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Global Change, Methods »

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Acting locally: no problem.  Thinking globally: big problem!  To solve global problems, we need global understanding of local change. Yet no matter how hard we try, it remains extremely difficult to think globally.  Even in a world where Earth’s entire surface is scanned daily b... [More]

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Ecosystems, Global Change, Land use, Methods »

Monday, October 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Will the census of the future ask homeowners how many trees they have on their property? With humanity now faced with a changing climate under even the most stringent efforts to reduce carbon emissions, carbon accounting has become a hot topic for scientists, politicians and economists.  While... [More]

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Methods »

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

The real world is 3-dimensional.  And so is real ecology!  To improve our ability to observe and measure the ecology of landscapes in 3D, we are exploring a variety of new tools that almost anyone can use.  To see some examples, I've just updated our 3D landscapes page-... [More]

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Methods »

Monday, June 15, 2009 | 8 Comments

I 'm a professor of environmental science at UMBC and have been experimenting with Amazon’s Kindle DX since Friday (June 12, 2009).  When the Kindle DX was first announced in May, I was very excited by the possibility of reading journal articles and other materials in Adobe Acro... [More]

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Methods »

Friday, March 13, 2009 | 1 Comments

Now you can be your own remote sensing platform on the cheap - in 3D!  Microsoft’s Photosynth application (installs in your browser) allows anyone to combine pictures taken from any angle from the ground or kite, balloon or radio-controlled airplane- what have you- and make a geometricall... [More]

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Methods »

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 | 6 Comments

R software is creating an open-source statistics revolution.  It is powerful, easy to use, popular and free! And it just keeps get better all the time!  In many ways, it has already surpassed what can be done with any other purchased software. This post provides links to some useful ... [More]