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Ninni Saarinen

Dr.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry), Post doctoral researcher, M.A. in Education

20092019
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Publications 2009 2019

2019

Assessing log geometry and wood quality in standing timber using terrestrial laser-scanning point clouds

Pyorala, J., Kankare, V., Liang, X., Saarinen, N., Rikala, J., Kivinen, V-P., Sipi, M., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., Apr 2019, In : Forestry. 92, 2, p. 177-187 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Assessing spectral measures of post-harvest forest recovery with field plot data

White, J. C., Saarinen, N., Wulder, M. A., Kankare, V., Hermosilla, T., Coops, N. C., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, J. & Vastaranta, M., Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 80, p. 102-114 13 p.

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Characterizing Seedling Stands Using Leaf-Off and Leaf-On Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Hyperspectral Imagery Acquired from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Imangholiloo, M., Saarinen, N., Markelin, L., Rosnell, T., Nasi, R., Hakala, T., Honkavaara, E., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., May 2019, In : Forests. 10, 5, 17 p., 415.

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Detecting and characterizing downed dead wood using terrestrial laser scanning

Yrttimaa, T., Saarinen, N., Luoma, V., Tanhuanpaa, T., Kankare, V., Liang, X., Hyyppa, J., Holopainen, M. & Vastaranta, M., May 2019, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 151, p. 76-90 15 p.

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Effect of canopy structure on the performance of tree mapping methods in urban parks

Tanhuanpää, T., Yu, X., Luoma, V., Saarinen, N., Raisio, J., Hyyppä, J., Kumpula, T. & Holopainen, M., 23 Aug 2019, In : Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

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Examining Changes in Stem Taper and Volume Growth with Two-Date 3D Point Clouds

Luoma, V., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Tanhuanpaa, T., Kaartinen, H., Kukko, A., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., May 2019, In : Forests. 10, 5, 14 p., 382.

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Investigating the Feasibility of Multi-Scan Terrestrial Laser Scanning to Characterize Tree Communities in Southern Boreal Forests

Yrttimaa, T., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Liang, X., Hyyppa, J., Holopainen, M. & Vastaranta, M., 2 Jun 2019, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 12, 22 p., 1423.

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2018

Aboveground forest biomass derived using multiple dates of WorldView-2 stereo-imagery: quantifying the improvement in estimation accuracy

Vastaranta, M., Yu, X., Luoma, V., Karjalainen, M., Saarinen, N., Wulder, M. A., White, J. C., Persson, H. J., Hollaus, M., Yrttimaa, T., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., 2 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Remote Sensing. 39, 23, p. 8766-8783 18 p.

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Airborne Laser Scanning Outperforms the Alternative 3D Techniques in Capturing Variation in Tree Height and Forest Density in Southern Boreal Forests

Vastaranta, M., Yrttimaa, T., Saarinen, N., Yu, X., Karjalainen, M., Nurminen, K., Karila, K., Kankare, V., Luoma, V., Pyörälä, J., Junttila, S., Tanhuanpaa, T., Kaartinen, H., Kukko, A., Honkavaara, E., Jaakkola, A., Liang, X., Wang, Y., Vaaja, M., Hyyppä, H. & 4 othersKatoh, M., Wulder, M. A., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., 2018, In : Baltic Forestry. 24, 2, p. 268-277 10 p.

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Assessing Biodiversity in Boreal Forests with UAV-Based Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Hyperspectral Imaging

Saarinen, N., Vastaranta, M., Nasi, R., Rosnell, T., Hakala, T., Honkavaara, E., Wulder, M. A., Luoma, V., Tommaselli, A. M. G., Imai, N. N., Ribeiro, E. A. W., Guimaraes, R. B., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppa, J., Feb 2018, In : Remote Sensing. 10, 2, 22 p., 338.

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Assessing branching structure for biomass and wood quality estimation using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds

Pyorala, J., Liang, X., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Wang, Y., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., 2018, In : Canadian journal of remote sensing. 44, 5, p. 462-475 14 p.

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Confirmation of post-harvest spectral recovery from Landsat time series using measures of forest cover and height derived from airborne laser scanning data

White, J. C., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Wulder, M. A., Hermosilla, T., Coops, N. C., Pickell, P. D., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, J. & Vastaranta, M., Oct 2018, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 216, p. 262-275 14 p.

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International benchmarking of terrestrial laser scanning approaches for forest inventories

Liang, X., Hyyppä, J., Kaartinen, H., Lehtomäki, M., Pyörälä, J., Pfeifer, N., Holopainen, M., Brolly, G., Francesco, P., Hackenberg, J., Huang, H., Jo, H-W., Katoh, M., Liu, L., Mokroš, M., Morel, J., Olofsson, K., Poveda-Lopez, J., Trochta, J., Wang, D. & 11 othersWang, J., Xi, Z., Yang, B., Zheng, G., Kankare, V., Luoma, V., Yu, X., Chen, L., Vastaranta, M., Saarinen, N. & Wang, Y., Oct 2018, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 144, p. 137-179 43 p.

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Landsat archive holdings for Finland: opportunities for forest monitoring

Saarinen, N., White, J. C., Wulder, M. A., Kangas, A., Tuominen, S., Kankare, V., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, J. & Vastaranta, M., 2018, In : Silva Fennica. 52, 3, 11 p., 9986.

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Metsäsuunnittelu

Saarinen, N. P., Ärölä, E., Vastaranta, M. & Holopainen, M. E., 2018, Tapion Taskukirja. Rantala, S. (ed.). 26 ed. [Helsinki]: Metsäkustannus, p. 294-306 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

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Terrestrial laser scanning in volume and biomass modelling – Overview

Kankare, V. V., Saarinen, N. P., Pyörälä, J. K., Liang, X., Holopainen, M. E., Hyyppä, J. & Vastaranta, M. A., 2018, Proceedings of the 26th European Biomass Conference – Setting the course for a biobased economy: Copenhagen, Denmark 14 – 17 May 2018. Persson, M., Scarlat, N., Grassi, A. & Helm, P. (eds.). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, p. 247-252 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

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2017

Accuracy of High-Altitude Photogrammetric Point Clouds in Mapping

Tanhuanpaa, T., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Nurminen, K., Vastaranta, M., Honkavaara, E., Karjalainen, M., Yu, X., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppa, J., 2017, The Rise of Big Spatial Data. Ivan, I., Singleton, A., Horak, J. & Inspektor, T. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 167-181 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

A model development and application guide for generating an enhanced forest inventory using airborne laser scanning data and an area-based approach

White, J. C., Tompalski, P., Vastaranta, M. A., Wulder, M. A., Saarinen, N. P., Stepper, C. & Coops, N. C., 2017, Victoria, BC: Natural resources Canada. 48 p. (Canadian Wood Fibre Centre. Information report; no. FI-X-018 )

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Assessing Precision in Conventional Field Measurements of Individual Tree Attributes

Luoma, V., Saarinen, N., Wulder, M. A., White, J. C., Vastaranta, M., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., Feb 2017, In : Forests. 8, 2, 16 p., 38.

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Errors in the Short-Term Forest Resource Information Update

Luoma, V., Vastaranta, M., Eyvindson, K., Kankare, V., Saarinen, N., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppa, J., 2017, The Rise of Big Spatial Data. Ivan, I., Singleton, A., Horak, J. & Inspektor, T. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 155-166 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).

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Feasibility of Terrestrial laser scanning for collecting stem volume information from single trees

Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Vastaranta, M., Luoma, V., Pyörälä, J., Tanhuanpää, T., Liang, X., Kaartinen, H., Kukko, A., Jaakkola, A., Yu, X., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., Jan 2017, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 123, p. 140-158 19 p.

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UAV-based photogrammetric point clouds and hyperspectral imaging for mapping biodiversity indicators in boreal forests

Saarinen, N. P., Vastaranta, M. A., Näsi, R., Rosnell, T., Hakala, T., Honkavaara, E., Wulder, M. A., Luoma, V. V., Tommaselli, A., Imai, N., Werneck, E., Guimaraes, R., Holopainen, M. E. & Hyyppä, J., 2017, In : The international archives of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. XLII-3/W3, p. 171-175 5 p.

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2016

Evaluating the Performance of High-Altitude Aerial Image-Based Digital Surface Models in Detecting Individual Tree Crowns in Mature Boreal Forests

Tanhuanpää, T., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Nurminen, K., Vastaranta, M., Honkavaara, E., Karjalainen, M., Yu, X., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., Jul 2016, In : Forests. 7, 7, 17 p., 143.

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Laserkeilausmenetelmien soveltuvuus jokiympäristöjen mallinnukseen

Vaaja, M. T., Kurkela, M., Hyyppä, H., Kukko, A., Kaartinen, H., Jaakkola, A., Kasvi, E., Lotsari, E., Virtanen, J-P., Saarinen, N. P., Ahlavuo, M., Vastaranta, M. A., Holopainen, M. E., Jalonen, J., Järvelä, J., Alho, P. & Hyyppä, J., 2016, Digitaalista tulevaisuutta – Huippuosaamisella vaikuttavuutta ja vuorovaikutusta. Ahlavuo, M., Hyyppä, H. & Ylikoski, E. (eds.). Helsinki: Humanistinen ammattikorkeakoulu, p. 139-146 8 p. (Humanistinen ammattikorkeakoulu julkaisuja; no. 32).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Laser scanning in modelling changes in vegetation – added value for existing data sets

Saarinen, N. P., Vastaranta, M. A., Holopainen, M. E., Hyyppä, J. & Hyyppä, H., 2016, The 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: Geospatial Data in a Changing World. Sarjakoski, T., Santos, M. Y. & Sarjakoski, L. T. (eds.). 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Predicting vegetation characteristics in a changing environment by means of laser scanning

Saarinen, N., 22 Apr 2016, Vantaa: Finnish Society of Forest Science. 60 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Using multi-source data to map and model the predisposition of forests to wind disturbance

Saarinen, N., Vastaranta, M., Honkavaara, E., Wulder, M. A., White, J. C., Litkey, P., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., 2 Jan 2016, In : Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 31, 1, p. 66-79 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2015

Allocating Tree Crown Pruning with ALS-data - A Case Study in the City of Helsinki

Luoma, V., Tanhuanpää, T., Holopainen, M., Vastaranta, M., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V. & Hyyppä, J., 2015, 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) : March 30, 2015 - April 1, 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. Piscataway: IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Deriving canopy metrics of urban trees from airborne laser scanning data

Tanhuanpää, T., Kankare, V., Vastaranta, M., Saarinen, N., Holopainen, M. & Raisio, J., 2015, 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) : March 30, 2015 - April 1, 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. Piscataway: IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Evaluation of a Smartphone App for Forest Sample Plot Measurements

Vastaranta, M., Latorre, E. G., Luoma, V., Saarinen, N., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppä, J., 2015, In : Forests. 6, 4, p. 1179-1194 16 p.

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MAPPING THE RISK OF FOREST WIND DAMAGE USING AIRBORNE SCANNING LiDAR

Saarinen, N., Vastaranta, M., Honkavaara, E., Wulder, M. A., White, J. C., Litkey, P., Holopainen, M. & Hyyppa, J., 2015, PIA15+HRIGI15 - JOINT ISPRS CONFERENCE : VOL. I . Stilla, U. & Heipke, C. (eds.). Göttingen: Copernicus GMBH , p. 189-196 8 p. (International Archives of the Photogrammetry Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences; vol. 43, no. W2/I).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Tuuli- ja lumituhojen kartoitus ja mallinnus useampiaikaisten kaukokartoituspintamallien avulla

Vastaranta, M. A., Honkavaara, E., Saarinen, N. P., Holopainen, M. E. & Hyyppä, J., 2015, In : Metsätieteen aikakauskirja. 2015, 1, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

2014

3D-tiedosta lisäarvoa kaupunkien vihersuunnitteluun sekä katu- ja puistopuiden hoitoon

Tanhuanpää, T., Kankare, V., Vastaranta, M., Saarinen, N., Holopainen, M., Raisio, J., Sulander, T., Hyyppä, J. & Hyyppä, H., 2014, In : Metsätieteen aikakauskirja. 4, p. 257-262 6 p.

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Multisource Single-Tree Inventory in the Prediction of Tree Quality Variables and Logging Recoveries

Vastaranta, M., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Holopainen, M., Kaartinen, H., Hyyppa, J. & Hyyppa, H., 2014, In : Remote Sensing. 6, 4, p. 3475-3491 17 p.

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Urban-Tree-Attribute Update Using Multisource Single-Tree Inventory

Saarinen, N., Vastaranta, M., Kankare, V., Tanhuanpaa, T., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Hyyppa, H., 2014, In : Forests. 5, 5, p. 1032-1052 21 p.

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2013

Area-Based Approach for Mapping and Monitoring Riverine Vegetation Using Mobile Laser Scanning

Saarinen, N., Vastaranta, M., Matti, V., Lotsari, E., Jaakkola, A., Kukko, A., Kaartinen, H., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, H. & Alho, P., 2013, In : Remote Sensing. 5, 10, p. 5285-5303 19 p.

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What it takes to refine world-class research into high-class education

Hyyppä, H., Ahlavuo, M., Holopainen, M., Vastaranta, M., Alho, P., Hyyppä, J., Haggrén, H., Rönnholm, P., Hollström, T., Saarinen, N. & Kurkela, M., 2013, In : Maankäyttö : maanmittausalan aikakauskirja. 3a, p. 32-36

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

2010

Stakeholder perspectives about proper participation for Regional Forest Programmes in Finland

Kangas, A., Saarinen, N., Saarikoski, H., Leskinen, L. A., Hujala, T. & Tikkanen, J., 2010, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 12, 3, p. 213-222 10 p.

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2009

Alueellinen metsäohjelma kokoaa metsän monet merkitykset

Laitala, M., Tikkanen, J. & Saarinen, N., 27 Mar 2009, In : ePooki : Oulun seudun ammattikorkeakoulun tutkimus- ja kehitystyön julkaisut. 2009, 1

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Osallistujien näkökulmat alueellisiin metsäohjelmaprosesseihin

Saarinen, N., Kangas, A., Tikkanen, J., Leskinen, L. A., Hujala, T. & Saarikoski, H., 2009, In : Metsätieteen aikakauskirja. 2009, 3, p. 213-226 14 p.

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Sidosryhmien näkemyksiä alueellisesta metsäohjelmatyöstä

Laitala, M., Saarinen, N., Saarikoski, H. & Tikkanen, J., 8 Dec 2009, In : Metsätieteen aikakauskirja. 2009, 3, p. 227-244 18 p.

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