WIDE Trust Lecturer in Geospatial TechnologiesDr Vega Xu

Forestry Rm 240A
Internal Phone: 94765


Research Interests

My research has been focused on remote sensing applications in forestry and natural environment, through processing and analysing LiDAR and satellite imagery to classify forest cover and land cover types, monitor land cover changes, and estimate forest biophysical variables such as height, basal area, volume and biomass.

Recent Publications

  • Ye N., Morgenroth J., Xu C. and Cai Z. (2022) Improving neural network classification of indigenous forest in New Zealand with phenological features. Journal of Environmental Management 314
  • Ye N., Morgenroth J., Xu C. and Chen N. (2021) Indigenous forest classification in New Zealand – A comparison of classifiers and sensors. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 102
  • de Gouw S., Morgenroth J. and Xu C. (2020) An updated survey on the use of geospatial technologies in New Zealand’s plantation forestry sector. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 50 8
  • Manley B., Morgenroth J. and Xu C. (2020) Quantifying the area of the small-scale owners’ forest estate in the East Coast, Hawke’s Bay and Southern North Island. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 64(4): 18-26.
  • Guo T., Morgenroth J., Conway T. and Xu C. (2019) City-wide canopy cover decline due to residential property redevelopment in Christchurch, New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment 681: 202-210.