Jones, Trevor Gareth
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4
Research Areas:BiodiversityClimate ChangeCommunities and LivelihoodsConservationEcologyEcosystem ServicesForest ManagementLand-use ChangeLandscape EcologyModellingRemote SensingSoil ScienceStand DynamicsTropical Landscapes and Livelihoods
I use remotely sensed data and field measurements to quantify and contextualize the distribution and dynamics of forests: to date in Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Madagascar, the Philippines, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UAE, and the USA. These efforts directly support the management of and enhance further research opportunities within a variety of forested ecosystems. In Madagascar, while working with the marine conservation NGO Blue Ventures, I helped establish the Blue Forests Project which aims to secure and sustain long-term livelihoods, safeguard biodiversity, and mitigate climate change through mangrove conservation, restoration and managed use, leading to their flagship Tahiry Honko Plan Vivo project and the development of the GEM Tool.
I worked as a post-doctoral scientist in the Integrated Remote Sensing Studio (IRSS) at UBC and as an Affiliate Faculty member in the Dynamic Ecosystems & Landscapes (DE&L) lab in the Department of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University (PSU). I helped establish, formerly coordinated and lectured in, and currently advise UBC’s Professional course-based Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) Program. More recently, I am the lead developer and instructor of the Forest Carbon Management (FCM) micro certificate program.
I’ve developed, taught and/or co-taught numerous graduate- and undergraduate-level courses at UBC and PSU, co-organized and led geospatial workshops, and provided guest courses and lectures for students and resource managers at a range of institutions in Canada, China, Madagascar, India, and the USA. Outside of the formal classroom, I’ve learned from, worked with, trained and taught hundreds of community members, scientists and students in Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, the Philippines, the UAE, and the USA.
In addition to my current roles in UBC Forestry, I am the Forest Carbon & Geospatial Scientist for Ostrom Climate and the Blue Forests & Geospatial Adviser for Blue Ventures Conservation.
The Blue Forests Project
Working to secure and sustain long-term livelihoods, safeguard biodiversity and mitigate climate change through mangrove conservation, restoration and managed-use.
Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS) Best PhD Thesis 2011
Clark University: Graduation cum laude with High Honours 2005