Where‰Ûªs a Bird to Go? Mapping Wetland Restoration on the Pacific Flyway

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Mapping Landscape Changes and Species Distribution, Original

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, California, consists of 1,550 acres of undeveloped coastal wetland and is home to several endangered species, including Rallus longirostris levipes and Sterna antillarum browni, which fly along the Pacific flyway. Since the 1800s, farming, land subsidence, resource extraction, and land development have impacted these wetlands, affecting the habitat‰Ûªs biodiversity.

Drought and the Factors That Make It ‰ÛÓ Monitoring Drought from Space

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies, Original

Category: Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies Project Team:åÊUruguay Agriculture III Team Location:åÊInternational Research Institute for Climate and Society ‰ÛÒ Palisades, New York Authors: Jerrod Lessel Andrew Kruczkiewicz Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (International Research Institute for Climate Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University) Past/Other Contributors: Jerrod Lessel (Center Lead) Alex Sweeney Abstract: The importance of monitoring drought is indispensable for … Read More

Analyzing Drought Conditions in Desert and Rainforest Environments

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies, Original

The Levant region, comprising Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Iraq, as well as countries along the Central American “Dry Corridor,” including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, suffer from frequent drought and heavy precipitation events. Drought induces stress on water resources and the agricultural community, which can serve as catalysts to conflict.

Turning Over a New Leaf: Modeling Green Infrastructure in Atlanta

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies, Original

Residents of Metro Atlanta pay the highest rates in the nation for municipal water and sewer, in part, due to massive recent investments in infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff. As development continues at a rapid pace in Atlanta and its suburbs, expanding areas of impervious surface will continue to exacerbate this problem.

Drought and the Factors That Make It — Monitoring Drought from Space

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies, Original, Uncategorized

Category: Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies Project Team: Uruguay Agriculture III Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society – Palisades, New York Authors: Jerrod Lessel Andrew Kruczkiewicz Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (International Research Institute for Climate Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University) Past/Other Contributors: Jerrod Lessel (Center Lead) Alex Sweeney Abstract: The importance of monitoring drought is indispensable for … Read More

Inundated: Diving into a Historical Perspective on Caribbean Sargassum

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies, Original

In the years 2011 and 2015, the nations of the Caribbean Sea were overwhelmed by the unprecedented quantity of Sargassum that washed ashore. This issue prompted international discussion to better understand the origins, distribution, and movement of Sargassum, a free-floating brown macro alga with ecological, environmental, and commercial importance.