Recording data being collected by other climbers moving around the crown with motion lanyards.

Advancing the World's Understanding of Redwood Forest Ecology

Today we are at a changing point. Research in the field of redwood forest ecology has uncovered the majesty of these ancient giants in ways that science never even imagined.

With Professor Stephen Sillett’s groundbreaking canopy research, we know more than ever about the amazing world these trees occupy.

As we face global climate change, it's more important than ever that we understand redwoods.

It is the mission of the Institute for Redwood Ecology to expand knowledge of redwood forests to better equip scientists, foresters and land managers as we work to save these mighty giants.

Charter for the Institute of Redwood Ecology »
Photo Tour: Science Atop the World's Largest Trees »

Redwood Climate Change Initiative »
an ambitious new partnership for redwood research