The William & Mary post-baccalaureate GIS certificate has launched! The goal of the certificate is to bring the high-quality research focused GIS education of William & Mary to the DC area. The program is targeted at working professionals in the DC area who utilize, or plan to utilize, GIS in their employment. The focus of the program is to bring the full capability of Geographic Information Science to decision makers in DC including those in governmental organizations. In keeping with the W&M tradition, courses are taught in a small group setting with a focus on faculty student mentoring and contact.
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How much mangrove has been displaced by commercial aquaculture?
This study revealed that mangrove forests have lost 51.9% of their aerial extent during the analysis period. Of the mangrove loss during this period, I estimate that commercial aquaculture accounted for 28% of total mangrove loss across all nations resulting in approximately 544,000 ha of mangrove forest converted to aquaculture. There were significant differences in mangrove loss and mangrove to aquaculture conversion from nation to nation and even within nations.
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