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Monitoring that informs emerging regulations on forest degradation and deforestation

Tracks
Breakout 1
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Plenary - Bay Trust Forum

Speaker

Dr Clement Bourgoin
Project Officer
Joint Research Centre

Mapping Global Forest Cover of the Year 2020 to Support the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free Supply Chains

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Clement Bourgoin is working at the Joint Research Centre, the scientific branch of the European Commission. He works in the forests and bioeconomy unit promoting sustainable management of forests and providing scientific and technological contributions to policies for climate change mitigation and adaptation and for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. He has a background in geography and remote sensing and specifically focuses on the mapping and monitoring of global forests and related drivers.
Pontus Olofsson
Research Scientist
NASA

Comprehensive analysis of thirty years of land change in Georgia: forest degradation, land-use patterns, and drivers

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Pontus Olofsson is a research scientist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Before joining NASA, he was a research professor and lecturer in the department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Olofsson has degrees in physical geography and mathematical statistics from Lund University, Sweden. He received his PhD in Physical Geography from Lund University in 2007. Olofssonā€™s primary research interests revolve around the mining of archives of satellite data to further the understanding of how Earth is changing and the impact of change on people and environment. He has a special interest in how to combine remote sensing data and traditional sampling techniques to gain knowledge of environmental change. Olofsson is a science team member of the NASA Carbon Monitoring System, the NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program and NASA SERVIR. He has supported the capacity building efforts of SilvaCarbon for almost a decade.
Mr James Maltman
Phd Student
University of British Columbia

Estimating and mapping forest age across Canada's forested ecosystems

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

James Maltman is a PhD student in forestry, at the Integrated Remote Sensing Studio at UBC. He is from Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Washington, and his Masters degree in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include forest disturbance, ecological monitoring, and satellite data. His PhD project investigates the use of satellite datasets to find dual-win locations for tree planting, which maximize both carbon sequestration, as well as habitat restoration for woodland caribou in BC. When he is not working, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and hiking.
Ms Katelyn Tarrio
PhD Student
Boston University

Advances in Smallholder Plantation Mapping in West Africa

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Katelyn Tarrio is a PhD candidate at Boston University studying the use of optical and radar data to monitor of commodity-driven forest loss and agroforestry in the tropics.
Dr Sean Healey
Research Ecologist
USDA Forest Service

Chairperson

Biography

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