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Dr. Trevor Gareth Jones


Trevor grew up in central New York State and received his B.A. in Geography (2005) and M.A. in Geographic Information Science (2006) from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Trevor received his PhD in Forest Resources Management from the University of British Columbia (UBC) (2011). Trevor’s research has involved mapping the distribution, composition, structure and dynamics of forests in Alberta and British Columbia (Canada) and Massachusetts and New York (USA).  In Madagascar, Trevor assessed national-level mangrove dynamics, mapped key areas of interest, and recruited and trained the science branch of the Blue Ventures Blue Forests team. The recipients of this training included members of coastal communities and both Malagasy and foreign scientists and graduate students, interns and volunteers.

After leaving Madagascar in July 2013, Trevor worked from the Integrated Remote Sensing Studio in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, where he managed blue carbon science and oversaw geospatial science for Blue Ventures. Trevor also built on existing partnerships at UBC and explored new and exciting collaborations with Google.  In September, 2014, Trevor joined the DE&L lab as an Affiliate Faculty member at PSU. From the DE&L lab, Trevor continued to manage blue carbon and geospatial science for Blue Ventures, build on existing relationships, and pursue new collaborations within the lab itself and across PSU.  He also taught SCI345, Old Growth Forest Ecology and Management throughout 2015.

In April, 2016, Trevor started a new position as a lecturer and coordinator for the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) Program at UBC. He also remains an active adviser to Blue Ventures Conservation.

For a list of publications, see GoogleScholar.