Technician (B.Sc Environment Water Environments & Ecosystems, minor in Japanese)
Research Interests: remote sensing, aquatic ecology, coastal ecology, GIS, google earth engine, BULC-D (bayesian updating of land cover – version D), linear and harmonic modeling, time series analysis, Z-scores, forest monitoring, fire mapping
I'm an undergraduate student currently working towards a B.Sc in Environment (Hons.), specializing in Water Environments & Ecosystems – as well as a supplementary minor concentration in East Asian Language (Japanese) – in McGill's Bieler School of Environment. During a gap year between high school and university, I spent a few months in the Bahamas assisting researchers with their work and, in the process, developed a passion for marine ecology, tropical ecology, scuba diving, and ocean exploration. Following the completion of my degree, I hope to find a way to bridge my interest in GIS and remote sensing with my passion for the ocean and tropical environments.
In Summer 2021, I assisted Dr. Cardille in improving the BULC algorithm to utilize harmonics to model the natural seasonality of vegetation on a per-pixel basis over varying temporal and spatial scales. I've continued this work in the form of an Honours Project aimed at improving the algorithm’s ability to accurately interpret, classify, and differentiate wildfire burn-scars, deforestation events, vegetation regrowth, and other instances of vegetation change over time.