The Geography Seminar Series features weekly speakers on the application of geographic information to public policy. Planned speakers for Spring 2007 are
April 4: Quinn Hart and Roger Kunkel (UCDavis, CSTARS and the California Resources Agency ) -- "GIS Web services in practice"
April 11: Marco Trombetti (CSTARS_ -- "Using Artificial Neural networks to estimate vegetation canopy water content from MODIS data"
April 4: Mark Nechodom (U.S. Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Research Center) -- "Public Costs and Benefits from the Use of Wildland Biomass for Energy Production: A Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Quantifying Public Goods"
April 25: Mike Byrne (California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development_ -- "Using GIS to Plan for Ubiquitous Broadband Deployment in California"
May 2: Emma Underwood (The Nature Conservancy) -- "Setting Conservation Priorities: The Global Mediterranean Ecosystem Assessment"
May 9: Rob Ball, Rich Green and Michael Hickey (Kern Council of Governments, Merced County Association of Governments,
Tulare County) -- "California's Final Frontier: Land Use Modeling in the San Joaquin Valley"
May 16: Maggi Kelly (UC Berkeley, Environmental Sciences,
Policy & Management) -- "Exciting new developments in geospatial technology for natural resource management"
May 23: Peter Stine (U.S. Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Research Center) -- Sensitive species in the Sierra Nevada: Why and what can we do about it"
May 30: Ramesh Sharma (Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India) -- "Restoration of Mountain Fluvial Aquatic Environment Degraded by Transportation Network in Garhwal Himalayas"
June 6: Tom Moritz (Getty Research Institute ) -- The World Database on Protected Areas: an evolving case study in geo-referenced conservation"
All seminars are in Wednesdays at 4 in Room 230 Wellman, UC Davis.