Published on September 22, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Jordan Cissell
Jordan Cissell

Geography professor Jordan Cissell will present his research at a special event Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.

Mapping the Past, Present, and Future of Caribbean Mangrove Forests with GIS and Remote Sensing will describe Cissell’s work on a Smithsonian Institution and Mesoamerican Reef Fund project providing powerful tools and training to help conserve the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) ecoregion, encompassing the Caribbean coasts of Belize, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

Cissell will further explore the topic in the  GEOG 490 (Special Topics) course on Human-Environment Relationships in the 21st Century next spring. The course will gather insights from geography, environmental science, conservation, political science, economics, public policy, sociology and other disciplines to discuss pressing human-environment issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, and explore possible solutions.

 
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