Trevor has 20 years of experience using remotely sensed data and field measurements to quantify and contextualize the distribution and dynamics of forests in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Madagascar, the Philippines, the UAE and the USA. These efforts support the management of forested ecosystems. In Madagascar, while working with BV, Trevor helped establish the Blue Forests Project which aims to secure and sustain long-term livelihoods, safeguard biodiversity, and mitigate climate change through mangrove conservation, restoration and managed-use, leading to their flagship Tahiry Honko Plan Vivo project.
Trevor worked as a post-doctoral scientist in the Integrated Remote Sensing Studio (IRSS) in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and as an Affiliate Faculty member in the Dynamic Ecosystems & Landscapes (DE&L) lab in the Department of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University (PSU). He is currently the Forest Carbon & Geospatial Scientist for Ostrom Climate. Trevor also helped establish, formerly coordinated and lectured in, and currently advises UBC’s Professional course-based Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) Program.
Trevor has developed, taught and/or co-taught numerous graduate- and undergraduate-level courses at UBC and PSU, co-organized and led geospatial workshops, and provided guest courses and lectures for students and resource managers at a range of institutions in Canada, China, Madagascar, India and the USA. Outside of the formal classroom, he has learned from, worked with, trained and taught dozens of community members, scientists and students in China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, the Philippines, the UAE and the USA.
Trevor holds a BA in Geography (2005) and an MA in GIS (2006) from Clark University and a PhD in Forest Resources Management (2011) from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry.