MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Kate He, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences at Murray State University, was invited to present a paper at the Zoological Society of London’s Symposium —Remote Sensing For Conservation: Uses, Prospects And Challenges this past summer.

As conservation of biological diversity has been a major public concern, scientists around the world are trying to develop effective ways for preserving species on Earth and informing environmental management. The symposium illustrated how integrative approaches allow a better ecological understanding of the mechanisms shaping current changes in biodiversity patterns, while triggering innovative approaches, new research directions in remote sensing science and the development of new remote sensing products. It also demonstrated how ecological knowledge and satellite-based information on environmental conditions can be effectively combined to address a wide array of current conservation needs.

He was chosen because of her published paper, “Benefits of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Tracking Plant Invasions,” in 2011 that made impacts in the fields of biological invasion and remote sensing. It was ranked the top 10 most read papers right after its publication in the Journal of Diversity and Distributions.

“This invitations means a lot to me personally,” said He. “I am very pleased that our work is being recognized internationally and presenting this paper along with other top researchers from different countries at the Zoological Society of London is a great honor to me.”

He’s article can be read online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00761.x/abstract.

Dr. Kate He
Dr. Kate He
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