This site is the online companion to volume 3 of GIS for Science: Maps for Saving the Planet, as well as to both volumes 1 and 2 of GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics. It contains online resources that complement the case studies featured in the books, and also the Technology Showcase vignettes in each appendix.
At a time when so much is on the line for this kind of mapping, leading to science-informed decision-making about the forces affecting life on Earth, GIS for Science: Vol. 3, pivots even more sharply than the prior two volumes to a focus on biodiversity. It consists of real-world examples of scientists literally creating the maps that are saving the planet, showing biodiversity through the lens of global satellite observation, forestry, marine policy, artificial intelligence, and of course conservation biology and environmental education.
The stories in this book series are written for professional scientists, the swelling ranks of citizen or resident scientists, and anyone interested in science, geography, and the conservation of nature. The contributors represent a cross section of scientists who employ data gathered from satellites, aircraft, ships, drones, and myriad other remote-sensing technologies. Scientists are documenting an array of geographically oriented issues ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity to political strife, disease outbreaks, and resource shortages. The data and resources on this site present GIS ideas and inspiration that users can apply across many disciplines, so that you too can join in the effort to save planet Earth before it’s too late.
Chapter Resources Volume 3
Roger Sayre, U.S. Geological Survey et al.
Healy Hamilton and Regan Smyth, NatureServe
D. Scott Rinnan, Yale University; Greta C. Vega, Estefanía Casal, Camellia Williams, Vizzuality; and Joel Johnson, Chris Heltne, E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Christopher Oswalt, Charles (Hobie) Perry, David Bell, Charles Werstak, and Barry Wilson, US Forest Service
Maryam Rabiee, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network; and Ismini Ethridge, Columbia University
Daniel Wagner, Conservation International et al.
Bonnie Lei, Microsoft; Kate Longley-Wood and Zach Ferdana, The Nature Conservancy; Susanna De Beauville-Scott, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States; and Julian Engel, OceanMind
NASA Earth Science Division et al.
Chris Verlinden, Sarah Rosenthal, Jennifer Brandon, Kevin Heaney, and James Murray, Applied Ocean Sciences
Bob Kolvoord, James Madison University
Vicki Phillips, National Geographic Society
Ilya Zaslavsky, UC San Diego and Dmitry Kudinov, Esri
Chapter Resources Volume 2
Roger Sayre et al., US Geological Survey; Nick Holmes, The Nature Conservancy; Osgur McDermott Long, Lauren Weatherdon, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center; Dena Spatz, Pacific Rim Conservation; Keith VanGraafeiland, Esri; and David Will, Island Conservation.
Lisa C. Wickliffe et al., NOAA; Seth J. Theuerkauf, The Nature Conservancy; and Christine M. Taylor, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Orhun Aydin and Shaun Walbridge, Esri
Jennifer Bauer, Kelly Rose et al., National Energy Technology Laboratory
Amy Rose et al., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Paul West, et al., University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment; and Mauricio Castro Schmitz, The Nature Conservancy
Elizabeth Goldman, Nancy Harris, World Resources Institute; Lauren Bennett, Esri; and Stephen Ansari, Christopher Gabris, and Michael Lippmann, Blue Raster
Daniel Roberts et al., USDA Agricultural Research Service; Chris Reberg-Horton, NC State Center for Environmental Farming Systems; Nick Short and Sudhir Shrestha, Esri
Liz Naess, Halil Cakir, Environmental Protection Agency; and Alberto Nieto, Esri
Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont; Dexter Locke and J. Morgan Grove, US Forest Service; Michael Galvin, SavATree
Jeremy Kirkendall and Garrett Layne, NASA Disasters Program
William Shuart, Virginia Commonwealth University; Rohit Singh, Lain Graham and Gerald Kinn, Esri
Chapter Resources Volume 1
Roger Sayre, US Geological Survey
Daniel Coe, Washington Geological Survey
Melanie Brandmeier, Esri Germany
Orhun Aydin and Kevin A. Butler, Esri
Olga Wilhelmi and Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR
Lauren Griffin and Este Geraghty, Esri
Zach Ferdaña, et al., The Nature Conservancy, Tom Brouwer, FloodTags; and Omar Abou-Samra, American Red Cross
Gary Langham, Molly Bennet, with Brooke Bateman, et al., National Audubon Society
Jason Ur and Jeffrey Blossom, Harvard University
Jeff Allenby, Chesapeake Conservancy; Lucas Joppa and Nebojsa Jojic, Microsoft Research
Jacki Klancher, Todd Guenther, and Darran Wells, Central Wyoming College
Dan Klooster, et al., University of Redlands; Experience Mamoní; and Fundación Geoversity