Speakers: Susana Rodriguez-Buriticá, PhD

Associate Researcher at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Biological Resources Research, Colombia

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Dr. Susana Rodriguez-Buriticá is an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Biological Resources Research, Colombia since April 2015 and a member of GEO BON-Ecosystem Structure Group. Her worked has encompassed: leading the Spatial Ecology Lab and conducting applied research in areas such plant community and fire ecology, integrated biodiversity analyses on socioecological systems, environmental impact assessment, and potential of new monitoring technologies on biodiversity monitoring (ecoacústics, multisensor and UAV monitoring). She has promoted the use of satellite information and AI approaches to create ecologically meaningful cover and ecological condition and integrity products to monitor Colombian ecosystems. Susana has a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and a Master's in Applied Statistics from The Ohio State University, USA and received a Bachelor of Biology from the National University of Colombia. She lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.

On the agenda

  1. Biodiversity

    Sep. 29, 03:30pm Panel The South Hub

    Present and future potential of EO data for biodiversity conservation decision support. How can EO data together with in situ data can be transformed into conservation intelligence directly applicable to stakeholders from national to local levels? How can open data and international public-private partnerships support the transformational change needed to reverse the current trend of biodiversity loss? What are the main opportunities and challenges to make this change a reality?



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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