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JANET NACKONEY

3800 14th Street NW, Apt. 419, Washington, DC 20011 | (202) 415-7172 | jnackone@umd.edu

EDUCATION Ph.D. in Geography, May 2012 (anticipated) University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland Dissertation title: Determining Conservation Priorities and Participative Land-Use Planning Strategies in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of the Congo Advisor: Dr. Chris Justice Master of Arts in Geography, May 2007 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland GPA: 4.0 Masters paper: Modeling Resource Selection and Habitat Suitability of the African Forest Elephant in the Congo Basin, Central Africa. Selected by the University Consortium for GIS (UCGIS) for presentation at their 2007 Summer Assembly and posted online: http://www.ucgis.org/summer2007/studentpapers/nackoney.pdf. Bachelor of Arts in Geography, May 2000 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Concentration: GIS and Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science Minor in music (clarinet performance)

SKILLS GIS: ArcGIS Desktop 10x, ArcView 3x, Spatial Analyst, ArcInfo Workstation (PC and UNIX) Spatial Modeling: Idrisis Land Change Modeler, Marxan optimization modeling tool, MaxEnt habitat suitability modeler. Remote Sensing: ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, Idrisi, satellite imagery acquisition. Database: Microsoft Access, ESRI Geodatabase. Graphics: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat). Statistics and Programming: S-Plus, R, HTML, Fortran. Productivity: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Management: Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. Languages: English (proficient), French (basic to intermediate knowledge)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Faculty Research Assistant, June 2007 Present University of Maryland Department of Geography, College Park, MD. Manage a USAID sub-grant from the African Wildlife Foundation focusing on conservation planning in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape located in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Design spatial models to determine locations for conservation prioritization, including identification of wildlife corridors and least-disturbed forest habitat patches. Contribute to efforts to develop a National Action Plan for bonobo conservation in the DRC through development of habitat suitability models and statistical analysis. Develop participatory mapping methodologies and implement trainings for the delineation of permanent and non-permanent forest micro-zones with local communities. Travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to collaborate with partners, conduct field work, develop participatory mapping methodologies and protocols and implement trainings to build capacity. Manage and facilitate data exchange among project partners.

Consultant, January 2008 September 2009 Resources for the Future (RFF), Washington, DC. Co-developed an online web-based mapping tool called the Global Adaptation Atlas (http://www.adaptationatlas.org/) which allows users to visualize and download spatial data on both projected climate impacts on human systems as well as locations of adaptation projects worldwide. Conducted all spatial modeling and mapping and was a co-author for the report titled The Forest Carbon Index: The Geography of Forests in Climate Solutions (http://www.forestcarbonindex.org/). The index measures the potential of terrestrial land to supply forest carbon across the globe by

considering opportunity costs, local carbon mitigation potentials, investment risks and government readiness in both A/R and REDD scenarios.
Advanced the implementation of an institutional GIS lab within RFF; wrote and acquired a grant for $34K of heavily discounted ESRI GIS software and trainings through the ESRI Conservation Program (ECP).

Graduate Research Assistant, January 2006 May 2007 University of Maryland Department of Geography, College Park, MD. Using spatially-explicit covariate data, conducted statistical regressions using R software to determine forest elephant resource selection and habitat suitability in the Congo Basin. Consultant, January 2006 May 2007 World Resources Institute, Washington, DC. Advanced the successful completion of the WRI publication titled Natures Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being, serving as Lead Cartographer, Author and Contributor. Posted online: http://www.wri.org/biodiv/pubs_description.cfm?pid=4279. o Researched and wrote Chapter 3: Water, which examined demand and consumption of water resources in Kenya and provided policy recommendations for addressing issues of water scarcity and poverty throughout Kenya. o Coordinated the collection of contributions from authors, guided the review process and provided layout, design and copy-edit support. o Created final GIS data and metadata CD for public distribution. GIS Associate, October 2003 January 2006 World Resources Institute, Washington, DC. Managed all GIS components of a mapping project showing the relationships between ecosystem services and human well-being in Kenya. Led data collection efforts, conducted spatial analyses and created high-quality maps for publication. Assisted with project

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conceptualization and fundraising efforts. Made multiple trips to Kenya to collaborate with partners and meet project goals. Managed WRIs GIS lab. Trained and provided technical support to WRI employees engaged in GIS projects, maintained and added new data with descriptive metadata to WRIs Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) data node, secured new equipment for the GIS lab, fulfilled requests for data from outside WRI, and prepared new GIS data for use on the WRI internal network. Provided GIS project leadership and support for other Institutional projects, including the 2002-2004 edition of World Resources Report: Decisions for the Earth.

GIS Research Analyst, March 2002 October 2003 World Resources Institute, Washington, DC. Served as chief cartographer for the Watersheds of the World online map gallery and data CD (WRI, IUCN, IWMI, and Ramsar Convention Bureau 2003), which featured maps and ecosystem-based statistics for 150 watershed basins. Produced all maps for the project, helped research and compile watershed statistics, and collaborated with partners. Posted online: http://www.iucn.org/themes/wani/eatlas/index.html. Provided GIS support for other Institutional projects including EarthTrends online environmental information data portal, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and ecosystem services in drylands. Research Coordinator, October 2000 March 2002 University of Georgia Institute of Ecologys Natural Resources and Spatial Analysis Lab, Athens, Georgia. Produced a forty-class land cover map of coastal Georgia for the USGS GAP Analysis Program through interpretation of 1998 Landsat TM satellite imagery using ERDAS Imagine image processing software. Utilized change detection and modeling techniques to analyze urban growth on the Georgia coast from 1990-1998. Maps and results were presented at the Georgia Conservancy Conference in February 2001. Mapped and analyzed changes in Georgia land cover from 1970-2000 for the Georgia Land Use Trends program (GLUT). Interpreted and classified Landsat MSS images. Meteorological Intern, June 2000 October 2000 The Weather Network, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Provided detailed analyses and forecasts of weather patterns across Canada to on-air television presenters. GIS Research Assistant, May 1999 May 2000 Indiana Universitys Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), Bloomington, Indiana. Interpreted satellite imagery and aerial photographs to analyze forest change across Indiana from the early 1900s. Conducted field work to verify image interpretation and interviewed landowners about previous land use practices. GIS and Biological Field Intern, May 1998 August 1998 The Smithsonian Institution Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia.

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Analyzed bat detector frequency components to determine bat species distribution in the Allegheny National Forest, WV.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Inuyama, Japan). Research Fellow and Lecturer. Taught five seminars in GIS and GPS data collection. October - November 2011. International Primatological Society Pre-Congress Workshop (Kyoto, Japan). Invited Lecturer. Wrote curriculum and taught a 2-day class titled Data Collection and Analysis using GPS and GIS for Conservation Practitioners for students from the Exchange Program for East Asian Young Researchers (ASIAN-HOPE), September 2010. University of Maryland Department of Geography (College Park, MD, USA). Teaching Assistant. GEOG373: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. July August 2010.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Nackoney, J. and D. Williams (in press). Conservation prioritization and planning with limited wildlife data in a Congo Basin forest landscape: assessing human threats and vulnerability to land use change. Journal of Conservation Planning. Dupain, J., J. Nackoney, J. M. Vargas, P. J. Johnson, M. A. Farfan, M. Bofaso, J. Fa. 2012. Bushmeat characteristics vary with catchment conditions in a Congo market. Biological Conservation 146: 32-40.
Nackoney, J., N. Henninger, M. Said, P. Okwi, G. Ndenge, F. Landsberg, P. Kristjanson, R. Reid, D. Tunstall, G. Mock. 2007. Using geospatial information to connect ecosystem services and human wellbeing in Kenya. Information Development 23: 160-181. Payne, K., K. Samples, J. Epstein, A. Ostrander, J.W. Lee, J.P. Schmidt, S. Mathes, M. Elliott., J. Nackoney, S. Sand, F. Hay, M. Merrill, M.Golbali, M. Higgins, J. Howell, and L. Kramer. 2003. Multisource data integration for Georgia land-cover mapping. Southeastern Geographer 43: 1-28.

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IN PUBLICATIONS Dupain, J., A. Degrande, P. De Marcken, J. Elliott, and J. Nackoney. 2010. Case Study 3 - Landscape land use planning: Lessons learned from the Maringa - Lopori -Wamba Landscape. In: D.Yanggen, K. Angu and N. Tchamou (eds.), Landscape-Scale Conservation in the Congo Basin: Lessons Learned from the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) (pp. 46-60). Washington, DC: IUCN USAID/CARPE. http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/lessons_learned_chapter1_case_study3.pdf. Dupain, J., F. Bwebwe, J. Elliott, K. Sebunya, D. Williams, J. Nackoney. 2010. Case Study 2 - The Role of Alternative Livelihoods in Conservation: Lessons Learned from the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape." In: Yanggen, David, Angu, Kenneth, and Tchamou, Nicodeme (eds.), Landscape-Scale Conservation in the Congo Basin: Lessons Learned from the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) (pp 21-30). Washington, DC: USAID/IUCN/CARPE.

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Dupain, J., J. Nackoney, J.P. Kibambe, D. Bokelo, D. Williams. 2009. Chapter 23: Maringa-LoporiWamba Landscape. In: de Wasseige C., Devers D., de Marcken P., Ebaa Atyi R., Nasi R. and Mayaux Ph. (eds.), The Forests of the Congo Basin - State of the Forest 2008 (pp 329-338). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Vajjhala, S.P. and J. Nackoney. 2008. The New Cartography of Climate Change, Resources, Resources for the Future, Fall 2008 (167). World Resources Institute (WRI), Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS) Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Ministry of Planning and National Development. 2007. Chapter 3: Water. Pages 24-41 in Natures Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Washington, DC: WRI. http://pdf.wri.org/kenya_atlas_06_water_ch3_150.pdf.

PUBLICATIONS

Deveny, A., J. Nackoney, N. Puvis, R. Kopp, M. Gusti, G. Kindermann,, M. Macauley, E. Myers Madeira, M. Obersteiner, A. Stevenson. 2009. Forest Carbon Index: The geography of forests in climate solutions. Joint report by Resources for the Future and Climate Advisers.
http://www.forestcarbonindex.org/. World Resources Institute (WRI), Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS) Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Ministry of Planning and National Development. 2007. Natures Benefits in Kenya: an Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Washington, DC: WRI. http://www.wri.org/biodiv/pubs_description.cfm?pid=4279. World Resources Institute (WRI), IUCN-The World Conservation Union, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and Ramsar Convention Bureau. 2003. Watersheds of the World CDRom. World Resources Institute, Washington, DC and IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. http://www.iucn.org/themes/wani/eatlas/index.html.

PRESENTATIONS 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).

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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 Users 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 PovertyBiodiversity Linkages. Quito, Ecuador (2004 November 24-26). Using Aerial Photos to Identify Specific Crop Types in Kenyas Africover Map. 2003 AfricaGIS Conference. Dakar, Senegal (2003 November 3-7).

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

International Primatological Society XXIII Congress, Kyoto, Japan: September 12-18, 2010. International Primatological Society Pre-Congress Workshop: Quest for Co-Existence with NonHuman Primates, Kyoto, Japan: September 6-7, 2010 (invited Speaker and Guest Lecturer). Monitoring Carbon Stocks and Fluxes in the Congo Basin Workshop, Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC): February 2010. Workshop on Land-Use Planning and Zoning in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), African Wildlife Foundation, US Forest Service and Direction Inventaire et Amnagement

Forestiers (DIAF): September 2009.


Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting: 2009. ESRI International Users Conference: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009.

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University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly: 2007. Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) Conference: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006. Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Conference: 2006. Workshop on Poverty-Biodiversity Linkages, Research for Man and Environment [RIVM]: November 2004.

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS Experimental Design and Ecological Statistics. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, Virginia. August 17 27, 2010.

AWARDS Student Paper Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), July 2007. Presidents Award, World Resources Institute, May 2003. Outstanding Senior in Geography Award, Indiana University, April 2000. Dorothy L. Herriman Music Scholarship, Indiana University, September 1995.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS Research Fellow, Primate Research Institute (PRI), Kyoto University, October - November 2011. Member, International Primatological Society (IPS), 2010 Present. Founding Member, International Geospatial Society (IGS-GSDI), 2009 Present. Invited Speaker and Guest Lecturer, International Primatological Society Pre-Congress Workshop, September 2010. Panel Reviewer, 2009 World Bank Development Marketplace Competition (DM2009), July 2009. Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2008 Present. Member, Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), 2007 Present. Member, Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS), 2002 Present.

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