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Laser scanning accurately 'weighs' trees

A terrestrial laser scanning technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre is more accurate in determining the biomass of trees and carbon stocks in forests than current ...

dateNov 21, 2014 in Ecology
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Overhaul in tropical forest research needed

New work from a team led by Carnegie's Greg Asner shows the limitations of long-used research methods in tropical rainforest ecology and points to new technological approaches for understanding forest structures ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Environment
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High ant diversity underfoot in urban environments

Cities have more species diversity than you'd expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Ecology
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