Academic History

A. RESEARCH ENDEAVOURS

Biogeochemical cycle modeling, remote sensing, climate change, geographical information system, micrometeorology, isotope modeling

B. RESEARCH AWARDS

    ---- (On-going grants, contracts, fellowships)

  • 2015-2020, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Discovery Grant. "Global Mapping of Vegetation Physiological Parameters", $33,000/y, Principal Investigator.
  • 2014-2017, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Strategic Project Grant. "How Eastern Canadian Forests May Respond to Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events and Management Activities", Total funding $550,000, co-PI with a share of $66,000 (PI is Prof. Altaf Arain of McMaster University).
  • 2015-2016, US Department of Agriculture. US$83,000. "Operational Forest Carbon Assessment and Management Framework: Terrestrial Ecosystem Model - Phase 2". Principal Investigator.
  • 2016-2017, Ontario Ministry of Environment Climate Change Modelling and Monitoring Research Program. $65,000. "Assessing Climate Change Impact on Carbon Cycles on Ontario's Far North", Phase 3. Principal Investigator.
  • 2015-2018, Canadian Space Agency. $220,000. "Assimilating SMAP data in an ecosystem model for improving carbon and water cycle simulations". Principal investigator.

C. RESEARCH AWARDS

    ---- (Previous grants, contracts, fellowships)

  • 2014-2016, Ontario Ministry of Environment Climate Change Modelling and Monitoring Research Program. $118,125. "Assessing Climate Change Impact on Carbon Cycles on Ontario's Far North". Principal Investigator.
  • 2013-2014. Agricultural and Food Canada, $16,000. "Field data collection and processing in support of Land Productivity Study in Statford, Ontario, Canada". Principal Investigator.
  • 2013-2014, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. $10,000. "Project Forest Burned Area and Carbon Cycle in NW Ontario Far North". Principal Investigator.
  • 2014-2015, Canadian Space Agency. $60,000 (supplementary). "Assimilation of Soil Moisture in an Ecosystem Model for SMAP Applications". Principal investigator.
  • 2012-2014, US Department of Agriculture. US$144,000. "Operational Forest Carbon Assessment and Management Framework: Terrestrial Ecosystem Model". Principal Investigator.
  • 2012-2014, Canadian Space Agency. $100,000 for two years. "Assimilation of Soil Moisture in an Ecosystem Model for SMAP Applications". Principal investigator.
  • 2010-2015, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. $62,500/year. "Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structural and Physiological Parameters". Principal investigator.
  • 2010-2014, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, $5,080,000 for 4.5 years. "Mechanisms Controlling the Global Terrestrial Carbon Cycle and Its Optimized Calculation". Principal Investigator.
  • 2013-2013, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. $13,000. "Carbon Stock Changes in the Ontario Far North under Future Climate and Disturbance Scenarios". Principal Investigator.
  • 2009-2013, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Strategic Project Grant. $314,500 in total. "Towards developing the next generation of the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector by including non-disturbance factors". Principal investigator .
  • 2011-2012, US Forest Service. US$40,000. "Forest Carbon Budget of the United States and Canada in Response to Impacts of Disturbances, Succession and Changes in Climate and Atmospheric Chemistry: Phase II". Principal investigator .
  • 2009-2011, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. $98,000 in total. "Mapping the Forest Carbon Flux and Stock in Ontario's Far North Using Remote Sensing and Projecting Their Changes Under Future Climate Scenarios". Principal investigator.
  • 2007-2011, US Forest Service. US$49,798/y for three years. "Forest Carbon Budget of the United States and Canada in Response to Impacts of Disturbances, Succession and Changes in Climate and Atmospheric Chemistry". Principal investigator.
  • 2007-2010, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. $4,400,000 in total. "Canadian Carbon Program". A network proposal led by Prof. Hank Margolis at the University of Laval. Co-investigator and component leader. (U of T share $343,098 in total).
  • 2007-2010, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. $544.070 in total. "Evaluating the capability of Eastern Canadian forests to sequester atmospheric CO2 and their response climate change". A strategic grant proposal. Co-investigator (U of T share $67,000 in total).
  • 2007-2009, Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center of Japan and JGI, Inc. 12,000,000 Japanese Yen (~$100,000). "Calibration of PALSAR polarimetric data: Phase II". Principal investigator.
  • 2007-2008, Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center of Japan and JGI, Inc. 12,000,000 Japanese Yen (~$100,000). "Calibration of PALSAR polarimetric data". Principal investigator.
  • 2006-2010, Canadian Foundations for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. $99,500/year. "Nested Global Inversion for North America Carbon Sinks/Sources with 13CO2 Constraint". Principal investigator
  • 2006-2009, Canadian Space Agency, Space Technology Development Program, 2006-2009, $128,000 in total. "Refining the concept of combining hyperspectral and multi-angle sensors for land surface applications". Principal investigator.
  • 2005-2010, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. $32,800/year. "Multi-angle and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystems". Principal investigator.
  • 2005-2006, Canadian International Development Agency, $188,000 in total. "Decision Support Tools for Enhancing China's Carbon Sequestration Capacity". Principle investigator
  • 2005-2007, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. $158,000 in total. "Tall tower measurements of trace gases and stable isotope in Saskatchewan". Principal investigator. (An additional $250,000 capital fund is provided by Environment Canada to purchase equipment)
  • 2004-2005, Canadian Forest Service. $50,000. "Hyperspectral application to forestry". Principal investigator.
  • 2004-2004, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. $53,200, Equipment grant for purchasing a hand-held spectral radiometer. Principal investigator.
  • 2004-2004, Canadian Forest Service. $50,000, "Developing hyperspectral algorithms for retrieving forest biophysical and biochemical parameters". Principal investigator.
  • 2003-2006, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmosphere Sciences. $130,000/year. "Ecosystem-coupled, nested atmospheric inversion for carbon fluxes over Canada's landmass". Principal investigator.
  • 2002-2005, GEOIDE, $15,000k/year (part of $150,000/year, P.I.: J. R. Miller, York University). "Imaging spectroscopy: Developments for Renewable and Mineral Resources". Principal Investigator.
  • 2002-2007, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council and Canadian Foundation of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. $60,000-65,000/year. "Integrated Modeling and Scaling of Terrestrial Carbon Cycle", as part of Fluxnet Canada (M$11.6/year, PI: Hank Margolis, Laval University). Principal investigator.
  • 2002-2006, Canadian International Development Agency (the Canadian Climate Change Development Fund). $2,250,000 in total. "Combating global warming: enhancing China's capacity for carbon sequestration". Principal investigator.
  • 2001-2006, Ontario's Premiere's Research Excellence Award. 2001-2006, $20,000/year. "Spatial distribution of carbon sources and sinks using satellite data". Principal investigator.
  • 2001-2003, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmosphere Sciences. $74,000/year. "Carbon balance estimation at landscape level from atmospheric CO2 and isotope concentration measurements". Principal investigator.
  • 2001-2005, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. $31,800/year. "Retrieving Biophysical and Biochemical Parameters from Multi-angle and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing". Principal investigator.
  • 2001-2004, Canadian Forest Service. $40,000/year. "Comparison of a dynamic vegetation model with a remote sensing-driven model for carbon estimation". Principal investigator.
  • 2000-2005, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. $228,000 for five years. "Northern Biosphere Observation and Modeling Experiment, Phase II". Principal investigator.
  • 1999-2000, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. $315,000-350,000/year. "Remote Sensing of Boreal ecosystems Productivity, Phase II". Principal investigator.
  • 1999-2001, Climate Change Action Fund. $70,000/year. "Developing a national upscaling strategy for forest carbon budget using remote sensing, tower flux and inventory data". Principal investigator.
  • 1998-2002, Panel of Energy Research and Development of Canada. $70,000/year for the first and $84,000/year for the rest. "Inter-annual Variability of Net Primary Productivity and Carbon Budget Based on Remote Sensing". Principal investigator.
  • 1997-2000, Centre National d'Etudes Spatials (France). $53,000/year. "VEGETATION/SPOT for Northern Applications". Principal investigator. (This is an international project involving two US and six Canadian investigators).
  • 1996-1999, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. $215,000-325,000/year. "Remote Sensing of Boreal Ecosystems Productivity". Principal investigator.
 
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