Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies
1125 Colonel By
Office: B350A Loeb
Remote Sensing and Geospatial
in Forest, Wetland and
Research Goal: Develop
remote sensing and geo-spatial methods for modelling,
mapping and monitoring forests, wetlands, and other
critical habitat areas such as shorelines at landscape
and patch scales. A complementary goal is to improve the
science and understanding of the relations of image
spectral, spatial, pattern and scale characteristics
with vegetation and landscape attributes.
focusses on airborne and high resolution satellite
(optical and radar) remote sensing, with additional
larger area studies using moderate resolution imagery
such as SPOT and Landsat.
- Landscape indicators and
agri-environmental policies for biodiversity
enhancement on agricultural lands (NSERC Strategic
Grant 2009-12 with GLEL co-directors (see below) and
several PDFs (J. Pasher, A. Smith, J. Girard).
- Multi-scale wetland and land cover mapping (PhD
project, L. Dingle Robertson). Collaboration with
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
- Arctic shoreline classification using
RADARSAT-2 (MSc project, S. Banks) and
hyperspectral data (MSc project, B. Kennedy).
Collaboration with the National Wildlife Research
- High resolution airborne X-HH InSAR for
vegetation classification and canopy height
modelling over large areas (PhD project,
Lorraine Tighe). Collaboration with Intermap
Wetland mapping in Ethiopia
(MSc project, P. Dubeau)
Example Powerpoint presentations
of recently completed projects (see also 'Research' and 'Papers' tabs
Recent Research funds: Natural Sciences and
Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery and
Strategic Grants, the Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources, Environment Canada National Wildlife Research
Centre, and Carleton University.
Laboratory (GLEL) for Research
in Support of Species Conservation:
facility for over 25 graduate students, postdoctoral
fellows and visiting colleagues co-directed with Lenore Fahrig (Biology), Scott
Mitchell (Geography and Environmental studies) , and
Kathryn Lindsay (National Wildlife Research Centre,
Environment Canada ). It includes state-of-the-art
workstations, geospatial analysis software, map
production equipment, an airborne digital camera system
with spectroradiometer, field vehicles, satellite remote
sensing data, etc. Funding was provided by the Canada
Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust,
The Hamlin Family Fund (donation), Environment
Canada, and Carleton University.