University of Wisconsin–Madison
Spatial Analysis For Conservation and Sustainability

Alexander Shchur

Visiting Scientist


Since 2013: PhD student, geoecology, Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Barnaul, Russia

2008: M.A., Political Science, Altai State University, Barnaul, Russia

Research interests

I use remote sensing to map deforestation in Altai krai, Russia. I apply results of my research for nature protection. I work for NGO which collaborates with decision makers to preserve old-growth forest in protected areas of Altai krai.

Personal interests

I enjoy spending time outdoor. I love mountain biking, skiing, snowskating, and hiking. Also, I like spending time in a gym, listening to music, watching good movies and reading classic fiction.

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