Research Team

Current Team Members:

​MSc Student,
Research Topic: Investigate the historical relationship between land use change and soil quality in southern Ontario

​Ph.D. Student
Research Topic: Long-term Remote Sensing, Multi-source Data Fusion, Human Disturbance, Climate Change

MSc Student
Research Topic: Remote Sensing Applications

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

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

BSc Thesis
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Urban Thermal Environments

ALUMNI (selected):

Mitchell Bonney (Ph.D.,, graduated in 2022)
Thesis Title: Long-term Remote Sensing for Investigating Forest Change across a Suburbanizing Landscape
Present Position: Remote Sensing Scientist at ASL Environmental Sciences, Victoria, British Columbia

Zhaoqin Li (PDF, 2022)
Project Title: 50 years of spatial-explicit environmental data to examine changes in Northern Canada
Present Position: Data Scientist at Canada Post

Leah Marajh (Ph.D.,, graduated in 2022)
Thesis Title: Integrating Qualitative and Geospatial Data to Understand Environmental Change in a Diverse Cambodian Landscapembodia
Present Position: Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment at the University of Toronto Mississauga

Alexander Axiotis (MSc,, graduated in 2021)
Thesis Title: Combining Hyperspectral Imagery and Real-time Kinematic GPS Data to Classify Mixed-wood Forest and Detect Emerald Ash Borer Infestation
Present Position: Lab Technician in the Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment at the University of Toronto Mississauga
Phuong Duc Dao (Ph.D.,, graduated in 2021)
Thesis Title: Investigating Drought Impacts on Plant Functional Traits Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Present Position: Research Associate at the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NSF-ASCEND Biology Integration Institute

Cameron Proctor (Ph.D.,, graduated in 2017)
Thesis Title: Root Exudation of Sedges and Shrubs in Mer Bleue, Ontario, Canada 
Present PositionAssistant 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 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.