Dug up this ppt from summer 2009 for an Eco-Informatics REU. After spending 2 years in the business world, research doesn't sound half bad...
Determining forest age characteristics and fire histories with LIDAR
(hardcore math until my part around slide 35. that's also where i began winging it rather than having any text at all in the presentation... haha)
The real work is summarized here :)