The UCSB Forum on Spatial Thinking


Informal presentations that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking across disciplines, including the natural and the social sciences, as well as the humanities. Due to the closure of UCSB for COVID-19, presentations that normally take place at the Center for Spatial Studies, Phelps 3512, will temporarily be hosted via online meeting.

Please contact Karen Doehner, or Kitty Currier, to review and schedule possible discussion topics or presentations that share your disciplinary interest in spatial thinking.

Schedule 2021-2022 (also available on our Google Calendar)

December 2, 2021
11:00 am
John Gallo
Conservation Biology Institute

A Spatial Decision Support System and Open Knowledge Network for Fire-Risk Reduction in Santa Barbara County
December 9, 2021
11:00 am
Chris S. Renschler
Dept. of Geography, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Building Interdisciplinary Teams for Environmental Management and Conservation Across Scales
January 13, 2022
11:00 am
Janet Nackoney
Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
& United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Geospatial information informs conservation and community forest management in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
February 3, 2022
11:00 am
Amanda Cravens
Social and Economic Analysis Branch, US Geological Survey

Effective decision support tools: The importance of understanding user experiences and institutional barriers to doing so
March 31, 2022
9:00 am
Abdoul Aziz Diouf
Centre de Suivi Ecologique, Dakar, Senegal

Geospatial based approaches for monitoring and assessing natural resources in Senegal
April 7, 2022
9:00 am
David Obura & James Mbugua
CORDIO East Africa

Coral Reef and Coastal Sustainability to 2030 and Beyond—Thinking Spatially in Coastal East Africa
April 21, 2022
9:00 am
Emily Darling
Wildlife Conservation Society

Towards data-driven action for coral reef conservation and policy
April 28, 2022
9:00 am
Helena Calado
University of the Azores

Maritime Spatial Planning – A new challenge for Spatial Thinking
May 5, 2022
4:00 pm
Timothy A. Shaw
Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

The Spatial and Temporal Variability of Sea Level Change

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