Uncovering tropical forest dynamics and their response to global change at the landscape scale

Organised by Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing

Mon 27 October 2014 12:00 to 13:30

Venue Atlas, gebouwnummer 104
Room 2 and 3

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.