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American ecologist who studies ecosystems in the context of global change. He had developed new approaches for large-scale ecological studies including analysis of satellite imagery, on-the-ground field surveys and airborne rainforest monitoring from an airplane fitted with advanced sensors.
Science Quotes by Greg Asner (1 quote)
The gold rush in Madre de Dios, Peru, exceeds the combined effects of all other causes of forest loss in the region, including from logging, ranching and agriculture. This is really important because we’re talking about a global biodiversity hotspot. The region’s incredible flora and fauna is being lost to gold fever.
— Greg Asner
As quoted by Rhett A. Butler in article 'Gold mining in the Amazon rainforest surges 400%' on monabay.com website (28 Oct 2013).