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Connecting science with decision-making: Lessons learned from stakeholder engagement efforts in the use of remote sensing data to address forestry & land management needs

Tracks
Breakout 4
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Sigma Room

Speaker

Dr David Candel-Pérez
Postdoctoral Researcher
iuFOR - University of Valladolid

Quantitative characterization of needs and preferences of end users for the generation of tree list maps to project forest management scenarios under climate change conditions in Spain

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. David Candel-Pérez works as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Valladolid (Spain). His research interests are related to forest ecology and adaptive management in the context of climate change, dendrochronology, natural regeneration of forest species, nutrient cycling and soil properties. He is also focused on the development and evaluation of ecological models to simulate the influences of management, climate and other ecological factors on tree growth.
Dr Inacio Bueno
University Of Florida

RapidFEM4D: A web-based mapping platform for assessing the impacts and near-term recovery of Hurricane Ian on forest ecosystems in Florida

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Inacio T. Bueno is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA). He is a forest engineer (Ph.D.) with remote sensing, GIS, data science, and programming background. Currently, he works at the SilvaLab at UF, investigating the synergism of GEDI, Sentinel, and Optical data for assessing the impact of Hurricane Ian in forest ecosystems across the state of Florida.
Crista Straub
United States Geological Survey

Advancing Inclusive Forest and Protected Areas Monitoring and Management: Integrating Landsat and Community Science for Collective Action

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Straub is a social scientist at the United States Geological Survey. Her current research focuses on the human dimensions of Earth observations (EO) – investigating the users, uses, and value of EO data. This research includes assisting federal agencies with the economic valuation of nonmarketed resources including satellite imagery. She also focuses on underserved and underrepresented communities and individuals in EO using social psychology, communication, and risk theories. Example projects include: gender barriers in forest carbon monitoring – working with the SilvaCarbon program, Indigenous EO network development in the United States, intersectionality in EO, early warning systems and downstream community value, and more!
Mrs Lania Holt
Scientist
Scion

An engagement framework for phenotyping native trees in Aotearoa New Zealand, for Māori cultural purposes

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Lania Holt is a Forest Management Scientist, in the Te Ao Maori team at Scion. Her research interests are in realising the benefits of new bioeconomic models using trees and forests, especially in silvi-agricultural food forest systems. In the last decade she has contributed papers and reports on research in; next generation, novel land-use systems, complex systems with adaptive governance, and new operational and carbon inventory. Lania has also co-developed and led three multi-year projects with Maori and she currently leads the Maori-native species research area in the Government funded Transforming Tree Phenotyping research programme. Lania is of Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Kahungungu and Ngai Tahu descent, and is on the New Zealand Institute of Forestry Council that represents New Zealand forestry professionals and sets policy direction with the goal of enhancing all forestry types.
Miss Naila Yasmin
Remote Sensing Expert
Food And Agriculture Organization

Implementation of Near-Real-Time monitoring tools in Sepal - methods and examples

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Miss Naila Yasmin is a Remote Sensing GIS Expert from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in Headquarters in Rome. With over twelve years of experience, her expertise lies in Satellite Land Monitoring, MRV, Activity Data analysis, fire monitoring, and near real-time surveillance. She has actively contributed to capacity-building efforts, particularly under the UN-REDD Programme, emphasizing the application of remote sensing for sustainable land management.
Dr Mark Corrao
Northwest Management Inc

Comparing the Accuracy of Wall-to-Wall ITD Inventory Products to Regional AGB Estimations for Forest Planning and Operations

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Corrao has experience throughout the U.S. serving multiple Tribal Nations, State, Federal, and private industrial managers on forestlands affording him a unique perspective in natural resource services and research. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in natural resource field data collection, academic research, environmental policy, and leadership. As adjunct faculty, Mark serves as a mentor for graduate students in the College of Natural Resources within the University of Idaho. He position as CTO and owner focuses on working with ALS and TLS data-supported tools within the ForestView® software platform to support tactical and operational uses of Lidar for resource management and fire risk purposes. Mark holds a B.S. in Forest Ecosystem Management, M.S. in Watershed Hydrology, and a multi-disciplinary Ph.D. in Soils Physics and Environmental Law.
Dr Pete Watt
Head Of Resource Monitoring
Indufor

Chairperson

Biography

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