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SNRE student involved in TIME magazine’s Amazon rain forest feature

SNRE student Ryan Jones was part of a TIME magazine feature on the Amazon rain forest that is now available online. It is part of the magazine’s climate change issue. Jones, an interdisciplinary ecology master’s degree student, used photogrammetry to create 3D models of objects that supplement the larger written piece by Matt Sandy.

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An aerial view of illegal logging in Karipuna Territory, Brazil. (photo provided by Ryan Jones)

“It is some of the first use of augmented reality in a journalistic setting,” Ryan said about the two-week experience in the Rondônia state of Brazil.

You can read about Ryan’s experience here.

TIME’s new augmented reality app, TIME Immersive — available in iOS and Android App Stores — and include a 200-meter deforested patch; a lumberyard; and the Karipuna village.

Ryan received his B.S. from the University of Florida. His research focus is merging conservation science and visual storytelling to generate calls to action.Dr. Susan Jacobson in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department is Ryan’s advisor.