Forests in Infrared - Collaboration with Aaron M. Ellison
The leaves of living vegetation glow in the infrared like snow because the same light scattering process is at work in the leaves that makes snow appear white to us — even though we can't see this scattering with our own eyes.
Great Basin Bristlecone Pines in Multiple Spectra - Collaboration with Aaron M. Ellison
The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine tree is the oldest living single organism on Earth, living up to 5,000 years in age. These trees grow very slowly, and only at elevations above 9,500 feet. The main viewers of these trees in their remote environment are animals, who do not all see in the same spectra that humans do. In order to attempt an understanding of how the trees may appear to other animals, through our interdisciplinary project, we made images of these methuselahs in the visible spectrum (upper two images, upper left is desaturated, lower right in infrared, and lower left in the ultraviolet.
Fire and other forms of Forest Management in Multiple Spectra - Collaboration with Aaron M. Ellison
As the climate emergency increases the intensity of fires, and we build homes deeper into what used to be the wilderness, human relationships with fire in the landscape and how we manage our forests are changing, and viewing fire and its aftermath in multiple spectra can allow more perspectives on this natural phenomenon.