Ecological impact of forest wild-fires vs clear-cuts – Digitalization on forest habitat networks and virtual species
Date and time: 14 October, 12:00 – 13:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Xi-Lillian Pang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Title: Ecological impact of forest wild-fires vs clear-cuts—Digitalization on forest habitat networks and virtual species
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Abstract: The summer 2018 is marked as a historical warm summer in Sweden which result in many and large wild-fires. We did spatial modelling of the wild-fires impacts on habitat networks at forest core areas, compared with the impacts from forest clear-cuts harvesting. We also digitalized the ecological impacts from the combination of wild-fires and clear-cuts, that happened in the same period of time. Research shows that, in the four case study areas, wild-fires have more negative effects on habitat networks in north part of Sweden, while clear-cuts play a bigger role for habitat degradation in southern Sweden.
Bio: Xi-Lillian Pang did her M. Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure program at KTH. After that, she continued as a PhD at the Dept. Land and Water Resources Engineering. She finished her postdoc this year and now working as a researcher at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED), KTH. Xi-Lillian Pang’s research is focused on digitalization of forest ecosystem services. Currently, she is working on ecological impacts of forest wild-fires, using GIS spatial modelling tools and AI techniques, together with the EO-AI4GlocalChange project.