Mapping the planet’s biodiversity from the air | Gregory Asner

World Economic Forum

Published on Jul 26, 2017

Humans are causing the biggest mass extinction of species since the dinosaurs – but where are the most critical places to concentrate our conservation efforts? Gregory Asner, Professor of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford, explains the technology he has developed to map biodiversity from the air using “spectronomics” to identify plants from their unique chemical signatures.


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