Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
TDWG 2011, October 18
Below is a copy of the presentation that I delivered at TDWG, covering everything from the use of color checkers, resolution and image size, color spaces, and the selection of digital camera equipment. The link will take you to Google Documents where you can view the presentation online or download it as a .pdf.
Not included in the .pdf is this video of Elizabeth Kiernan, NYBG Herbarium Intern, digitizing specimens:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System - AToMs - of the Carnegie Institution for Science creates high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of the physical structure of the Amazon.
Click to enlargeImaging spectrometer sensors detect chemical and optical signals in the forest, revealing everything from the water content of leaves to chemicals that indicate if a plant is under stress from drought. In this image, taken near the Manu River in Peru, canopies in blue contain high nitrogen concentrations; in purple, high nitrogen, water, and cellulose content; and in red, high chlorophyll and other photosynthetic pigments. - Check out more images here.