Partner Organizations

The Sierra Fund

The IGISc is currently partnering with the Sierra Fund on an interdisciplinary research and monitoring project in Sierra Nevada meadows. The overarching goal of this project is to improve climate resilience at the ecosystem and community level in Red Clover Valley through a collaborative effort. Meadows are hotspots for biodiversity and provide significant services including flood attenuation, sediment filtration, water storage, water quality improvement, carbon sequestration, and livestock forage. In the face of climate change, the many functions performed by healthy meadows make them durable investments for safeguarding a resilient future for California Ecosystems and Communities. Our estimated start date is June 1, 2019. This research is made possible through a grant from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Point Blue Conservation Science

The IGISc is partnering with Point Blue Conservation Science's Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies (ACCESS) team on seabird habitat modeling, habitat risk assessment analysis, and conservation prioritization strategies in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Codell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

 

The Department of Geography & Environment, SFSU

The IGISc is currently partnering with SFSU's Department of Geography & Environment on an interdisciplinary research and monitoring project in Sierra Nevada meadows. This is a collaborative effort with our partners in the Sierra Fund. The Department of Geography & Environment's team of faculty include biogeographer Professor Sara Baguskas; remote sensing specialist Professor Leonhard Blesius; GIS specialist and lecturer Quentin Clark; geomorphologist Professor Jerry Davis; hydrologist and water quality specialist Professor Leora Nanus; and climatologist Professor Andrew Oliphant. Our estimated start date is June 1, 2019. This research is made possible through a grant from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. 

Marine & Coastal Conservation and Spatial Planning Lab, SFSU

The IGISc partners with the Marine & Coastal Conservation and Spatial Planning Lab on projects related to marine mammal and seabird habitat modeling. Current work is in collaboration with Point Blue Conservation Science on seabird habitat modeling, habitat risk assessment analysis, and conservation prioritization strategies in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Marine and Coastal Conservation and Spatial Planning Website

San Franciso Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The San Franciso Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the IGISc are expanding their partnership to apply geospatial and low altitude remote sensing techniques to study local tidal wetllands.

San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Website