Finding a Supervisor
Graduate Opportunities in Geographic Information Science
Dr. Michael Buzzelli
I am willing to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective students. Please see my web page for further details.
Dr. Irena Creed I am looking for highly
motivated Masters and PhD students looking for opportunities in
remote sensing and GIS spatial analysis with an interest is natural
land and water systems. My work focuses on understanding the
hydrological and biogeochemical links between terrestrial and
aquatic ecosystems under both natural and disturbed conditions
across multiples research sites in Canada and abroad.
Candidates will have access to well-equipped chemistry and computer
labs with up-to-date remote sensing and GIS software, and to
extensive spatial datasets including field data and large volumes of
radar and optical satellite imagery. Candidates should be
willing to travel for field work.
Jason Gilliland I am interested in hearing from
prospective graduate students (MA, MSc, PhD) or postdoctoral fellows
who are interested in research related to urban studies, health
geography, children's environments and urban history. For
details, please see the Human Environments Analysis Lab website
(www.theheal.ca) or contact me (email@example.com).
Dr. Isaac Luginaah I am interested in supervising potential students at the MA, MSc and PhD levels
on topics relating to health geography, environment and health and also in HIV/AIDS. Interested students are encouraged
to contact me to discuss potential projects and options. Please see my web site for details.
Jacek Malczewski - On Sabbatical - January 1,
2015-June 30, 2015 I am looking for students interested in pursuing Masters or PhD level research in the area of GIS and spatial analysis. Possible thesis
research topics include: (1) Web-based spatial decision support systems for land use-suitability analysis (GIS and programming skills
required); (2) GIS and spatial statistics for crime analysis; (3) GIS and location-allocation methods for
analyzing location patterns of
the public and private sector facilities (e.g., health care, education, retailing).
Dr. Micha Pazner I am interested in masters and PhD students who want to do research in one, or a combination of, my projects. My specialization is
geographic lab and field techniques and their application, with an emphasis on imaging. An example of a unique lab technique is our work
on multivariate icon pattern images. Students may work in this area on software development, visualization or applications (e.g.
environmental change). Field techniques include close range imaging and right-on-site image processing. Potential future research areas
include the use of ground penetrating radar and unmanned aerial vehicles. Current technique-application areas include: (1) RS-GIS lab
and field techniques for gold exploration, and (2) geospatial lab and field techniques for forest disturbance research, such as
spatio-temporal patterns and clustering of Boreal forest wildfire scars. You are welcome to suggest your own ideas for topics.
Dr. Chris Smart Environmental
monitoring requires strategic and adaption if it is to provide
useful, affordable data for environmental management. My research
focuses on integrating contemporary hydrological monitoring
technologies into appropriate spatial and temporal measurement
schemes. A particular interest is in the use of inexpensive
surrogate monitoring techniques that efficiently highlight
particular sites and times of contamination. This work is undertaken
in an urban-rural setting as well as on green rood installations.
Work is also continuing on the hydrology and geomorphology of maximal glacial conditions. Most of our understanding of glaciers is based on receding or residual ice masses that lack the dynamics of advanced glaciers. Equilibrium mass balance modeling indicates that water erosion is likely to far exceed ice erosion through much of the glacier regime. Glacier ice regulates the effect of water erosion through pressurization of basal water flow and variation in the base level of tributary valleys.
Dr. Phil Stooke
I am interested in students who are studying in the areas of cartography, history of cartography, historical maps, or in any aspects of
space exploration including space history, planetary mapping and geology. At present I do not have funds to support a student through the
summer, but co-supervisory arrangements may be worked out.
Dr. Marco Van de Wiel
I am looking for 2 MSc or PhD students who are interested in computer
modeling of landscape evolution, or in interactions between ecological
processes (colonization, succession, decay) and geomorphological processes (erosion and deposition) within a landscape. Possible topics
include development of new algorithms in landscape evolution
modeling; field-based calibration and validation of landscape evolution
models (Rocky Mountains, or Wales); application of agent-based approaches in
modeling spatial dynamics. Candidates are also welcome to
suggest their own ideas for research in computational geomorphology.
Dr. James Voogt
Project: Micro and Urban scale modeling of green roofs in Canada. (MSc) As part of an NSERC Strategic Research Project, an MSc student is required to perform evaluations of numerical models of urban climate that incorporate green roof simulations and to undertake simulations of how select Canadian cities may be impacted by green roofs. The project calls for testing of the Town Energy Balance (TEB) model, originally described in Masson (2000) using data collected from project roof test sites. We will then use the model to represent typical areas of Canadian cities to evaluate the potential impact of green roofs on Canadian urban climates. Part of this work calls for use of the new Canadian off-line urban modeling tool developed at Environment Canada.
Surface Urban Heat Island Analysis (PhD, MSc
Time series analysis of thermal imagery for
urban surface property characterization (MSc)
Dr. Jinfei Wang - On Sabbatical - July 1,
2014-December 31, 2014 My research interests
are in remote sensing. Current projects include: a) 2D and 3D urban
feature extraction from high resolution optical and LiDAR remote
sensing images and its applications in hazard studies; b)
Development of object-based classification algorithms for man-made
and natural feature extraction; c) Polarimetry SAR data analysis for
land use and land cover mapping and feature extraction; d)
Hyperspectral data analysis for urban and wetland vegetation change
detection and applications; Remote sensing applications in urban,
mountainous and wetland areas.
Dr. Adam Yates
research blends aquatic ecology with landscape analysis to develop
and apply techniques for the assessment of the effects of human
activities on ecological conditions of riverine ecosystems with the
purpose of generating knowledge and decision support tools for
The research is strongly focused on field studies with an integral
landscape analysis component using GIS.
I am currently looking for MSc and PhD students to conduct
research projects in
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