Making Strides In Sustainable Development With The Telecoupling GeoApp
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Francesco is a geospatial data scientist and certified GISP (GIS professional) with a cross-disciplinary background in statistics/machine learning, geospatial analysis/modeling and visualization, and programming. His professional interests include cloud and AI tools to solve global environmental and sustainability challenges, ecosystem services provision, and human-natural systems research.

Currently, he is leading and coordinating the development of a suite of geo-processing tools and GIS software/web applications on telecoupling.

                       

Making Strides In Sustainable Development With The Telecoupling GeoApp

Global sustainability challenges – chronic hunger, loss of species habitat, water shortage, and the continuing rise of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities – are increasingly influenced by distant forces. Urban demand for farm products may cause habitat loss in a remote region half the world away. Smallholder farmers may suffer water shortages caused by expanding demands from population booms in distant cities. These are examples of telecouplings — socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances — and while they have become...

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