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Wednesday, April 10 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Closing Keynote Address - How Do We Use GIS to Address the Issues of Our Changing Environment?

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With the earth under pressure of increasing population, changing climate, and urbanization, we are facing tremendous and difficult environmental challenges, such as pollution, drought, unexpected wildfire/flooding and loss of biodiversity…to name a few. As a GIS practitioner (whether you are a researcher, professional, educator or students that uses GIS), have you wondered how GIS can help address these challenges of our living world? What has geospatial science and technology helped to better understand the environmental changes and to remediate (or adapt) the related human and ecological health issues from the changes? In this panel discussion, three panelists from different fields will be invited to present their work in using GIS to better understand environmental changes and the resulting ecological health issues, to talk about their visions relating to this subject, and to discuss how you and I in the GIS community can contribute to tackling this overarching problem.

Donna Begay, PhD., Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
Scott Phillips, GIS Manager, CSU Stanislaus/Endangered Species Recovery Program
Walker Wieland, GISP,  Research Scientist, CalEPA/Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

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An-Min Wu

CGIA Chair / Lecturer, California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) & University of Southern California
An-Min is a GIS educator, researcher, and field soil scientist that cares about environmental sustainability. As CGIA Chair, she is focused on advocacy work for members and the CA GIS community at large. An-Min teaches a variety of GIST courses (spatial analysis, spatial databases... Read More →

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Walker Wieland, GISP

Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
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Donna Begay, PhD

Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
Tribal GIS perspectives includes discussion on development of culturally sensitive resources mapping, GIS an element of EJ (Environmental Justice), and using GIS to help protect cultural landscapes. Member of the Tubatulabal Tribe in Kern Valley, California - Researcher and Cultural... Read More →
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Scott Phillips, GISP

GIS Manager, CSU Stanislaus/ESRP
GIS Manager (now part-time) for the CSU-Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP) since 1996, and full-time Geography instructor for Clovis Community College. At ESRP I've worked with species experts, state/federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations for planning... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
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