Glenn Hyman is an Environmental Scientist and the Science and Data Lead for the SERVIR-Amazonia initiative. Glenn’s recent work focuses on land-use change and its impact on ecosystem services in the Amazon and Orinoco regions. For many years, he developed applications to better understand the geographic dimensions of natural resources management in developing-country agriculture. He led the foundation of the Consortium for Spatial Information, a network GIS labs in the 15 CGIAR centers worldwide. Glenn’s development of digital atlases earned him a Computer World Editor’s Choice Award and an ESRI Special Achievement in GIS award.
Originally, from North Carolina, USA, Dr. Hyman holds a BA degree from the University of North Carolina, an MA from Appalachian State University and a PhD from the University of Tennessee. Glenn worked in the Latin America region for more than 25 years, as a University of Tennessee McClure Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica and as a research scientist at CIAT in Colombia. Dr. Hyman’s training and experience includes physical geography, watershed hydrology, natural resources management, land-use change, climate change mitigation, remote sensing and GIS. Glenn works out of SERVIR-Amazonia’s Geospatial Laboratory on CIAT’s campus in Cali, Colombia.