Kelp bed from above
Photo credit: Hakai Institute
March 26, 2024

Local publication - remote sensing detection of kelp canopy species

New remote sensing publication out highlighting spectral signatures and buoyancies of Nereocystis and Macrocystis canopies and the linear relationship between kelp canopy extent and tidal height in low current conditions.

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Timmer, B., Reshitnyk, L. Y., Hessing-Lewis, M., Juanes, F., Gendall, L., & Costa, M. (2024). Capturing accurate kelp canopy extent: integrating tides, currents, and species-level morphology in kelp remote sensing. Frontiers in Environmental Science,