On 22 June 2023, FAScinate returned for its second series, featuring another four industry experts who will share their topics related to the theme of Precision Biodiversity.
The FAScinate programme aims to attract audiences from various walks of life to the field of science through a more relaxed presentation of academic lectures. “Open Minds, Spark Ideas” aptly describes FAScinate’s objective to open the minds of the audience and generate new ideas.
Professor Ts Dr Kasturi Devi Kanniah from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is an ASM Fellow and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Her expertise lies in remote sensing technology, specifically in linking field data with remote sensing to study vegetation processes, land management, and urban low carbon initiatives, including addressing atmospheric pollution.
Biological diversity is essential for ecosystems to function and adapt, but it is declining rapidly, jeopardising global food security, public health, and overall well-being.
Remote sensing technology, through the use of satellite imagery and data analysis, helps monitor and understand biodiversity changes.
Case studies in Malaysia have shown how remote sensing detects mangrove and forest cover loss, aiding conservation and sustainable land management.
Professor Kasturi is present today to present her lecture titled: Eyes in the Sky: Monitoring Biodiversity Loss.