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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

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UCL breaks Oxbridge stranglehold on university research

Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show UCL has overtaken Cambridge in the league table for research quality ranked by research power rating, placing it 2nd in the UK. Read: Telegraph, More: Times (£), BBC News, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, Scotsman, Courier, Yorkshire Post, TES, UCL News More...

UCL Opinion

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Why I’ll talk politics with climate change deniers – but not science

There are many complex reasons why people decide not to accept the science of climate change. The doubters range from the conspiracy theorist to the sceptical scientist, or from the paid lobbyist to the raving lunatic. Climate scientists, myself included, and other academics have strived to understand this reluctance. We wonder why so many people are unable to accept a seemingly straight-forward pollution problem. And we struggle to see why climate change debates have inspired such vitriol, writes Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) in The Conversation. More...