John Sykes

Ph.D. candidate
Resource & Environmental Management
Simon Fraser University

Areas of interest

Decision-making in backcountry skiers, Avalanche hazard mapping


John's research is focused on decision-making in backcountry skiers by looking at GPS tracks and survey responses. He is continuing to research decision-making in avalanche terrain by developing new avalanche hazard maps and analyzing GPS tracks of heli-ski guides. The goal of his research is to work towards a new decision-making tool for both professional and recreational backcountry skiers based on the observed decisions of expert guides.