Forests are known as the lungs of the Earth, at the front lines of climate change, while providing a litany of ecosystem services, natural resources, and habitat for species globally. We know where forests are on a two-dimensional map, but we know relatively little about how the three-dimensional architecture of trees and forests influence ecological processes. This talk will provide an overview how NASA is using cutting edge laser technology (LiDAR) to capture the 3D structure of trees and forests at a global scale. With these advances, NASA is building a foundation for understanding how the interaction of environment, structure, and function affect the forests we see across the globe.
Meeting link here: https://meet.google.com/hee-vuzm-djr