conservation biology

Using GIS to Conserve the Greater Sage-Grouse

GIS Contributor

GIS has emerged as an essential analysis and communication tool for the Oregon BLM in general, and its sage-grouse conservation efforts.

Satellite imagery showing multiple colored salt ponds in the SF Bay.

Restoring a Salt Marsh

Elizabeth Borneman

The San Francisco Bay was once connected to a large salt marsh that contained many different and rare species of plants and animals. Conservationists are now restoring the salt marsh.

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

Elizabeth Borneman

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.

Ancient temperate rainforest in the Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. Photo: TJ Watt

Are Ecosystems That are Rich in Biodiversity More Resilient to Diseases?

Elizabeth Borneman

An ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity is stronger and more resilient to diseases, a recent series of studies has shown.

Global Ecological Land Units Map

Caitlin Dempsey

Esri and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have developed the highest spatial resolution ecological land units (ELUs) map of the world commissioned by the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO).