Prof. Renata Pernar

distinguished professor

Renata Pernar

Location: the green building. 3. floor, room 318

Phone: +385 1 2352 452


Language of communication: Croatian, English
Consultations: Wednesdays from 10:00 to 12:00, by appointment

Scientific and Educational Development

2014 –current    distinguished professor
2009 – 2014:  Full professor
2006 – 2009: Associate professor
2001 – 2006: Assistant professor 
1997 – 2001: senior assistant
1995 – 1997: assistant
1990 – 1995: junior researcher
1989. – 1990. expert associate


Professional Experience

1989 - current: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

Scientific Interests

Visual interpretation of aerial imagery (colour, infra-colour) in stereomodel (3D) and imagery with unmanned aerial vehicles with the focus on identifying tree species and determining the health status of individual trees
Measuring photo-interpretation (tree height measurement, measurement of the crown projection area, constitution, stumpage, etc.)
Digital interpretation of multi-spectral and hyper-spectral satellite imagery (supervised and unsupervised classification), and imagery of high spatial and temporal resolution (IKONOS, Quick Bird, WorldView), for monitoring the state, modifications and biodiversity of forests; the land use mapping; biotope mapping of urban and wetland habitats, etc.
Possibilities of applying LiDAR in forestry
Application of thermal imaging in forestry 

Other areas of interest include:

Application of neural networks in detecting forest damage
Tracking wild animals location and activities by using telemetry methods
Development of the Digital Relief Model (DMR), of the Digital Ortophoto (DOF) for environmental modelling (raster-GIS analysis, spatio-temporal analysis, geostatistics)


Bibliografija (CROSBI)
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Poslijediplomski doktorski studij šumarstva i drvne tehnologije