Our lab group believes strongly in the importance of disseminating the results of our research. We publish in many different outlets, from pure remote sensing journals to wildlife-focused publications to forestry journals to non-peer-reviewed outlets. Our ultimate goal is to have our research be helpful, whether that takes the form of guiding policy-making decisions, informing land-use management, or helping develop further research programs, among many possible applications.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Selected publications listed in chronological order from most recent. Only accepted publications shown. Lab members' names in bold.
Lopes Queiroz, G., McDermid, G.J., Castilla, G., Linke, J., & M. Rahman. 2019. Mapping Coarse Woody Debris with Random Forest Classification of Centimetric Aerial Imagery. Forests, 10(6): 471. https://doi.org/10.3390/f10060471
Rahman, M. M., McDermid, G. J., Mckeeman, T., & Lovitt, J. 2019. A Workflow to Minimize Shadows in UAV-based Orthomosaics. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 7(2): 107-117. https://doi.org/10.1139/juvs-2018-0012
He, A., G.J. McDermid, M.M. Rahman, M. Strack, S. Saraswati, and B. Xu, 2018: Developing allometric equations for estimating shrub biomass in a boreal fen. Forests, 9(9): 569.
Feduck, C., G.J. McDermid, and G. Castilla, 2018: Detection of coniferous seedlings in UAV imagery. Forests, 9(7): 432.
Lovitt, J., M. Rahman, S. Saraswati, G.J. McDermid, M. Strack, and B. Xu, 2018: UAV remote sensing can reveal the effect of low-impact seismic lines on methane release in a forested Boreal bog. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123, 1117–1129.
Poley, L.G., A.J. Magoun, M.D. Robards, & R.L. Klimstra. 2018. Distribution and occupancy of wolverines on tundra, Northwestern Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 82(5): 991-1002. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21439.
Ray, J.C., L.G. Poley, A.J. Magoun, C. B. Chetkiewicz, F. M. Southee, F. N Dawson, & C. Chenier. 2018. Modeling broad-scale wolverine occupancy in a remote boreal region using multi-year aerial survey data. Journal of Biogeography 45(7): 1478-1489.
Hird, J.N., E. R. DeLancey, G.J. McDermid, and J. Kariyeva, 2017: Cloud computing, open-access satellite data, and machine learning in support of large-area, probabilistic wetland mapping in Alberta, Canada. Remote Sensing 9(12): 1315.
Chen, S., G. J. McDermid, G. Castilla, and J. Linke, 2017: Measuring vegetation height in linear disturbances in the Boreal forest with UAV photogrammetry. Remote Sensing, 9(12): 1257
Lovitt, J., M. M. Rahman, & G.J. McDermid. 2017. Assessing the value of UAV photogrammetry for characterizing terrain in complex peatlands. Remote Sensing 9: 715.
McLane, A.J., C Semeniuk, G.J. McDermid, D.F. Tomback, T. Lorenz, and D.J. Marceau, 2017: Energetic behavioural-strategy prioritization of Clark’s Nutcrackers in Whitebark Pine communities: An agent-based modelling approach. Ecological Modelling, 354:123-139.
Laskin, D.N., A. Montaghi, and G.J McDermid, 2017: An open-source method of constructing cloud-free composites of forest understory temperature using MODIS. Remote Sensing Letters, 8(2): 165-174.
Hird, J. N., Montaghi, A., McDermid, G. J., Kariyeva, J., Moorman, B., Nielsen, S. E., & McIntosh, A. C. S. 2017. Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Monitoring Recovery of Forest Vegetation on Petroleum Well Sites. Remote Sensing 9: 413.
Hird, J. N., Castilla, G., McDermid, G. J., & Bueno, I. T. 2016. A Simple Transformation for Visualizing Non-seasonal Landscape Change from Dense Time Series of Satellite Data. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Obs. Remote Sensing 9: 3372–3383.
Laskin, D.N., A. Montaghi, S. Nielsen, and G.J McDermid, 2016: Estimating Understory Temperatures Using MODIS LST in Mixed Cordilleran Forests. Remote Sensing, 8(8), 658.
Laskin, D.N. and G.J McDermid, 2016: Evaluating the level of agreement between human and time-lapse camera observations of understory plant phenology at multiple scales. Ecological Informatics, 33, 1-9.
McInnes, W., B. Smith, and G.J. McDermid, 2015: Discriminating Native and Non-native Grasses in the Dry Mixedgrass Prairie with MODIS NDVI Time Series. IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, 8(4): 1395-1403.
Castilla, G., A. Hernando, C. Zhang, F. Mauro, G.J. McDermid, 2014: POLS: A versatile tool for sampling polygon GIS layers. Computers & Geosciences 67, 139-149.
Castilla, G.; Hird, J.; Hall, R. J.; Schieck, J.; McDermid, G. 2014. Completion and updating of a Landsat-based land cover polygon layer for Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 40: 92-109.
Piwowar, J.M., Y. Ban, G.J. McDermid, and L. Bruzzone, 2014: Forward to the special issue on the analysis of remote sensing images. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, 7(8), 3187-3189.
Poley, L. G., Pond, B. A., Schaefer, J. A., Brown, G. S., Ray, J. C. & Johnson, D. S. 2014. Occupancy patterns of large mammals in the Far North of Ontario under imperfect detection and spatial autocorrelation. Journal of Biogeography 41: 122–132.
Castilla, G., A. Hernando, C. Zhang, and G.J. McDermid, 2014: The impact of object size on the thematic accuracy of landcover maps. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 (3), 1029-1037.
Linke, J., G.J. McDermid, M.J. Fortin, and G.B. Stenhouse, 2013: Relationships between grizzly bears and human disturbances in a rapidly changing multi-use forest landscape. Biological Conservation 166, 54-63.
Castilla, G.; Hird, J.; Maynes, B.; Crane, D.; Cosco, J.; Schieck, J.; McDermid, G. 2013. Broadening modern resource inventories: A new protocol for mapping natural and anthropogenic features. Forestry Chronicle 89: 681–689.
Nielsen, S.E., M. Cattet, J. Boulanger, J. Cranston, and G.J. McDermid, 2013: Environmental, biological and anthropogenic effects on grizzly bear body size: temporal and spatial considerations. BMC Ecology, 13(31), 1-12.
Nijland, W., N.C. Coops, S. Coogan, S.E. Nielsen, G.J. McDermid, and G.B. Stenhouse, 2013: Vegetation phenology can be captured with digital repeat photography and linked to variability of root nutrition in Hedysarum alpinum. Applied Vegetation Science, 16(2): 317-324.
Linke, J., and G.J. McDermid, 2012: Monitoring landscape change in a multi-use forest area in west-central Alberta, Canada using the disturbance-inventory framework. Remote Sensing of Environment, 125: 112-124.
DeCesare, N.J., M. Hebblewhite, F. Schmiegelow, D. Hervieux, G.J. McDermid, L. Neufeld, M. Bradley, J. Whittington, K. Smith, L.E. Morgantini, M. Wheatley, and M. Musiani, 2012. Transcending scale-dependence in identifying habitat with resource selection functions. Ecological Applications, 22(4): 1068-1083.
Chen, G., K. Zhao, G.J. McDermid, and G.J. Hay, 2012. The influence of sampling density on geographically weighted regression: a case study using forest canopy height and optical data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(9): 2909-2924. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2011.624130.
Coops, N.C., T. Hilker, C.W. Bater, M.A. Wulder, S. Nielsen, G.J. McDermid, and G. Stenhouse, 2012: Linking ground-based to satellite-derived phenological metrics in support of habitat assessment. Remote Sensing Letters, 3(3): 191-200.
Castilla, G., J. Linke, A.J. McLane, and G.J. McDermid, 2011. Quantifying bias in pattern indices extracted from spatially offset landscape samples. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41(10):2090-2096.
Bater, C.W., N.C. Coops, M.A. Wulder, S.E. Nielsen, G.J. McDermid, and G.B. Stenhouse, 2011: Design and installation of a camera network across an elevation gradient for habitat assessment. Instrumentation Science and Technology, 39(3): 231-247.
Franklin, S.E., Y. He, A.D. Pape, X. Guo, and G.J. McDermid, 2011: Landsat-comparable land cover maps using the ASTER and SPOT images: a case study for large-area mapping programmes. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(8): 2185-2205.
McLane, A.J., C. Semeniuk, G.J. McDermid, and D. Marceau, 2011: The role of agent-based models in wildlife ecology and management. Ecological Modelling, 222(8): 1544-1556.
Bater, C.W., N.C. Coops, M. A. Wulder, T. Hilker, S.E. Nielsen, G.J. McDermid, G.B. Stenhouse, 2011. Using digital time-lapse cameras to monitor species-specific understorey and overstorey phenology in support of wildlife habitat assessment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 180: 1-13.
Linke, J. and G.J. McDermid, 2011: A conceptual model for multi-temporal landscape monitoring in an object-based environment. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, 4(2): 265-271.
Musiani, M., M. Anwar, G.J. McDermid, M. Hebblewhite, and D. Marceau, 2010: How humans shape wolf behavior in Banff and Kootenay National Parks, Canada. Ecological Modelling, 221(19): 2374-2387.
Nielsen, S.E., G.J. McDermid, G.B. Stenhouse, and M.S. Boyce, 2010: Dynamic wildlife habitat models: Seasonal foods and mortality risk predict occupancy-abundance and habitat selection in grizzly bears. Biological Conservation, 143(7): 1623-1634.
Stewart, B.P., M.A. Wulder, G.J. McDermid, and T. Nelson, 2009: Disturbance capture and attribution through the integration of Landsat and IRS-1C imagery. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(6): 523-533.
Wang, K., S.E. Franklin, X. Guo, Y. He, and G.J. McDermid, 2009: Problems in remote sensing of landscapes and habitats. Progress in Physical Geography, 33(6): 747-768.
McLane, A.J., G.J. McDermid, and M.A. Wulder, 2009: Processing discrete-return profiling LiDAR data to estimate canopy closure for large-area forest mapping and management. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(3): 217-229.
Hilker, T., M.A. Wulder, N.C. Coops, J. Linke, G.J. McDermid, J.G. Masek, F. Gao, and J.C. White, 2009: A new data fusion model for high spatial- and temporal-resolution mapping of forest disturbance based on Landsat and MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(8): 1613–1627.
Linke, J., G.J. McDermid, D.N. Laskin, A.J. McLane, A.D. Pape, J. Cranston, M. Hall-Beyer, and S.E. Franklin, 2009: A disturbance-inventory framework for flexible and reliable landscape monitoring. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 75(8): 981-996.
McDermid, G.J., R.J. Hall, G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, S.E. Franklin, G.B. Stenhouse, T. Kobliuk, and E.F. LeDrew, 2009: Remote sensing and forest inventory for wildlife habitat assessment. Forest Ecology and Management, 257(11): 2262-2269.
Hird, J. N. & McDermid, G. J. 2009. Noise reduction of NDVI time series: An empirical comparison of selected techniques. Remote Sensing of the Environment 113: 248–258.
Linke, J., G.J. McDermid, A.D. Pape, A.J. McLane, D.N. Laskin, M. Hall-Beyer, and S.E. Franklin, 2009: The influence of patch delineation mismatches on multi-temporal landscape pattern analysis. Landscape Ecology, 24(2): 157-170.
McDermid, G.J., J. Linke, A.D. Pape, D.N. Laskin, A.J. McLane, and S.E. Franklin, 2008: Object-based approaches to change analysis and thematic map update: challenges and limitations. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(5): 462-466.
McDermid, G.J. and I.U. Smith, 2008: Mapping the distribution of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in Waterton Lakes National Park using logistic regression and classification tree analysis. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(4): 356-366.