Lasers in the Jungle

Lasers in the Jungle // Dr Mathias Disney, University College London
The last decade has seen the widespread use of laser or lidar technology to map the structure and function of ecosystems, either from airborne or space-borne platforms or from detailed surface scanning. This seminar explores the principles of this new technology, the challenges faced in acquiring, processing and interpreting the vast amounts of data collected. It focuses in particular on recent research and insights from our work in tropical forest regions.