Here it is! The schedule for GIS Day @Stanford, 2016. It’s a work in progress, but only small changes to times will be made, at this point. 

This year’s events will be split between two venues. In the morning we will meet at the Hartley Conference Center, in Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, and after lunch (on the Mitchell Patio), we will reconvene at The David Rumsey Map Center at Green Library.

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Wednesday, November 16 • 1:10pm - 1:20pm
Life on the Edge - Improved Forest Cover Mapping in Mixed-Use Tropical Regions

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Forests host more species than any other ecosystem, and forest cover is emerging as a critical predictor for taxon-specific turnover in species richness and occurrence. Yet, global tree cover maps are imprecise: the leading high-resolution global tree cover map overestimates cover by up to 40% in a mixed-use tropical forest. As biodiversity loss reaches a critical threshold, It is crucial to understand species dynamics in these regions. Here, I present preliminary research on developing a novel, multi-sensor forest cover mapping method that can be applied to multi-temporal satellite data and test if historic forest cover change can predict observed species richness changes. 

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Christopher Anderson

PhD student, Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
I am a first year PhD student working to link remote sensing information to field-based estimates of species richness

Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:10pm - 1:20pm PST
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305