This June, NatureServe Chief Scientist Dr. Healy Hamilton gave the keynote presentation at the Science Symposium as part of the Esri 2021 User Conference. Hamilton’s talk allowed the audience to understand the importance of saving one species, and then zoomed out to show how we can apply GIS to help conserve and protect all species. Maps allow us to see the big picture and illustrate what is important to us. Hamilton left the audience with a quote, “Protect what’s left, restore what’s degraded. That is a spatially explicit set of directions. We need to understand where. The Science of Where and the science of conservation are interconnected.”
Watch Dr. Hamilton's full presentation below, and check out this blog post about the symposium.