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Williams, Jenny J.

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Job title: 

Spatial Information Scientist

Biodiversity, Information and Economic Botany
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc, University of Sheffield, 1999
  • ERDAS/Leica Geosystems, 2002
  • MA, San Diego State University, 2005
  • Blue Ventures Madagascar, 2007
  • NASA GSFC, 2011

To provide spatial information for the Breathing Planet Programme targets 2 and 3 - mapping and prioritising and conserving). To produce reports and maps to effectively communicate work carried out and provide GIS user support and training for staff, partners and volunteers and

Special interest are in:

  • Vegetation mapping (core research area South East Asia), using remote sensing and GIS techniques to give up-to-date and accurate vegetation mapping and vegetation change (temporally).
  • Spatial analysis for species and climate modelling to pinpoint those habitats and plants that need attention most urgently.
Selected publications: 

Neigh, C., Bolton, D., Diabate, M., Williams, J., & Carvalhais, N. (2014). An Automated Approach to Map the History of Forest Disturbance from Insect Mortality and Harvest with Landsat Time-Series Data. Remote Sensing 6(4): 2782–2808. doi:10.3390/rs6042782 Available online

Williams, J. J., Stow, D. & Brower, L. P. (2007). The influence of forest fragmentation on the location of overwintering monarch butterflies in central Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 61: 90‐104.