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VIDEO: Microsoft Research’s Lucas Joppa Discusses Computational Ecology and Conservation

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Lucas Joppa, Photo by Microsoft Research

In a revealing interview, linked at the bottom of this post, Lucas Joppa of Microsoft Research discusses how he came to unite his passion for conservation with the tools of computational ecology to help protect the world’s biodiversity. He also details how the models he helped developed have influenced conservation decision-making, including how remote sensing, spatial data, and modeling helped him and other scientists conclude that 67% of plant species live on just 17% of the earth’s land, a very important finding for conservation science. He also talks about Technology for Nature, a partnership combining the resources, ingenuity, and scientific knowledge of Microsoft, University College London, and the Zoological Society of London, for the preservation of biodiversity.

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