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High Resolution, Commercial Satellite Imagery for Island Studies

January 28, 2020

People: Steve Walsh, Laura Brewington, Yang Shao, Francisco Laso, and Phil Page This project aims to characterize the human dimension on islands through an image time-series generated from Digital Globe and Planet Labs data, particularly, small-scale agriculture and the rural-urban … Continued

Beaches in the Galapagos

January 28, 2020

People: Steve Walsh, Laura Brewington, Phil Page, and Brian Frizzelle  The goals of the project are to (1) describe a beach vulnerability framework for assessing the Galapagos Islands, with implication for other similarly challenged island ecosystems, and (2) assess the … Continued

Agriculture, Wildlife, and Land Use in the Galapagos

January 28, 2020

People: Francisco Laso, Steve Walsh, and Javier Arce-Nazario Farmers on the Galapagos Islands face a confluence of environmental and social challenges, including severe droughts, extreme climatic events (El Niño/La Niña), encroaching invasive species, a lack of affordable labor, and relentless … Continued