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Using drones to assist in plant conservation

Full Title: SCGIS - Using drones to assist in plant conservation: Discovery, monitoring and sky-truthing predictive model The National Tropical Botanical Garden has been collecting rare plant data in Hawai`i for over 40 years. When this information is paired with GIS technology, predictive indices can be created. Resulting predictive models indicate that native cliff habitats have a high probability for persisting populations of rare plant species. While this habitat type ...

Webinar Interactive Applications for Marine Conservation

Ben will demonstrates and elaborates on interactive applications for data-driven storytelling of marine biodiversity and exploration of tradeoffs with human activities in the ocean: •Routing. Route ships to minimize risk of striking a whale. •Siting. Minimize impacts of offshore wind to birds in space and whales in time. •Uses. Flag competing ocean uses for early mitigation when siting offshore renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal). •eDNA. Visualize environmental DNA across dimensions ...

User-centered design and lessons learned from regional conservation planning in CA's Bay Area

The Bay Area Greenprint, bayareagreenprint.org, is a regional multi-benefit conservation planning tool developed with the Nature Conservancy, Bay Area Open Space Council, American Farmland Trust, and Greenbelt Alliance, funded by the Bechtel Foundation. The heart of the Greenprint is a fairly complex reporting tool that brings in dozens of data layers, everything from pending development projects to sea level rise and groundwater data. Given the complexity of the tool ...

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