Will Flynn

PhD Project: Quantifying Forest Structure and the Impacts of Disturbance Using Novel High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Data. Funding: NERC London DTP. Supervisors: Emily Lines, Stuart Grieve & Alex Henshaw.

I am a PhD student in the Lines Research Group, based at the School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London. I combine UAV Structure from Motion data and Terrestrial Laser Scanning to map 3D individual tree crowns in very high resolution, capturing monthly time series. I am particularly interested in fine-scale individual tree crown response to disturbances. My current project is focussing on ash dieback in Southern UK. I am also interested in using 3D data to better understand Leaf Area Index, a key variable in global modelling.

Prior to my PhD I undertook a BSc in Environmental Science and MSc in Environmental Science by Research at Queen Mary.