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Landscape Science Field of Landscape Resource Science

Akira Kato Assist. Prof. Ph.D.

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D-405

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047-308-8892

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Dr. Akira Kato received Ph.D. at University of Washington, Seattle, USA. His specialty is forest remote sensing, especially LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). There are three main research topics, the reconstruction of tree crown structure from high resolution LiDAR data using computer graphic technique, quantification of the woody biomass using terrestrial laser, and analyzing the ecological network in urban area using large coverage of airborne LiDAR data. A portable terrestrial laser scanner has been developed and used to take 3D data of any type of forest (from tropical to boreal forest) in the world to automate field survey as field validation of satellite remote sensing. He received teaching awards: best teaching award from College of Forest Resources, University of Washington and best teaching surveying and GIS award from ASPRS (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing).

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