Markus G Walsh
I am a Senior Research Scientist in Ecosystems and Landscape Ecology with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University. His research focuses on developing operational tools for diagnosis, mapping and monitoring of the ecological condition of African landscapes with an emphasis on the application of IT and data science in agriculture. He is currently based at the Selian Agricultural Research Institute in Arusha, Tanzania, where he is the chief scientist coordinator of the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS). He holds a PhD in Rangeland Ecology from Texas A&M University and BSc degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Mechanization from Iowa State University.