A simple area-based model for predicting airborne LiDAR first returns from stem diameter distributions: an example study in an uneven-aged, mixed temperate forest

We present an area-based allometric model (with three levels of species specificity) that links ground-based plot data to the height distribution of LiDAR first returns, demonstrating theapproach with survey data from a mixed, uneven-aged forest in central Ontario.

Spriggs, R.A.; Vanderwel, M.C.; Jones, T.A.; Caspersen, J.P.; Coomes, D.A.