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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
Dr. Wickel’s areas of expertise include hydrology, remote sensing and GIS spatial planning, climate change adaptation, dams, land use change and ecosystem services.
He is lead hydrologist for WWF-US and responsible for the development of tools and methods that support freshwater biodiversity conservation efforts in WWF priority basins and places around the globe. Key areas of engagement include spatial planning and modeling, evaluation of climate and development impacts (dams and deforestation) on freshwater systems and evaluation of freshwater ecosystem services. Before joining WWF he obtained his MSc from the Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, Germany, and has held research positions affiliated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, EMBRAPA-CPATU (Amazonian Agricultural Research Service, Brazil) and CONABIO (Commission for Biodiversity, Mexico).
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