Prof. Anthony Lehmann started as an aquatic biologist and specialized in the integration of GIS and statistical modeling for species potential distribution modeling in all types of ecosystems. He is now associate professor at the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva where he his leading the enviroSPACE lab (www.unige.ch/envirospace), which stands for Spatial Predictions and Analyses in Complex Environments. He teaches GIS and statistical analysis in environmental sciences. His team is using GIS as an interdisciplinary platform to integrate different natural and socio-economical sciences with the aim at building spatially explicit information for improved decision-making. They are also strongly promoting Spatial Data Infrastructures for improving data sharing, and parallel computing for faster data processing. He is the coordinator of a large European Research project called enviroGRIDS (www.envirogrids.net) on the assessment of water resource sustainability and vulnerability in the Black Sea catchment. His team is also involved in 4 other European projects: ACQWA on the impacts of climate change on water resources in mountainous regions: PEGASO on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean and Black Seas; AFROMAISON on Integrated Natural Resource Management in Africa; and ECOARM2ERA on improved SDI and geoprocessing in Armenia.
Biography Updated on 3 April 2012