Fast Company: Mapping Trees In Intricate Chemical Detail, So We Know Which Ones To Save First
26th June 2015

Fast Company: Mapping Trees In Intricate Chemical Detail, So We Know Which Ones To Save First

Media Coverage
Biodiversity
Forests
Amazon
Peru
Imaging Spectroscopy
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From the air, the Amazon forest may just seem like a big swath of green, one tree much like the next. But look closely, and it’s a lot more complicated than that.

Depending on the species and its precise location, trees will have different chemical compositions, grow at different speeds, and take on greater and lesser roles in sequestering the carbon that causes climate change.

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