by Dr. Dave Marvin
Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science
Recent advances in airborne remote sensing technology now allow for massive mapping of tropical rainforests at spatial resolutions approaching the leaf-level. With these data, ecologists are able to reveal forest function and biomass, and their change over time, across thousands to millions of hectares in the tropics. I will present recent work that utilizes imaging spectrometers and 3-dimensional light detection and ranging (lidar) to uncover liana abundance and resolve the carbon dynamics of forest gaps at the landscape scale.