselines that can then be used to quantify change over time.

Education

  • University of Washington, MS, Forest Engineering Forest engineering, 1978
  • Purdue University, BS, Forest Management Forest management, 1976

Professional Experience

  • Research Forester, USDA Forest ServicePNW Research Station
    1984 - Current
    Developed computerized harvest planning systems that utilized digital elevation models; developed photogrammetric techniques for measuring and monitoring forest conditions from aerial photography; investigated costs and impacts of alternative harvest methods; investigated the use of airborne laser scanning (LIDAR) and radar for forest measurement and monitoring.
  • Research Scientist, New Zealand Forest Research Institute
    1980 - 1984
    Developed computerized harvest planning systems that utilized digital elevation models; developed harvest and trucking cost modules for the national silviculture planning system.
  • Research Scientist, Weyerhaeuser R&D
    1978 - 1980
    Developed computerized harvest planning systems that utilized digital elevation models

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Certified Photogrammetrist (1998 - Current)
    Puget Sound Region Vice President 1997 Puget Sound Region President Elect 1998 Puget Sound Region President 1999 Puget Sound Region Past President 2000
  • Iufro, Planning Committee / Member Of Working Group 3.04.01 Forest Operations (1996 - 2004)
    Committee duties

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Last updated on : 03/20/2013