Henry Bulley

Henry Bulley


Assistant Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

EMAIL: hbulley@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-651M

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5328

Dr. Henry Bulley’s academic background is in Geospatial Science – comprising Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation Satellite Remote Sensing, Machine learning computing algorithms, watersheds, and inland water assessments. His research interest is in understanding the interactions between anthropological land use dynamics and the natural environment with a focus on sustainable water resource management – we can only manage what we understand, and we cannot understand a resource if we do not know the extent and structure of that resource. Some of his current research work include, “assessing landscape change patterns and water quality of New York City water supply reservoirs”, and “a study on the Experiences, Attitudes, and Policy Drivers Shaping Bottled Water Use in New York City”. He is currently a co-editor of Springer’s Landscape Series.

Being a native of Ghana, Dr. Bulley has immense interest in facilitating the adoption of Geospatial Science & Technology and Landscape Ecology principles for assessing ecosystems services to support sustainable development in Africa. The goal is to leverage Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to bridge the gap between scientific research (Geospatial Science, Landscape ecology and Land change science) and resource managers (extension agents, policy makers, community organizers, etc.) in order enhance the provision of Ecosystems Services. He has championed this goal as Vice-President of the International Association for Landscape Ecology – responsible for Africa, as well as a co-chair of the IALE Outreach and Policy Working Group.

Dr. Bulley is one of four founding members of African Regional Chapter of IALE (Africa-IALE) and was instrumental in the successful launch of Africa-IALE with a symposium on “Landscapes of Africa” at the 2003 IALE World Congress in Darwin, Australia. After working on a successful election of a substantive Africa-IALE Executive in 2016 and ratification of the Statutes of the African Chapter of IALE in 2017, Dr. Bulley have been engaged in several activities aimed at strengthening partnerships with between African scholars in the Diaspora and on the African Continent in application of Earth Observations data for sustainable development. These include visits to Ghana and Uganda as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program in 2016 and 2019. Dr. Bulley also co-organized a Side Event on AfriGEOSS: Strengthening partnerships with African Diaspora on Earth Observations during the October 2017 GEO-XIV Plenary, Washington D.C., USA. Currently, Dr. Bulley is working with collaborators in Germany and Uganda on Volkswagen Foundation Landscape Ecology Summer School series to be held in Kampala, Uganda starting in the summer of 2021.

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