IES webinar - Using GIS in systems thinking for improved support for Biodiversity Net Gain

Thursday, 17 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

This webinar will explore the use of a GIS tool to digitally manage Biodiversity Net Gain calculations. In addition to the calculations themselves, the tool can be used to analyse individual parcels of land as well as how it contributes to the bigger picture of the project and the calculations. This supports better decision-making around vegetation clearance, habitat enhancements, and habitat creation and supports the use of a systems thinking approach at the project level. 

Our speaker

Katie Dawson has been working in the infrastructure industry for 8 years, and with GIS for 12 years. She completed her bachelors degree in Wildlife Biology, and masters in Landscape Ecology before doing an industry sponsored PhD in Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments. Katie is currently responsible for the development and delivery of all GIS-led environmental tools within Costain, with expertise in Biodiversity Net Gain and Natural Capital.