Opportunities for big data in conservation and sustainability

This big data revolution, which encompasses techniques to capture, process, analyse and visualize large datasets in a rapid timeframe, has led to an explosion in data variety over the last five decades. Significant advances in data growth in the bio-geophysical sciences have allowed scientists to discover, analyse and understand environmental changes at micro to global scales, and separate out what is human-driven. As a consequence, the state and trends of the environment is increasingly becoming a focus of big data applications. Here, we discuss the trends emerging from these environmental analyses (including the derived data products) and propose a way forward to harness these technologies to mitigate global environmental declines.

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Research Paper

Opportunities for big data in conservation and sustainability

Category

Life science

Researcher Name

Rebecca K. Runting; Stuart Phinn; Zunyi Xie; Oscar Venter; James E. M. Watson

Organisation/ University

School of Geography, The University of Melbourne,; School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland; School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland; Natural Resource and Environmental Studies Institute, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada; School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Wildlife Conservation Society, Global Conservation Program, New York, NY, USA

Designation

Senior Research Fellow

Phone Number

61390355511

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