December 2017: Liza Goldberg was featured in the Washington Post for developing a first, a mangrove monitoring system now called EcoMap (Picture Credit: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post).
Figure 1. Zambezi Delta mangrove AGB maps derived from different allometric models. a) Chave linear, b) Komiyama linear, c) Njana linear, d) Chave power, e) Komiyama power, f) Njana power; from Fatoyinbo et al. (in review)
Figure 2. Study area along Zambezi Delta showing plot locations and ALS survey outline. Mangrove canopy cover mapped by Shapiro et al. (2015) is marked in dark gray, from Fatoyinbo et al. (in review)
Aug. 2017: Aboveground Biomass for Mangrove Forest, Zambezi River Delta, Mozambique cited in the ORNL DAAC, a data center in NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).
Dr. Lagomasino in Pongara National Park, Gabon working to characterize the 3D structure of mangrove forestsusing equipment like the TR33S.
A 3D model of the park’s taller mangroves derived from the Terestrial Laser Scanner (TLS). The TLS shoots laser pulses that can measure distance to an object allowing for three dimensional reconstruction of forests.
June 2017: Below the Mangrove Canopy Blog post by Earth Observatory whose mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research.
May 2017: Mangrove Carbon with a Grain of Salt blog post by Dr. Lagomasino covers their research on Gabon’s mangrove forests in Pongara National park that are sizing up to be someof the tallest in the world.
April 2017: Blog post, Dying Mangroves on the Australian Coast, show a huge loss in mangrove extent off the Australian coast. Some say this is linked to record high daytime and nighttime temperatures in the region and 41 percent less than average rainfall from january to April.
May 2015: The Sound of Deforestation, A Hack to Make Data Sing. Dr. Lagomasino shares his hack at Science Hack day which won the best use of data award at the competition (Photo Credit: Commons Lab)