Saving the Oak Trees

Using Spectroscopy to Save Oak Trees

MSI PI Jeannine Cavender-Bares (professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) is featured in on the OVPR Inquiry blog in a story about her research into using spectroscopy to find trees affected with oak wilt, a devastating fungal disease. The disease kills hundreds of thousands of environmentally beneficial oak trees every year. The Cavender-Bares group and their collaborators are studying hyperspectral imaging, a form of spectroscopy that uses electromagnetic radiation reflecting off given materials. The complete story is on the blog: Saving Oaks: Remote Sensing Could Detect Invasive Fungus Earlier.

Professor Cavender-Bares uses MSI to support research into using remote sensing to various forms of diversity in plants.

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