YD Bar-Ness has been working with the natural world since 1997 and with digital services since 1995. He is on a long term mission searching for the Kalpavriksh, the mythical wish-fulfilling tree of ancient Sanskritic myth. He hasn’t found it yet, but will make sure to tell you when he does.
WE’VE WORKED WITH:
Outreach Ecology has teamed up internationally with numerous organisations, publications, and departments over the years on projects and publications.
- US-India Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship: Landmark Trees.
- Twenty years experience studying notable trees in Asia, North America, Australia, Pacific Islands, special interests in Thuja, Cryptomeria, Agathis, Araucaria, Cedrus, and Eucalyptus.
- First specialist Tasmanian Giant Forest tourism operator: Giant Tree Expeditions.
- First national-level documentation of Indian significant trees – 26,000 km of travel, deliverable outputs across various national media
- First laser measurements >100m of any Eucalyptus, flowering plant, non-redwood, or Southern Hemisphere tree.
- First on-ropes study of Eucalyptus tree canopy arthropod biodiversity & branching structure (MScResearch).
- First spherical VR video in Eucalyptus treetops
- Japanese National Broadcaster- flagship nature documentary Great Nature – On-camera interpretation of Eucalyptus forests
- Founding Editor of Tasmanian Geographic
- First aerial measurements of Earth’s broadest trees – Indian banyans.
- Contributor to first ultra-high-resolution portrait photograph of giant E. regnans –w/ The Tree Project
- World Wildlife Fund (India) – developed Landmark tree student activities
- Plant Hunter website: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens: botanical careers, virtual reality, film clips, heritage tree maps.
- First VR photography project of the Hibaku Trees: Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors
- Media appearances/contributions including BBC, ABC, Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, Qantas Magazine, Smithsonian Museum.
WHERE WE’VE WORKED
Outreach Ecology has practical field experience over eighteen years of projects in a variety of terrains… and we are constantly exploring new environments.
Let’s go exploring!