Research Team

Ph.D. Candidate,
Research Topic: Understanding long-term forest change across an urban-rural landscape with multi-source remote sensing, field and historical data

Ph.D. Student
Research Topic: Precision Agriculture, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, and Machine learning

Ph.D. Candidate 
Research Topic: Understanding the Impacts of Physical Environmental Change on Climate and Livelihoods in the Greater Angkor Region of Cambodia

MSc Student,
Research Topic: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Forest Insect Infestation

MSc Student,
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Forest Disturbances
Webpage: TBA

BSc Thesis Student,
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Urban Thermal Environments

Phuong Duc Dao (Ph.D.,, 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.,, 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 (

Bing Lu (Ph.D.,, 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 (

Jian Yang (Ph.D.,, 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,, 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.,, 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

Assunta Saliola (MSc,, 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,, 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,, 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,
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.