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Peter Ersts is the lead software developer for the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Mr. Ersts joined the CBC in 1998 to start a GIS and remote sensing facility, which has evolved into the Biodiversity Informatics Facility . Mr Ersts has international field experience in Bolivia, Gabon, Madagascar, Sao Tome, South Africa, The Bahamas , and Vietnam, participating in and leading a variety of data collection activities and teaching workshops on applying remote sensing and GIS technologies to the conservation of biodiversity. Before joining the CBC, Mr. Ersts worked for the NASA Landsat Humid Tropical Inventory Project where he analyzed Landsat data to determine rates of deforestation in the Pan-Amazon Basin and Central Africa.