Sentinel as a case-study example of research impacting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

The research we have been carrying out at UCL is now featured as a case-study example of work contributing towards sustainable development goals. For more information on the UCL Sustainable Development Goal initiative and our contribution to this, see the post linked here.

“Biodiversity makes important contributions to the food system, supporting agriculture through contributions such as pollination, natural pest control, and soil improvement.”

– Dr Abbie Chapman (CBER), Sentinel Project Postdoctoral Research Associate

Photo credit: Samuel Agyeman-Duah,

Large-scale, freely available data for Ghana, Ethiopia, and Zambia

My first blog post for the Sentinel project website is available here! Check it out to find out about the sorts of data we’ve been using to assess the potential impacts of agricultural development on biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa. The datasets are linked on the site, so it should be a handy resource for anyone looking for crop, biodiversity, or socio-economic data (e.g. population density, urban areas, etc.).