Mapping the Physical World
Mike Treglia works for The Nature Conservancy’s New York City Program as an Urban Spatial Planner. He integrates various datasets representing biophysical and social dimensions to better understand dynamics around what green space resources we have in New York City, where they are, what benefits they provide, and who receives those benefits. Mike’s formal training is as a Landscape Ecologist, Conservation Scientist, and Herpetologist, and he initially learned spatial analysis, GIS, and Remote Sensing to answer specific questions in these fields. Prior to arriving at The Nature Conservancy, Mike earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, as part of the Applied Biodiversity Science Program, and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tulsa. Mike tries to emphasize use of free and open source tools, and reproducible workflows for analysis and mapping.