September 18, 2020. Our project that is building dynamic spatial planning tool on top of Google Earth Engine was 1 of 5 Finalists for this inaugural prize.
September 10, 2020. Published in Science Advances, the Global Safety Net is a first of its kind effort to map where lands need to be conserved to halt the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. We identify 50% of the terrestrial realm that, if conserved, would reverse further biodiversity loss, prevent CO2 emissions from land conversion, and enhance natural carbon removal. This framework shows that, beyond the 15.1% land area currently protected, 35.3% of land area is needed to conserve additional sites of particular importance for biodiversity and stabilize the climate. Conserving the Global Safety Net could support public health by reducing the potential for zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 from emerging in the future.
March 23, 2016. Mongabay published an article I wrote on how AI can enable acoustic monitoring for marine mammals; and how this is being used to reduce ship strikes.