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Changes in GIS over time, NatureServe Explorer, and Baking with Lori Scott

January 05, 2024 Lori Scott Episode 151
Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)
Changes in GIS over time, NatureServe Explorer, and Baking with Lori Scott
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Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! 

On today’s episode, we talk with Lori Scott, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Technology & Partnerships at NatureServe about Changes in GIS over time, NatureServe Explorer, and Baking.   Read her full bio below.

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Showtimes: 
4:42  Nic & Laura discuss the NatureServe Explorer website
9:33  Interview with Lori Scott starts
13:23 NatureServe Explorer
27:40  Changes in GIS over time
33:44  Field Notes
37:04 Baking


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Guest Bio:
Lori is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Technology and Partnerships for NatureServe, the authoritative source for biodiversity data in North America. She oversees NatureServe’s technology team, with a portfolio that includes software product development, server administration, and user support for mission critical enterprise information management and delivery systems. Since joining NatureServe in 2000, Lori has led the successful transformation of the organization’s core biodiversity data platform Biotics 5 and its public information delivery platform NatureServe Explorer. Lori’s team supports NatureServe’s North American network of biodiversity information centers with implementation of sophisticated online tools to automate environmental review and to manage and direct treatment for invasive species in their jurisdictions. Her team was recognized with the IDG CIO 100 Award in 2016 and the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award in 2017.

Lori’s work experience includes 10 years serving Lockheed Martin Corporation in the field of software integration and information systems development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University in her home state of Pennsylvania. She lives in Arlington, Virginia and enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking – and she makes a wicked good peach pie!

Music Credits
Intro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace Mesa
Outro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller

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Nic & Laura discuss the NatureServe Explorer website
Interview with Lori Scott starts
NatureServe Explorer
Changes in GIS over time
Field Notes
Baking