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Mat Disney

Professor of Remote Sensing

Department of Geography


Expertise: Environmental Science, Geography, Remote Sensing (which is scanning the earth with satellites)

Ever wondered how much the Amazon rainforest weighs? Or how tall a tree can grow? I use satellites and lasers to try to answer these questions, to better understand how forests work, and how we can protect and manage them. 

Mat Disney

More about Mat:

I did a degree in Physics but wasn’t very good at it so I did a Masters in remote sensing. I was better at that so I did a PhD, and now I teach the subject. 

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