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Satellites, Spies and Savanna Science - Josh Daskin

January 20, 2015

Gorongosa Field Notes: The Surprising Link Between the CIA and Conservation

- by Josh Daskin, PhD Student in Rob Pringle's lab at Princeton.

 Doing ecology in new and exciting places sometimes means that perfect historical data aren’t readily available for comparison with the present, and more creative efforts might be in order. As part of my PhD dissertation with the Pringle Lab at Princeton University, I’ve been using recently declassified American government satellite imagery recorded high over Mozambique in 1977 to study how war-driven mammal declines in Gorongosa National Park might have affected tree cover in the park’s savannas. Read more