Bwangoy-Bankanza, Jean-Robert B.

Ph.D. Geospatial Science & Engineering

Jean-Robert B. Bwangoy-Bankanza is a professional forester from the Congolese Ministry of Environment and Nature Conservation and Teaching Assistant at the University of Kinshasa, Agronomy Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada and a Master of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science from the University of Redlands, California. He has been working for many years with various groups mapping vegetation cover and deforestation in Central Africa including the FAO / Forest Resurces Assessment, the University of Maryland at College Park, the Bowie State University (MD) and the African Regional School for Integrated Forest and Land Management (ERAIFT) located at the University of Kinshasa school campus.

His research towards his Ph.D. Degree in Geospatial Science and Engineering was funded through a CARPE/UMD/NASA grant. It focused on mapping the extent of the swamp forest in the Congo River Basin using digital elevation models, optical and radar remote sensing data.

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Jul 28, 2014