Professor
Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing (I)
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 604-822-6452

Key research focus areas include:

  • Advanced forest inventory techniques using high spatial resolution optical remote sensing imagery and LIDAR
  • application of remote sensing imagery to computer visualization,
  • ecosystem and carbon accumulation modeling for biodiversity, production and greenhouse calculations,
  • wildfire, post fire severity and fuel hazard load mapping from real-time remote sensing
  • detection of damaging agents in forests using spectral forest condition mapping

Awards

Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing
Canadian Foundation of Innovation
Affiliate Faculty Oregon State University
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Senior Scholar , 2005

Current Graduate Students

Anna Yuill, MSc
LiDAR for Operational Forest Management
Colin Ferster, PhD
Public Participation Remote Sensing
Ignacio San Miguel, MSc
Modelling Fire Frequency and Extent in the Boreal
Andrew Plowright, MSc
Advanced Remote Sensing for Urban Forestry
Ryan Powers, PhD
Environmental Regionalisation of the Boreal using Remote Sensing Indicators
Yuhao Lu, MSc
Chinese Urban applications of remote sensing
Paul Pickell, MSc
Estimating Range of Natural Variation Following Disturbances
Doug Boulton, PhD
LiDAR and Forest Succession
Lin (Tony) Cao, PhD
Biomass Prediction in China
Adam Erikson, PhD
Landscape Simulation for Biodiversity and Carbon
Greg Rickbeil, MSc
Remote Sensing of Bird Habitat
Amanda Mathys, PhD
Species Distribution Modelling and Climate Change
Vanessa Mascorro, MSc
Carbon Balance Estimation following Disturbance
Ryan Frazier, PhD
Landsat Time Series
John Arnett, MSc
RapidEye Disturbance Detection

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Wiebe Nijland
Piotr Tompalski
Txomin Hermosilla Gómez
Trevor Jones
Martin vanLeeuwen

Current Courses

Winter 2014

FRST443 Remote Sensing for Ecosystem Management Sections

Basic biological concepts related to interpretation of remote sensing data for land management, including the use of films and filters, and interpretation of air photographs, and other imagery.

Winter 2014

FRST538 Advanced Remote Sensing Sections

Winter 2014

FRST556 Land Information Acquisition and Analysis Sections

Principles and application of data acquisition and use.

Selected Publications


Powers, R.P., Hermosilla, T., Coops, N.C., and Chen, G. (2015). Remote sensing and object-based techniques for mapping fine-scale industrial disturbances International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 34, 51-57
Arnett, J.T.T., N.C. Coops, L.D. Daniels, and R.W. Falls. (2015). Detecting Forest Damage after a Low-Severity Fire using Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 35, Part B,. Pages 239–246
Ferster CJ, Coops NC (2014). Estimating Forest Fuels Loading Using Multispectral Remote Sensing and Volunteered Data Collected With Smartphones Digital Earth (in review)
Cao, L, Coops, N.C., Innes, J., Dai, J., She, G. (2014). Mapping Above- and Below-Ground Biomass Components in Subtropical Forests Using Small-Footprint LiDAR Forests. 5: 1356-1373
Hermosilla, T., Wulder, M. A., White, J. C., Coops, N.C., Hobart, G., (2014). A time series protocol for creating large-area, cloud-free annual image composites and change metrics using Landsat data Remote Sensing of Environment (in review)
Cao, L., Coops, N.C., Hermosilla, T, Innes, J., Dai, J, She, G (2014). Using small-footprint discrete-return and full-waveform airborne LiDAR data to estimate total biomass and biomass components in subtropical forests Remote Sensing 6 (8), 7110-7135
Ferster, C.J., Coops, N.C., Harshaw, H., Kozak, R., Meitner, M (2014). An Exploratory Assessment of a Smartphone Application for Public Participation in Forest Fuels Measurement in the Wildland-Urban Interface Forests 4(4) 1199-1219
Lu, Y., Coops, N.C., Wang, T., Wang, G., (2014). A process-based approach to estimate Chinese Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) Distribution and productivity in Southern China under climate change Ecological Modelling (in review)
Wulder, M.A., Coops, N.C (2014). Satellites: Make Earth observations open access. Nature. Comment 513 (7516), 30-31
Pickell, P., Hermosilla, T., Coops, N.C., Masek, J.G., Franks, S, Huang, C. (2014). Monitoring anthropogenic disturbance trends in an industrialized boreal forest with Landsat time series Remote Sensing Letters. 5: 783-792
Pickell, P., Andison, D., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S., Marshall, P (2014). Transition of the anthropogenic disturbance regime in the western Canadian boreal forest following oil and gas development Canadian Journal of Forest Research (in review)
Chen, B., Zhang, H., Coops, N.C., Fu, D., Worthy, D., Black, TA (2014). Assessing scalar concentration footprint climatology and land surface impacts on tall-tower CO2 concentration measurements in the boreal forest of central Saskatchewan, Canada Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 118: 115 – 132
Powers, R.P., Coops, N.C., Nelson, T., and Wulder, M. (2014). Evaluating reserve design efficacy in the Canadian boreal forest using time series AVHRR data Remote Sensing of Environment (in review)
Chen, B., Xu, G., Coops, N.C., Ciais, P., Innes, J.L., Wang, G., Myneni, R.B., Wang, T., Krzyzanowski, J., Li, Q., Cao, L., and Liu, Y. (2014). Changes in vegetation photosynthetic activity trends across the Asia-Pacific region over the last three decades Remote Sensing of Environment 144: 28-41
Trofymow, J. A.; Coops, N. C.; Hayhurst, D. (2014). Comparison of remote sensing and ground-based methods for determining residue burn pile wood volumes and biomass CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH. 44: 3 Pages: 182-194
Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Achim, A., van Leeuwen, M., Wulder, M.A (2014). The role of LIDAR technology for improved prediction of forest composition, structure and wood quality Annals of Forest Science (in review)
Lu. Y., Coops, N.C., Bolton, D.K., Wang, T., Wang, G (2014). Comparing Stem Volume Predictions of Coastal Douglas-fir stands in British Columbia using a simple Physiological Model and LiDAR Remote Sensing Annals of Forest Science (in review)
McDowell, N., Coops, N.C., Beck, P., Chambers, J,, et al (2014). How global satellite monitoring improves our knowledge of vegetation disturbances Trends in Plant Science
Mascorro, V.S., Coops, N.C, Kurz, W.A.,Olguin, M (2014). Attributing Changes In Land Cover Using Independent Disturbance Datasets: A Case Study Of The Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Regional Environmental Change (in review)
Jones, T.G., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S.E., Sharma, T (2014). Employing measures of heterogeneity and object-based classification to extrapolate tree species distribution data Diversity 6: 396-414
White, C.F.H., Coops, N.C., Nijland, W., Hilker, T., Nelson, T., Wulder, M.A., Nielsen, S.E., Stenhouse, G. (2014). Characterizing a Decade of Disturbance Events using Landsat and MODIS Satellite Imagery in Western Alberta, Canada for Grizzly Bear Management Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (in review)
Pickell, P.D., Gergel, S.E., Coops, N.C., Andison, D.W. (2014). Monitoring forest change in landscapes under-going rapid energy development: challenges and new perspectives Land. 3: 617-638
White, J.C., Wulder, M.A., Hobart, G,W., Luther, J.E., Hermosilla, T., Griffiths, P., Coops, N.C., Hall, R.J., Hostert, P., Dyk, A., Guindon. L. (2014). Pixel-based image compositing for large-area dense time series applications and science Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 192-212
Tompalski, P., Coops, N.C., White, J.C., and Wulder, M.A. (2014). Simulating the impacts of error in species and height upon stand volume for airborne LiDAR Forest Ecology Management, 327: 167-177
Vartanian, M., Nijland, W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., and Stenhouse, G. (2014). Assessing the impact of field of view on monitoring understory and overstorey phenology using digital repeat photography. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 40(2): 85-91.
Coops, N.C., Marcus, J., Costrut, I., Frank, E., Grimm, K., Kellet, R., Mazzi, E., Munro, A., Nesbit, S., Riseman, A., Robinson, J., Schultz, A., and Sipos, Y. (2014). How an entry-level, interdisciplinary, sustainbaility course revealed the benefits and challenges of a university-wide initiative for sustainability eduction International Journal of Sustainability Education (in review)
Waring, R., Coops, N.C., Mathys, A., Hilker, T., and Latta, G. (2014). Process-based modeling to assess the effects of recent climatic variation on site productivity and forest function across Western North America Forests 5(3): 518-534
D’Odorico, P., Gonsamon, A., Pinty, B., Gobron, N., Coops, N.C., Mendez, E., and Schaepman, M.E. (2014). Intercomparison of fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation products derived from satellite data over Europe Remote Sensing of Enivronment 142: 141-154
Mathys, A., Coops, N.C. and Waring, R.H. (2014). Soil water availability effects on the distribution of 20 tree species in western North America Forest Ecology and Management 313: 144-152.
Tooke, R.R., Coops, N.C., and Webster, J. (2014). Predicting building ages from LiDAR data with random forests for building energy modeling Energy and Buildings 68: 603-610
Rickbeil, G.J.M., Coops, N.C., Drever, M.C., Nelson, T.A. (2014). Assessing coastal species distribution models through the integration of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric data Journal of Biogeography. 10.1111/jbi.12340
Hermosilla, T., Coops, N.C., Ruiz, L.A., Moskal, L.M., (2014). Deriving pseudo-vertical waveforms from small-footprint full-waveform LiDAR data. Remote Sensing Letters 5(4) 332-341
Nijland, W., de Jong R., de Jong S., Wulder, M.A., Bater, C., Coops, N.C. (2014). Monitoring Plant Condition and Phenology using Infrared Sensitive Consumer Grade Digital Cameras Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 184: 98-106
Nijland, W., Coops, N.C., Nielson, S.E., Wulder, M.A., Stenhouse, G (2014). Fine-spatial scale predictions of understory species using climate and LiDAR-derived terrain and canopy metrics Jounral of Applied Remote Sensing (in review)
Frazier, R.J., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., and Kennedy, R. (2014). Characterization of aboveground biomass in an unmanaged boreal forest using Landsat temporal segmentation metrics ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 92: 137-146
Coops, N.C., Fontana, F., Wulder, M.A (2014). Monitoring National-Scale Indirect Indicators of Biodiversity Using a Long Time-Series of Remotely Sensed Imagery Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 41(3)1 – 14
Hilker, T., Hall, F.G., Black, T.A., Coops, N.C., Jassal R.S., and Grant, N.F. (2014). Potentials and limitations for estimating daytime ecosystem respiration by combining tower-based remote sensing and carbon flux measurements Remote Sensing of Environment. 150: 44-52
Michaud, J.S., Coops, N.C., Andrew, M.E.,Wulder, M.A., Brown, G.D., and Rickbeil, G.J.M. (2014). Estimating moose (Alces alces) occurrence and abundance from remotely derived environmental indicators. Remote Sensing of Environment.152, 190-201
Brouwers, C., van Dongen, R., Matusick, G., Coops, N., Strelein, G., and Hardy, G. (2014). Drought and heat sensitivity across a Mediterranean forest region Landscape Ecology
Arnett, J., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S., Falls, R., and Baker, R., (2014). Detecting stand replacing disturbance using RapidEye imagery: a Tasseled Cap transformation and modified disturbance index Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing; 40(1): 1-14
Varhola, A., Coops, N.C., Alila, Y., and Weiler, M. (2013). Exploration of remotely-sensed forest structure and ultrasonic range sensor metircs to improve empirical snow models Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.
Varhola, A., and Coops, N.C. (2013). Estimation of watershed-level distributed forest structure metircs relevant to hydrologic modeling using LiDAR and Landsat Journal of Hydrology 487: 70-86
Fester, C.J., Coops, N.C., Harshaw, H.W., Kozak, R.A., and Meitner, M.J. (2013). An exploratory assessment of a smartphone application for public participatin in forest fuels measurement in the wildland-urban interface Forests 4(4): 1199-1219
Lu, Y., Coops, N.C., Bolton, D.K., Wang, T., and Wang, G. (2013). Comparing stem volume predictions of coastal Dogulas-fir stands in British Columbia using a simple physiological model in LiDAR remote sensing Forest Science (in review)
Sims, N., Culvenor, D.S., Newnham, G., Coops, N.C., Hopmans, P. (2013). Towards the operational use of satellite hyperspectral image data for mapping the nutrient status and fertilizer requirements in Australian plantation forests IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 6: 2. pp 320 – 328
Fitterer, J.L., Nelson, T.A., Wulder, M.A., Coops, N.C., and Mahony, N.A. (2013). Exploring the ecological processes driving geographical patterns of breeding bird richness in British Columbia Canada Ecological Applications. 23:888–903. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1225.1
Tsui, O.W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., and Marshall, P.L. (2013). Integrating airborne LiDAR and space-borne radar via multivariate kriging to estimate above-ground biomass Remote Sensing of Environment 139: 340-352
Holmes, K.R., Nelson, T.A., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A. (2013). Biodiversity indicators show climate change will alter vegetation in parks and protected areas Diversity 5(2): 352-353. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/d5020352
Brown, N.D.A., Nelson, T.A., Bater, C.W., Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Wulder, M.A., Gaulton, R., and Stenhouse, G.B. (2013). Integrating high temporal resolution disturbance and wildlife movement data Remote Sensing (in review)
Coops, N.C., Schaepman, M.E., and Mücher, C.A. (2013). What multi-scale environmental drivers can best be discriminated from a remotely-sensed vegetation time series? Landscape Ecology 139: 340-352 DOI 10.1007/s10980-013-9900-2.
Pereira, H.M., Ferrier, S., Walters, M., Geller, G.N., Jongman, R.H.G., Scholes, R.J., Bruford, M.W., Brummit, N., Butchart, S.H.M., Cardoso, A.C., Coops, N.C., Dulloo, E., Faith, D.P., Freyhof, J., Gregory, R.D., Heip, C., Höft, R., Hurtt, G., Jetz, W., Karp, D.S., McGeoch, M.A., Obura, D., Onoda, Y., Pettorelli, N., Reyers, B., Sayre, R., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Stuart, S.N., Turak, E., Walpole, M., Wegmann, M. (2013). Essential biodiversity variables Science 339: 277-278
Rickbeil, G.J.M., Coops, N.C., Andrew, M.E., Bolton, D.K., Mahony, N., Nelson, T.A. (2013). Assessing conservation regionalization schemes: employing species data to test and augment the environmental surrogacy approach Diversity and Distributions: 1-12, 10.1111/ddi.12146
Pickell, P.D., Andison, D.W., Coops, N.C. (2013). Characterizations of anthropogenic disturbance patterns in the mixedwood boreal forest of Alberta, Canada Forest Ecology and Management, 304: 243–253.
Bolton, D.K., Coops, N.C., and Wulder, M.A. (2013). Investigating the agreement between global canopy height maps and airborne Lidar derived height estimates over Canada Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 39(s1): S139-S151
Tooke, R.T., Coops, N.C., Christen, A. (2013). A point obstruction stacking (POSt) approach to wall irradiance modeling across urban environments Building and Environment 60:234-242
Vaccari, S., van Leeuwen, M., Calders, K., Coops, N.C., Herold, M. (2013). Bias in lidar-based canopy gap fraction estimates Remote Sensing Letters 4(4):391-399
Coops, N.C., Morsdorf, F., Schaepman, M.E., Zimmermann, N.E (2013). Characterization of alpine treeline using airborne LiDAR data and physiological modeling Global Change Biology 19(12): 3808-3821
Paul-Limoges, E., Christen, A., Coops, N.C., Black, T.A., Trofymow, J.A. (2013). Estimation of effective aerodynamic roughness of a harvested Douglas-fir forest using airborne LiDAR Remote Sensing of Environment 136 (2013) 225–233
Powers, R.P., Coops, N.C., Nelson, T.A., Wulder, M.A., and Drever, C.R. (2013). Integrating accessibility and intactness into large-area conservation planning in the Canadian boreal Biological Conservation 167: 371-397
Varhola, A., Coops, N.C. (2013). Estimation of watershed-level distributed forest structure metrics relevant to hydrologic modeling using LiDAR and Landsat Journal of Hydrology 487: 70-86 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.02.032
Holmes, K.R., Nelson, T. A., Coops, N.C., Fontana, F.M., Wulder, M.A. (2013). Forecasting shifts in biodiversity across British Columbia due to climate change: an indirect indicator approach Ecological Indicators
Nijland, W., Coops, N.C., Coogan, S., Bater, C., Wulder, M.A., Nielsen, S.E., McDermid, G., Stenhouse, G. (2013). Vegetation phenology can be captured with digital repeat photography and linked to variability of root nutrition in Hedysarum alpinum Applied Vegetation Science 16(2): 317-324
Bolton, D.K., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A. (2013). Measuring forest structure along productivity gradients in the Canadian boreal with small-footprint Lidar Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185(8): 6617-6634.
Coggins, S.B., Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Wulder, M.A. (2013). Augmenting forest inventory attributes with geometric optical modelling in support of regional susceptibility assessments to bark beetle infestations International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 21: 444-452
Kellett, R., Christen, A., Coops, N., Vander Laan, M., Crawford, B., Tooke, R., Olchovski, I. (2013). A systems approach to carbon cycling and emissions modeling at an urban neighborhood scale Landscape and Urban Planning 110: 48-58
Andrew, M.E., Wulder, M.A., Hobart, G.W., Coops, N.C., Nelson, T.A., Farmer, C.J.Q. (2013). Ecosystem classifications based on summer and winter conditions Environ Monit Assess. 185(4): 3057-79 doi: 10.1007/s10661-012-2773-z
Jones, T.G., Arcese, P., Sharma, T., Coops, N.C. (2013). Describing avifaunal richness with functional and structural bio-indicators derived from advanced airborne remotely sensed data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(8): 2689-2713.
van Leeuwen, M., Coops, N.C., Newnham, G., Hilker, T., Culvenor, D.S., Wulder, MA (2013). Automated reconstruction of tree and canopy structure for modeling the internal canopy radiation regime Remote Sensing of Environment. 136, September 2013, Pages 286–300
Ferster, C.J., Coops, N.C. (2013). Acquiring forest fuels loading data using public participation methods and smartphones: assessing data quality for forest management International Journal of Wildland Fire. Manuscript ID: WF13094. (Submitted June 6, 2013).
Hilker, T., Hall, F.G., Coops, N.C., Collatz, J.G., Black, T.A., Tucker, C.J., Sellers, P.J., Grant, N. (2013). Remote sensing of transpiration and heat fluxes using multi-angle observations Remote Sensing of Environment 137: 31-42
Hermosilla, T., Ruiz, L.A., Kazakova, A.N., Coops, N.C., and Moskal, L.M. (2013). Estimation of forest structure and canopy fuel parameters from small-footprint full-waveform LiDAR data International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(2): 224-233
Racine, E.B., Coops, N.C., St-Onge, B., and Begin, J. (2013). Estimating forest stand age from LiDAR-derived predictors and nearest neighbor imputation Forest Science 60: 128-136
Hilker, T., Frazer, G.W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., van Leeuwen, M. Newnham, G.J., Culvenor, D.S., and Stewart, J.D. (2013). Prediction of wood fiber attributes from LiDAR-derived forest canopy indicators Forest Science 59(2): 231-242 http://dx.doi.org10.5849/forsci.11-074
White, J.C., Wulder, M.A., Vastaranta, M., Coops, N.C., Pitt, D., Woods, M. (2013). The utility of image-based point clouds for forest inventory: a comparison with airborne laser scanning Forests 4(3): 518-536.
Mora, B., Wulder, MA., White, J., Hobart, G., Gougeon, F., Varhola, A., Coops, N.C. (2013). Forest inventory stand height estimates from very high spatial resolution satellite imagery calibrated with LIDAR-plots Int. J. Remote Sens. 34(12). doi: 10.1080/01431161.2013.779041
Wulder, M.A., Coops, N.C., Hudak, A.T., Morsdorf, F., Nelson, R., Newnham, G., and Vastaranta, M. (2013). Status and prospects for LiDAR remote sensing of forested ecosystems Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 39: S1-S5
White, J.C., Wulder, M.A., Varhola, A., Vastaranta, M., Coops, N.C., Cook, B.D., Pitt, D., and Woods, M. (2013). A best practices guide for generating forest inventory attributes from airborn laser scanning data using an area-based approach Forestry Chronicle 89(6): 722-723
Hall, F.G., Hilker, T., Coops, N.C. (2012). Data assimilation of photosynthetic light-use efficiency using multi-angular satellite data: I. Model formulation Remote Sensing of Environment 121:301-308
Hilker, T., Hall, F.G., Tucker, C.J., Coops, N.C., Black, T.A., Nichol, C., Sellers, P.J., Barr, A., Hollinger, D.Y., Munger, J.W. (2012). Data assimilation of photosynthetic light-use efficiency using multi-angular satellite data: II. Model implementation and validation Remote Sensing of Environment 121: 287-300
Hember, R.A., Kurz, W.A., Metsaranta, J.M., Black, T.A., Guy, R.D., Coops, N.C. (2012). Accelerating regrowth of temperate-maritime forests due to enivronmental change Global Change Biology 18(6):2026-2040
Andrew, M.E., M.A. Wulder, N.C. Coops (2012). Identification of de facto protected areas in boreal Canada Biological Conservation. 146:97-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2011.11.029
Hilker, T, Coops, N.C., Culvenor, D.S, Newnham G., Wulder, M.A., Bater, C.W, Siggins, A. (2012). A simple technique for co-registration of terrestrial LiDAR observations for forestry applications Remote Sensing Letters 3(3):239-247. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.565815
Varhola; A, Frazer; G.W. Teti; P., Coops, NC (2012). Estimation of forest structure metrics relevant to hydrologic modelling using coordinate transformation of airborne scanning laser data Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16(10):3749-3766
Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Nelson, R.F., Næsset, E., Ørka, H.O., Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Bater, C.W., Gobakken, T. (2012). Lidar sampling for large-area forest characterization: A review Remote Sensing of Environment 121:196-209
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Newnham, G., v.Leeuwen, M., Wulder, M.A., Stewart, J., Culvenor, D.S. (2012). Comparison of Terrestrial and Airborne LiDAR in Describing Stand Structure of a Thinned lodgepole Pine Forest Journal of Forestry 110(2):97-104
Fontana, F.M., Coops, N.C., Khlopenkov, K.V., Trishchenko, A.P., Riffler, M., Wulder, M.A. (2012). Generation of a novel 1 km NDVI data set over Canada, the northern United States, and Greenland based on historical AVHRR data Remote Sensing of Environment 121:171–185
Fitterer, J.L., Nelson, T.A., Coops, NC, Wulder, M.A. (2012). Modelling the ecosystem indicators of British Columbia using Earth observation data and terrain indicies Ecological Indicators. 20:151-162 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.02.024
Michaud, JS, Coops, NC, Andrew, M., Wulder, M.A. (2012). Characterising spatiotemporal environmental and natural variation using a dynamic habitat index throughout the province of Ontario Ecological Indicators 18:301 -311
Hilker, T., Lepine, L., Coops, N.C. Jassal, R., Black, T.A. Wulder, M.A., Ollinger, S.V., Tsui, O., Day, M. (2012). Assessing the impact of N-fertilization on biochemical composition and biomass of a Douglas-fir canopy – a remote sensing approach Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 153:124– 133 DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.03.014
Ferster, C, Coops, N.C (2012). A Review of Earth Observation Using Mobile Personal Communication Devices Computers and Geoscience 51:339-349 doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.09.009
Chen, B., Coops, N.C., Fu, D., Margolis, H.A., Amiro, B.D., Black, T.A., Arain, M.A., Barr, A.G., Bourque, C.P.A., Flanagan, L.B., Lafleur, P.M., McCaughey, J.H., Wofsy, S.C. (2012). Characterizing spatial representativeness of flux tower eddy-covariance measurements across the Canadian Carbon Program Network using remote sensing and footprint analysis Remote Sensing of Environment 124:742–755
Powers, R.P., N.C. Coops, J.L. Morgan, M.A. Wulder, T.A. Nelson, C.R. Drever and S.G. Cumming (2012). A remote sensing approach to biodiversity assessment and regionalization of the Canadian Boreal Forest Progress in Physical Geography DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309133312457405
Coops, NC., Wulder, MA., Waring, R.H. (2012). Modelling lodgepole and jack pine vulnerability to mountain pine beetle expansion into the western Canadian boreal forest Forest Ecology and Management 274:161-171
Tsui, O., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Marshall, P.L., McCardle, A (2012). Using multi-frequency radar and discrete-return LiDAR measurements to estimate above-ground biomass and biomass components in a coastal temperate forest ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 69:121–133
Chen, G., M. A. Wulder, J. C. White, T. Hilker, and N. C. Coops (2012). Lidar calibration and validation for geometric-optical modeling with Landsat imagery Remote Sensing of Environment 124: 384-393
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, C.W. Bater, N.C. Coops, C. Hopkinson, and G. Chen. (2012). Lidar plots—a new large-area data collection option: context, concepts, and case study. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 38(5):600-618
Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Coggins, S., Ortlepp, S., N.C. Coops, Heath, J., Mora, B. (2012). Digital high spatial resolution aerial imagery to support forest health monitoring: the mountain pine beetle context Journal of Applied Remote Sensing DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.062527
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Hilker, T. (2012). Prediction of Soil Properties using a Process-based Forest Growth Model to Match Satellite-Derived Estimates of Leaf Area Index Remote Sensing of Environment 126:160-173
Tooke, T.R., Coops, N.C., Christen, A (2012). Integrated irradiance modelling in the urban environment based on remotely sensed data Solar Energy 86(10):2923-2934
Coggins SB, Coops NC, Wulder MA, Bater CW, Ortlepp SM (2011). Comparing the impacts of mitigation and non-mitigation on mountain pine beetle populations Journal of Environmental Management. 92 (1): 1 112-120 DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.08.016
Coops NC, Nilker T, Hall FG, Nichol CJ, Drolet GG (2011). Estimation of Light-use Efficiency of Terrestrial Ecosystem from Space: A Status Report Bioscience 60(10):788-797
Coggins SB, Coops NC, Wulder MA (2011). Estimates of bark beetle infestation expansion factors with adaptive cluster sampling International Journal of Pest Management 57(1):11-21
Jones, T.G., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S. and Sharma, T. (2011). Extending tree species heterogeneity using object-based classification Landscape Ecology
Jenkins, R.B., Coops, N.C (2011). Landscape Controls on Structural Variation in Eucalypt Vegetation Communities: Woronora Plateau, Australia Australian Geographer. 42(1) 1 – 16
Chen, B., Coops, N.C., Margolis, H., Amiro, B., Barr, A., Black, A., Arain, N., Bourque, C., Flannigan, L., Lefleur, P., McCaughey, H., Wofsy, S (2011). Assessing eddy-covariance flux tower location bias across the Fluxnet-Canada Research Network based on remote sensing and footprint climatology modelling Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 151: 87-100
Soverel, N.O., Coops, N.C., Perrakis, D.B., Daniels, L., & Gergel, S. (2011). The transferability of a dNBR derived model to predict burn severity across ten wildland fires in Western Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 20: 1 – 14
Andrew, M.E., M.A. Wulder, N.C. Coops (2011). How do butterflies define ecosystems? A comparison of ecological regionalization schemes. Biological Conservation. 144: 5 Pages: 1409-1418
Wang, Z., Grant, R.F., Arain, M.A., Chen, B.N., Coops, N., Hember, R., Kurz, W.A., Price, D.T., Stinson, G., Trofymow, J.A., Yeluripati, J., Chen, Z. (2011). Evaluating weather effects on interannual variation in net ecosystem productivity of a coastal temperate forest landscape: a model intercomparison Ecological Modelling 222, Issue 17, Pages 3236-3249
Martin van Leeuwen, Thomas Hilker, Nicholas C. Coops, Gordon Frazer, Michael A. Wulder, Glenn J. Newnham, Darius S. Culvenor (2011). Assessment of standing wood and fiber quality using ground and airborne laser scanning: A review Forest Ecology and Management. 261 (2011) 1467–1478
Christen, A., Coops, N.C., Crawford, B., Kellett, R., Liss, K., Oke, T.R., Olchovski, I., Tooke, T.R., vanderLaan, M., Voogt, J.A (2011). Validation of modeled carbon-dioxide emissions from and urban neighbourhood with direct eddy-covariance measurements Atmospheric Environment. 45, 6057-6069.
Andrew, M.E., M.A. Wulder, and N.C. Coops (2011). Patterns of protection and threats along productivity gradients in Canada. Biological Conservation . 144: 2891-2901 doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.08.006
Hilker ,T., Coops, N.C.,, Hall, F.G., Nichol, C.J. et al (2011). Global Terrestrial Photosynthetic Light-Use Efficiency Can Be Measured from Space Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 116 . G03014
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H (2011). Estimating Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta Dougl.) Distribution in the Pacific Northwest under Climate Change Climatic Change 105 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 313-328. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-010-9861-2
Bater, C.W., Wulder, M.A., Coops, N.C., Nelson, R., Hilker, T. (2011). Stability of sample-based scanning LiDAR-derived vegetation metrics for forest monitoring. IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49(6), 2385-2392.
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Culvenor, D.S., Newnham, N., Siggins, A.S., Jupp, D.L.B. (2011). Generation of Digital Elevation Models using terrestrial LiDAR Remote Sensing Letters 3.3 339-347
Andrew, M.E., M.A. Wulder, N.C. Coops, and G. Baillargeon (2011). Beta-diversity gradients of butterflies along productivity axes Global Ecology and Biogeography. 21(3):352-364. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00676.x
Coops, N.C., Gaulton, R., Waring, R.H (2011). Mapping site indices for five Pacific Northwest conifers using a physiologically based model Journal of Applied Vegetation Science. 14 (2011) 268–276
Tooke, T.R., Coops, N.C., Voogt, J.A., Meitner, M.J (2011). Tree structure influences on rooftop-received solar radiation Landscape and Urban Planning. 102(2) 73-81
Jones, T. G., Coops, N. C., and T. Sharma. (2011). Exploring the Utility of Hyperspectral Imagery and LiDAR Data for Predicting Quercus garryana Ecosystem Distribution and Aiding in Habitat Restoration . Restoration Ecology. Restoration Ecology. 19 Special Issue: SI Pages: 245-256. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00684.x
Ferster, Colin J, Trofymow, J.A., Coops, Nicholas C., Chen, Baozhang, Black, Andy (2011). Comparing inventory-based carbon stock changes with eddy-covariance flux-tower-based cumulative NEP measurements at three sites in a coastal forest in British Columbia TREES
Ferster, Colin J., Trofymow, J.A. Coops, Nicholas C., Chen, Baozhang, Black, T. Andy, Gougeon, François (2011). Determination of carbon stock distributions in the flux footprint of an eddy-covariance tower in a coastal forest in British Columbia Canadian Journal of Forest Research , 41:(7) 1380-1393, 10.1139/x11-055
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, N.C. Coops (2011). Fragmentation regimes of Canada’s forests. Canadian Geographer. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00335.x
Gaulton, R., Hilker, T., Wulder, M.A., Coops, N.C., Stenhouse, G. (2011). Characterising Stand Replacing Disturbance In Western Alberta Grizzly Bear Habitat, Using A Satellite-Derived High Temporal And Spatial Resolution Change Sequence. Forest Ecology and Management 261(4): 865-877
Bater, C.W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Nielsen, S., McDermid, G, Stenhouse, G. (2011). Design And Installation Of A Phenological Camera Network Across An Elevation Gradient For Habitat Assessment Instrumentation Science & Technology, 39(231-247).
Coops, N.C., Michaud, J.S., Wulder, M.A., Andrew, M.E. (2011). Comparison Of A Regional-Level Habitat Index derived From Meris And Modis Estimates Of Canopy Light Absorbance Remote Sensing Letters 2(4) 327-336
Bater, C.W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Nielsen, S., Hilker, T., McDermid, Stenhouse, G. (2011). Using digital time-lapse cameras to monitor species-specific understorey and overstorey phenology in support of wildlife habitat assessment Environ Monit Assess. Vol. 180, pp. 1-13. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-010-1768-x ).
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H (2011). Estimating the vulnerability of fifteen tree species under changing climate in Northwest North America Ecological Modelling. 222(13) 2119-2129
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Beier, C., Roy-Jauvin, R., Wang, T (2011). Modeling the occurrence of 15 coniferous tree species throughout the Pacific Northwest of North America using a hybrid approach of a generic process-based growth model and decision tree analysis Journal of Applied Vegetation Science. 14(3) 402-414
Waring, R.H, Coops, N.C., Running, S.W. (2011). Predicting satellite-derived patterns of large-scale disturbances in forests of the Pacific Northwest Region in response to recent climatic variation Remote Sensing the Environment. 115 (12), 3554-3566
Hall, F.G, Hilker, T., Coops, N.C (2011). PHOTOSYNSAT, Photosynthesis from space: Theoretical foundations of a satellite concept and validation from tower and spaceborne data Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(8), 1918-1925.
Hilker T., Gitelson, A., Coops, N.C., Hall, F.G., Black, T.A (2011). Tracking plant physiological properties from multi-angular tower-based remote sensing Oecologia. 165, Number 4, 865-876, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1901-0
Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Bater, C.W., Wulder, M.A., Nielsen, S.E., McDermid, D., Stenhouse, G. (2011). Linking ground-based to satellite-derived phenological metrics in support of habitat assessment Remote Sensing Letters 3(3):191-200
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C.,, Gaulton, R., Wulder, M.A., Cranson, J., Stenhouse, G (2011). Automated bi-weekly disturbance capture and attribution: A case study in western Alberta grizzly bear habitat J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5, 053568, DOI:10.1117/1.3664342
Jones, T.G., Coops, N.C., Sharma, T (2011). Assessing the utility of LiDAR to differentiate among vegetation structural classes Remote Sensing Letters 3:3 231-238
Chen, B., Coops, N.C., Black, TA., Jassel, R., Chen, J., Johnson,M (2010). Modeling to discern nitrogen fertilization impacts on carbon sequestration in a 5 Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir forest in the first-post fertilization year Global Change Biology. 17(3): 1442-1460 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02298.x
Hember RA, Coops NC, Black TA, RD Guy (2010). Simulating gross primary production across a chronosequence of coastal Douglas-fir forest stands with a production efficiency model Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 238-253
Hilker, T., Nesic, Z., Coops, N.C., Lessard, D. (2010) (2010). A new automated multi-angular radiometer instrument for tower based observations of canopy reflectance (Amspec II) Instrumentation Science and Technology. 38: 5, 319 — 340
Chen, B.Z., Coops, N.C. (2010). Understanding of Coupled Terrestrial Carbon, Nitrogen and Water Dynamics-An Overview Sensors. 9: 8624-8657
Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Hall, F., Nichol, C., Drolet, G. (2010). Estimation of Light-Use Efficiency from Space: A Status Report Bioscience 60: 788-797
Varhola, A., Wawerla, J., Weiler, M., Coops, N.C., Bewley, D., Alila, Y. (2010). A New Low-Cost, Stand-Alone Sensor System for Snow Monitoring Journal of Atmospheric and Ocean Technology. 27: 1974-1978 DOI: 10.1175/2010JTECHA1508.1
Soverel, N.O., Parrakis, D.B., Coops, N.C. (2010). Estimating burn severity from Landsat dNBR and RdNBR indices across Western Canada Remote Sensing of Environment. 114: 1896-1909
Jones, T.G., Coops, N.C., Sharma, T. (2010). Assessing the utility of airborne hyperspectral and LiDAR data for species distribution mapping in the coastal Pacific Northwest Remote Sensing of Environment. 114: 2841-2852
van Leeuwen, M., Coops, N.C., Wulder, MA (2010). Canopy Surface Reconstruction from a LiDAR point cloud Using Hough Transform Remote Sensing Letters, 1 :125 – 132
Hilker, T., M. van Leeuwen, N.C. Coops, M.A. Wulder, G. Newnham, D.S. Culvenor, D.L.B. Jupp (2010). Comparing canopy metrics derived from terrestrial and airborne laser scanning in a Douglas-fir dominated forest stand. Trees: Structure and Function. 24:819–832. DOI 10.1007/s00468-010-0452-7
Coggins, S.B., N.C. Coops, M.A. Wulder (2010). Estimates of mountain pine beetle infestation expansion factors with adaptive cluster sampling Journal of Pest Management 57: 11-21
Coops, N.C., Duffe. J, Koot, C. (2010). Assessing the Utility of LiDAR Remote Sensing Technology to Identify Mule Deer Winter Habitat. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 35: 509-522
White, J.C., C. Gómez, M.A. Wulder, N.C. Coops (2010). Characterizing temperate forest structural and spectral diversity with Hyperion EO-1 data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 114: 1576-1589
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, G. Stinson, T. Hilker; W. Kurz, N.C. Coops, B. St-Onge, and J.A.T. Trofymow, (2010). Implications of differing input data sources and approaches upon forest carbon stock estimation, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 166: 543-561.
Wulder, M.A., S.M. Ortlepp, J.C. White, T. Nelson, N.C. Coops (2010). A provincial and regional assessment of the mountain pine beetle epidemic in British Columbia: 1999-2008 Journal of Environmental Informatics. 15(1) 1-13
Tooke, T.R., Klinkenberg, B., Coops, N.C. (2010). A geographic approach to identifying green-space-related environmental justice in Canadian cities. Environment and Planning B. 37 (6): 1040-1056 doi:10.1068/b36044
Coggins, S., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A. (2010). Cluster sampling to characterize mountain pine beetle populations Silvifenica. 44(23). 289-391.
Coops, N.C., Gillanders, S., Wulder, M.A., Gergel, S.E., Nelson, T., Goodwin, N.R (2010). Evaluation of forest fragmentation and loss of connectivity using multitemporal Landsat imagery: quantifying natural and anthropogenic disturbance Forest Ecology and Management. 259:2355-2365
Bater, C.W., Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., and Coops N.C (2010). Integration of LIDAR and digital aerial imagery for detailed estimates of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) volume killed by mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Journal of Forestry. 108: 111-119.
Dalponte, M., Coops, N.C., Bruzzone, L., Gianelle, D. (2010). Analysis on the use of multiple returns LiDAR data for the estimation of tree stems volume. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 2: 310-318
Coops, N.C., Hember, R.A., Waring, R.H. (2010). Assessing the impact of current and projected climates on Douglas-Fir productivity in British Columbia, Canada Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 511-524
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A. (2010). Estimating the reduction in gross primary production due to mountain pine beetle infestation using satellite observations International Journal of Remote Sensing. . Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 2129-2138
Varhola, A., Teti P, Boon, S., Coops, N.C., Weiler, M., Bater, CW (2010). The influence of ground and LiDAR-derived forest structure metrics on snow accumulation and ablation in disturbed forests Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(4) 812-821.
Waring, R.H., Coops, N..C., Landsberg, J.J (2010). Improving predictions of forest growth using the 3-PGS model with observations made by remote sensing Forest Ecology and Management. 259, 1722:1729.
Jones, T.G., Coops, N.C., Sharma, T. (2010). Employing ground-based spectroscopy for tree-species differentiation in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve International Journal of Remote Sensing 31: 1121 – 1127
Goodwin, N.R., Magnussen, S, Coops, N.C. and Wulder, M.A. (2010). Curve fitting of time series Landsat imagery for characterizing a mountain pine beetle infestation disturbance. International Journal of Remote Sensing 31(12), 3263–3271.
Soverel, N., N.C. Coops, J.C. White, and M.A. Wulder. (2010). Characterizing the forest fragmentation of Canada’s national parks Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 164:481–499.
Hilker, T., Hall, F., Coops, N.C., Lyapustin, A., Wang, Y., Nesic, Z., Grant, N., Black, T.A. Wulder, MA., Kljun, N., Hopkinson, C., Chaser, L (2010). Remote sensing of photosynthetic light-use efficiency across two forested biomes: Spatial scaling. Remote Sensing of Environment. 114: 2863-2874
Varhola A, Coops NC, Weiler M, Moore RD (2010). Forest canopy effects on snow accumulation and ablation: An integrative review of empirical results Journal of Hydrology 392(3-4):219-233
Hilker, T., Nesic, Z., , Coops, NC and . and Lessard, D ( (2010). A new automated Multi-angular radiometer instrument for tower-based observations for canopy reflectance (AMSPEC_II). Instrumentation Science & Technology, 38: 5, 319 — 340
Zhang Y, Wang JF, Coops NC (2010). Recent developments in methodology and applications of urban remote sensing Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36:III-V
Tsui, O.W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Marshall, P.L., McCardle, A. (2010). Using multi-frequency radar and discrete-return LiDAR measurements to estimate above-ground biomass and biomass components in a coastal temperate forest. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 69:121-133
Morgan, J.L., Gergel, S.E., and N.C. Coops (2010). Aerial photography: A rapidly evolving tool for ecological management BioScience 60(1):47-59
Bater, C., Coops, N.C. (2009). Evaluating error associated with lidar-derived DEM interpolation under dense forest canopy Computers in Geoscience. 35: 289-300
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Iwanicka, D (2009). Large area monitoring with a satellite-based disturbance index sensitive to annual and seasonal variations Remote Sensing of Environment. 113: 1250-1261
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Iwanicka, D. (2009). Exploring the relative importance of seasonal variation in production and land cover for satellite derived predictions of breeding bird distributions over Ontario, Canada Remote Sensing of Environment: 113: 668-679
Coops, N.C., R.H. Waring, M.A. Wulder, A.M. Pidgeon, and V.C. Radeloff, (2009). Bird diversity: A predictable function of satellite-derived estimates of seasonal variation in canopy light absorbance across the United States. Journal of Biogeography. 36 905-918
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, D. Grills, T. Nelson, N.C. Coops, and T. Ebata (2009). Aerial overview survey of the mountain pine beetle epidemic in British Columbia: Communication of impacts BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management. 10(1):45–58.
Coops, N.C, Waring, R.H., Schroeder, T (2009). A generic process-based growth model that predicts the presence and absence of tree species on U.S. Forest Service survey plots in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. Ecological Modelling. 220: 1776-1796
Chen B., Black A., Coops N.C., Hilker T., Trofymow T., Nesic Z., and Morgenstern K. (2009). Assessing tower flux footprint climatology and scaling between remotely sensed and eddy covariance measurements Boundary Layer Meteorology. 130:137–167.
Chen B., Black A., Coops N.C., Jassal R., Krishnan P., and Z. Nesic (2009). Seasonal controls on interannual variability in carbon dioxide exchange of a Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir forest, 1997 – 2006. Global Change Biology. 15: 8, 1962-1981
Goodwin, N.R. Coops, N.C, Tooke, R.T., Christen, A. and Voogt, J.A (2009). Characterising urban surface cover and structure with airborne LiDAR technology. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 35:3 297-309
Middleton, EB, Cheng, YB, Hilker, T, Black, TA, Krishnan, P, Coops, NC, Huemmrich, F (2009). Linking Foliage Spectral Responses to Canopy Level Ecosystem Photosynthetic Light Use Efficiency at a Douglas-fir Forest in Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 35(2): 166-188.
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, Carroll, A.L., Coops, N.C. (2009). Challenges for the operational detection of mountain pine beetle green attack with remote sensing The Forestry Chronicle. 85: 32-38
Tooke, R., Coops. N.C, Goodwin, N.R., Voogt, J.A (2009). The Influence of Vegetation Characteristics on Spectral Mixture Analysis in an Urban Environment. Remote Sensing of Environment. 113, 398-407
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Coggins, S., Wulder, M.A., Brown, M., Black, T.A., Nesic, Z., & Lessard, D. (2009). On the detection of foliage conditions and disturbance from multi-angular high spectral resolution remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment. 113, 421-434
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Iwanicka, D. (2009). Development of A Satellite-Based Methodology To Monitor Habitat at a Continental-Scale Ecological Indicators: 9: 948-958.
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Iwanicka, D. (2009). An Environmental Domain Classification of Canada using Earth Observation data for Biodiversity Assessment Ecological Infomatics. 4: 8-22.
Coops, N.C., Ferster, C.J., Waring, R.H., Nightingale, J (2009). Three Model Comparison Of Predicted Gross Primary Production Across And Within Forested Portions Of 84 Ecoregions In The Contiguous United States. Remote Sensing of Environment: 113: 680-690.
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, M.E. Andrew, N.E. Seitz, and N.C. Coops. (2009). Forest fragmentation, structure, and age characteristics as a legacy of forest management. Forest Ecology and Management.Vol. 258, No. 9, pp. 1938-1949
Coops, N.C., Varhola, A., Bater, C.W., Teti, P., Boon, S., Goodwin, N.R., Weiler, M (2009). Assessing Differences in Tree and Stand Structure Following Beetle Infestation using LiDAR Data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 35:6 497-508.
Schroeder, T.A., Hamann, A., Coops, N.C., Wang, T (2009). Occurrence and dominance of six Pacific Northwest conifer species Journal of Vegetation Science DOI:
Schroeder, T.A., Hember, R., Coops, N.C., Liang, S (2009). Validation of incoming shortwave solar radiation surfaces for use in forest productivity models Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 48: 2331-2458
Hilker, T., Lyapustin, A., Hall, F.G., Wang, Y., Coops, N.C., Drolet, G., & Black, T.A. (2009). Modeling the atmospheric and directional impacts on PRI reflectance. Remote Sensing the Environment. 113: 2463-2475
Bater, C.W., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S.E., LeMay, V.M. and Collins, D. (2009). Estimation of standing dead tree class distributions in northwest coastal forests using lidar remote sensing NRC Press Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 6, 1080-1091.
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Wulder, M.A., White, J.A. (2009). Prediction and assessment of bark beetle-induced mortality of lodgepole pine using estimates of stand vigor derived from remotely sensed data Remote Sensing of Environment. 113: 1058-1066
Ferster, C., Coops, N.C., Trofymow, T.A (2009). Aboveground Biomass Estimation in a Coastal Forest in British Columbia using Individual Tree Detection from LiDAR Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 35: 3 270-275
Hilker, T., Wulder, M.A., Coops, N.C., Linke, J., McDermid, G., Masek, J., Gao, F., & White, J.C. (2009). A new data fusion model for high spatial- and temporal- resolution mapping of forest disturbance based on Landsat and MODIS Remote Sensing of Environment. 113: 1613-1627
Coops, N.C., Hember, R. (2009). Physiologically-Derived Predictions of Douglas-fir Site Index in British Columbia. The Forestry Chronicle 85:5 733-744
Wulder, M.A., S.M. Ortlepp, J.C. White, N.C. Coops, and S.B. Coggins (2009). Monitoring the impacts of mountain pine beetle mitigation Forest Ecology and Management 258, 1181–1187.
Cheng, Y-B., Middleton, E.B., Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Black, T.A., Krishnan, P. (2009). Dynamics of spectral bio-indicators and their correlations with light use efficiency using directional observations at a Douglas-fir forest Measurement Science and Technology. 20 95-107.
Wulder, M.A., B.P. Stewart, M.E. Andrew, M. Smulders, T. Nelson, N.C. Coops, and G.B. Stenhouse (2009). Remote sensing derived edge location, magnitude, and class transitions for ecological studies. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 35(6) 509-522
Smith, A., Wynne, R., Coops, N.C (2008). Remote characterization of vegetation structure and productivity: plant to landscape scales Introduction Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 S2: 3-6
Gillanders, S.N., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Gergel, S.E., Nelson, T. (2008). Multitemporal remote sensing of landscape dynamics and pattern change: Describing natural and anthropogenic trends. Progress in Physical Geography: 32(5) 503-528.
Wulder, M.A., S.M. Ortlepp, J.C. White, and N.C. Coops (2008). Impact of sun-surface-sensor geometry upon multi-temporal high spatial resolution satellite imagery. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing: 34(5) 455-461
Coggins, S.B., M.A. Wulder, N.C. Coops, White, J.C. (2008). Linking survey detection accuracy with ability to mitigate populations of mountain pine beetle. The Forestry Chronicle: 84(6) 900-909.
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, T. Han, N.C. Coops, J.A. Cardille, T. Holland, and D. Grills (2008). Monitoring Canada’s forests – Part 2: National forest fragmentation and pattern Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 34: 563-584
Hilker, T., N.C. Coops, M.A. Wulder, T.A. Black, and R.D. Guy. (2008). The use of remote sensing in light use efficiency based models of gross primary production: A review of current status and future requirements Science of the Total Environment. 404, 411-423
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Hall, F.G., Black, T.A., Chen, B., Krishnan, P.,Wulder, M.A., Sellers, P.J., Middleton, E.M., Huemmrich, K.F (2008). A modeling approach for upscaling gross ecosystem production to the landscape scale using remote sensing data Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 113, G03006, doi:10.1029/2007JG000666.
Gillanders, S., Coops, N.C., Goodwin, N., Wulder, M.A (2008). Application Of Landsat Satellite Imagery To Monitor Land Cover Changes At The Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada Canadian Geographer: 52:4 466-485.
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Hall, F.G., Wulder, M. Black, T.A. (2008). Separating physiologically and directionally induced changes in canopy reflectance using BRDF models Remote Sensing of Environment. 112: 2777-2788
Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, N.C. Coops, and C. Butson. (2008). Multi-temporal analysis of high spatial resolution imagery: Issues, investigation, and application. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112: 2729-2740.
Hall, F.G., Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Lyapustin, A., Huemmrich, K.F., Middleton, E.M., Drolet, G.G., Margolis, H.A., Black, T.A. (2008). Can Light-Saturated Reductions in Canopy Photosynthetic Capacity Be Observed From Space? Remote Sensing of Environment. 112.2777-2788
Goodwin, N.R., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Gillanders, S., Schroeder, T.A., Nelson, T (2008). Estimation of Insect Infestation Dynamics using Spectral Trajectories Derived from a Landsat Time Series Remote Sensing of Environment. 112: 3680-3689
Coggins, S., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A (2008). Parameterisation of insect infestation spread models using tree structure and spatial characteristics derived from high-spatial resolution digital aerial imagery Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 34: 485-502.
Wulder, M.A., S.M. Ortlepp, J.C. White, N.C. White, N.C. Coops, and S.B. Coggins (2008). Monitoring tree-level insect population dynamics with multi-scale and multi-source remote sensing. Journal of Spatial Science. 53:49-61.
Wulder, M.A., C.W. Bater, N.C. Coops, T. Hilker, J.C. White (2008). The role of lidar in sustainable forest management The Forestry Chronicle.. 84(6) 807-826
Thompson, S.D., Gergel, S.E. and N.C. Coops (2008). Classification of Late seral Coastal Temperate Rainforests with High Spatial Resolution QuickBird Imagery Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing: 34(S2): 460-470
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Duro, D.C., Han, T., Berry, S. (2008). The development of a Canadian dynamic habitat index using multi-temporal satellite estimates of canopy light absorbance Ecological Indicators. 8: 754-766.
Hilker, T, Coops, N.C., Schwalm, C.R., Jassal, R., Black, A., Krishnan, P. (2008). Effects of mutual shading of tree crowns on prediction of photosynthetic light use efficiency in a Coastal Douglas-fir forest Tree Physiology. 28: 825-834
LeMay, V., J. Maedel, and N. C Coops. (2008). Estimating stand structural details using variable-space nearest neighbour analyses to link ground data, forest cover maps, and landsat imagery. Elsevier Remote Sensing of Environment. 118: 2578-2591
Nightingale, J.M., Fan, W., Coops, N.C. and Waring, R.H. (2008). Predicting tree diversity across the USA as a function of modeled gross primary production Ecological Applications: 18: 93-108
Coops, N.C., Timko, J.A., Wulder, M.A., White, J.C (2008). Investigating the effectiveness of mountain pine beetle mitigation strategies. International Journal of Pest Management 54: 151-165
Wulder, M.A., S. Magnussen, D. Harding, N.C. Coops, P. Boudewyn, and D. Seemann (2008). Stability of surface LIDAR height estimates on a point and polygon basis Journal of Forest Planning: 13: 279-286.
Hilker, T., Wulder, M., Coops, N.C (2008). Methods to extract and update forest inventory information using airborne LiDAR and high spatial resolution satellite imagery Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 34: 5-12.
White, J.C., Coops, N.C, Hilker, T., Wulder, M.A (2007). Use of foliage moisture indices derived from Hyperion satellite imagery to estimate mountain pine beetle red attack. International Journal of Remote Sensing: 28: 2111-2121.
Johansen, K., N.C. Coops, S.E. Gergel, Y. Stange. (2007). Application of high spatial resolution satellite imagery for riparian and forest ecosystem classification. Remote Sensing of Environment 110(1): 29-44
Gergel, S.E., Y. Stange, N.C. Coops, C. Bater, K. Johansen, and K.R. Kirby. (2007). What is the value of a good map? An example using high spatial resolution imagery to aid riparian restoration. Ecosystems 10: 688-702
Coops, N.C., Black, A , Jassal, R.S., Trofymow, J.A. and Morgenstern, K. (2007). Comparison of MODIS, Eddy Covariance Determined and Physiologically Modelled Gross Primary Production (GPP) in a Douglas-fir Forest Stand. Remote Sensing of Environment. 107(3) 385-401.
Coops, N.C., Jassal, R.S., Leuning, R., Black A.. and Morgenstern, K (2007). Incorporation of a Soil Water Modifier in MODIS Satellite Data Predictions of Gross Primary Productivity. Agricuture and Forest Meteorology. 147: 99-109.
Hilker, T., Coops, N.C., Nesic, Z., Black, A and Wulder, M. (2007). An instrument for year round measurements of fast response physiological processes from spectral reflectance. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 56: 72-84.
Han, T., M.A. Wulder, J.C. White, N.C. Coops, M.F. Alvarez, and C. Butson, (2007). An efficient protocol to process Landsat images for change detection with Tasselled Cap Transformation IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 147-151.
Sims, N., Stone, C., Coops, N.C., Ryan, P. (2007). A decision tree modelling strategy for assessing the health of Pinus radiata using remote sensing imagery. New Zealand Journal of Forest Research. 37(1) 57-80.
Nightingale, J.M., Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Hargrove, H.H. (2007). Comparison of MODIS Gross Primary Production Estimates for U.S. Forests With Those Generated by 3-PGS, a Model That Accounts for Spatial Variation in Soil Properties Remote Sensing of Environment. 109(4): 500-509
Coops, N.C., Coggins, S.B., Kurz, W.A. (2007). Mapping The Environmental Limitations To Growth Of Coastal Douglas-Fir Stands On Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Tree Physiology. 27: 805-815
Coops, N., Hilker, T., Wulder, M., St-Onge, B., Siggins, A , Newhnam, G Trofymow, J.A. (2007). Estimating Canopy Structure of Douglas-fir forest stands from discrete-return LIDAR Trees: Structure and Function. 21(3) 295-310.
Duro, D., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Han, T (2007). Development Of A Large Area Biodiversity Monitoring System Driven By Remote Sensing. Progress in Physical Geography. 31:3, 235-261.
Coops, N.C., Duro, D., Wulder, M.A., Han, T (2007). Predicting Afternoon MODIS Land Surface Temperatures (LST) based on Morning MODIS Overpass, Location, And Elevation Information For Canada International Journal of Remote Sensing 28: pp 2391-2396.
Wulder, MA, White, J.C., Coops, N.C., Nelson, T., Boots, B. (2007). Using local spatial autocorrelation to compare outputs from a forest growth model Ecological Modelling. 209: 264-276.
Goodwin, N., Coops, N.C., Culvenor, D.C. (2007). Development of a simulation model to predict LiDAR interception in structurally different forests Remote Sensing of Environment 111:4 481- 492.
Wulder, M.A. C.W. Bater, N.C. Coops, Y. Hirata, and T. Sweda, (2007). Advances in laser remote sensing of forests Nova Science Publishers in Larson B.A (ed) “Sustainable Development” by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 223-234.
White, J.C., Coops, N.C., Hilker, T., Wulder, M.A., Carroll, A.L. (2007). Detecting mountain pine beetle red attack damage with EO-1 Hyperion moisture indices. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 28: 2111-2121.
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M., White, J.C. (2006). Identifying and Describing Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Data Selection Issues and Methodological Implications In Wulder, M., Franklin, S. Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches. Taylor and Francis. CRC Press. pp. 33- 60.
Coops, N., Johnson, M., Wulder, M and J. White, (2006). Assessment of Quickbird high spatial resolution imagery to detect red-attack damage due to mountain pine beetle infestation Remote Sensing of Environment: 103 67 – 80
Waring, R.H., Coops, N.C., Fan, W., Nightingale, J. (2006). MODIS enhanced vegetation index predicts tree species richness across forested ecoregions in the contiguous U.S.A Remote Sensing of Environment: 103: 218-226
LeMay, V., J. Maedel, and N. Coops (2006). Estimating stand structure using ground data, forest cover polygons, and landsat imagery Proceedings of the IUFRO 2006 Nearest Neighbors Workshop: Meeting in the Middle, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, August 28 to 30, 2006 [Abstract]
Leuning, R., Hughes, D, Daniel, P., Coops, N.C., Newnham, G (2006). A multi-angle spectrometer for automatic measurement of plant canopy reflectance spectra. Remote Sensing of Environment: 103: 236-245
Hill, M., Held, A., Leuning, R., Coops, N.C., Hughes, D. and Cleugh, H.A. (2006). MODIS spectral signals at flux tower sites: relationships with daytime carbon flux and LUE estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment. 103: 351-368
Coops, N., M. Wulder, and J. White, (2006). Integrating remotely sensed and ancillary data sources to characterize a mountain pine beetle infestation Remote Sensing of Environment. 105: 83-97.
Wulder, M., J. White, B. Bentz, F. Alvarez, and N.C Coops (2006). Estimating the probability of mountain pine beetle red-attack damage, Remote Sensing of Environment. 101: 150-166
Goodwin, N., Coops, N.C., Culvenor, D.C. (2006). Assessment of forest structure with airborne LIDAR and the effects of flying altitude. Remote Sensing of Environment. 103: 140-152.
Coops, N.C., Goodwin, N., Stone, C. (2006). Predicting Spherophsis sapinea Damage on Pinus radiata stands using CASI-2 Derived Spectral Indices and Spectral Mixture Analysis. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 72(4) 404-417
Coops, N.C., Goodwin, N., Stone, C and Sims, N. (2006). Assessment of Forest Plantation Canopy Condition from High Spatial Resolution Digital Imagery Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 30: 855-866.
Swenson, J., Waring, R., Fan, W., Coops, N.C. (2005). Predicting Site Index with a Physiologically-based Growth Model across Oregon, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 1697 – 1707
Lovell, J., Jupp, D.L.B., Newnham, G., Culvenor, D.S., Coops, N.C. (2005). Lidar simulation for forest height retrieval. Forest Ecology and Management. 214: 398-412.
Goodwin, N., Coops, N.C. Stone, C. (2005). Quantifying Forest Canopy Condition from Airborne Imagery using Spectral Mixture Analysis and Fractional Abundances. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 7: 11-28
Coops, N.C., Stone, C., (2005). Use of a radiative transfer model to examine variation in reflectance spectra due to damaged Pinus radiata foliage. Australian Journal of Botany 53: 417-429
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H. and Law, B. (2005). Predicting the Influence of Climate Variability on the Productivity and Distribution of Ponderosa Pine Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Ecological Modelling. 183: 107-124
Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Coops, N.C., Han, T. Alvarez, M.F. (2005). A protocol for detecting and mapping mountain pine beetle damage from a time-series of Landsat TM or ETM+ data, Report prepared for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range, October 31, 2005. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. 70p.
Coops, N.C., McVicar, T.R. (2004). Temporal Remote Sensing. In “Guidelines for Conducting Surveys: The Blue Book” CSIRO Press. Canberra.
Coops, N.C., Wulder, M., Culvenor, D.C., St-Onge, B. (2004). Comparison of forest attributes extracted from fine spatial resolution multi-spectral and lidar data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 30(6): 855-866
Coops, N.C., White, J.D., and Scott, N.A. (2004). Effect of forest fragmentation on broad scale estimates of forest biomass accumulation. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 20(4) 819-838
Magnussen, S., Luther, J., Coops, N and Carroll, A.L. (2004). An approach for the analysis of vegetation spectra using non-linear mixed modeling of truncated power spectra. Annals of Forest Science. 61: 515-523
Wulder, M., Hall, R., Coops, N.C, and S. Franklin. (2004). High spatial resolution remotely-sensed data for the study of forest ecosystems. Bioscience 54(6): 511-521
Stone, C., Coops, N.C. (2004). Assessment and monitoring damage from insects in Australian native forest and plantations. Australian Journal of Entomology.43: 283–292.
Coops, N.C., Smith, M.L., Jacobson, K. Martin,. M, Ollinger, S. (2004). Estimation of Leaf Area Index using Three techniques in a Mature Native Eucalypt Canopy. Austral Ecology. 29: 332-341
Coops, N.C., Stone, C., Culvenor, D.S., and Chisholm, L. (2004). Damage and Discoloration in Eucalypt Leaves and Crowns as Predicted by Red – Green and Red – Edge Indices. Journal of Environmental Quality.33: 956-964.
Coops, N. C., Stanford, M., Old., K.M., Dudinski, M., Culvenor, D., Stone.C (2003). Assessment of Dothistroma needle blight of Pinus radiata (D.Don) using Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery. Phytopathology. 93(12) 1524 – 1532.
Coops, N.C., Smith, M.L., Martin, M.M, Ollinger, S. (2003). Prediction of Eucalypt Foliage Nitrogen Content from Satellite Derived Hyperspectral Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41:6 1338- 1346.
Lovell, J.L., Jupp, D.L.B., Culvenor, D.S. and Coops, N.C. (2003). Using airborne and ground-based ranging lidar to measure canopy structure in Australian forests. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 1-16.
Coops, N.C., White, J.D. (2003). Modeling forest productivity using data acquired through remote sensing. In: Methods and Applications for Remote Sensing of Forests: Concepts and Case Studies, Wulder, M. and Franklin, S.E. (Eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers
Coops, N.C., White, J.D., and Scott, N.A. (2002). Assessment of regional forest and scrub productivity using a coupled vegetation process model with remote sensing. Geocarto 17(4) 1 – 12.
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H. and Moncrieth, J. (2002). Estimating Mean Monthly Incident Solar Radiation on Horizontal and Inclined Slopes from Mean Monthly Temperatures Extremes. International Journal of Biometeorology. 44(4): 204-211
Waring, R.H., Coops, N.C., Ohmann, J., Sarr, D. (2002). Predicting Woody Plant Richness from Seasonal Ratios of Photosynthesis. Ecology. 83:2964-2970
Coops, N.C., Stone, C., Culvenor, D.S., Chisholm, L., Merton, R. (2002). Predicting Chlorophyll Content in Eucalypt Vegetation at the Leaf and Canopy Level using High Spectral Resolution Imagery. Tree Physiology. 23:23–31 Tree Physiology. 23:23–31
Coops, N.C., Dury, S., Smith, M.L., Martin,. M, Ollinger, S. (2002). Comparison of Green Leaf Eucalypt Spectra using Spectral Decomposition. Australian Journal of Botany. 50: 567 – 576.
Coops, N.C. Catling, P.C. (2002). Prediction of the spatial distribution and relative abundance of ground-dwelling mammals using remote sensing imagery and simulation models. Landscape Ecology. 17: 173-188.
Coops, N.C. (2002). Remote sensing at the Warra long term ecological research (LTER) site. TasForests 13, 1: 141-154.
Coops, N.C. (2002). Eucalypt Forest Structure and Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter: A Theoretical Analysis. Tree Structure and Function. 16 (1): 28 – 46
Catling, P.C., Coops, N.C., Burt, R.J. (2001). The distribution and abundance of ground-dwelling mammals in relation to time since wildfire and vegetation structure in southeastern Australia. Wildlife Research. 28: 555-564
Coops, N.C. Catling, P.C. (2001). Prediction of Historical Forest Habitat Pattern using Gamma Distributions and Simple Boolean Logic from High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing. Computers and Geoscience 27: 795-805.
Coops, N.C., Loughhead, A., Ryan, P.J. and Hutton, R. (2001). Development of daily spatial heat unit mapping from monthly climatic surfaces for the Australian Continent. International Journal of GIS. 15(4): 345-361.
Stone, C., Kile, G., Old, K., Coops, N.C. (2001). Forest Health Monitoring in Australia, National and Regional Commitments and Operational Realities. Ecosystem Health. 7(1) 48-58
Stone, C., Chisolm, L., Coops, N.C. (2001). Spectral Reflectance Characteristics of Eucalypt Foliage Damaged by Insects. Australian Journal of Botany 49: 687-698.
Tickle, P.K., Coops, N.C., and Hafner, S.D. (2001). (2001). Comparison of a forest process model (3PG-SPATIAL) with growth and yield models to predict growth at Bago state forest, NSW. Australian Forestry. 64(2) 111-222.
Tickle, P.K., Coops, N.C., and Hafner, S.D. (2001). Assessing forest productivity at local scales across a native eucalypt forest using a process model, 3PG-SPATIAL. Forest Ecology and Management. 152: 1-3, 275-291.
Coops, N.C. and Waring, R.H. (2001). Assessing forest growth across Southwestern Oregon under a range of current and future global change scenarios using a process model, 3-PG. Global Change Biology. 7: 15-29.
Coops, N.C. and R. H. Waring. (2001). The use of multi-scale remote sensing imagery to derive regional estimates of forest growth capacity using 3-PGS. Remote Sensing of Environment 75: 324-334.
Coops, N.C. and R. H. Waring. (2001). Estimating Maximum Potential Site Productivity and Site Water Stress of the Eastern Siskiyous using 3-PGS. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 31: 143-154. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 31: 143-154.
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Landsberg, J.J. (2001). Estimation of potential forest productivity across the Oregon transect using satellite data and monthly weather records. International journal of Remote Sensing. 22:18 3797-3812.
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Brown, S., and Running, S. (2001). Predictions of Net Primary Production and Seasonal Patterns in Water Use with Forest Growth Models using Daily and Monthly Time-steps in southwestern Oregon. Ecological Modelling. 142, (1-2) 61 – 81.
Landsberg, J, J., Waring, R.H., Coops, N.C. (2001). The 3-PG Forest Model: Matters Arising from Evaluation against Plantation Data from Different Countries. In Jean-Michel Carnus, Roderick Dewar, Denis Loustau and Margarida Tomé (eds.)Models for the Sustainable Management of Temperate Plantation Forests Proceedings of the International Workshop. Bordeaux, France. 7–9 September 2000
Landsberg, J.J., Waring, R.H., Coops, N.C. (2001). Performance of the forest productivity model 3-PG applied to a wide range of forest types. Model structure, calibration and sensitivity analysis. Forest Ecology and Management. 172: 199-214.
White, J.D., Coops, N.C., and Scott, N.A. (2000). Predicting broad-scale forest and scrub biomass for New Zealand: Investigating the application of a physiological based model. Ecological Modeling 131(2-3): 175 – 190
Coops, N.C., Culvenor, D (2000). Utilizing local variance of simulated high-spatial resolution imagery to predict spatial pattern of forest stands. Remote Sensing of Environment. 71(3): 248-260.
Coops, N.C. (2000). Comparison of topographic and physiographic properties measured on the ground with those derived from digital elevation models. Northwest Science. 74:2 116-130
Coops, N.C., Catling, P.C. (2000). Estimating Forest Habitat Complexity in relation to Time since Fire using Binomial Distributions. Austral Ecology 25, 344-351.
Coops, N.C (1999). Linking multi-resolution satellite-derived estimates of canopy photosynthetic capacity and meteorological data to assess forest productivity in a Pinus radiata (D. Don) stand. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 65, 10: 1149-1156.
Catling, P.C, Coops, N.C. (1999). Prediction of the distribution and abundance of small mammals on the eucalypt forests of south-eastern Australian from airborne videography Wildlife Research 26: 641 – 650
Coops, N.C., Bi, H., Barnett, P., Ryan, P. (1999). Prediction of Mean and Current Volume Increments of a Eucalypt Forest using Historical Landsat MSS Data. Journal of Sustainable Forestry . 9: 149-168.
Stone, C. Coops, N.C. and Culvenor, D. (1999). Conceptual development of a Eucalypt Canopy Condition Index using high resolution spatial and spectral remote sensing imagery. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 11(4) 23-45
Landsberg, J.J., and Coops, N.C. (1999). Modelling forest productivity across large areas and long periods. Natural Resource Modelling. 12:1-28.
Coops, N.C., Bishop, A.W., Baker, B. (1998). Remote sensing of forest vegetation ”98. An Interactive CD-ROM
Coops, N.C., Waring, R.H., Landsberg, J.J. (1998). Assessing forest productivity in Australia and New Zealand using a physiologically-based model driven with averaged monthly weather data and satellite derived estimates of canopy photosynthetic capacity. Forest Ecology and Management. 104: 113-127.
Coops, N.C., Delahaye, A., Pook, E (1998). Estimation of eucalypt forest leaf area on the south coast of New South Wales using Landsat MSS data. Australian Journal of Botany. 45. Pp. 757-769.
Coops, N.C., Culvenor, D., Preston, R and Catling. P.C. (1998). Procedures for predicting habitat and structural attributes in eucalypt forests using high spatial resolution remotely sensed imagery. Australian Forestry. 61:4 pp. 244-252.
Coops, N.C., Ryan, P., Bishop, A.W. (1998). Investigating CASI Responses to Soil Properties and Disturbance across an Australian Eucalypt Forest. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 24(2): 153-168
Coops, N.C., Catling, P.C. (1997). Predicting the Complexity of Habitat in Forests from Airborne Videography for Wildlife Management. Int. J. Remote Sensing. 18:12 pp. 2677-2686.
Coops, N.C., Walker, P.A. (1996). The use of the Gower Metric statistic to compare temporal profiles from AVHRR data: A forestry and an agriculture application. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 17, 17:3531-3537.
Coops, N.C., Catling, P.C. (1996). Utilising airborne multispectral videography to predict forest structure in eucalypt forests for wildlife management. Wildlife Research. 24: 691-703.