Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Webinar: Looking at Trees Across Africa with a Special Presentation on the "Unexpectedly Large Count of Trees in the Western African Sahara and Sahel." Region Focus: Africa.
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This is the second campaign webinar focusing on the GLOBE Africa Region and will highlight the second half of an interview with GLOBE Africa Regional Alumni Coordinator and GLOBE Benin Country Coordinator, Mr. Ylliass Destin Lawani. The featured presentation will be presented by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientist, Dr. Compton Tucker and University of Copenhagen Scientist, Dr. Martin Brandt. They will present their ground-breaking research focusing on the dryer areas of the globe that do not have forests which are often discounted for their contribution to the global biome in climate models and other prediction systems. However, their research has shown that over 1.8 billion trees are in the small study area in the West African Sahara and Sahel. We will also feature African countries using the two online tools we are focusing on during Year 4 of the campaign: Global Land Analysis & Discovery (GLAD) and the Global Land Cover Viewer (GLCV).