Samantha Stefanoff and Randal Greene, NatureServe Canada
The need for area-based conservation is recognised as a key component of the new global biodiversity framework with several targets addressing the need for improved spatial planning and protected area networks.
In this GBIF Data Use Club seminar, Samantha Stefanoff and Randal Greene of NatureServe Canada's Ecosystem-based Automated Range (EBAR) Mapping Project, will outline how they are using GBIF-mediated data and other relevant data to develop ecosystem-based species ranges that guide spatial planning processes and species conservation action in Canada.
The event is open for all, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas following the presentation.
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Samantha Stefanoff is the new National Coordinator for NatureServe Canada's Ecosystem-based Automated Range (EBAR) mapping project. She has been with NatureServe Canada since July 2020 as the EBAR Data Technician. Before joining NatureServe Canada, Samantha completed her Master of Science degree in Biology at York University and worked for various governmental organizations in Ontario, Canada. Her greatest passion in life is conserving natural areas and ensuring that her son can enjoy those natural areas in the future.
Randal Greene has been facilitating decisions for over 25 years. Applications have ranged from healthcare, tourism, and telecommunications information management to real-time situation awareness for marine navigation and surveillance. He now concentrates on geographic information systems (GIS) for conservation planning, natural resource management, and related applications, including his role as NatureServe Canada's EBAR Technical Coordinator.