The Society for Conservation GIS Annual International Conference held virtually, July 19 and August 4th, will feature Dr. Walter Jetz in a keynote presentation on Monday, July 19th, at 9:00 AM PT. Read the full conference agenda here. Keynote event registration is free.
Walter Jetz is a Professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and the School of the Environment at Yale University as well as the founder and director of the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change. His research addresses global biodiversity dynamics in a changing world and integrates ecological, evolutionary, geographical, and environmental perspectives. One particular focus is the use of new technologies and data flows to study biodiversity distributions and responses to change across scales. Dr. Jetz’s flagship projects include Map of Life, a research, education, and information platform addressing the global geographic distribution of species, the Half-Earth Project Map (addressing global priorities for area-based conservation), and EarthEnv (near-global high-resolution environmental data for biodiversity applications).