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To be rescheduledACCE Seminar – Harnessing the potential of satellite remote sensing for ecological research

24th May 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ACCE Seminar Series

Date: To be rescheduled

Time: TBC

Presenter: Dr. Nathalie Pettorelli

Bio: https://www.zsl.org/users/nathalie-pettorelli

Abstract: Habitat loss and degradation, overexploitation, climate change and the spread of invasive species are drastically depleting the Earth’s biological diversity, leading to detrimental impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being. Our ability to monitor the state of biodiversity and the impacts of global environmental change on this natural capital is fundamental to designing effective adaptation and mitigation strategies for preventing further loss of biological diversity. This requires the scientific community to assess

Habitat loss and degradation, overexploitation, climate change and the spread of invasive species are drastically depleting the Earth’s biological diversity, leading to detrimental impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being. Our ability to monitor the state of biodiversity and the impacts of global environmental change on this natural capital is fundamental to designing effective adaptation and mitigation strategies for preventing further loss of biological diversity. This requires the scientific community to assess spatio-temporal changes in the distribution of abiotic conditions (e.g. temperature, rainfall) and in the distribution, structure, composition and functioning of ecosystems. The potential for satellite remote sensing (SRS) to provide key data has been highlighted by many researchers, with SRS offering repeatable, standardized and verifiable information on long-term trends in biodiversity indicators. SRS permits one to address questions on scales inaccessible to ground-based methods alone, facilitating the development of an integrated approach to natural resource management, where biodiversity, pressures to biodiversity and consequences of management decisions can all be monitored. Here, I provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the prospects of satellite remote sensing (SRS) for ecological applications, reviewing established avenues and highlighting new research and technological developments that have a high potential to make a difference in environmental management. I also discuss current barriers to the ecological application of SRS-based approaches and identify possible ways to overcome some of these limitations.

This is a part of the ACCE DTP seminar series organised by ACCE Sheffield Students. If you are unable to attend in person, we are offering a Live Stream of the seminar via a link, which will be sent to all ACCE students and attendees across partner institutions and will be accessible 15 minutes before the start for those in remote places. The link does not require any specific software, it works from a website straight on once you click on it. You will only need computer, internet connection and a browser.

You will be able to passively listen to the live lecture and you can tweet any questions to the (@ACCE_DTP) using the hashtag #ACCESeminarSeries, and we will select some to ask the speaker at the end of the talk. The seminars will be recorded and will be available on the ACCE website.

Date: rescheduled

Time: TBC

Location: Alfred Denny Building Lecture Theatre 01

A live-stream link to connect remotely to the seminar will be available soon.

 

Details

Date:
24th May 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organiser

ACCE DTP, University of Sheffield
Website:
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aps

Venue

University of Sheffield
Alfred Denny Building, APS
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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