Juan Suárez-Minguez

BSc, MSc, PhD


Project Leader

Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot, Research Project 9 – Innovative application of remote sensing to forestry management and monitoring

FR Programme 2 – Understanding biotic threats to resilience. Work Area 6 – Remote Sensing for tree health surveillance

Project Leader

Monitoring plant stress using a combination of hyperspectral and thermal sensors.

FR Programme 6 –Work Area 1.7 – Evaluate the potential of LiDAR to assess tree height, updating of Sub-Compartment Database and improving Production Forecast estimations

Project Leader

Use of airborne LiDAR to improve mensuration estimates at stand and sub-stand level, such as top height, yield class, biomass, mean diameter and volume.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Zhao, K., Suárez, J.C., García, M., Hu, T., Wang, C, and Londo. A. (2017). ‘Utility of multitemporal lidar to monitor forest change—Tree growth, biomass dynamics, and carbon flux’. Submitted to Remote Sensing of the Environment.

Chloe Barnes, Heiko Balzter, Kirsten Barrett, James Eddy, Sam Milner and Juan C. Suárez (2017). Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne LiDAR for Diseased Larch Forest Stands. Remote Sensing.

Navarro Cerrillo, R.M., Beira, J., Suarez, J., Xenakis, G., Sánchez Salguero, R, Hernandez-Clemente, R. (2016). ‘Growth decline assessment in Pinus sylvestris L. and Pinus nigra Arnold. forest by using 3-PG model’. Forest Sytems.

González-Ferreiro, E.; Diéguez-Aranda, U.; Barreiro-Fernández, L.; Buján, S.; Barbosa, M.; Suárez, J.C.; Bye, I.J.; Miranda, D. (2013). A mixed pixel- and region-based approach for using airborne laser scanning data for individual tree crown delineation in Pinus radiata D. Don plantations. International Journal of Remote Sensing 2013, 34, 7671

McInerney, D., Suárez, J.C. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2011). Extending forest inventories and programmes using remote sensing: a review. Irish Forestry. In Press.

McInerney, D.O., Suárez, J.C., Valbuena, R. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2010). Forest canopy heath retrieval using LiDAR data, medium resolution satellite imagery and kNN estimation in Aberfoyle, Scotland. Forestry Febr pp 1-12.

North, P.R.J., Rosette, J.A.B., Suárez, J.C and Los, S.O. (2010). A Monte Carlo radiative transfer model for satellite waveform LiDAR. IJRS. Vol 31 No 5 pp 1343-1358.

Rosette, J. A. , North, P. R. J., Suárez, J. C. and Los, S. O.(2010). Uncertainty within Satellite LiDAR Estimations of Vegetation and Topography. IJRS. Vol 31 No 5 pp 1325-1342.

Hill, R. and Suárez, J. (2010). Editors. Special Issue on Laser scanning in Forestry for IJRS. Vol 31 No 5.

Book and book chapters

Suárez, J. (2013). A individual canopy delineation algorithm based on Object-Oriented segmentation and classification. Book chapter in Challenges and opportunities for the worlds forests in the 21st century. Springer.

Rosette, J.A.B., Suárez, J.C., Nelson, R., Los, S., Cook, B., and North, P. (2012). ‘Lidar Remote Sensing for Biomass Assessment’. Book chapter in Remote Sensing of Biomass - Principles and Applications, Edited by Temilola Fatoyinbo. InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-0313-4.

Miranda, D., Suárez, J.C. and Crecente, R. (Eds.) (2010). Operational Tools in forestry using remote sensing techniques. Book publication. University of Santiago de Compostela Press. ISBN 978-84-693-5600-5.

Trade journal and newsletter articles

Suárez, J.C., Fonweban, J. and Gardiner, B. (2012). ‘Supporting Precision Forestry in Great Britain’. Earthzine, 22nd June 2012.

Suárez, J. (2011). The use of small foot print LiDAR to estimate biomass in the North American Woodlands. In prep. for the ICF journal.

Scientific conferences: presentations or posters

Tan, C.P., Marino, A. Woodhouse, I.H., Cloude, S., Suarez, J.C. and Edwards, C. (2011). See the forests with different eyes. IGARSS. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vancouver, Canada. 24-29th July.

Tan, C.P., Marino, A. Woodhouse, I.H., Cloude, S., Suarez, J.C. and Edwards, C. (2011). A comparison study of biomass estimation using ALOS PALSAR and LiDAR data. POLINSAR-ESA conference. Frascati, Italy 24-28 January.

Tan, C.P., Marino, A. Woodhouse, I.H., Cloude, S., Suarez, J.C. and Edwards, C. (2011). The potential of TERRASAR-X in assessing forest above-ground biomass in Scotland. POLINSAR-ESA conference. Frascati, Italy 24-28 January.