Aerial Photo-interpretation, GIS Tools and Workflows for Documenting Scale Appropriate Monitoring of Restoration Activities

Many times it is hard to visualize the impact of restoration projects at a scale that is appropriate for the work that you've done on the ground. Maps of where treatments have been applied, in the form of points or polygons, represent effort and not a trajectory or change. During this session we will provide case studies at various spatial scales that visualize change over time in geographic space. We will introduce data, software, and workflows that will aid in this process and provide opportunities for audience to pitch their own monitoring conundrums.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Jason Tallant
University of Michigan
Jason Tallant is the University of Michigan Biological Station’s (UMBS) Data Manager. To this end, he aggregates, curates and publishes data and associated products of research and teaching at UMBS into publically available databases. He collaborates with research scientists to ensure the collection and use of quality data. He views his background, training, and continued interest in restoration ecology and geographic information systems (GIS) as a jumping-off-point to explore questions related to landscape ecology, biogeography, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis. And he gives really good backrubs. 
Mike Appel
Mike Appel Environmental Design