CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Talks

Testimony, seminars, and other talks from CCI

CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Talks

Testimony, seminars, and other talks from CCI

The Center for Conservation Innovation participates in talks outside of Defenders of Wildlife, including conferences, university lectures, and Congressional testimonies. Discover those here!

CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

In Search of a National Biodiversity Strategy

Nearly 200 countries have developed various forms of biodiversity strategies, but the United States is not one of them. Worldwide, 1 million species are threatened with extinction, according to Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, World Wildlife …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

The need for a National Biodiversity Strategy

The looming biodiversity crisis points to the need for a concerted, whole-of-government response. In this briefing and discussion with the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, CCI's director, Jacob Malcom, talked with state legislators …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Addressing the Biodiversity Crisis in the US: 30x30 and Climate Connectivity

Recent science on the global status and trends of biodiversity loss have made the crisis abundantly clear and transformative action a necessity. Calls to address the crisis by conserving at least 30% of Earth by 2030, known as 30x30 have gained …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Stopping Extinction and Reversing Nature Loss: The Case for a National Biodiversity Strategy

The biodiversity crisis is unfolding around the world and in the U.S. In this hill briefing, CCI Director Jacob Malcom gave Capitol Hill staff and a variety of other interested parties an overview of the science that describes the scale of the …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Supporting Habitat Conservation with Automated Change Detection in Google Earth Engine

In this webinar, Michael presents his and Jacob's recently published paper - Supporting habitat conservation with automated change detection in Google Earth Engine. He covers the importance and need for more comprehensive, effective, and …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

From Pixels to Objects: Detecting Habitat Change with AI

In this webinar, Senior Conservation Data Scientist Mike Evans shares the work that CCI has been doing to develop automated change methodology, discusses examples in which CCI has used these tools to positively impact conservation efforts, and shares …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Getting to 30x30 in the US: Guiding Decision-makers with GIS [talk]

A science-based recommendation to help address the biodiversity and climate crises by protecting at least 30% of Earth's terrestrial and marine systems by 2030 (30x30) is gaining momentum in the US. As many groups have signed on to the message, …
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Cook Inlet Beluga StoryMap

Join Olivia Lewis, CCI's summer GIS intern, to learn about how she created a storymap to communicate the conservation needs of the Cook Inlet beluga whale in collaboration with Defenders' Alaska team.
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

A Glimpse into the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall's Disastrous Impact on Wildlife

Join Evelyn Gorey, an Azavea Summer of Maps fellow working with Defenders of Wildlife, in learning about the deleterious impacts of the US-Mexico border wall on wildlife.
CCI's Mike Evans presenting to students.

Conservation Policy Crash-course for Scientists

There is a mismatch between the rate of advancement in scientific understanding of the state of biodiversity (rapid) and improving conservation outcomes (slow). This difference is due, in part, to a disconnect between scientific research and laws …