Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Janet Nackoney is a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her research interests lie in the use of geospatial technology for land use planning, biological conservation applications, such as wildlife habitat modeling and monitoring, and food security. She currently contributes to a conservation land use planning project with the African Wildlife Foundation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an agricultural monitoring project with the Government of Tanzania, a land use planning project with the World Resources Institute in the Republic of the Congo, and a project focused on building a chimpanzee habitat monitoring system across Central and West Africa with the Jane Goodall Institute.
Projects: Principal Investigator
Informing Bonobo Conservation Planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2013 Society for Conservation GIS Conference, Monterey, CA, USA (2013 July)
Mapping and GIS for land use planning and bonobo conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Asia-Africa Science Platform Program, Conservation of Isolated Primate Populations Symposium, Primate Research Institute, Inuyama, Japan (2012 Oct 29-30).
Spatial Models and Methods for Sustainable Development and Land-use Planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. United Nations Special Session Track, Association for American Geographers (AAG) 2012 Annual Meeting, New York, USA (2012 Feb 24-29).
Harnessing Spatial Tools for Bonobo Conservation in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of Congo. International Primatological Society XXIII Congress, Kyoto, Japan (2010 Sept 12-18).
Participative Land-Use Planning for Bonobo Conservation in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of Congo. International Primatological Society Pre-Congress Workshop: Quest for Co-Existence with Non-Human Primates, Kyoto, Japan (2010 Sept 6-7).
Conservation Land-Use Planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Monitoring Carbon Stocks and Fluxes in the Congo Basin Workshop, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (2010 Feb 2-4).
The Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape: Land-use Planning and Modeling. Land-Use Planning and Zoning Workshop in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kinshasa, DRC (2009 Sept 23).
The Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape: Land-use Planning and Modeling. Esri International User’s Conference, San Diego, CA, USA (2009 July 15).
The Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape: Land-Use Planning and Modeling. Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA (2009 March 22-27).
Using GIS to Model Resource Selection and Habitat Suitability of the African Forest Elephant in the Congo Basin. University Consortium for GIS (UCGIS) 2007 Summer Assembly. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA (2007 June 27-28).
Monitoring Forest Elephants in Central Africa: Using GIS to Examine Forest Elephant Range, Abundance and Human Threats to Habitat in the Forests of the Congo Basin. 2006 Society for Conservation GIS Conference. San Jose, California, USA (2006 June 24-28).
Developing Opportunities for Poverty Reduction through Spatial Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Kenya. 2005 AfricaGIS Conference. Pretoria, South Africa (2005 October 31 - November 3).
Mapping Poverty and Ecosystem Services in Kenya. 2005 Society for Conservation GIS Conference. Monterey, California, USA (2005 July 31 – August 2).
Mapping Poverty and Ecosystem Services in Kenya. 2005 Esri International User Conference. San Diego, California, USA (2005 July 25-29).
Showing Spatial Relationships between Biodiversity-Related Indicators using National, Sub-national and Regional Poverty Data. Research for Man and Environment (RIVM) Workshop on Poverty-Biodiversity Linkages. Quito, Ecuador (2004 November 24-26).
Using Aerial Photos to Identify Specific Crop Types in Kenya’s Africover Map. 2003 AfricaGIS Conference. Dakar, Senegal (2003 November 3-7).