Research Team

MITCHELL BONNEY
Ph.D. Candidate,  mitchell.bonney@mail.utoronto.ca
Research Topic: Understanding long-term forest change across an urban-rural landscape with multi-source remote sensing, field and historical data
Webpage: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/people/mitchell-bonney

HWANG LEE 
Ph.D. Student
hwang.lee@mail.utoronto.ca
Research Topic: Precision Agriculture, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, and Machine learning
Webpage: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/people/hwang-lee

LEAH MARAJH 
Ph.D. Candidate
leah.marajh@utoronto.ca 
Research Topic: Understanding the Impacts of Physical Environmental Change on Climate and Livelihoods in the Greater Angkor Region of Cambodia
Webpage: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/people/leah-marajh

ALEXANDER AXIOTIS
MSc Student,  alexander.axiotis@mail.utoronto.ca
Research Topic: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Forest Insect Infestation
Webpage: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/people/alexander-axiotis


DANIEL NELSON
 
MSc Student,  daniel.nelson@mail.utoronto.ca
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Forest Disturbances
Webpage: TBA

CAROLYNE QIANG
BSc Thesis Student,  carolyneyu.qiang@mail.utoronto.ca
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Urban Thermal Environments


ALUMNI:
Phuong Duc Dao (Ph.D., phuong.dao@mail.utoronto.ca, graduated in 2021)
Thesis Title: Investigating Drought Impacts on Plant Functional Traits Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Present Position: Postdoc Fellow at Professor Phil Townsend's lab in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Cameron Proctor (Ph.D., cameron.proctor@mail.utoronto.ca, graduated in 2017)
Thesis Title: Root Exudation of Sedges and Shrubs in Mer Bleue, Ontario, Canada 
Present Position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Windsor (https://www.uwindsor.ca/science/environment/625/dr-cameron-proctor)

Bing Lu (Ph.D., bing.lu@mail.utoronto.ca, graduated in 2017)
Thesis Title: Estimating Grassland Biophysical and Biochemical Properties Using Remote Sensing and Modelling
Present Position: Assistant Professor position in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment at the Simon Fraser University (https://www.sfu.ca/geography/about/our-people/profiles/Bing-Lu.html)

Jian Yang (Ph.D., jiangeo.yang@mail.utoronto.ca, graduated in 2017)
Thesis Title: Synergy of Multi-Source Remote Sensing Data for Automated Extraction of Fine-scale Forest Attributes in Deciduous Forests
Present Position: Geospatial Consultant at 4DM Inc., Toronto, Canada

Courtney Soden (Msc, courtney.soden@mail.utoronto.ca, graduated in 2016)
Thesis Title: The spatial and temporal variability of greenhouse gas fluxes within an urban baymouth bar coastal marsh that has undergone sediment restoration
Present Position: Technical Officer-Environment at Bruce Power, Toronto, Canada. 

Amy Mui (Ph.D., amy.mui@utoronto.ca, graduated in 2015):
Thesis Title: A Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Approach to Freshwater Turtle Conservation
Present Position: Instructor in Environmental Science Program at Dalhousie University
(https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/environmental-science-program/faculty-staff/amy-mui.html). 

Assunta Saliola (MSc, assunta.saliola@utoronto.ca, graduated in 2014)
Thesis Title: Object-based image analysis for the delineation of canopy gaps and individual tree crowns using multi-source data: A case study in Haliburton Forest, Ontario.
Present Position: Education and Research Analyst at Esri Canada, Toronto, Canada.

Alexander Tong (MSc, alexander.tong@utoronto.ca, graduated in 2014)
Thesis Title: Estimating Grassland Chlorophyll Content for a Mixed Grassland: Exploring the Performance of the Empirical-Statistical and the Physical Modeling Approach
Present Position: GIS Analyst in Clark County at Las Vegas, Nevada Area. 

Kelly Wong (MSc, kellykalei.wong@utoronto.ca, graduated in 2012)
Thesis Title: Remote Sensing of Tall Grasslands: Estimating Vegetation Biochemical Contents at Multiple Spatial Scales and Investigating Vegetation Temporal Response to Climate Conditions
Present Position: Business Development and Project Manager at Kampery Development Ltd, Hongkong.

Justin Murffit (Undergrad Research Assistant, justin.murfitt@mail.utoronto.ca)
Project Title
Ash decline assessment in Emerald Ash Borer infested natural forests using high spatial resolution images
Present Position: Ph.D. student in Geography at U of Waterloo.