PEI Research Tracks Vegetation Changes With Drones


In an article highlighting research projects by Princeton University undergraduates, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) shines a spotlight on important field data collection techniques utilizing drones. 

Working at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, ecology and evolutionary biology major Daniel Petticord '19 did fieldwork with drones to improve the accuracy of software identifying changes in landscape due to grazing, precipitation or other factors. The data collected enhances the ability of photo-analyzing technology to interpret data collected in the African savannah. 

"It really allows for large-scale data generation with no risk to a person," Petticord said of the use of drones. 

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