Mapping and spatial modelling in R for crime prevention and conservation
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USING R TO SCRAPE, SAMPLE AND MAP CROWDSOURCED REPORTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN INDIA
Reka Solymosi, University of Manchester
In this session I will describe a project where I scraped data from a crowdsourced website for reporting sexual harassment in India called safecity.in, and used mapping techniques to sample for further qualitative analysis, and again to draw conclusions about the spatial distribution of various incidents.
Speaker Bio: Reka is a lecturer in quantitative methods focused on making use of new forms of data to gain insight into people's behaviour and subjective experiences, particularly focusing on crime, transport, and spatial research. Reka is also interested in promoting data literacy.
USING SPATIAL MODELLING IN R TO PROMOTE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN UGANDA
Joanna Hill, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
Poaching is a serious problem in many developing countries, with detrimental consequences to wildlife, tourism and human health. A key conservation concern is that anti-poaching rangers cannot provide complete spatial and temporal coverage of protected areas, which means that much poaching activity goes undetected. Drawing from my PhD fieldwork in Uganda collecting qualitative and quantitative data about poaching, this presentation will show some spatial modelling of snare data and discuss how this can be used to reduce poaching and promote wildlife conservation.
Speaker Bio: Joanna Hill is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in the US ( https://www.c3e.rutgers.edu). She received her Ph.D. in Security Science from University College London, an MRes degree in Biosystematics from Imperial College and a first class honors degree in Animal Behavior and Conservation from Anglia Ruskin University. Her research interests focus on applying crime science, systems thinking and evolutionary concepts to conservation problems. She is now researching poaching and human-elephant conflict in Uganda using crime science principles.