Environmental mapping, monitoring and management; international development and conservation; integrating social and natural sciences through spatial information technology.
Miguel Castrence is the Spatial Information Technology Specialist in the Research Program. His graduate studies have focused on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing for tropical biodiversity conservation. His experience includes community agroforestry in Honduras as a Peace Corps Volunteer, participatory mapping in the Philippines as a Fulbright Scholar, coral reef remote sensing in Australia and aerial photography throughout the main Hawaiian islands.
As a staff member in the study area on Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Governance, he is responsible for providing spatial and statistical data analysis and modeling, computer cartography, database design and development, applications and web development services, and GIS training, consultation, and technical support to Program staff and collaborating researchers in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr Castrence holds an M.A. degree in Geographic Information Sciences from Clark University.