Author: Nathalie Pettorelli

Remap – an online remote sensing app for making maps of ecosystems & landcover

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems initiative has recently developed an online remote sensing app ( for making maps of ecosystems, landcover and land change with freely available satellite data. Remap’s development was funded by Google in an effort to make land cover mapping quick and accessible to everyone. In particular, Nick Murray and colleagues wanted to get users with little background in remote sensing making high quality maps to support ecosystem monitoring programs and conservation, with: – No need to download spatial data – No need to think about remote sensing classification methods – Users simply need to...

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Getting people working on ecosystem functions connected

There’s news for people working on ecosystem functions and their monitoring: the Ecosystem Function Working Group has been launched by the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), and the group is looking to expanding its membership. You may wonder what GEO BON is: GEO BON is an international networking platform part of GEO, the Group on Earth Observations. Within the GEO family, GEO BON represents biodiversity, which is one of GEO’s nine Societal-Benefit-Areas. GEO BON’s mission is to improve the acquisition, coordination and delivery of biodiversity observations and related services to users including decision makers and...

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Establishing a career in conservation: a one-day ZSL event on the 24/4

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is organizing a one day event, aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs, for people interested in establishing a career in conservation. The day will be structured around a series of talks and tasks facilitated by experts in their field, designed to promote active learning experiences and maximise networking opportunities for all. Topics will include: applying for an academic position; understanding funding options; working outside academia; and building an online profile/disseminating research outputs. Delegates will have an opportunity to hear about the career routes of researchers who work both in and...

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Call for Associate Editors in Wiley Journal RSEC

The Wiley Journal “Remote Sensing in Ecoloy and Conservation” (RSEC) just opened a call for associate editors.

The purpose of this call is not only to expand the board’s expertise and fill current gaps, but also to help increase its diversity – as mentioned in the recent RSEC editorial. RSEC is seeking new innovative editors from our communities in order to get new ideas and input. Application deadline is early December.

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job: remote sensing and biodiversity

The Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, is searching for a highly motivated research technician to map peatland areas and their biodiversity values using freely available satellite remote sensing information. The successful applicant will be based in Dr Nathalie Pettorelli’s research group and join an exciting inter-disciplinary NERC/Newton/DIPI (Indonesia)-funded project entitled ‘Enhancing the benefits of tropical peatland restoration for supporting local communities and ecosystem processes’. The overall aim of this project is to understand the consequences of draining peatlands for biodiversity and local livelihoods, and to examine different scenarios for prioritising peatlands for restoration, according to biodiversity and...

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