Urban Forestry project wins ATS Bates award

Monday at the American Thoracic Society annual conference Gina Lovasi was presented the Bates award for Promising Investigation in the Field of Environmental and Occupational Health.

She received the award for an abstract reporting on our work studying exposure to the urban tree canopy and childhood asthma and allergy.  For this research we used New York City LiDAR data to measure the urban forest canopy in exquisite detail throughout the city.  The image below shows an aerial photo next to the corresponding map of the tree canopy generated from the LiDAR data.

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