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Measuring Nature’s Colours: Hunting for Answers with Darwin and Drones

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Christ's College, Lloyd Room

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Dr Gareth Rees, Senior Lecturer, Scott Polar Research Institute: The vast transition region between the Earth's boreal forests and the tundra that fringes the Arctic is crucial to our understanding of how the climate system is changing, but is extremely difficult to investigate, especially in Siberia. Modern methods, using satellites and drones to collect data from these remote places, are essential to build up an accurate picture of this region, and a 25-year collaboration between Cambridge and Moscow has been developing new technologies to use these data. In this talk, which is given in association with the Colour Institute as well as the Scott Polar Research Institute, I will show why we are still faced with the same problem that confronted Charles Darwin in the 1830s - how to accurately represent the colours of nature – and how we solve it.

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