Guillaume Couture

Program Master's degree in Geomatics Advisor Alexandre Langlois Field of research Spatial and temporal analyses of polynya formation in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing almost twice as fast as the rest of the world. This amplification leads to downward trends in the spatial distribution of sea ice. In winter, some regions are freed from ice by the action of dynamic and thermody...

Geneviève Potvin

Program PhD in Remote Sensing Advisor Yannick Huot Field of research Development of bio-optical algorithms for water quality parameters adapted to past, present and future satellite sensors My doctoral project will focus on inverting water reflectance to extract water quality parameters. I will study the inherent optical properties of lake constituents; test and develop bio-optical algorithms for water quali...

Xavier Gallagher-Duval

Program Master's degree in Geographical Sciences Advisors Richard Fournier, Olivier Van Lier, Joan E. Luther Field of research Prediction of Tree Distribution using LIDAR textural and volumetric metrics The Distribution of Tree Diameters is important information for forest managers. However, it is relatively difficult to predict and map. The arrival of LiDAR makes it possible to improve the modelling of forest attribu...

Jawad ZIYAD

Program PhD in Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing Physics program Advisors Kalifa Goita et Ramata Magagi Field of research Characterization of the hydrological regime of water bodies subjected to freezing and thawing from multi-satellite altimetry data Monitoring hydrological systems subject to ice action, as in Canada, requires the availability of a hydrometric measurement network capable of providing estimates at a ...

Bastien Vandendaele

Program PhD in Remote Sensing Advisor Richard Fournier Field of research Methods development using UAV-based lidar to support Enhanced Forest Inventory The Ph.D. focuses on the use of UAV-based LiDAR for the enhancement of forest inventories in boreal and temperate forests. It includes the development and the adaptation of specialized algorithms for the use of LiDAR remote sensing datasets for forest management appli...

Catherine Frizzle

Program PhD in remote sensing, image processing program Advisor Richard Fournier Field of research Contribution of LiDAR to the quantification of ecological services in support of sustainable forest management Forests provide a multitude of ecological services (ES), some of which may appear to be in opposition to timber harvesting. This project aims to develop ecological function indicators (FIs) based on airborne LiD...