Trevor Jones, PhD
Remote Sensing Scientist
Fuelled by a strong interest in the spatial and temporal dynamics of forested ecosystems, Dr. Trevor Jones has spent most of the last decade mapping the distribution and structure of vegetation in the temperate forests of New York, Massachusetts and British Columbia. Trevor’s PhD work in forest resources management (University of British Columbia) dealt with improving the detail and accuracy of forest species and structural maps in and around the Canadian Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. In addition to satellite imagery and field measurements, his doctoral work employed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and hyperspectral remotely sensed data. Prior to his PhD, Trevor’s MA and BA work (Clark University) involved mapping forest change in the New York State Adirondack Park and the entire state of Massachusetts.
Within Blue Ventures, Trevor is responsible for mapping the distribution of mangrove forests. Quantifying current and historical forest cover permits identifying areas exhibiting deforestation and degradation which facilitates finer scale investigations that help explain modification and loss. In addition, multi-date forest maps allow predicting future distribution. Spatially explicit mangrove habitat maps play a critical role in the Blue Carbon project, which aims to develop and standardize methods for carbon accounting and valuating ecosystem services in Blue Forests while linking international carbon markets with community-based habitat conservation.
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