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Sebastian Martinuzzi

Departmental Guest

I am an ecologist trained in land use and remote sensing, including LiDAR. As such, I am interested in questions related to environmental change, human dimensions, biodiversity conservation, and wildlife habitat mapping. Currently, my research is aimed at understanding the potential consequences of future land use change in the U.S., and mapping tropical landscapes using high spatial resolution imagery.  

I am presently an Assistant Scientist with the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology’s Silvis lab ( at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a departmental guest with the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at Princeton University. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin I completed a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho, and a Licentiate degree in Ecology from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, in Argentina.
Selected publications:
Martinuzzi, S., S.R. Januchowski-Hartley, B.M. Pracheil, P.B. McIntyre, A.J. Plantinga, D.J. Lewis, and V. C. Radeloff. 2014. Threats and opportunities for freshwater conservation under future land use change scenarios in the United States. Global Change Biology, 20(1): 113-124.
Martinuzzi, S., A.E. Lugo, T.J. Brandeis, E.H. Helmer. 2013. Case study: Geographic distribution and level of novelty of Puerto Rican forests. Pages 81–87 in R.J. Hobbs, E.S. Higgs, and C.M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems - Intervening in the New Ecological World Order. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Cichester, UK.

Vierling, K.T., L.A. Vierling, W.A. Gould, S. Martinuzzi, R. Clawges. 2008. Lidar: shedding new light on habitat characterization and modeling. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 6: 90–98.