Carnegie Institution for Science Receives Grant for Rainforest Monitoring
June 3, 2008 | Press release | Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced a $1.8 million grant from MacArthur to create a database of plant chemical and remote sensing signatures for tropical forest species. This large ground-based "Spectranomics Project" will expand Carnegie’s aerial mapping and remote-sensing capabilities to inventory and track rain forest vegetation around the globe, and it will enhance the value of satellite observations over tropical forest regions.

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