Matthew Heathcoat winning prize

Grantham Scholar wins prize

Matt Hethcoat was awarded a prize at the Joint Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology and the British Ecological Society.

Matt, who is a Grantham Scholar, won one of three awards for best oral presentation.

He won for a talk entitled: ‘A machine learning approach to map tropical selective logging in Landsat imagery’.

For his PhD, Matt is using satellite data to measure tropical forest degradation and its consequences. Due to the differences in images Matt and his team can tell if deforestation is occuring in remote areas.

Because Matt’s project is multidisciplinary, he works with supervisors in different departments. His co-supervisors are from the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences and the Department of Geography.

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