Resources on LIDAR for EBVs launched

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The GlobDiversity project is actively promoting the use of LIDAR for Essential Biodiversity Variables!

LIDAR, a form of “light radar”, has huge potential for mapping the structure of vegetated habitats and assessing their degree of canopy closure, density and height.

We have created two resources that summarise the contribution of LIDAR to a range of ecosystem morphological traits:

  • A short fact-sheet on mapping and monitoring ecosystem structure with LIDAR.
  • A presentation given by Dr Rubén Valbuena, a Research Fellow at University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences, seconded to UNEP-WCMC on how LIDAR can contribute to ecosystem assessments using the EBV framework.