Satellite technology enables rapid, accurate mapping of forest ... November 10, 2011 Wisconsin,

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... November 10, 2011 Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
...The maps will also be useful for exploring how Wisconsin's large deer herd, which is changing the forest as it finds suitable habitat in characteristic north-woods plants and trees. Tree removal creates "edge" habitat — a meeting of fields and forests — that deer prefer, and a better ability to analyze the locations of edge and deer should improve our understanding of their relationship, says Donald Waller, a UW-Madison professor of botany and expert on deer in Wisconsin forests... Ozdogan also envisions building a web platform at UW-Madison "where scientists, non-governmental organizations, policy makers and anyone else interested in this kind of data would be able to come ...

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