DIMACS/MBI Workshop in Quantitative Landscape Ecology and Environmental Sustainability

Workshop July 3 - 7, 2012 (with optional pre-meeting July 1 - 2 and optional field trip July 7 - 11, 2012 )
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Barend Erasmus, University of the Witwatersrand, Barend.Erasmus at wits.ac.za
Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University, Virginia, hgaff at odu.edu
Wayne Getz, UC Berkeley, wgetz at berkeley.edu
Marty Golubitsky, Mathematical Biosciences Institute - Ohio State University, mg at mbi.osu.edu
Victoria Goodall, SAEON, Cape Town, South Africa, victoria at saeon.ac.za
Kesh Govinder, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, UKZN, Durban, govinder at ukzn.ac.za
Fred Roberts, Rutgers University, froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Sadie Ryan, SUNY Syracuse, sjryan at esf.edu

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/MBI US-African BioMathematics Initiative.

This Workshop is jointly sponsored by:

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Workshop Topics: The application of mathematical methods to questions involving large scale ecological systems is called landscape ecology when the topography of the ecological system is taken into account. This is a rapidly developing field that relies on remote sensing to collect all types of ecological and population level data. It has critical applications in general ecology and conservation biology, particularly with a focus on sustainability of ecosystem services and issues relating to global climate change. The topics that will be covered in the workshop include:

  1. Remote sensing technologies (processing of satellite imagery, LIDAR, etc.):
  2. Automated environmental monitoring technologies:
  3. Automated animal movement monitoring technologies (GPS, ID Tags):
  4. Data management and processing:
  5. Pattern recognition and landscape classification methods:
  6. GIS Mapping technologies and landscape ecology:
  7. Methods in spatial ecology:
  8. Methods in movement ecology:
  9. Methods of analysis to address issue of ecosystem sustainability:
  10. Measurement of biodiversity:
  11. Indicators of ecosystem health:

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