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Low-cost drones are gaining popularity among ecologists as a tool for conservation research and practice. In this presentation, Lian Pin Koh will discuss a few examples of promising applications of conservation drones, as well as a few common challenges.

Dr. Lian Pin Koh plays a key role in strengthening Conservation International’s existing science partnerships and in developing new strategic relationships with academia, technology companies and other NGOs. His research focuses on developing innovative science and science-based decision support tools to help reconcile humanity’s needs with environmental protection. 

Lian Pin’s widely-cited research has appeared in more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and books, including Nature, Science and PNAS. His work has been featured by international media, including the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American and Time Magazine, among others.

Lian Pin is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, TED speaker, Editor of the journal Biological Conservation and founder of ConservationDrones.org