Demon Deacon Drones

   
Wake Forest biology graduate student Max Messinger works on a remote-controlled helicopter in his lab in at Wake Forest University’s Winston Hall last month. The helicopter is used to create photo mosaics for ecological monitoring.

Wake Forest biology graduate student Max Messinger works on a remote-controlled helicopter in his lab in at Wake Forest University’s Winston Hall last month. The helicopter is used to create photo mosaics for ecological monitoring.

The international landscape for aviation technology is changing rapidly.  Australia recently announced plans to spend $2.7bn on border unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAV patrols and businesses across the United States are turning to domestic drone technology for economic success.

The story is no different down in the western Amazon region of South America.  There, Wake Forest biology graduate student Max Messinger and biology professor Miles Silman are using UAVs to reveal the science of what’s happening underneath the canopy.

Read about their challenges and results – courtesy of the Charlotte Observer – by clicking here!

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