Niloofar Alavi-Shoushtari’s research paper titled, “Evaluating the Relationships of Inter-Annual Farmland Vegetation Dynamics with Biodiversity Using Multi-Spatial and Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Data” has been published in Remote Sensing.

“I completed my Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies in my country of origin, Iran. I moved to Canada in 2009 and completed my Master’s degree in Geography at the University of Ottawa in 2012. I started my PhD in Geography at Carleton University in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Doug King, Professor and Co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory and completed it in 2019. I currently work as a Research Scientist as part of the Geomatics team in the Landscape Science and Technology Division at the National Wildlife Research Center, Environment and Climate Change Canada.

My PhD research focused on modelling the relationship of farmland biodiversity with spatial and temporal changes in vegetation dynamics. Farmland biodiversity is essential for agricultural ecosystem health and provides various ecosystem services. It is important to apply farming practices which promote and enhance farmland biodiversity. I selected Eastern Ontario as my study site as the agricultural region of Eastern Ontario is spatially complex and temporally dynamic. I used multi spatial and multi temporal remote sensing data for this research to investigate and quantify the spatial and temporal changes in this region and assess the effect on farmland species.”

Congratulations Dr. Niloofar Alavi-Shoushtari on your publication!