Dept. of Geography and Environmental
1125 Colonel By
Office: B350A Loeb
Remote Sensing and Geospatial
of Vegetation, Habitat
remote sensing and geo-spatial methods for modelling,
mapping and monitoring vegetation and habitat 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.
My research focusses on airborne and
high resolution satellite remote sensing, with additional larger
area studies using moderate resolution imagery such
as SPOT, Landsat and Radarsat.
indicators and agri-environmental policies for
biodiversity enhancement on agricultural
lands (NSERC Strategic Grant with GLEL
co-directors (see below), several PDFs (D. Duro, J.
Girard, J. Pasher, A. Smith), and graduate students
(N. Alavi (PhD); M. Fairbrother (MSc) - S. Mitchell
co-supervisor). Includes modeling of spatio-temporal
landscape heterogeneity derived from imagery and land
cover maps against biodiversity for various taxa.
- Arctic tundra biochemical modelling using
multi-angle hyperspectral data (PhD project, B. Kennedy). Collaboration
with the Environment Canada Landscape Science and
- Discriminating grassland and
pasture for Canada's
(E. Lindsay, MSc). Collaboration
with Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada (AAFC); A.
Davidson (AAFC; Adjunct in DGES)
- Wetland mapping in
(P. Dubeau, MSc)
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, Carleton University.
Laboratory (GLEL) for Research
in Support of Species Conservation:
A lab facility with field
vehicles and equipment and
remote sensing equipment developed 2004-07 for 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,
). Funding provided by the Canada Foundation for
Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT),
The Hamlin Family Fund (donation), Environment
Canada, and Carleton University.