Using Satellites to Track Photosynthetic Activity

Ingo Ensminger and Chris Wong
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 2:37pm

U of T Mississauga researchers involved in large-scale, cutting-edge collaboration that looks at pigment shifts in evergreen trees using satellites.

Scientists have been using earth-observation satellites for a while, but these days they are picking up a lot more than weather patterns and pollution.

This is a most welcome technology for Department of Biology Professor Ingo Ensminger and Chris Wong, a PhD candidate in Ensminger’s lab. Working together with an international team of researchers, they have developed an innovative way to use satellite-sensor data to track photosynthetic activity in northern evergreen forests.

 

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