The View From Above

Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.

Cristina Luiggi
Feb 1, 2012

Life scientists from a wide range of fields—from ecology and epidemiology to anthropology, marine microbiology, and animal behavior—are increasingly turning to rapidly advancing and ever-more-accessible satellite imagery to gain a more sophisticated, big-picture understanding of how organisms interact not only with their immediate environments, but also with the more expansive, global landscape.

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