Terrestrial laser scanning in forest ecology

Expanding the Horizon

May 6 & 7, 2019 - Gent, Belgium

This is the 4th scientific meeting on terrestrial laser scanning in forest ecology. Laser scanning technologies are rapidly revolutionising the way we monitor and quantify ecosystem structure and function. This meeting will provide an interdisciplinary focus to explore developments in terrestrial laser scanning to measure and monitor forest carbon dynamics, habitat structure, data fusion and its potential role in validation sites for (upcoming) spaceborne missions.

Following the format of the 3rd meeting organised by the Royal Society in 2017, this meeting will have a series of key note talks and a large poster event to which we welcome abstract submissions.

Important dates

  • Poster abstract submission deadline: 21 January, 2019

  • Poster abstract submission deadline extended: 28 January, 2019

  • Early bird registration closes: 8 April, 2018


Registration is closed now!


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Venue and lodging

The fourth scientific meeting on TLS in forest ecology welcomes you to the Augustinian monastery in historic centre of Gent, Belgium. There is plenty of accomodation in the historic centre but we advice you to book well in advance for hostels and airBnB.

There are regular international bus and train services to/from Gent. The city can be reached conveniently from Brussels Zaventem Airport by domestic train. For train time tables, check here. For more information on transportation to Gent, see here.

You can reach the conference venue Thagaste from the train station Gent-Sint-Pieters by taking tram line no. 1 to stop 'Gravensteen' (that's the medieval castle - you can't miss it!). Alternatively, from train station Gent-Dampoort the 25 min walk to reach Thagaste takes you through the historic centre of Gent.

Thagaste Augustijnen monastery - Academiestraat 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Committee & Contact

Organising commitee

Kim Calders

Sruthi Moorthy

Miro Demol

Hans Verbeeck