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In this Smart Forests Radio episode, we are in conversation with Ignacio Barbeito, Assistant Professor of Silviculture in the Department of Forest Resources Management, at the University of British Columbia. Ignacio discusses how the Climate-Smart Forestry (CSF) approach is transforming forest research practices. He highlights that technologies like tomography, lidar, GIS, and drones are enabling unprecedented ways of seeing forests, providing data such as heartbeat-like growth patterns of trees . As revolutionary as they are, Ignacio also notes that these technologies may blind us with an overwhelming amount of data and incomprehensibly high resolution.

Interviewers: Jennifer Gabrys and Max Ritts

Producer: Harry Murdoch

Listen on Apple and Spotify.

This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Header image: The figure illustrates a smartphone photogrammetry method used for assessing the architecture of Norway spruce. Image source: Kamil Kędra and Ignacio Barbeito (2022) [figure]. Retrieved 21 January 2024, from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41064-022-00201-3.

Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Barbeito, Ignacio, Jennifer Gabrys and Max Ritts, "Ignacio Berbeito: Making Forests Resilient with Technology", Smart Forests Atlas (2024), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/ignacio-barbeito. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10692231.

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