We work on the biology of ecosystems using high resolution remote sensing from the air and space. We ask questions about photosynthesis and carbon cycling, population dynamics, and how ecosystems are put together. Central to our approach is the ability to collect frequent measurements at high spatial resolution. To achieve these objectives, we worked with commercial partners to develop the Brown Platform for Autonomous Remote Sensing (B-PAR). B-PAR is a helicopter drone equipped with visible and near-infrared imaging spectrometers and a waveform LiDAR sensor. Our work is supported externally by the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense.

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