This award will allow Ryan and a field assistant to travel to Tanzania later this year to collect data on woody plant cover in Selous Game Reserve. Selous is the largest protected area in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ryan’s research is aimed at understanding how elephants impact woody cover across eastern Africa. In addition to his fieldwork, while in Tanzania Ryan will teach a short course on using R and Google Earth Engine for geospatial analyses at the University of Dar es Salaam, supported by collaborators there.
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