[svlug-announce] SVLUG July 6th meeting: Wired Roots: Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks for Habitat Monitoring in the Wilds of Mt. Hamilton
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Tue Jul 5 10:43:13 PDT 2011
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
Wired Roots: Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks for Habitat
Monitoring in the Wilds of Mt. Hamilton
Dir. of U.C. Berkeley's Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Dr. Hamilton will discuss a brief history of the Blue Oak Ranch
Reserve, a 5,000 acre ecological reserve perched upon Mt Hamilton
below the Lick Observatory -- and how technologies such as Ubuntu
Linux, wireless networks, sensors, and imagers will transform our
understanding of ecological processes and interactions of species
and the environment. He will conclude with a brief discussion of
the San Jose Climate Clock project.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Michael Hamilton is an ecologist, conservation biologist, and the
reserve director of the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, a unit of the UC
Natural Reserve System, located near Mount Hamilton in the Diablo
Range, due east of San Jose, California. He received his Ph.D. from
Cornell University in 1983, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in
biology and ecology from California State Polytechnic University,
Michael is one of several founders, a past board member, and
currently serves as scientific advisor for the Society for
Conservation GIS, an organization with 3000 members worldwide that
trains and supports academic and NGO professionals involved in
nature protection and conservation biology using remote sensing and
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies. His professional
activities have taken him throughout the United States and Mexico,
and to many continents and countries including Europe, Africa,
Australia, South America, and French Polynesia.
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If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
restaurant/diner after the meeting: Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi, Too,
939 West El Camino Real between Shoreline and Castro, Mountain View.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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