This is our third attempt to assemble the full content of every paper presented, and to also film and photograph every presentation. For the first time we are giving each speaker their own dedicated page so you can easily link to it from your SCGIS profile or other profiiles you might have, and we are linking your page back to your SCGIS members profile. We'd like to request your review of your page as soon as you can. We need to finish review by Sunday Sept 17th.
1. The main problem is that we are missing a number of presentations, and for the rest we needed to convert them to PDF and in that process we tried to include your notes as much as possible, so we need you to check your PDF and see if that's ok. Notes are very important because the primary audience we mean to help with these proceedings are all the conservation GIS folks struggling along in other countries where information and resources are scarce. Despite our best efforts, the audio on these films is not great. If you are a native english speaker you can follow along, but if not it's often difficult to follow the narrative. I've heard many times that our international members really appreciate being able to read along with the PDF and the Notes to help them follow the presentation. (Most international folks can read english better than they speak it). IF you need to make changes you can send an updated PPT to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you make your own PDF please be sure to use the "Notes Pages" output format.
2. Various other things are missing on some pages such as abstracts, titles, please email these to email@example.com
3. OPTIONAL Links: We want to be able to link each page to your SCGIS profile but some of your are not members. Please join if you can and email me your member profile link. If you decide not to join (why would anyone do that?) please email me a link to your professional profile page that you'd like to use. We might also be able to add additional links to your other projects or published work if you wish to include these on your speaker page, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. UNLISTEDS: Several people asked not to have their presentation published, and a few said they needed more time to get publishing approval. I think I have accounted for all of these. If you see your presentation and do not want to have it published, or some part of it not published (such as the pdf), please let me know at email@example.com.
We'd like to make the proceedings avaliable to our board for a final review by Sept 18th, so if possible please reply by Sunday Sept 17th. These proceedings also play an important role in helping us talk to donors to help fund next year's conference, so your help is deeply appreciated.
The SCGIS Board and Conference Committee would again like to thank all our presenters, willing to share their talks with the wider SCGIS Community. It is our international members who constantly remind us of the global scope of our struggle and the importance of sharing what we know with those working in conditions where skills and knowledge are harder to come by.
Bold letters in brown below, ie PPT, are brief codes for the main things missing with each entry.
MON Plenary & Special Events
PLENARY OPENING SESSION (chapel):
Sandra Coveny & Charles Convis
“conference Introduction & 5-minute history of SCGIS origins”
Karen Beardsley & Anna Komarova
“SCGIS 2017 Scholars Introductions, International Training and International Chapters Report”
Healy Hamlton & Dawn Wright
“SCGIS President's introduction & Plenary Speaker #1 Dawn Wright”
Frank Davis PPT
" Plenary Speaker #2 Frank Davis"
SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
MAPS FOR ADVOCACY
Jim Meacham, Alex Tait, Jeff Howarth & Marty Schnur PPTs missing
" Maps for Advocacy Workshop "
CONSERVATION PLANNING COAST TO COAST
Stu Weiss, Tom Robinson, BJ Richardson, Angel Hertsel PPT
" Conservation Planning Coast to Coast, SF Bay Area and Connecticut River Basin "
MON Main Tracks/Presenters
WILDLIFE & HABITATS TRACK, MONDAY (acacia):
SESSION 1: BIRDS
Marisol Dominguez Aves Argentinas ARGENTINA 2017 SCHOLAR PPT
“Distribution and habitat use of the yellow cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata) in Argentina and perspectives on its conservation”
Jenni Learned, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project
“The Anthropogenic Landscape of Hawaii: Threat Assessment for Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds”
Jake Slyder, Powdermill Nature Reserve
“Expanding Avian Research and Conservation at Powdermill using GIS.”
Kevin Halverson, US Forest Service.
“US Forest Service Mapping and Monitoring of Sage-Grouse habitat in the Intermountain West"
SESSION 2: VEGETATION ANALYSIS
Randy Swaty, The Nature Conservancy
“Mapping mycorrhizal mutualists for the US"
Fernanda Ribeiro, UC Santa Barbara STUDENT PAPER
"High spatial resolution mapping of land cover types in the Cerrado's heterogeneous landscape"
SESSION 3: HABITAT MAPPING & LANDCOVER CHANGE
Indranil Mondal ,Wildlife Institute of India STUDENT PAPER
Connectivity conservation for Tigers in a human dominated landscape
John Gallo, Conservation Biology Institute
,"Modeling the relative priority of habitat linkages, including climate considerations."
Jacqueline TIllegkeit, Althouse and Meade, Inc.
"Spatial Distribution of Overwintering Monarch Butterflies in Santa Barbara County"
SESSION 4: WILDLIFE MOVEMENT MODELLING
Annette Spivy, University of Maryland PPT
"Balancing the needs of bears and foresters: A methodology to identify specific forest management goals that regionally benefit an umbrella species"
Nathan Walker, Nicholas School of the Environment STUDENT PAPER
Improved habitat connectivity analysis using multiple low-cost paths
Jacqueline Amor, University of North Dakota STUDENT PAPER
An evaluation of elk movement and habitat selection in North Dakota
MARINE TRACK, MON (chapel):
SESSION 1: MARINE ECOLOGY
Vitalis Dubininkas, Oshana Environmental
"Predicting the global distribution of hermatypic coral reefs"
Peter Etnoyer, NOAA
"Scale and patch-size of deep coral gardens in Channel Islands"
Laura Daniela Benitez, Yubarta Foundation COLOMBIA 2017 SCHOLAR
"Occupancy rate and habitat preference of humpback whales in the Gorgona Natural National Park, Colombia"
MARINE TRACK, MON (curlew):
SESSION 3: MARINE ANIMALS
Hannah Calich: University of Miami REQUESTED NO LISTING
"Quantifying effectiveness of longline gear management areas for migratory sharks"
Samantha Cope: Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University STUDENT PAPER
"Doppler radar as a conservation tool: Assessing vessel traffic distribution"
SOCIAL & TECH TRACK, MON (curlew):
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & URBAN ISSUES
Khew Hung, Rakuno Gakuen University MALAYSIA/JAPAN 2017 SCHOLAR
"Can the People who Use Wheelchairs enjoy the National Parks? "
Anna Komarova:, scgis russia SCGIS INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER ABS
Kyle Buck,EPA .
"Patterns of Risk using an Integrated Spatial Multi-Hazard Model (PRISM Model)"
Nadine Wells, Fisheries and Oceans Canada .
"Delphi vs. GIS: A comparison of two methods for identifying Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas in Canada"
SESSION 2: MOBILE & FIELD TECH FOR CONSERVATION GIS
Chris Nicholas:, PPT & ABS BOTH MISSING
Mapuana Osullivan:,Hawaii DLNR-DOFAW
"Kauai’s Natural Area Reserve’s Offline Tracking System of Resource Management Activities"
Xochitl Lagunes:,Puente Institute/Pronatura Noroeste, A.C.
"Survey123 and Collector: Tools for conservation of Mexican Protected Areas"
PLANNING & CLIMATE CHANGE TRACK, MON (toyon):
SESSION 1: CONSERVATION PLANNING & CLIMATE CHANGE
Neil Jordan:,Open Space Institute
"Land protection in the face of an uncertain climate"
Jason Winner: Marstel-Day
"Scenario Planning and Geodesign for Strategic Conservation"
David Eitelberg: Blue Raster ABS missing
"Sense Globally, Act Locally - Global data for local conservation action"
James Mudd: Scenic Hudson, Inc."
"The Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy: Conservation in a Changing Climate"
SESSION 2: CONSERVATION PLANNING & CLIMATE CHANGE (CONT'D)
Melissa Rosa:,The Baldwin Group/NOAA .
"GIS Solutions for Earning FEMA CRS Open Space Preservation Credit"
Esther Essoudry:,California State Lands Commission
"Utilizing GIS applications to enhance the California State Lands Commission’s Sea-Level Rise Program"
SESSION 3: LANDCOVER CLASSIFICATION & ANALYSIS
Ifeoma Collins:,World Resources Institute
"Forest Change Analysis of Agricultural Land Use"
Gabriel Daldegan:,UC Santa Barbara STUDENT PAPER - FIRST PLACE AWARD
"Spectral Mixture Analysis in GEE to map fire scars in Brazil's deforestation arch"
Jimmy Pinedo Silva: ECOAN - Also Mayo Protected Forest PERU 2017 SCGIS SCHOLAR ABS
"Integrated Real-Time Monitoring of the Alto Mayo Protected Forest with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Systems Acoustic Sensors"
SESSION 4: CONSERVATION PLANNING & PRIORITIZATION
Anastasia Philippova:Regional non-government nature protection organization “NeoEcoProject” RUSSIA 2017 SCGIS SCHOLAR PPT ABS
"GIS for nature protection in Russia: the short survey of the major NGO’s projects in 2015-2017"
Shobha Sriharan:,Virgina State University PPT ABS VID
TUE Plenary & Special Events
SCGIS 2017 General Membership Meeting (chapel):
SCGIS 2017 International Auction (chapel):
Michelle Kinzel, Tom Robinson & Cast of 1000's
"Scgis 2017 International Auction "
SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS (curlew)
Miriam Schmidts PPT
" Image Processing & Analsys in ArcGIS "
Ismael Chivite PPT
"An Introduction to Mobile FIeld Data Collection in ArcGIS "
TUE Main Tracks/Presenters
PLANNING, COMMUNITIES & TECH TRACK, TUE (acacia):
SESSION 1: OASTAL CONSERVATION & PLANNING
Katie Coyne, Asakura Robinson Co
Restoring the Louisiana Coast: Strategies for Analyzing and Prioritizing Coastal Restoration
Abby Mohan, Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Not all shoreline is created equal: A Shoreline Vulnerability Index of San Francisco Bay’s first line of defense against rising seas
Kyle Flanagan, USF St. Petersburg STUDENT PAPER
Integration of Terrestrial Source in MPA Management
SESSION 2: DRONES
Ben Nyberg, National Tropical Botanical Garden
"Drone use for Botanical Surveys of Vertical Surfaces on Kauai, Hawaii"
Janet Nackoney, University of Maryland 2017 SCGIS VICE PRESIDENT
“A UAV-Based System to Support Anti-Poaching Patrols in the Bili-Uele Conservation Landscape, DRC "
Thomas Starnes, RSPB, UNITED KINGDOM
A bird's eye view: maximising the potential of drone technology for on-site wildlife conservation
Aaria Ripeka Dobson-Waitere, Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika / Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust NEW ZEALAND SCGIS 2017 SCHOLAR PPT
"Using the Past to inform the Present: the benefits of cultural restoration for environmental resource management:"
SESSION 4: PARTICIPATORY FOREST MAPPING
Yogendra Kumar Karna, SEFS, U Melbourne 2017 SCHOLAR
"Development of participatory GIS approach for digital demarcation, database design, and update of several forest management regime of Nepal"
Janet Nackoney,U of Maryland 2017 SCGIS VICE PRESIDENT
"Tree cover loss, human demographics, agricultural livelihoods and community forest use in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC""
Almo Pradana, . World Resources Institute INDONESIA . LNK
"Holding Peatland Restoration Commitments to Account via Publicly Operated Monitoring Platform"
AQUATIC HABITATS TRACK, TUE (chapel):
SESSION 1: AQUATIC HABITATS & AQUATIC RESTORATION
Healy Hamilton, Natureserve SCGIS PRESIDENT INC PPT
"Improved Conservation Outcomes through Distribution Modelling of Threatened and Endangered Species"
Meg Williams, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center PIC
"Modeling on Stream Networks: Spatial Statistical Models for Herring Spawning Habitat use"
Courtney Zambory, Iowa State University STUDENT PAPER INC PPT
"Off-Channel Mapping for Identifying and Prioritizing Topeka Shiner Restoration Sites"
SPECIES CONSERVATION TRACK, TUE (chapel):
SESSION 1: MAMMAL CONSERVATION
Jassiel Msoka, Dept Nat Parks and Wildlife ZAMBIA 2017 SCHOLAR INC PPT
"Spotted hyena survival and density in a lion depleted ecosystem: The effects of prey availability, humans and competition between large carnivores in African savannah"
Lucy Liew, Danau Girang Field Centre MALAYSIA 2017 SCHOLAR INC
"Understanding the Home Range and Habitat Type used by the Bornean Elephant in the North Kinabatangan Managed Range"
Wilde Rosny:, Conservation Justice GABON 2017 EFN SCHOLAR INC
"Tracking down the ivory traffickers in Gabon: why elephants need GIS and technology"
SESSION 2: SPECIES CONSERVATION
Ali Nawaz:,Wildlife Conservation Society PAKISTAN 2017 SCHOLAR INC
"Assessing and projecting abundance of brown bear in Broghal and Qurumbar National Parks, Northern Pakistan"
Dina Herilala, Centre ValBio MADAGASCAR 2017 SCHOLAR INC
"Spatial distribution of Bamboo (Cathariostachus madagascariensis) and endangered Greter Bamboo lemur species territories in the Ranomafana National Park of Ranomafana"
Hermenegildo Matimele, National Herbarium of Mozambique 2017 EFN SCHOLAR INC
"An assessment of the distribution and conservation status of endemic and near endemic plant species in Maputaland"
ENVIRONMENTAL & AGRICULTURE TRACK, TUE (toyon):
SESSION 1: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES & AGRICULTURE
Erwin Pardo Toledo, Authority Control and Social Control of Forests and Land (Autoridad de Fiscalización y Control Social de Bosques y Tierra - ABT). 2017 SCHOLAR PPT
"Advances in the implementation of the Bolivian System of Certification of Forests and Incentives (SBCBI) as a mechanism for sustainable forest management in Bolivia "
SESSION 2: CONSERVATION GIS APPS
Bob Walters: Fieldwatch
"FieldWatch - A Voluntary Mapping Registry
Paolo Tibaldeschi: . WWF Norway
"WWF-SIGHT: integrating spatial data to guide land use planning, policies and investments "
Dan Rademacher: . GreenInfo Network PPT
"Beyond Tools: Using story to manage complexity "
SESSION 3: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Charlotte Thornton : . REQUESTED NO LISTING
"Redefining Mine Closure Based on Deep Ecology & Solmaxion Engineering
Christian Thomas: . SkyTruth PPT VID INC
" Earth Engine as a Tool for Detecting Mountaintop Removal Mining in Central Appalachia "
Connor Bailey: . The Wilderness Society PPT
" Using Python and Selenium to Make Geographical Sense of BLM's LR2000 "
SESSION 4: WATER QUALITY & IMAGE ANALYSIS
Hasti Abdullah:,University of Sulaimani PPT INC
" Water Quality Index Models for Dokan Lake Using LANDSAT 8 OLI Satellite Image"
Tanya Gallagher: Unversity of British Columbia PPT ABS INC
"Using historical aerial photography to identify landscape legacies: Is there a signal of historical land use in trans-border groundwater aquifers?"
Nahm Lee:,Santa Clara Valley Water Disctrict PPT INC
"Open Source R Application in a Flood Forecast/Warning System"