It is official! ESPM's (and the campus') first GIST certificate awardee will be Miriam Tsalyuk.
She is broadly interested in applying interdisciplinary landscape-level approach for biodiversity conservation. More specifically, she uses geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing for monitoring and conservation of rangelands in California and Southern Africa. For my PhD dissertation she is using such information to understand the environmental parameters that guide African Elephants' movement decisions across Etosha National Park, Namibia. Such understanding can inform resource management in the reserve and address human-wildlife conflict around the park.
Congrats to Miriam!