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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: .. About Us.. Undergraduate.. Graduate.. Research.. Dr.. Jane Goodall, Founder of Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, visits Dept.. of Geographical Sciences.. On October 13th, world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr.. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, visited the Department of Geographical Science’s University of Maryland (UMD)-CARPE team before giving her keynote presentation to the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS).. Lilian Pintea, vice president of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute, accompanied Dr.. Goodall.. Read More.. The University of Maryland s Department of Geographical Sciences Celebrates International GIS Day.. Watch GEOG's introductory video here!.. AGENDA.. 9.. :30 am.. Chris Justice, Department Chair.. -.. Stamp Atrium.. Opening Remarks.. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Geospatial Technology in Action -.. GEOG PhD Student Giuseppe Molinario Conducts USAID CARPE African Wildlife Foundation Funded Fieldwork in DRC.. During the summer of 2012, Ph.. D student and Faculty Research Assistant,.. Giuseppe Molinario.. , conducted field-work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.. Much of his time was spent in Kinshasa where he worked closely with USAID’s Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) HQ team in coordinating ongoing research and operational activities.. Additional time was spent with various government affiliates and NGOs, who are part of the ever-evolving Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) landscape, in the Djolu and Inongo villages of the Equateur and Bandundu provinces respectively.. GEOGRAPHY STRIKES BACK: To understand today s global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes Robert D.. Kaplan.. Published in the Wall Street Journal, 7 September 2012.. By, Robert D.. Kaplan, author of, ".. The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate.. ".. If you want to know what Russia, China or Iran will do next, don't read their newspapers or ask what our spies have dug up—consult a map.. Geography can reveal as much about a government's aims as its secret councils.. More than ideology or domestic politics, what fundamentally defines a state is its place on the globe.. Maps capture the key facts of history, culture and natural resources.. With upheaval in the Middle East and a tumultuous political transition in China, look to geography to make sense of it all.. STUDY ABROAD: Learn the Geography of the Caribbean.. GEOG 328B, The Geography of the Caribbean.. , is a 3-credit, short-term, faculty accompanied, Study Abroad program.. This course is the product of the joint efforts of the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences and the University’s Education Abroad Department.. The program studies the cultural and physical geography of the Windward and Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.. The class, led by Professor Joseph Trocino, a lecturer within the Department of Geographical Sciences,.. ,.. spends at least 7 days aboard a windjammer tall ship, along with time spent on land.. Islands visited are, for the most part, non-tourist islands!.. The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF).. The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) is an operational research and development project housed in the Department of Geographical Sciences, within the College or Behavioral and Social Sciences, at the University of Maryland.. Funded primarily by NASA, GLCF has been involved in numerous research projects encompassing the fields of remote sensing, geospatial ecology,  ...   Earth System Science of the University of Maryland and Beijing Normal University.. On February 28, 2012 the.. inauguration.. of the University of Maryland and Beijing Normal University Joint Global Change and Earth System Science Center was held at the Riggs Alumni Center on the College Park Campus attended by 70 people.. Senior representatives from Beijing Normal University along with high-ranking officials from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Embassy attended.. News and Events.. GEOG Developing links with the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment in China.. The College of Behavioral Health and Sciences (BSOS) Dean, Dr.. John Townshend, visited the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Chengdu,.. Read more.. Sabine O Hara, of the University of the District of Columbia, to speak at Global Dimensions of Human Environmental Change Seminar Today [11/15/2012].. Please join us on Thursday, Nov.. 15, for the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Seminar Series in 1124 LeFrak Hall.. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of the College of Agriculture.. Klaus Hubacek Appointed Member of the City of Shanghai s New Climate Change Research Center.. Klaus Hubacek gave a keynote lecture at the First International Forum of Cities and Climate Change in Shanghai, October 30 - 31.. The international forum was jointly held with the First.. Juliet Schor of Boston College to speak at Human Dimensions of Global Change Seminar [10/18/2012].. Juliet Schor of Boston College speaking at Human Dimensions of Global Change Seminar.. There will be a Meet Greet session with Dr.. Schor at 3:00 in the 2nd floor Atrium of the Arts-.. GEOG Faculty Awarded NASA Research Grants for Early Career Scientists.. Drs Inbal Becker-Reshef and Tatiana Loboda (with Julie Silva) were each recently awarded NASA Land-Cover Land-Use Change (LCLUC) grants for Early Career Scientists.. Their three year.. Earth Observer Article: A Joint NASA GOFC-GOLD and NEESPI Workshop to Examine the Natural, Soci-economic and Land-use Impacts of the 2010 Drought in European Russia.. By: Tatiana Loboda, Chris Justice, Garik Gutman, Olga Krankina, and Eldar Kurbanov Introduction:.. Departmental Faculty Recognized at the University 14th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon.. On Thursday, October 4, 2012, the Division of Research honored the research leaders of UMD by recognizing their achievements at the 14th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon.. Geography Career Internship Fair [11/2/2012].. The University Career Center along with the Department of Geographical Sciences will be hosting a Geography Career Internship Fair, Friday, November 2, 2012, from 9:30 am - 12:30.. George Hurtt’s proposal, “Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into Sustainable Global Climate Mitigation Scenarios” selected by SESYNC.. Drs.. George Hurtt (UMD) and James Edmonds of the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) have been selected to lead a pursuit entitled, “Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into.. Emilio Moran of Indiana University spoke at first 2012/2013 Human Dimensions Seminar Series last week.. Moran of Indiana University discussed "Human Environment Interaction, Land Use, and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon" in LeFrak Hall last Thursday as the first speaker in the 2012/2013 Human.. Visit the.. News Archive.. Get Involved.. Receive Email.. Volunteer.. GEOG Items of Interest.. Human Dimensions Seminars.. MPS in GIS.. Employment Opportunities.. Stay Connected.. Facebook.. Twitter.. Alumni.. College Directory.. Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, 2181 Samuel J.. LeFrak Hall, College Park, MD 20742.. Phone: 301-405-4050.. Contact Us.. Login..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: About Us.. Leadership.. Building on the strong foundation laid by the previous chairs, I look forward to increasing the good reputation of Geography at UMCP as an exemplary department.. Mission Statement.. Departmental History.. A View from the Chair.. GEOG Ranked #3 by National Research Council.. Geograffiti Newsletter.. Geograffitti Archive.. People.. The members of the Department of Geographical Sciences work together to provide you with outstanding research, educational and service opportunities.. Additional information specific to  ...   respective pages.. Professors.. Lecturers.. Research Associates.. Faculty Research Assistants.. Staff.. Graduate Students.. Administration.. The Geography Department, University of Maryland College Park, ranked 3rd out of 49 Geography Departments in the 2010 NRC Rankings.. Chair and Department Administration.. Graduate Administration.. Undergraduate Administration.. Research Administration.. Facilities and Resources.. We are located at LeFrak Hall and the Hartwick Building.. We have extensive teaching laboratories and a wide array of courses we offer.. Hartwick Office Building.. Department Collaborators..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Undergraduate.. Undergraduate Director s Welcome.. Advising.. The Geographical Sciences Advising Office is staffed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr.. Ronald Luna and Undergraduate Advisors and Vanessa Kirn.. They are happy to answer your questions regarding majors, minors, coursework requirements, internships and career opportunities.. Are YOU a Geographer?.. Hours and Contact.. Block Removal.. Course Schedule.. Undergraduate Courses.. Open Lab Policies.. Graduation Fall 2012.. Concentrations, Tracks, and Minors.. Concentrations: Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) Land Use, ENSP-Coastal and Marine Environments, ENSP-Global Environmental Change.. Tracks: Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Intelligence and Remote Sensing , Environment Systems and  ...   Geographical Sciences.. The Geographical Sciences Department offers online coures in GIS, human geography, and physical geography at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.. Online classes.. Undergraduate Research: Honors, Independent Studies.. Earn credits, gain experience and make yourself a competitive job or graduate school candidate by conducting undergraduate research!.. Honors in Geography.. Independent Studies.. Undergraduate Research Symposium.. Internships and Career Opportunities.. Enhance your employability and locate careers through the Department’s internship and job opportunities!.. Internship Program.. Geography Career Fair.. Other Career Resources.. Social: Clubs, Associations, Study Abroad, Alumni Resources.. Get involved and stay connected!.. Clubs and Associations.. Alumni Services.. Study Abroad..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Graduate.. PhD Program.. Geographers study some of the most serious problems facing human kind: environmental degradation, unequal distribution of resources, global warming, and international conflicts.. Why a PhD at UMD?.. Research Specializations.. Requirements.. Graduate Courses.. Application.. MPS of Geospatial Information Sciences Program.. Dedicated to providing  ...   Overview.. Courses.. Admission.. Funding Options.. Various funding options exist for Graduate Students within the Department and the Graduate Shool.. Assistantships.. Fellowships.. Travel Grants.. Other Funding Sources.. Resources.. Links to other helpful information.. Course schedules.. PhD Handbooks.. Graduate Outcome Assessment.. Graduate School Resources.. Student Life, Research, Careers..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Research.. Research Director s Welcome.. Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing.. Collecting and interpreting geospatial data is central to everything we do as geographers, whether on computers or in the field.. From local events to multi-scale processes, our faculty are developing and applying advanced remote sensing capabilities and GI Science that will help us to develop the next generation of GI technologies and understanding of the world s geography.. Our strengths include advanced computer modeling, scientific and geographic visualization, sensor calibration and design, image processing, geocomputing, spatial statistics, and semantic learning.. Researchers.. Research Projects.. Publications.. Human Dimensions of Global Change – Coupled Human and Natural Systems.. The Department s ultimate research goal is to advance an integrated understanding of the coupled Earth system including spatially distributed human processes.. Our research addresses both fundamental and applied issues in coupled human and natural systems, such as population, socio-economic development, consumption and production, poverty, climate impacts and adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation, as well as the examination of policy options  ...   socio-economic data to study past land cover and land use change and to inform advanced modeling of spatially-explicit future scenarios.. These methods are actively being used to simultaneously address social, economic, carbon, climate, biodiversity and other aspects of land-use changes.. We develop agricultural monitoring systems and look at societal impacts, adaptions and vulnerability to fire, droughts, floods, desertification, and other catastrophic events.. Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes.. The department carries out a broad array of research focused on monitoring vegetation dynamics, with a particular focus on mapping and studying human and natural disturbances and their landscape-scale impacts, as well as changes to the earth surface as a result of climate variability.. This research involves integration of field-based research with remotely-sensed observations to address key scientific uncertainties.. Alterations to the global carbon cycle are changing atmospheric composition and climate with implications for human well-being and a particular focus of our research is on monitoring and modeling the terrestrial carbon cycle with unprecedented sophistication and resolution..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Pintea explained that JGI’s long-term strategy is to work with its partners to protect 85 percent of known chimpanzee populations and their habitat, and UMD-CARPE’s maps of African forest cover and loss are helping JGI meet this goal.. Matt Hansen then showcased the development of CARPE’s Landsat/MODIS-based Congo Basin forest cover monitoring methodology and the application of these  ...   and structure.. JGI and UMD also discussed the need for real-time data delivery to local people and decision makers for effective interventions to prevent habitat destruction, as well as the value of wide dissemination of satellite-based observations for promoting transparency in natural resource management.. Photo:.. Matt Hansen instructs Dr.. Jane Goodall and her colleague on surface reflectance anisotropy.. Photo..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Demonstrations by businesses, organizations, and UMD grad students, departments and centers.. 1:00 pm.. Anupam Anand.. Grand Ballroom Lounge.. Topic - GIS for Energy Conservation: An Analysis of Rooftop Solar Energy Potential of University of Maryland.. 1:30 pm.. Giuseppe Molinario.. and.. Alice Altstatt.. Topic - Mapping, Monitoring and Planning for Conservation: Land Cover and Land Use Change in the Congo Basin.. 2:00 pm Dr.. Itamar Katz -.. Topic - Mapping Quality and Accessibility of Health Services: Applying GIS in  ...   Anthrax and Water Bottles: Real Examples of GIS for Emergency Management.. 3:30 pm Jim Cannistra -.. Topic: An Introduction to Maryland State Geographic Information Committee and an update on Statewide GIS Activities.. 10:00 to 4:00 pm Open House.. – 4th Floor Mckeldin Library.. Got Maps??.. For additional information on our speakers, and to download a pdf of the program, please click here.. If you have questions, please contact Miss Lee Sanders at.. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!!..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Christopher Justice.. Professor Chair.. 1157 Lefrak Hall.. Department of Geographical Sciences.. University of Maryland.. College Park, MD 20742.. Phone:.. (301) 405 1600.. Email:.. Biography.. Teaching.. Service.. Grad Students.. Professor Justice received his Ph.. D.. from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.. In 2001 he became Professor and Research Director in the Geography Department of the University of Maryland and in 2010 became Dept Chair.. He is a member of the NASA Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Science Team and is responsible for the MODIS Fire Product.. He is CoChair of the NASA LANCE User Working Group.. He is a member of the NASA JPSS/NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Science Team.. He is co-chair of the GOFC/GOLD-Fire Implementation Team, a project of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), and a member of the Integrated Global Observation of Land (IGOL) Steering Committee.. He is on the Strategic Objective Team for USAID's Central Africa Regional Project for the Environment.. He is Co-Chair of the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Task.. His current research is on land cover and land use change, the extent and impacts of global fire, global agricultural monitoring, and their associated information technology and decision support systems.. Areas of Interest:.. Global Change Research.. Land Use and Land Cover Change.. Satellite-based Agricultural Monitoring.. Satellite-based Fire Monitoring.. Terrestrial Observing Systems/Remote Sensing.. CV:.. justice_cv.. pdf.. Degrees.. Ph.. BA.. Geography, Reading University, UK, 1977.. Honors Geography, Reading University, UK 1973.. GEOG 615.. Land Cover Land Use Change.. Primary Investigator.. Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Using Satellites for CARPE.. Global Agricultural Monitoring: Transitioning NPP VIIRS Observations into the USDA FAS Decision Support System.. The GEO Global Agriculture Monitoring Task: Supporting the GEOSS vision for an Agricultural Monitoring System of Systems.. Land Cover Land Use Change Scientist Program Support.. Effects of biomass burning on water cycle and climate of the Asian monsoon.. GOFC-GOLD Fire Project - Coordination.. MODIS Burned Area Maintenance, Improvement and Validation.. Sentinel 3 Science Products: a US contribution.. Global Monitoring of Agricultural Drought: A Contribution to GEOGLAM.. Co-Investigator.. Assessment of GOSAT/TANSO-FTS CO2 Variations In Relation To Biomass Burning and Vegetation Fires.. A Terrestrial Surface Climate Data Record for Global Change Studies.. National.. International.. NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Program Scientist.. Co Chair NASA LANCE UWG.. Co Chair GEO Agricultural Monitoring Task.. Co Chair GOFC GOLD Fire Implementation Team.. Krishna Prasad Vadrevu, Csiszar, I, Ellicott, E.. , Giglio, L.. , Badarinath, K.. V.. , Vermote, E.. , and Justice, C.. 2012.. Hotspot Analysis of Vegetation Fires and Intensity in the Indian Region.. IEEE JSTARS.. (In revision).. Krishna Prasad Vadrevu.. , and Chris Justice.. Vegetation Fires in the Asian Region – Satellite Observational Needs and Priorities.. Invited article by the Ministry of Environment, Japan for Global Environmental Research.. (In press).. , Ellicott, E.. ,Giglio, L.. , Badarinath, KVS, Vermote, E.. , Justice, C.. , and Lau, B.. Vegetation Fires in the Himalayan Region - Aerosol Load, Black Carbon Emissions and Smoke Plume Heights.. Atmospheric Environment.. 47-241–251.. Justice C.. O.. , Vermote E.. , Privette J.. , Sei A.. , The Evolution of U.. Moderate Resolution Optical Land Remote Sensing from AVHRR to VIIRS.. Ramachandran, B, Justice C.. , Abrams M.. J.. 2011.. Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: NASA s Earth.. , Giglio L.. , Roy D.. , Boschetti L.. , Csiszar I.. , Davies D.. , Korontzi S.. , Schroeder W.. , O’Neal K.. Global Fire Products from the MODIS instruments.. Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Chan.. Justice, C.. , King, L.. , Gutman, G.. NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Program 15th Anniversary Science Team Meeting.. The Earth Observer, Vol 23, 4, 36-39.. Townshend J.. R.. G.. , Latham J.. , Janetos A.. Conant R.. , Arino O.. Balstad R.. , Belward  ...   J.. Garrigues S.. , Justice C.. , Nickeson J.. 2009.. Report on the CEOS Land Product Validation Sub-group Meeting.. Vol 21, 6, 26-30.. Becker Reshef, I.. Doorn B.. NASA’s contribution to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Agricultural Monitoring Task.. The Earth Observer, Vol 21, 4, 24-29.. Davies, D.. K.. , Ilavajhala, S.. , Wong, M.. M.. and Justice, C.. , 2009, Fire Information for Resource Management System: Archiving and Distributing MODIS Active Fire Data.. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47, pp.. 72-79.. 3, 2009, Fire Information for Resource Management System: Archiving and Distributing MODIS Active Fire Data.. Giglio Louis, Loboda T.. , Quayle B.. P.. 3, 2009.. An active-fire based burned area mapping algorithm for the MODIS sensor.. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113 (2), p.. 408-420,.. Giglio, L.. , Loboda, T.. , Quayle, B.. , 2009.. An Active-Fire Based Burned Area Mapping Algorithm for the MODIS Sensor.. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113 (2): 408-420.. and Tucker C.. III 2009.. Coarse Resolution Optical Sensors.. In T.. A.. Warner, M.. Nellis, and G.. M.. Foody.. (Eds.. ) Handbook of Remote Sensing.. SAGE Publications Inc.. , London, UK.. 139-150.. NASA LCLUC Spring Science Team meeting Summary.. The Earth Observer, Vol 21, 4, 30-33.. McCarty, J.. , Korontzi, S.. The spatial and temporal distribution of crop residue burning in the contiguous United States.. Science of the Total Environment, 407 (21): 5701-5712.. Vermote, E.. ,, Breon, F.. Towards a Generalized Approach for Correction of the BRDF Effect in MODIS Directional Reflectances.. IEEE Transacations on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(3), 898-908.. Gutman G.. , R.. Byrnes, J.. Masek, S.. Covington, C.. Justice, S.. Franks and R.. Headley, 2008.. Towards monitoring land cover and land use changes at a global scale: the Global Land Survey 2005.. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74, 1, 6-10.. Boschetti L.. 2008.. Daily global mapping of vegetation biomass burning from MODIS satellite data.. In Brivio A.. (Ed) Optical Observations of Vegetation Properties.. Research Signposts Series 27/661 (2).. Kerala, India.. Boschetti, L.. Barbosa, P.. , Boca, R.. , 2008.. A MODIS assessment of the summer 2007 extent burned in Greece, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(8):2433-2436.. Boschetti, L.. Using NASA’s World Wind Virtual Globe for Interactive Visualization of the Global MODIS Burned Area Product, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(11), 3067-3072.. Chuvieco E.. Global Characterization of Fire Activity: towards defining fire regions from Earth Observation Data.. Global Change Biology, 14, 1488-1502.. Giglio L.. , Restas A.. , Morisette J.. T.. , Morton D.. Active fire detection and characterization with the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER).. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 1.. 4, 2008.. Remote Sensing of the Environment,.. Hansen, M.. P, Lindquist, E.. , Alstatt, A.. A method for integrating MODIS and Landsat data for systematic monitoring of forest cover and change in Central Africa.. Remote Sensing of Environment.. 112 (5), p.. 2495-2513.. Lindquist E, Hansen M.. Roy D.. The suitability of decadal image data sets for mapping tropical forest cover change in the Democratic Republic of Congo: implications for the mid-decadal global land survey.. International Journal of Rem.. , Ju J.. The Collection 5 MODIS Burned Area Product - Global Evaluation by Comparison with the MODIS Active Fire Product, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 3690-3707.. The Collection 5 MODIS Burned Area Product -Global Evaluation by Comparison with the MODIS Active Fire Product, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 3690-3707.. Korontzi, S.. , McCarty, J.. , Kumar, S.. , 2006.. Global distribution of agricultural fires in croplands from 3 years of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data.. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20, GB2021, doi:10.. 1029.. Current Students.. Enrique Lugardo Montano.. Kelley J.. O Neal.. Kusuma Prabhakara.. Alyssa Kathleen Whitcraft.. Jie Zhang.. Catherine Nakalembe.. Jon Nordling..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Said Molinario, “In Djolu, I camped at the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) compound, and with AWF, Observatorie Satellital Forets d'Afrique Central (OSFAC) and Office National des Forets International (ONFi) colleagues we travelled via motorcycle to the village of Ingungo, about an hour away, where our field sites were located.. We walked through 33 km of primary and secondary forest - often knee-deep and swampy - and active and fallow fields, stopping to take qualitative and quantitative observations of land cover in previously selected plots using a stratified, random approach.. A week later we returned to Kinshasa and then flew towards the village of Inongo.. On the banks of Lake Mai Ndombe (“black water lake,” as a result of leaked tannins) in Lingala, we were hosted by Jean Robert Bwangoy (of South Dakota State University) at the Ecological Restoration Associates (ERA) compound.. ERA runs a REDD project in a former logging concession in  ...   used to validate the Forets d'Afrique Central Evaluee par Teledetection, or FACET, forest cover loss 2000-2010 map produced by.. Peter Potapov.. and colleagues at UMD.. The land cover observations will also be used to improve future forest cover classifications for the region, and answer questions about the process of agricultural land use conversion of forest cover as part of Molinario's Ph.. D research.. While a productive and generally safe excursion, Molinario admitted the occasional mishap.. For example, “We were nearly lost on a boat, in the middle of the lake, at night with a thick fog and no lights.. Later, I hit my foot – hard – on a log while riding a motorcycle through the dense forest.. Nevertheless, the trip was a success and I hope to get back there before next summer to collect more data and keep working with our Congolese colleagues.. ”.. https://picasaweb.. google.. com/g.. molinario/DRC_Fieldwork_summer_2012?authuser=0 authkey=Gv1sRgCNjCvo6Q5fj7rgE feat=directlink..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: Faculty Research Assistant.. 4321 Hartwick Rd.. (301) 405 8895.. Giuseppe is studying Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) in the Congo Basin; investigating what the drivers of LCLUC are and how the human/environment interface can be detected and monitored more clearly in order to inform policy.. In 2010 Giuseppe earned his M.. in Geography from UMD, focusing on satellite Remote Sensing and working as a Graduate Research Assistant for the NASA and UN-FAO funded Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS).. His final M.. paper was on the characterization of the spatial and temporal dynamics of fire in Ethiopia and it's relevance to land use sustainibility.. He earned his undergraduate degree (B.. ) in 2001 at Tufts University with a double major in Environmental Studies and Philosophy and minor in Studio Art.. Between 2001 and 2008 he worked as a freelance environmental and geospatial consultant for several organizations, among which the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Friends of the Earth and several private firms and NGO’s in the geospatial, urban planning, IT and environmental science fields.. Recently he developed an updated WebGIS (CARPE Mapper) and metadata explorer  ...   early warning systems.. Geospatial technologies and methods (GIS, RS).. Land Cover and Land Use Change.. Forest cover loss dynamics, focusing on Africa.. Environmental Sustainability.. Human Dimensions of Global Change - in particular in developing nations and in relation to climate change adaptations and mitigations, and LCLUC.. Social and environmental external costs internalization and life cycle assessment approaches to environmental sustainablity.. WebGIS systems, both proprietary and open source.. Current CV.. Personal Website:.. http://congo.. iluci.. org/gmolinario/.. Education.. BA.. Environmental Studies.. MA.. Geography, UMD.. Faculty Advisor.. Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) in the Congo Basin; investigating how to make more detailed and accurate remote sensing based maps, what the drivers of LCLUC are, and how the human/environment interface can be detected and monitored more clearly in order to inform policy.. National level active fire based spatio-temporal analysis which can inform policy makers and planners on the anthropogenic pressure on the environment.. As part of his M.. he is continuing work on a case-study at the national level for Ethiopia, in which the environment, and land productivity, are stressed by droughts, creating a fragile balance which can be tipped by over-intensive land use practices.. Researcher.. Graduate Researcher..

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  • Title: Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park | www.geog.umd.edu
    Descriptive info: As a way of explaining world politics, geography has supposedly been eclipsed by economics, globalization and electronic communications.. It has a decidedly musty aura, like a one-room schoolhouse.. Indeed, those who think of foreign policy as an opportunity to transform the world for the better tend to equate any consideration of geography with fatalism, a failure of imagination.. But this is nonsense.. Elite molders of public opinion may be able to dash across oceans and continents in hours, allowing them to talk glibly of the "flat" world below.. But while cyberspace and financial markets know no boundaries, the Carpathian Mountains still separate Central Europe from the Balkans, helping to create two vastly  ...   distance, but it has hardly negated geography.. Rather, it has increased the preciousness of disputed territory.. As the Yale scholar Paul Bracken observes, the "finite size of the earth" is now itself a force for instability: The Eurasian land mass has become a string of overlapping missile ranges, with crowds in megacities inflamed by mass media about patches of ground in Palestine and Kashmir.. Counterintuitive though it may seem, the way to grasp what is happening in this world of instantaneous news is to rediscover something basic: the spatial representation of humanity's divisions, possibilities and—most important—constraints.. The map leads us to the right sorts of questions.. Read the rest of the article..

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