Monthly Archives: October 2009

Change of Seasons Aids Aerial Photo Interpretation

In remote sensing images taken during the summer in the visible spectrum it’s hard to distinguish between hardwood and softwood trees and even harder to identify individual species. During leaf-out in the spring it is much easier to determine species… Continue reading

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The Amazing Néré Tree

One of my favorite trees in Africa is the N�r� (Parkia biglobosa). This species is so useful that it has been preserved and cultivated around the villages and throughout the landscapes of west African countries. Below is a superb specimen… Continue reading

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Deforestation Presentation

This afternoon I will be speaking to the Intro to Forestry class on international forestry in what has become an annual event. I will concentrate on problems of deforestation and desertification in the Sahel region of western Africa. Here is… Continue reading

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