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Applications of Remote Sensing for Local and Global Sustainable Development Goals

October 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Moderated by Kris Johnson – GIS Instructor (UMD) and Research Scientist at NRRI

Participating Panelists

  • Dr. Kathryn Grace, Associate Professor of Geography, Environment and Society – UMN
    I use survey data, field work (focus groups, observation and interviews), remotely
    sensed data and other types of geophysical data to investigate the ways that
    people interact with their environment. In particular, I focus on food insecurity,
    children’s health and women’s health in a context of climate change. I also focus
    on how women manage their nutritional needs while pregnant and
    breastfeeding. As part of this research, I investigate the decisions that women
    and men make regarding childbearing and contraceptive use while coping with
    food insecurity.  My research is primarily focused in some of the poorest
    countries in the world in West Africa, East Africa and Central America.
  • Jodi Slick, Founder and CEO – Ecolibrium3
    Jodi Slick is the founder and CEO of Ecolibrium3, leading the organization’s
    community resilience and sustainability work. Jodi previously founded Common
    Ground Construction, a green affordable housing social enterprise. She received
    her Master of Educational Administration and BS in Broad Field Science
    (Chemistry and Physics) from the University of Wisconsin Superior. She has also
    completed training with the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
    in Social Entrepreneurship. Jodi was named a White House Champion of Change
    for Building Resilient Communities in 2013.
  • Dr. Chris Wright, Research Associate – Natural Resources Research Institute
    My current research is centered on natural climate solutions, in this case using
    forests to capture and store excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. My
    previous research has addressed agricultural land use/land cover change, effects
    of climate change on the Prairie Pothole Region, maintenance of habitat
    connectivity for wildlife, and remote sensing methods for ecosystem monitoring at
    continental scales.
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October 7, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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MN United States