Conservation Biology


Satellite imagery and data from Landsat 8 (left) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (center) show land cover (right)  on the Senegal–Guinea border in 2014. Source: Skidmore et al, 2015.Satellite imagery and data from Landsat 8 (left) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (center) show land cover (right)  on the Senegal–Guinea border in 2014. Source: Skidmore et al, 2015.

Researchers: Satellite Imagery Could Boost Wildlife Conservation

An increased number of scientists, conservationists and technology scions are banding together to use their various strengths to benefit conservation efforts to track global biodiversity.

Maps show probable relative interactions between leatherback turtles and industrial longline fisheries in the Pacific, over four quarters of the year. - See more at: http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2014/January/Mapping-Leatherback-Turtle-Hotspots/#sthash.0M50rCwc.dpuf

Saving Leatherback Turtles through Maps

Finding a balance between the needs of humans with those of the natural environment has always been a challenge. There is substantial difficulty trying to manage the Earth’s resources – its land, water, plants, and animals – because of many complex problems that arise in doing so. Different groups of […]

GIS and Natural Resource Management

GIS and Natural Resource Management

The economic, social and cultural viability of any nation is mainly determined by the land and water resources that it has (Harahsheh, 2001). These natural resources are essential to the economy of a nation since they play a critical role in the provision of employment, they are a source of […]

Conservation Biology and GIS

Conservation Biology and GIS

Conservation biologists have come to recognize the importance of GIS in their discipline. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become a useful tool in the field of landscape ecology. A common application of GIS is the generation of landscape indicators, which are quantitative measurements of the status or potential health of […]