Our Work Overview
What We Do:
Our scientists combine analysis of satellite images of the Earth with field studies in ecology and economics to measure, model and map how humans are changing the world’s ecosystems, and showing how we can more intelligently and sustainably live, while protecting the ecosystems integral to a verdant Earth. From the thawing permafrost in the Arctic to the expanding agricultural regions of the tropics, through research, capacity building and education we apply in-depth expertise to chart the way forward, revealing paths that incorporate both human prosperity and stewardship of the Earth’s natural resources.
Education & Capacity Building
Outreach and capacity building – engaging with students, educators, indigenous groups, government agencies, and other non-profit institutions throughout the world – are integral to the work of the WHRC.