Erle Ellis's Blog (10)

Forest Conservation Takes Off - Elsevier Atlas Award Winner for September 2015

Have a look at Elsevier Atlas- where our work on 3D scanning of tropical rainforest recovery in Costa Rica with Zak Zahawi, Karen Holl, and Leighton Reid has won the Elsevier Atlas Award for September 2015!…


Added by Erle Ellis on October 2, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Monitoring tropical forest recovery with Ecosynth - must read in Biological Conservation!

The Editors of Biological Conservation have selected our article as their must-read choice for volume 186, published in June 2015. The article is free to download until 27 August 2015. Richard Primack elaborates on this selection with:



Added by Erle Ellis on June 3, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Small Drones in Nature

Drones for Science in Nature: Science, technology and the future of small autonomous drones!

From the paper:

Autonomous flight in confined spaces presents great scientific and technical challenges owing to the energetic…


Added by Erle Ellis on May 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Helping tropical forests recover - from islands to landscapes

In the summer of 2013, Ecosynth team members Jonathan Dandois and Dana Nadwodny travelled to Southern Costa Rica to work with a team led by…


Added by Erle Ellis on April 13, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

3D Vegetation as Art Experience

3D vegetation scanning is more than just science!  Joanie Lemercier asked the Ecosynth project to share some of our vegetation scans that are now included in her Nimbes project, which "explores the ontology of observation and its…


Added by Erle Ellis on June 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Aerial mapping with AR.Drone? Autonomous flights using O.S. software

Could this be the cheapest aerial mapping platform ever?  It is now possible to configure the AR.Drone 2.0 for autonomous flight using open-source "Paparazzi" software developed by students at TU Delft:  …


Added by Erle Ellis on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Flying the Matterhorn with Drones - Awesome 3D Map

Nice post and 3D view of the Matterhorn using Drone imaging from Sensefly.  Link to post:

Link to 3D pointcloud (needs WebGL):…


Added by Erle Ellis on October 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ecosynth is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Vision

Help us advance 3D forest scanning using low-cost mobile systems

If you have a PhD in Computer Science or know someone who does, contact Erle Ellis/Marc Olano for more information about our new Postdoctoral Research…


Added by Erle Ellis on August 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Visit by Mike Perring- exploring novel ecosystems

Great visit to the Ecosynth lab today by Dr. Michael Perring, visiting scholar at SESYNC and postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Richard Hobbs (…


Added by Erle Ellis on February 27, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Beautiful field day at the Knoll today!

Maeve, Svetlana and Natalie, together with two new forest mapping volunteers got some nice forest work done today- must have been the best weather of the year!

Added by Erle Ellis on October 5, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments


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