Huge mapped potential for forest conservation and climate change mitigation in northern Borneo
Techniques Laser Scanning
A century of declining rainfall is closely tied to observed changes in forest structure and photosynthesis in Hawaii.
Repeat monitoring with LiDAR yields new insights on the impacts of invasive species on forest condition
Regeneration of reclaimable, underproductive agriculture can play a key role in lowland tropical forest connectivity, reconnecting now isolated populations of endangered Bornean elephants.
Management and forest restoration efforts that foster taller Bornean rainforest canopies are more likely to succeed at sustaining orangutan populations over the long-term.
Biological invasion trumps environmental factors in determining forest function and structure in Hawaii
In April 2016, the Carnegie Airborne Observatory team mapped forests throughout the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. In collaboration with the Sabah Forestry Department and multiple non-government partners, the CAO team used its airborne high-resolution laser scanning to discover 50 trees over the height of 90 meters. These 50 trees exceed the height of the previously reported tallest tropical tree of 89.5 meters. The team’s very tallest tree was discovered at a height of 94.1 meters, exceeding the height of the Statue of Liberty, as widely reported in the news, and is located in Sabah’s Danum Valley.