Biogeography

Biogeography is the study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals.

Maps showing age of forest stands (left) and estimate tree canopy heights (right).

Measuring Tree Height With a Two-Satellite Constellation

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers are using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from colocated satellites to estimate tree canopy height.

A shaded relief map with green overlay showing the historic range of the American Chestnut.

American Chestnut: the Struggle to Save the ‘Redwood of the East’

Katarina Samurović

Scientists and conservationists are working to rescue the American Chestnut from going completely extinct.

A silhouette of an ibex at sunset with the horns showing.

Why Climate Change is Making Some Animals More Nocturnal

Caitlin Dempsey

Increase daytime heat linked to climate change is driving some wildlife to become more active at night.

A seabird with wings outstretched flying out from the ocean with water splashing around the bird.

Individual Seabird Adaption to Climate Change

Mark Altaweel

Scientists tracked the migratory patterns of 145 seabirds to map how individual shearwaters are adapting to climate change.

Photo of a mountain lion walking on a rock.

Using GIS to Map an Individual Animal’s Home Range

Caitlin Dempsey

GIS can be used to map the estimated home range based on the collected point locations of individual animals as they move through an environment.