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Robert Rose

Assistant Director, Conservation Support

Wildlife Conservation Society


Robert Rose is assistant director of Conservation Support at the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Rose joined WCS after receiving his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rose has been involved in numerous wildlife-related research projects in both domestic and international settings, including assessing and predicting elephant foraging in agroecosystems outside the Banyang-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary in Cameroon, and similarly, developing a spatial model of wolf depredation on livestock in Wisconsin.

He has also worked on team research projects funded by Conservation International to identify patterns and processes of forest loss at the edge of a national park in Uganda and to assess broad-scale deforestation around South American parks and reserves.

Rose supports international WCS conservation sites using Geographic Information Systems; remote sensing activities; and capacity building including spatial analysis, mapping, land-change analysis; and species range-wide priority setting. He has worked on numerous REDD development projects including a recently completed REDD feasibility study in Cameroon.

His current work includes an assessment of tiger habitat change and corridor assessment in Malaysia, a Cross Rivers Gorilla habitat suitability model, development of an online course on conservation remote sensing, and an assessment of cetacean habitat use off the coast of Madagascar. He also manages a spatial analysis support lab that provides technical support to WCS's global landscapes.

Focus: Conservation, Environment, Science, Sustainability, Technology, Cameroon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Uganda, United States, Africa, Americas, Asia, Global

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013