Leonardo D. Barua
Leonardo D. Barua is a licensed forester working as University Extension Specialist with the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems. His background on forestry and natural resource conservation with specialization in geospatial technologies prove invaluable in its applications in forestry and conservation of Mount Makiling.
A geographic information system and remote sensing practitioner since 2007, Leo has been involved in several forestry and environmental projects that deal with geospatial analyses. Recent access to drone technology brought him to appreciate low altitude-high resolution remote sensing. Using various photogrammetry and remote sensing techniques, Leo has worked on researches about canopy cover changes, landslide vegetation regeneration, 3D landscape modeling, and land surveying among others. He also shares knowledge and experience as a resource person to various GIS and remote sensing trainings.
Aside from research, Leo is exploring building semi-automated fixed-wing drones as well as other multirotor
technologies for various applications in forestry including short to mid-range aerial monitoring and aerial