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GIScCE scientists present at IGARSS 09 conference, South Africa [13-17 July 2009]

Dr. David Roy and Dr. Mark Cochrane attended IGARSS 09, Cape Town, South Africa and gave 4 presentations, and Dr. Roy chaired two sessions.

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Jul 13, 2009 to Jul 17, 2009

Dr. David Roy undertook field work, Western Arnhem Land, Australia [June 29-July 10th 2009]

Dr. Roy undertook field work with an international group of scientists and the Kabulwarnamyo aboriginal community in Western Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia. The field work was in support of the Western Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) project developed to address fire management issues in the Aboriginal-owned, high biodiversity savanna landscapes of western Arnhem Land.

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Jun 29, 2009 to Jul 10, 2009

Dr. Mark A. Cochrane and Christopher P. Barber present at the NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting (May 5-8) in New York, NY.

Cochrane, M.A., D.P Roy, C.M. Souza Jr., E. Arima, J. Barlow, I. Numata, C.P. Barber, J. Silveira, L. Mestre, R. Andrade and S.K. Sathyachandran, “Biodiversity Implications of Forest Disturbance and Related Landscape Dynamics on the Brazilian Amazon (Year 2)”. (oral presentation)

C.P. Barber, M.A. Cochrane, C. Souza Jr. M.C. Wimberly, T.R. Loveland, "Protected Areas in the Brazilian Amazon: Performance, Pressure, & Efficacy".  (Oral Presentation with accompanying poster).

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May 05, 2009 to May 08, 2009

Dr. David Roy presents in Namibia and Australia

David Roy attended the 7th Southern Africa Fire Network (SAFNET) Workshop, Katima Mulilo, Namibia, 22-26th September 2008, where he presented an overview of the GOFC-GOLD Fire network, 2 research papers, and provided remote sensing mapping training to SAFNet members; he then attended the 14th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Darwin, Australia, 29th September – 3rd October 2008, where he presented 3 research papers.

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Sep 22, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008

Dr. Mark A. Cochrane participates in a KITP/NCEAS-funded Pyrogeography and Climate Change workshop in Santa Barbara, CA May 27-June 6, 2008.

The meeting of many world experts on fire was chaired by Dr. D.M.J.S. Bowman and Dr. J. Balchat at the Kalvi Institute for Theoretical Physics and for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

Invited Presentation: Cochrane M.A. “Fire and land cover change in humid tropics

Addendum: The meeting resulted in the Science paper:

Bowman, D.M.J.S., J.K. Balch, P. Artaxo, W.J. Bond, J.M. Carlson, M.A. Cochrane, C.M. D’Antonio, R.S. DeFries, J.C. Doyle, S.P. Harrison, F.H. Johnston, J.E. Keeley, M.A. Krawchuck, C.A. Kull, J.B. Marston, M.A. Moritz, I.C. Prentice, C.I. Roos, A.C. Scott, T.W. Swetnam, G.R. van der Werf and S.J. Pyne. 2009. Fire in the Earth System. Science 324: 481-484.

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May 27, 2008 to Jun 06, 2008

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