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Tree scanning forest

Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees

A terrestrial laser scanning technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre is more accurate in determining the biomass of trees and carbon stocks in forests than current methods, according to new research involving UCL.

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Video: Tree scanning in Lope National Park

UCL in the media

UCL's appearances in the mainstream media

How much gin makes a party fizz?

As part of the Times’ Christmas science experiment series, Ravi Das (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) investigates the impact of alcohol on verbal fluency. Read: Times More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Prozac and PMS – how antidepressants could help with that painful time of the month

Already widely prescribed as antidepressants, SSRIs such as fluoxetine (the non-brand name for Prozac) have gained increasing acceptance over the past 20 years in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Recent research has given us an idea of the way these drugs do this, which should pave the way to improved treatment, writes Dr Jonathan Fry (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) in The Conversation. More...