Monitoring forest health

The old adage “you can’t see the forest for the trees” might mean more to Dr. Sorin Popescu than most people.

Popescu, a Texas A&M University associate professor in the department of ecosystem science and management, uses remote sensing and other advanced technology to make sure he sees both the individual trees and the overall forest.

Forests change continually for various reasons – fires, insect defoliation, hurricanes, drought and more, he said. These changes can affect the communities that depend on the forest industry.

via Texas A&M scientist taking infrared laser look at forests | AgriLife Today.