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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

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Degree apprenticeships launched to boost hi-tech skills

UCL has been confirmed as one of the higher education institutions taking part in the “degree apprenticeships”, a new government and industry scheme allowing young people to complete a full honours degree while working, without having to pay fees. Read: BBC News, More: THE, The Courier More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Why Mumbai should get over its obsession with cars

There is no congestion charging, no bike-share scheme, no bus lanes even. Despite an estimated 91% of trips in the city being made on foot, bus or train, transport policy remains geared towards the car, writes Dr Andrew Harris (UCL Geography) in the Guardian Cities.
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