Danielle Wood was recently quoted in a Science article by Elizabeth Pennisi, "Getting the Big Picture of Biodiversity." The article reads, in part:
"Remote sensing does have limitations. Satellite measures of biodiversity are mostly indirect, and they are limited by factors such as the spatial resolution of the satellite’s sensors, how often a given area is imaged, and how many wavelengths are sensed. For biologists used to working with smaller data sets, moreover, interpreting satellite data can be a challenge. “Although there is more spectral data than ever before from airborne, satellite, and ground sensors, the data are not always easy to use,” says Danielle Wood, an applied earth scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."