Scientific research conducted by observing and measuring the structure of natural ecosystems and what happens in them
remote sensing devices
Aircraft and satellites equipped with sophisticated cameras used to scan and collect data.
geographic information system
A computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data
A supplement for field research. This type of research is conducted by setting up, observing, and making measurements of model ecosystems and populations under laboratory controlled conditions.
Information gathered by scientists to be used as a starting point to compare changes in the environment