Tropical conservation and policy
Every year tropical forests convert more atmospheric CO2 into biomass than any other ecosystem on earth. This means they play a crucial role in modulating climate change, among other ecosystem services.
One of my main goals as a scientist is to facilitate the development of sound conservation policy through my research, outreach, and advocacy.
Asner Lab News
May 1, 2015 - Next Generation Airborne Laboratory Launched
Carnegie Science announces the launch of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory-3 (CAO-3), the most scientifically advanced aircraft-based mapping and data analytics system in civil aviation today. “The future of ecosystem research takes off,” remarked principal investigator Greg Asner of Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology.
Read more: Carnegie Airborne Observatory 3
Nov 17, 2014 - Overhaul in Tropical Forest Research Needed
News coverage from my recent paper showing the limitations of long-used research methods in tropical rainforest ecology.
Carnegie Press Release