Applied Geospatial Research Group

September 17, 2019

This past summer in Conklin, Alberta was unexpectedly fun. The main purpose of going there was to collect field data of the understory vegetation that is present the boreal forest located there. Two summer students and I had the task of collecting this field data. Ther...

Wetlands in Canada’s boreal forest contain deep deposits of carbon-rich soils, made up of decomposed vegetation (peat) that has accumulated over thousands of years. Globally, peatlands store twice as much carbon as all of the world’s forests combined. Protecting this c...

Toward the end of each summer, grizzly bears in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains gorge on the tart red berries of a shrub called Canada buffaloberry (Shepherdia canadensis). Lacking the salmon of coastal populations, the feast is the largest caloric event on an Alberta grizzl...

February 20, 2019

The MSc thesis of Gus Lopes Queiroz is centered on the study of automated detection of coarse woody debris (CWD) on high-resolution aerial images of the boreal forest. A field campaign was performed during the summer of 2018 to physically obtain CWD measurements on for...

January 29, 2019

In recent years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become popular for various applications requiring aerial imaging - including environmental monitoring, emergency management, resource operations, inspections, filmography, and photography - due to their ease-of-use,...

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