People, Pixels and Panthers: Remote Sensing, Land Change and Conservation

4:30 PM  - 5:30 PM
Tuesday Mar 26, 2013
06A, Carnegie Hall

Research talk to be presented by Dr. Robert Rose, Assistant Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society is a Candidate for the 2013-2014 Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Professorship.

"People, Pixels and Panthers: Remote Sensing, Land Change and Conservation". 

The world is in the midst of a biodiversity loss crisis, driven in part by a loss of critical habitat. However, practitioners of biodiversity conservation have extremely limited resources (money, time, and people) to combat this loss. To be effective with those limited resources, conservationists need to incorporate advanced technologies such as remote sensing to better understand drivers of habitat loss and degradation. This understanding allows conservationists to carefully choose and prioritize their strategies to prevent further loss, monitor whether they are being effective, and change strategies when they are not working. In this talk, I will explore the critical role remote sensing has played at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other international conservation organizations, including understanding the scale of habitat loss in Afghanistan, raising conservation funds through payment for ecosystem services mechanisms in Cameroon, spatial planning in Gabon, and evaluating the impact and effectiveness of conservation activities across priority WCS conservation sites. I will conclude with a look forward into the future of conservation remote sensing.

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Geography

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