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Emily Lindsay

I completed both my undergraduate degree (Geomatics and History) and MSc in Geography at Carleton University. I am now a Geography PhD candidate in my Fourth year. My passion for the environment and the outdoors have fueled me to pursue graduate studies in this field where I am fortunate enough to spend time in the Prairies of Western Canada conducting field research.

My doctoral research is focused on remote sensing applications for vegetation mapping and monitoring, more specifically I am working on improving regional scale land use/land cover classification of rangeland and seeded forage areas in Alberta’s Grassland Natural Region. Although watching grass grow from space seems boring, problems with distinguishing between native and non-native grass types using both optical and radar data have kept me busy for both my MSc and PhD research projects. My main objective is to determine if plant structure, physiology and seasonal phenology can be differentiated with appropriate temporal and spatial scales of Radar and Optical imagery.

My doctoral work is co-supervised by Dr. Doug King, Professor and Co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory at Carleton University and Dr. Andrew Davidson who is the Manager of Earth Observation in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Centre for AgroClimate, Geomatics and Earth Observation (ACGEO) and Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University.