Symposium: Remote Sensing for Conservation - ZSL 2014
The ZSL symposium on Remote Sensing for Conservation will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2014 at ZSL in London. This symposium will highlight integrative approaches for an improved ecological understanding of the mechanisms shaping current changes in biodiversity patterns, while triggering new research directions in remote sensing science and the development of new remote sensing products.
Remote Sensing for Conservation: uses, prospects and challenges
and Martin Wegmann
The conservation of biological diversity is a major public concern. An increasingly strong link is being built between human wellbeing and biodiversity, with the weight of scientific evidence suggesting humans depend on many aspects of biodiversity, particularly the structure and functioning of ecosystems and the services that they provide. The usefulness of remote sensing science to inform conservation biology and environmental management has been highlighted by many; however these two research communities have only recently started to coordinate their agendas. Such synchronization is key to improving the potential for remote sensing data to effectively support environmental management decisions.
This symposium will illustrate how integrative approaches allow a better ecological understanding of the mechanisms shaping current changes in biodiversity patterns, while triggering innovative approaches, new research directions in remote sensing science and the development of new remote sensing products. It will also demonstrate how ecological knowledge and satellite-based information on environmental conditions can be effectively combined to address a wide array of current conservations needs. By bringing together a range of stakeholders spanning academic experts in remote sensing and ecology, conservation NGOs to policy makers and space agency representatives, it will finally highlight how knowledge exchange is at the heart of the future development of both disciplines.
Call for poster and Registration
Please go to to the ZSL symposium webpage to download the call for poster and how to register
detailed information will be posted soon:
Dates: 22.-23. May 2014
Venue: ZSL London, UK
Agenda coming soon
List of speakers:
- Compton Tucker, NASA
- Emily Pidgeon, Conservation International
- Graeme Buchanan, RSPB
- Kamran Safi, Max Planck Institute
- Thomas Rabeil, Sahara Conservation Fund
- Roland Brandl, University Marburg
- Thomas Esch, DLR
- Robert Rose, WCS
- Carlo Rondinini, University of Rome
- Ned Horning, AMNH
- Gregoire Dubois, EC-JRC
- Frank Muller-Karger, University of South Florida
- Jonathan Baillie, ZSL
- Diane Davies, NASA
- Peter Reinartz, DLR
- Lucy Bastin, Aston University
- Kate He, Murray State University
- Mike Gill, Environment Canada
- and more
List of talks with preliminary titles:
- Mike Gill, Matt Walpole and Robert Hoft
"Earth Observation from a user perspective and to support the implementation
of EBVs and the Aichi targets"
- Graeme Buchanan (RSPB)
"Using remote sensing to inform conservation priorities"
- Thomas Esch (DLR)
"The global urban footprint a new way to assess and monitor anthropogenic disturbances"
- Roland Brandl (Univ. Marburg)
"LiDAR as a tool to monitor species richness"
- Peter Reinartz (DLR)
"Counting animals from above - technical advances to monitor populations from flying platforms or satellites"
- and more to come
Jointly organised by:
Nathalie Pettorelli (ZSL), Woody Turner (NASA) and Martin Wegmann (CEOS SBA Biodiversity at DLR, LSFE)
past related ZSL Symposia:
Protected Areas - are they safeguarding biodiversity? (link)
overview of the past ZSL symposia (link)