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Carnegie's Global Ecology inks partnership with Japanese satellite firm

Stanford, CA The Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology has signed a one-year contract with ImageONE, a Japanese satellite imaging company based in Tokyo. Under the terms of the agreement, Greg Asner's group will host an ImageONE engineer, who will learn ecological remote sensing and analysis techniques from Asner and his staff. In return, ImageONE will provide Carnegie with funds to cover expenses related to the project, including the salary of an additional full-time technician.

"We are very excited about this agreement; it represents a unique partnership that will further Carnegie's research and scientific education missions while also supporting the objectives of ImageONE," the Director of the Department of Global Ecology, Chris Field, said. "Carnegie's Department of Global Ecology is the newest Carnegie Department and our staff is leading the way in introducing new technology to this area of research."

Using satellite data, Asner's lab tackles difficult ecological questions such as deforestation, desertification, and invasive species. By detecting physical and chemical changes in landscapes, Asner can learn how specific land use strategies affect ecosystems. For example, he recently discovered that selective logging, the practice of plucking single trees while leaving the surrounding forest mostly intact, disturbs a swath of Brazilian rain forest about the size of Connecticut each year--twice the amount of previous estimates. (For more on this discovery, see: http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/news_releases/news_0510_21.html)

ImageONE develops imaging technology for forestry, agriculture, and ecosystem dynamics. While at Carnegie, ImageONE's engineer, Mr. Masahiro Negishi, will work one-on-one with the newly hired staff member to learn technology such as hyperspectral image analysis. Mr. Negishi will establish a network with Carnegie scientists
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Contact: Dr. Christopher Field
cfield@globalecology.stanford.edu
650-462-1047 x201
Carnegie Institution
6-Jun-2006


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