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Managing the Urban Tree Canopy Using Geospatial Technologies 12:00 pm
Managing the Urban Tree Canopy Using Geospatial Technologies @ Brock University - Plaza 600F
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Featuring Guest Speakers: Dr. Marilyne Jollineau, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Tourism Studies, Brock University, ESRC Core Faculty Member Darren Platakis, Founder/CEO of Geospatial Niagara The urban tree canopy (UTC) is a good indicator of a municipality’s ecological health. It is comprised of woody vegetation that is found on urban streets, residential properties, and in parks. While the UTC is known to provide several important ecological, social, and economic benefits, anthropogenic activities have resulted in their degradation and loss over time. Further, ground-based measurements to assess the UTC are costly, time-consuming, and often incomplete, especially for trees located on private land. Geospatial technologies, including remote sensing and geographic information systems, provide opportunities for assessing the complete UTC. They also provide information for identifying preferred sites for tree planting within the UTC. In this seminar, we will discuss geospatial technologies and their use in managing the UTC with examples from local municipalities. This event is hosted by the Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Application Deadline: Low Carbon Economy Fund
Application Deadline: Low Carbon Economy Fund @ Online
Mar 8 all-day
The Low Carbon Economy Challenge is part of the Low Carbon Economy Fund. It will leverage Canadian ingenuity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth in support of Canada’s clean growth and climate action plan, (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change). This funding is administered by the Government of Canada.
Women in Sustainability: A Panel Discussion in Celebration of International Women’s Day 10:00 am
Women in Sustainability: A Panel Discussion in Celebration of International Women’s Day @ Brock University - TH 253
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A panel discussion moderated by Marilyne Jollineau, Associate Professor. Discussions will be framed around a number of questions focused on women in the field of sustainability. The questions will be posed to the panel and there will be multiple points throughout the discussion where the audience will be asked to participate. The panel discussion will run from 10am to 12pm, followed by a light lunch where audience members can interact with the panel participants. Participants are asked to RSVP as seating is limited. For those who do not RSVP, the event will be live streamed. Panelists include: Julia Baird, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair Carrie Beatty, Chief Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Officer for the Town of Lincoln Jessica Blythe, Assistant Professor Ellen Savoia, Senior Manager, Environmental Planning, Niagara Parks Natalie Green, Project Manager, Niagara River Remedial Action Plan Mary Quintana, Director, Asset Management & Utilities, Brock University This event is hosted by the Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre & Facilities Management.
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