This seminar series is organised by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School Centre
Speaker: Dr Peter Long, James Martin Fellow, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford Martin School
Summary: LEFT is a web-based decision support tool originally developed to aid extractive industries in evaluating the pattern of relative ecological value across a landscape to inform their planning of facility placement such that environmental impact is minimised. A user defines an area of interest anywhere globally and the tool automatically processes a series of high-quality datasets using standardised algorithms to produce maps at 300m resolution of landcover class, numbers of globally threatened terrestrial vertebrate species, beta-diversity of terrestrial vertebrates and flowering plants, habitat fragmentation, wetland habitat connectivity, numbers of migratory species and vegetation resilience. These results are aggregated to produce a single map of relative ecological value. The tool then generates a customised pdf report and a zip file of GIS data for the area requested. Results are delivered to users by email within a few minutes of job submission.
This seminar will be followed by drinks.
All welcome, please register here: http://bookwhen.com/octf