Using Big Data to Map Forests, Tree by Tree by Professor Tian Zheng

Tropical forests are made up of hundreds of tree species. Knowing what forests are made of at the individual tree level can unlock many secrets, not least how forests respond to the effects of climate change. Professor Tian Zheng, a statistician at Columbia University, USA, has teamed up with Professor Maria Uriarte, an ecologist, to combine their skills with big data and ecological know-how to map tree species in tropical forests.

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