Climate science, modelling and observation

Kyle Daun

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Kyle Daun, an expert in radiative transfer and optical diagnostics, is helping the Canadian oil and gas sector deploy spectroscopic techniques for quantifying methane emissions. His work focuses on optical gas imaging using infrared cameras and hyperspectral imaging.

Linlin Xu

Research Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Linlin Xu's focuses are monitoring and mapping of Arctic sea ice and marine oil spills, machine learning, statistical and computational methods for big remote sensing data interpretation, hyperspectral imaging, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging and environmental remote sensing.

Brent Wolfe

Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Brent Wolfe's areas of research include climate change in Canada's north, present and past hydrology of the Mackenzie Basin Deltas, paleo-environmental research, and environmental impacts on the hydrology of lakes.

Wesley Van Wychen

Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Management

Wesley Van Wychen's research includes remote sensing (satellite imagery) and field data to observe variability in glaciers and glacier motion; the application of SAR remote sensing datasets to observe ocean processes (currents, sea ice) and monitor human activities (detection of oil spills); data management and long-term data preservation; and historical climate data rescue projects.

Andrew Trant

Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Andrew Trant's areas of research include ecological legacies associated with people occupying sites for millennia, biodiversity as a critical component for understanding how ecosystem function and biogeography.

Bryan Tolson

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bryan Tolson's research interests include hydrologic model calibration, hydrology, water resources planning and management, environmental and water resources, environmental simulation model development, environmental decision-making, parallel computing, multi-objective optimization, and soft computing.

Maria Strack

Professor, Geography and Environmental Management; Canada Research Chair

Maria Strack's research interests include the interactions between ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry and soil properties in wetland ecosystems, peatland greenhouse gas fluxes in both natural and disturbed ecosystem, and peatland methane dynamics including both fluxes and subsurface storage.