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.
Dr. 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. Please see my web site and contact me for details.
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.
Dr. Jacek Malczewski
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 analysing 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 Current work focuses on surface-groundwater interactions at the
mesoscale. New projects are planned looking at hydrological restoration using enhanced groundwater
recharge in Medway Creek, distributed monitoring for water quality and karst groundwater flow in south
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 modelling 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 modelling; field-based calibration and validation of landscape evolution
models (Rocky Mountains, or Wales); application of agent-based approaches in modelling 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.
Project: Surface Urban Heat Island Analysis (PhD, MSc or BSc)
A number of potential projects are available that seek to better understand the surface urban heat island and its relation to urban climate. Projects range from analysis of existing tower and remotely sensed datasets from aircraft and satellites to those that may involve a substantial modeling component.
Project: Time series analysis of thermal imagery for urban surface property characterization (MSc)
Time series of remotely-sensed urban surface temperature, used in conjunction with micrometeorological theory and numerical models may be used to determine various properties of the urban surface. This project will use existing and possibly new data to explore the application of this technique to urban environments.Further information on these projects can be found on my webpage.
Dr. Jinfei Wang
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 My
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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