Applied Geospatial Research Group

March 17, 2020

The overarching goal of my master’s project is to map and characterize the understory vegetation in the boreal forests of northern Alberta. The understory is an interesting topic of study because it has been largely disregarded as noise in many forestry studies using r...

February 10, 2020

My MSc thesis, entitled Remote Sensing Boreal Coarse Woody Debris, was successfully defended on September 13th, 2019. The main objective of the research I conducted was to assess the accuracy and feasibility of using computer vision techniques and modelling to detect a...

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...

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