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Independent experts nominated by country party

David Anthony Mouat

First name
David Anthony
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Information Systems
UN languages spoken




Job function
Associate Research Professor
Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Telephone number
1 775 673 7402
Work experience
As 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._x000D_
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:_x000D_
- Analysis and Assessment of Military and Non-Military Impacts on Biodiversity: A framework
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.A. Physical Geography. University of Clifornia, Berkeley. 1966_x000D_
M.A. Physical Geography. Kent State University. 1968_x000D_
Ph. D. Geoecology. Oregon State University 1974
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. 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._x000D_
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)._x000D_
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 363 p. (Reprinted from Environmental Monitoring and Assessment)._x000D_
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._x000D_
4. Mouat, D.A., J. Lancaster, T. Wade, J. Wickham, C. Fox, W. Kepner and T. Ball. 1997. _x000D_
Desertification evaluated using an integrated environmental assessment model. _x000D_
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 48:139-156._x000D_
5. Mouat, D.A. and C.F. H
Other activities
Coordinator for the UNCCD Group of Experts (GoE) 2005 -2007_x000D_
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._x000D_
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._x000D_
1994-1998. Visiting Senior Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon._x000D_
1994 and 1997. Co-organizer of two international symposiums on desertification held in Tucson, Arizona._x000D_
1984-1985. Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
North 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_x000D_
U.S. representative to the NATO CCMS Commission on Desertification (198
Organisation name
Desert Research Institute
Organisation street address
2215 Raggio Parkway_x000D_
Reno, NV 89512
Organisation city
Organisation country
United States of America