Francesco Tonini PhD, GISP

Francesco Tonini

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Geospatial data scientist - Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

115 Manly Miles Bldg.

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. Some of his efforts have also been directed toward bridging the gap between science and stakeholders by improving existing visualization and display approaches to assist with forecasting, prevention, and mitigation of environmental impacts.

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

Research Interests: Coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), Ecosystem Services, Data Science, Geospatial Modeling, WebGIS, Natural Hazards & Emergency Management 

Organizations:  US International Association for Landscape Ecology, American Geophysical Union

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

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