Research Team

Ian McDonald

MSc Student,

Ian McDonald is a MSc student in the ReSEC Lab and is a recipient of the Graduate Entry Scholarship in Gepgraphy. His research focuses on monitoring ecosystem features in wetlands and farmlands (e.g., vegetation growth and heath status) using multi-type remote sensing technologies. Part of his research focuses on monitoring ground subsidence and bog surface oscillation using differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar (DInSAR). Before coming to SFU, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (US) for his undergraduate degree in Geography. He also worked full-time as an Ecological Restoration Technician and GIS Intern in the Chicagoland area in the US.

Dr. Christopher Ilori

Research Assistant (Postdoc),

Christopher was raised in the southern part of Nigeria. His current research focuses on species classification in coastal marshes using WorldView-3 imagery and atmospheric correction of Sentinel-3 imagery for monitoring water quality. Christopher obtained a PhD degree in Geography at SFU and researched the use of multispectral imagery for mapping water depth using physics-based methods. He also obtained a BSc degree in Geography at Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), a Post-graduate Diploma in GIS at the University of Nottingham (UK), and a MSc Degree in Natural Resources at University of Greenwich (UK).

Lucie Dehier-Francescutto

Undergraduate Research Assistant,

Lucie Dehier is a 4th year undergraduate student at SFU working towards a BSc in physical geography with an emphasis in spatial information science. She is a winner of the Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) of 2021, offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Holding this award, she is currently working as a Research Assistant in the ReSEC Lab and her research focuses on species mapping in Burns Bog and British Columbia’s south coast using remote sensing. She is also interested in establishing digital twins of wetlands using remote sensing, internet of things, and GIS for supporting ecosystem monitoring and management.

Uday Singh

Work-Study Student,

Uday Singh is a 4th year undergraduate student at SFU pursuing a BSc in Physical Geography and Spatial Information Science. He is currently working as a Work-Study student in the ReSEC Lab and focuses his research on evaluating the impacts of oil spills on coastal ecosystems. Uday has also worked on a range of environmental monitoring projects using ArcGIS, ENVI and QGIS. Apart from his work, Uday loves hiking and outdoors. He also worked as a model for fashion agencies.

Irene Ho

Work-Study Student,

Irene Ho is an undergraduate student majoring in Physical Geography with a focus on Biogeophysical science. She works as a Work-Study student in the ReSEC Lab. Irene’s research centers around monitor wildfires and their associated air pollution using remote sensing. She is passionate about environmental issues and learning more about the natural world. In her free time, Irene enjoys hiking, gardening, and telling people to stop using single-use disposable products.