PhD in geography, Researcher
Natalia Telnova is a researcher of the cartography lab at the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests are connected with image time series analysis for the assessment and mapping of land use/land cover dynamics under climate change. Natalia has advanced skills in the interpretation of remote sensing imagery, geospatial analysis and GIS mapping and good computer skills with specialized software. In 2017-2018 Natalia Telnova was involved in preparation of Russian national reports to UNCCD, particularly in the assessment and validation of LDN indicators at national and sub-national levels. She also participates in a number of international scientific projects such as highly-detailed remote sensing monitoring of Sevan lake coasts in the Republic of Armenia and multiplatform remote sensing monitoring of the northern forests in Russia under climate change (joint BC project with the University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey). In 2007-2016 Natalia Telnova acted as a lecturer at the Faculty of Geography in Moscow State University where she taught several academic and field courses (“Remote sensing image interpretation in environmental studies”, “Environmental GIS mapping”, “GIS and remote sensing technologies in environmental studies”) and supervised 15 bachelor thesis. Now she launches new original academic courses in the field of advanced remote sensing (“Image processing and thematic image interpretation”, Land use/ land cover changes”) for the just started bachelor program on GIS technologies and spatial modeling at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (Faculty of geography and GIS technologies).