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Trip to Rwanda

September 4, 2022

Most of our group went to Rwanda during July to organize a workshop and conduct fieldwork. We introduced our tree mapping methods to authorities from Rwanda who will implement it in national monitoring systems.

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New paper in Nature Sustainability

Feb 15, 2022

China has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 but policies favouring urbanization could slow down progress. This study tests the hypothesis that urbanization and carbon neutrality are not mutually exclusive and that sustainably managed urbanization could increase carbon sequestration, especially in rural areas.

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AGU 2021

Dec 30, 2021

Our group had 13 contributions at the AGU meeting 2021. We have collected the posters and show them here on the website.

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New comment in Nature Climate Change

Nov 28, 2021

Lead by David Skole, we want to raise attention on the importance of trees outside forests.

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New papers online

Nov 28, 2021

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Siyu Liu joined

October 13, 2021

Siyu joined as PhD candidate. Having a strong technical background with focus on deep learning and remote sensing, Siyu will join our work and focus on modelling tree height at large scales.

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New paper in Global Environmental Change

October 12, 2021

Wenmin's study on vegetation trends in cities is now online, it's open access.

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Paper in Nature




June 27, 2021

Our work on tree counting in drylands has been published in Nature.




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New website online.




June 27, 2021




The major aim of this website is to introduce our work, but also disseminate results, once available, mainly from the ERC project TOFDRY.




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