I am the research leader for Spatial Analysis within the Informatics and Spatial Analysis Science directorate. My role is to lead spatial analysis at Kew, which covers both GIS (Geographic Information Science) and remote sensing, providing a scientific and spatial interface for Kew’s work in conservation, taxonomy, systematics and phytogeography. I have specialist expertise and interests in spatial modelling, Web mapping, vegetation mapping, conservation assessments and the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) for mapping and monitoring of the environment. My key project for 2016/2017 is 'Building a climate resilient coffee economy for Ethiopia', which use species modelling, climate modelling and vegetation mapping to improve the capacity of Ethiopia’s coffee production in deal with climate change.
- MSc, University College London, 1996
- BSc, University College London, 1992
Moat, J., Williams, J., Baena, S., Wilkinson, T., Gole, T.W., Challa, Z.K., Demissew, S., & Davis, A.P. (2017)
Resilience potential of the Ethiopian coffee sector under climate change
Nature Plants 3: 17081 (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nplants.2017.81. Available online
Moat, J., Williams, J., Baena, S., Wilkinson, Demissew, S., Challa, Z.K., T., Gole, T.W. & Davis, A.P. (2017)
Summary Report 2017. The Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK). Pp. 37
Davis, A.P., Gole, T.W., Baena, S. & Moat, J. (2012)
The impact of climate change on indigenous Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica): predicting future trends and identifying priorities
PLoS ONE 7: e47981. Available online
Bachman, S., Moat, J., Hill, A., de la Torre, J. & Scott, B. (2011)
Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: Geospatial Conservation Assessment Tool
Zookeys 150:117-126. Available online
Moat, J. & Smith, P (2007)
Atlas of the Vegetation of Madagascar
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. London, UK
Building a climate resilient coffee economy for Ethiopia
Providing a climate-resilient strategy for coffee production in Ethiopia.
GeoCAT – Geospatial Conservation Assessment Tool
GeoCAT is a web tool that harnesses primary biological data for semi-automated IUCN Red List assessment and analysis.
Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and climate resilience at Yayu Biosphere Reserve (Ethiopia)
Preserving biodiversity and improving livelihoods through the development of high quality coffee and climate resilient farming practices.