GIS Analyst and Cartographer
Ian received his undergraduate degree from the UW-Madison in International Studies focusing on the global environment as well as completing the GIS certificate program. Ian joined the Gibbs lab in the spring of 2014 as a GIS Analyst and cartographer. His work focuses on assessing the land use implications of the Brazilian Soy Moratorium and the recently revised Brazilian Forest Code and quantifying their impacts on forests and agricultural production. He has additionally worked on characterizing agricultural land-use change in the United States as well as helping to map potentially available cropland in the United States.
Before joining the Gibbs lab Ian spent the previous year interning on a project to map and analyze global urban extent using MODIS 500-m data. Ian has performed cartographic work for the World Bank as well.
When Ian is not working he is usually found outside biking, camping or playing disc golf. He also enjoys keeping up with the latest in science, technology and the environment.