PhD Candidate, University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science Policy and Management (expected 2013)
MSc Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science (2005)
BSc Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2001)
I am broadly interested in applying interdisciplinary landscape-level approach for biodiversity conservation. More specifically, I use geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing for monitoring and conservation of rangelands in California and Southern Africa. For my PhD dissertation I am using such information to understand the environmental parameters that guide African Elephants' movement decisions across Etosha National Park, Namibia. Such understanding can inform resource management in the reserve and address human-wildlife conflict around the park.
Tsalyuk, M., K. Kevin, M. Kellyand S. Butterfield(2012). Remote Sensing-Based Approaches for Residual Dry Matter Monitoring Across Rangeland Conservation Easements. Poster presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Oakland, California.
Tsalyuk, M. Developing remote sensing methodology to uncover key landscape parameters in wildlife movement decision making. Presentation at the Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) Workshop on Quantitative Landscape Ecology and Environmental Sustainability (QLEES), Durban, South Africa.
Tsalyuk, M. (2010). Monitoring California’s Central Coast rangeland easements using satellite imagery. Working report. The Nature Conservancy, California chapter.