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Expert NameMr. David Anthony Mouat
TitleAssociate Research Professor
DivisionDivision of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
InstitutionDesert Research Institute
CountryUnited States of America
Telephone1 775 673 7402
Work ExperienceAs an arid lands geoecologist and remote sensing specialist, I have over 30 years experience as a research scientist in arid and semi-arid areas of the U.S. and other countries. I have focused on issues connected with desertification, with a recent emphasis on model development for alternative futures assessments. In this connection, I am involved in developing techniques for integrating environmental and socio-cultural data and assisting communities, managers and policy makers to maintain sustainability and preserve biodiversity. I have been involved in numerous projects centered on land degradation, condition and capability assessment, and vegetation and habitat mapping. Currently I am Principal Investigator for the following projects, both of which involve ecological assessment through remote sensing and ground-based observations, and the application of GIS and remote sensing technologies: - Analysis and Assessment of Military and Non-Military Impacts on Biodiversity: A framework
QualificationsB.A. Physical Geography. University of Clifornia, Berkeley. 1966 M.A. Physical Geography. Kent State University. 1968 Ph. D. Geoecology. Oregon State University 1974
Number of Publications73
AwardsNorth American representative to the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Desert Research, Lanzhou, China, 1999 U.S. representative to the NATO CCMS Commission on Desertification (198
Other ActivitiesCoordinator for the UNCCD Group of Experts (GoE) 2005 -2007 2000. Invited Speaker for the United States at the Asian Regional Thematic Programme Network on Desertification Monitoring and Assessment at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. 1999. Co-organizer of first international conference to explore biodiversity in a landscape context with focus on model development for alternative futures assessments. Conference held in Armidale, Australia. 1994-1998. Visiting Senior Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. 1994 and 1997. Co-organizer of two international symposiums on desertification held in Tucson, Arizona. 1984-1985. Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Publications1. Mouat, D.A. and J. Lancaster. 2000. The role of remote sensing in a strategy to monitor and mitigate societal impacts of desertification. Proceedings: 28th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Cape Town, South Africa, 27-31 March 2000. 2. Mouat, D.A. and H.K. McGinty, (eds.). 1998. Combating Desertification: Connecting Science with Community Action. Academic Press, London. 243p. (special Issue of the Journal of Arid environments). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 363 p. (Reprinted from Environmental Monitoring and Assessment). 3. Mouat, D.A. and J. Lancaster. 1996. Use of remote sensing and GIS to Identify vegetation change in the Upper San Pedro River Watershed, Arizon. Geocarto International 11 (2):55-67. 4. Mouat, D.A., J. Lancaster, T. Wade, J. Wickham, C. Fox, W. Kepner and T. Ball. 1997. Desertification evaluated using an integrated environmental assessment model. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 48:139-156. 5. Mouat, D.A. and C.F. H
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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