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Lucas Spaete


  • BCAL Lab Manager
  • Remote Sensing
  • Field Instrumentation & Design


  • M.S., Forest Ecology and Management, 2009,
    Michigan Tech
  • B.A., Program in the Environment, 2006,
    University of Michigan



Anderson, Kyle E; Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P; Shinneman, Douglas J; Pilliod, David S; Arkle, Robert S; McIlroy, Susan K; Derryberry, DeWayne R

Estimating vegetation biomass and cover across large plots in shrub and grass dominated drylands using terrestrial lidar and machine learning Journal Article Forthcoming

Ecological Indicators, Forthcoming.



Mitchell, Jessica J; Shrestha, Rupesh; Spaete, Lucas P; Glenn, Nancy F

Combining airborne hyperspectral and LiDAR data across local sites for upscaling shrubland structural information: Lessons for HyspIRI Journal Article

Remote Sensing of Environment, 2015, ISSN: 00344257.

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Murgoitio, Jayson; Shrestha, Rupesh; Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P

Airborne LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanning derived vegetation obstruction factors for visibility models Journal Article

Transactions in GIS, 18 (1), pp. 147-160, 2014.

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Murgoitio, Jayson; Shrestha, Rupesh; Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P

Improved visibility calculations with tree trunk obstruction modeling from aerial LiDAR Journal Article

International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27 (10), pp. 1865-1883, 2013.

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Gould, Sam; Glenn, Nancy F; Sankey, Teki T; McNamara, James P; Spaete, Lucas P

Influence of a dense, low-height shrub species on the accuracy of a LiDAR-derived DEM Journal Article

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 79 (5), pp. 421-431, 2013.

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Spaete, Lucas P; Glenn, Nancy F; Derryberry, D R; Sankey, Teki T; Mitchell, Jessica J; Hardegree, Stuart P

Vegetation and slope effects on accuracy of a LiDAR-derived DEM in the sagebrush steppe Journal Article

Remote Sensing Letters, 2 (4), pp. 317-326, 2011, ISSN: 2150-704X.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P; Sankey, Teki T; Derryberry, D R; Hardegree, Stuart P; Mitchell, Jessica J

Errors in LiDAR-derived shrub height and crown area on sloped terrain Journal Article

Journal of Arid Environments, 75 (4), pp. 377-382, 2011, ISSN: 0140-1963.

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Conference Papers

Contact Information

Spaete headshot portraitResearch Associate
Department of Geosciences
Boise State University

1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1535
Phone: 208-781-1488
Office: ERB 4110