Dr Ruben Valbuena

Lecturer in Forest Sciences/Forest Social Science

Contact info

Room: G19, Thoday Building, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University

Email: r.valbuena@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1248 38 2445

Web: GoogleScholar, ResearchGate, Publons

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. A method for optimizing height threshold when computing airborne laser scanning metrics

    Gorgens, E. B., Valbuena, R. & Rodriguez, L. C. E., 1 May 2017, In : Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 83, 5, p. 343-350 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. A simple approach to forest structure classification using airborne laser scanning that can be adopted across bioregions

    Adnan, S., Maltamo, M., Coomes, D. A., García-Abril, A., Malhi, Y., Manzanera, J. A., Butt, N., Morecroft, M. & Valbuena, R., 15 Feb 2019, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 433, p. 111 - 121

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Accuracy and precision of GPS receivers under forest canopies in a mountainous environment [Exactitud y precisiońn de receptores GPS bajo cubiertas forestales en ambientes montañosos]

    Valbuena, R., Mauro, F., Rodriguez-Solano, R. & Manzanera, J. A., 2010, In : Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. 8, 4, p. 1047-1057 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Airborne laser scanning for tree diameter distribution modelling: a comparison of different modelling alternatives in a tropical single-species plantation

    Maltamo, M., Mehtatalo, L., Valbuena, R., Vauhkonen, J. & Packalen, P., Jan 2018, In : Forestry. 91, 1, p. 121-131

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Canonical correlation analysis for interpreting airborne laser scanning metrics along the lorenz curve of tree size inequality

    Valbuena, R., Packalen, P., Tokola, T. & Maltamo, M., 2014, In : Baltic Forestry. 20, 2, p. 326-332 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Characterizing forest structural types and shelterwood dynamics from Lorenz-based indicators predicted by airborne laser scanning

    Valbuena, R., Packalen, P., Mehtätalo, L., García-Abril, A. & Maltamo, M., 2013, In : Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 43, 11, p. 1063-1074 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Classification of multilayered forest development classes from low-density national airborne lidar datasets

    Valbuena, R., Maltamo, M. & Packalen, P., Aug 2016, In : Forestry. 89, 4, p. 392-401 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Comparing airborne laser scanning-imagery fusion methods based on geometric accuracy in forested areas

    Valbuena, R., Mauro, F., Arjonilla, F. J. & Manzanera, J. A., 15 Aug 2011, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 115, 8, p. 1942-1954 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Comparison of airborne laser scanning methods for estimating forest structure indicators based on Lorenz curves

    Valbuena, R., Vauhkonen, J., Packalen, P., Pitkanen, J. & Maltamo, M., Sep 2014, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 95, p. 23-33

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Contrasting fire damage and fire susceptibility between seasonally flooded forest and upland forest in the Central Amazon using portable profiling LiDAR

    Alves de Almeida, D. R., Nelson, B. W., Schietti, J., Gorgens, E. B., Resende, A. F., Stark, S. C. & Valbuena, R., Oct 2016, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 184, p. 153-160

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Diversity and equitability ordering profiles applied to study forest structure

    Valbuena, R., Packalén, P., Martín-Fernández, S. & Maltamo, M., 2012, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 276, p. 185-195 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Effects of plot size, stand density, and scan density on the relationship between airborne laser scanning metrics and the Gini coefficient of tree size inequality

    Adnan, S., Maltamo, M., Coomes, D. A. & Valbuena, R., Dec 2017, In : Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 47, 12, p. 1590-1602

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Enhancing of accuracy assessment for forest above-ground biomass estimates obtained from remote sensing via hypothesis testing and overfitting evaluation

    Valbuena, R., Hernando, A., Manzanera, J. A., Gorgens, E. B., Almeida, D. R. A., Mauro, F., Garcia-Abril, A. & Coomes, D. A., 24 Dec 2017, In : Ecological Modelling. 366, p. 15-26

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Estimation of forest biomass components using airborne LiDAR and multispectral sensors

    Hernando, A., Puerto, L., Mola-Yudego, B., Antonio Manzanera, J., Garcia-Abril, A., Maltamo, M. & Valbuena, R., 30 Apr 2019, In : iForest. 12, p. 207-213

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Forest canopy height retrieval using LiDAR data, medium-resolution satellite imagery and kNN estimation in Aberfoyle, Scotland

    McInerney, D. O., Suarez-Minguez, J., Valbuena, R. & Nieuwenhuis, M., Apr 2010, In : Forestry. 83, 2, p. 195-206 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Fusion of airborne LiDAR and multispectral sensors reveals synergic capabilities in forest structure characterization

    Manzanera, J. A., García-Abril, A., Pascual, C., Tejera, R., Martín-Fernández, S., Tokola, T. & Valbuena, R., 2016, In : GIScience and Remote Sensing. 53, 6, p. 723-738 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. GIS-based DRASTIC model for groundwater vulnerability and pollution risk assessment in the Peshawar District, Pakistan

    Adnan, S., Iqbal, J., Maltamo, M. & Valbuena, R., Aug 2018, In : ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES. 11, 16

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Gini coefficient predictions from airborne lidar remote sensing display the effect of management intensity on forest structure

    Valbuena, R., Eerikäinen, K., Packalen, P. & Maltamo, M., Jan 2016, In : Ecological Indicators. 60, p. 574-585 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. How to integrate remotely sensed data and biodiversity for ecosystem assessments at landscape scale

    Vihervaara, P., Mononen, L., Auvinen, A-P., Virkkala, R., Lu, Y., Pippuri, I., Packalen, P., Valbuena, R. & Valkama, J., Mar 2015, In : Landscape Ecology. 30, 3, p. 501-516

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Influence of global navigation satellite system errors in positioning inventory plots for treeheight distribution studies

    Mauro, F., Valbuena, R., Manzanera, J. A. & García-Abril, A., 2011, In : Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 41, 1, p. 11-23 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Influence of the resolution of forest cover maps in evaluating fragmentation and connectivity to assess habitat conservation status

    Hernando, A., Velázquez, J., Valbuena, R., Legrand, M. & García-Abril, A., Aug 2017, In : Ecological Indicators. 79, p. 295-302 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Key structural features of Boreal forests may be detected directly using L-moments from airborne lidar data

    Valbuena, R., Maltamo, M., Mehtatalo, L. & Packalen, P., 1 Jun 2017, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 194, p. 437-446

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Mapping wood production in European forests

    Verkerk, P. J., Levers, C., Kuemmerle, T., Lindner, M., Valbuena, R., Verburg, P. H. & Zudin, S., 1 Dec 2015, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 357, p. 228-238

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Most similar neighbor imputation of forest attributes using metrics derived from combined airborne LIDAR and multispectral sensors

    Valbuena, R., Hernando, A., Manzanera, J. A., Martínez-Falero, E., García-Abril, A. & Mola-Yudego, B., 2018, In : International Journal of Digital Earth. 11, 12, p. 1205-1218 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Optimizing the remote detection of tropical rainforest structure with airborne lidar: Leaf area profile sensitivity to pulse density and spatial sampling

    de Almeida, D. R. A., Stark, S. C., Shao, G., Schietti, J., Nelson, B. W., Silva, C. A., Gorgens, E. B., Valbuena, R., Papa, D. D. A. & Brancalion, P. H. S., 7 Jan 2019, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 1, 92.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Partial least squares for discriminating variance components in global navigation satellite systems accuracy obtained under scots pine canopies

    Valbuena, R., Mauro, F., Rodríguez-Solano, R. & Manzanera, J. A., 2012, In : Forest Science. 58, 2, p. 139-153 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Patterns of covariance between airborne laser scanning metrics and Lorenz curve descriptors of tree size inequality

    Valbuena, R., Maltamo, M., Martín-Fernández, S., Packalen, P., Pascual, C. & Nabuurs, G-J., 2013, In : Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 39, SUPPL.1, p. S18-S31

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Remote sensing approach for spatial planning of land management interventions in West African savannas

    Heiskanen, J., Liu, J., Valbuena, R., Aynekulu, E., Packalen, P. & Pellikka, P., May 2017, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 140, p. 29-41 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Remote sensing estimates and measures of uncertainty for forest variables at different aggregation levels

    Mauro, F., Molina, I., García-Abril, A., Valbuena, R. & Ayuga-Téllez, E., 2016, In : Environmetrics. 27, 4, p. 225-238 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Sensitivity of Above-Ground Biomass Estimates to Height-Diameter Modelling in Mixed-Species West African Woodlands

    Valbuena, R., Heiskanen, J., Aynekulu, E., Pitkänen, S. & Packalen, P., 1 Jul 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 7, p. e0158198

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. The effectiveness of lidar remote sensing for monitoring forest cover attributes and landscape restoration

    Almeida, D. R. A., Stark, S. C., Chazdon, R., Nelson, B. W., Cesar, R. G., Meli, P., Gorgens, E. B., Duarte, M. M., Valbuena, R., Moreno, V. S., Mendes, A. F., Amazonas, N., Gonçalves, N. B., Silva, C. A., Schietti, J. & Brancalion, P. H. S., 15 Apr 2019, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 438, p. 34-43 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Usability of citizen science observations together with airborne laser scanning data in determining the habitat preferences of forest birds

    Mononen, L., Auvinen, A. -P., Packalen, P., Virkkala, R., Valbuena, R., Bohlin, I., Valkama, J. & Vihervaara, P., 15 Dec 2018, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 430, p. 498-508

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Valuation of growing stock using multisource GIS data, a stem quality database, and bucking simulation

    Sanz, B., Malinen, J., Leppanen, V., Valbuena, R., Kauranne, T. & Tokola, T., 19 Jun 2018, In : Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 48, 8, p. 888-897

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Within-species benefits of back-projecting airborne laser scanner and multispectral sensors in monospecific pinus sylvestris forests

    Valbuena, R., De-Blas, A., Martín-Fernández, S., Maltamo, M., Nabuurs, G-J. & Manzanera, J. A., 2013, In : European Journal of Remote Sensing. 46, 1, p. 491-509 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Wood biomass potentials for energy in northern Europe: Forest or plantations?

    Mola-Yudego, B., Arevalo, J., Díaz-Yáñez, O., Dimitriou, I., Haapala, A., Carlos Ferraz Filho, A., Selkimäki, M. & Valbuena, R., Nov 2017, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 106, p. 95-103 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle