Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Watershed hydroecology (GGR 1215H), 2012, 2017 U of T.
  • Environmental Remote Sensing (GGR 1911H), 2001-2017, U of T.
  • Geographical Information Systems (JPG1914H), 2001-2005, U of T.
  • Reading in Selected Topics (GGR 2149H), 2003-4, 2006-9, 2014-15, U of T.
  • Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure, 2005, Nanjing University

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Watershed hydroecology (GGR 1215H), 2012, U of T.
  • Environmental Remote Sensing (GGR 1911H), 2001-2014, U of T.
  • Geographical Information Systems (JPG1914H), 2001-2005, U of T.
  • Reading in Selected Topics (GGR 2149H), 2003-4, 2006-9, 2014, U of T.
  • Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure, 2005, Nanjing University

Current graduate students

  1. Nadine Nesbitt, M.Sc., Chlorophyll retrieval from conifer forests. Sept. 2012-, Primary supervisor
  2. Xiangzhong Luo, Ph.D., Global land surface ET estimation, Sept. 2013-, primary supervisor
  3. Parastoo Hosseinibenhangi, M.Sc., 2016-, Ph.D., Primary supervisor.
  4. Cheryl Rogers, Ph.D. Productivity assessment through PRI and SIF, Sept. 2016-, Primary supervisor

Graduated Students

  1. Weimin Ju, M.Sc., 09/2002; Ph.D., 09/2006; PDF, U of T. 10/2006-04/2007; Professor, Nanjing University, 04/2007
  2. Anita Simic, M.Sc. 09/2002; Ph.D. Candidate
  3. Jan Pisek, M.Sc. 09/2005; Ph.D. Candidate, U of T., 09/2005
  4. Ian Caldwell, M.A., 04/2006; Research Associate, Stockholm Environmental Institute
  5. Xinfang Chen, Ph.D., 09/2002-05/2006. Hehai University
  6. Lisa Zhang, Ph.D., 04/2007; NSERC PDF, York University, 05/2007.
  7. Ajit Govind, Ph.D., Coupled water and carbon cycle modelling for a forest site, Sept. 2003-.2008 Primary supervisor
  8. Oliver Sonnentag, Ph.D., Coupled water and carbon modelling cycle modelling for a wetland site, Jan. 2004- 2008. Primary supervisor
  9. Jun Wang, Ph.D., A GIS-based expert system for landuse decision making. September 2005-2009. Primary supervisor (Nanjing University, China).
  10. Anita Simic, Ph.D., Hyperspectral remote sensing applications, Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2009. Primary supervisor
  11. Jan Pisek, Ph.D., Global ecosystem modelling, Sept. 2005- Sept. 2009. Primary supervisor
  12. Beiping Zhang, M.Sc., Hydrology. 2007-2009, Primary supervisor
  13. Gustavo Gumez, M.Sc., GIS, 2008-2008, Primary supervisor
  14. Peter Czurylowizs, M.Sc., Remote sensing of insect disturbance, 2008-2010 Primary supervisor
  15. Feng Deng, Ph.D., Global inverse modelling of carbon fluxes. 2006-2011. Primary supervisor.
  16. Ashleigh Ingle, Ph.D., Modifying a land surface model with remote sensing inputs, Sept. 2009-2011, co-supervisor with Paul Kushner in Physics
  17. Jonathan Fung, M.Sc., Inversion modelling of carbon cycle in North America. Sept. 2010-Aug. 2012, primary supervisor
  18. Ze Wang, M.Sc., Relationship between chlorophyll fluorescence and GPP, Sept. 2012-March 2014, Primary supervisor
  19. Joyce Arabian, M.Sc., Leaf chlorophyll retrieval, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2015, primary supervisor
  20. Parastoo Hosseinibenhangi, M.Sc., 2014-2016, Primary supervisor.
  21. Ting Zheng, Ph.D., Remote sensing of sunlit and shaded leaf photosynthesis rate, 2008-2017, Primary supervisor
  22. Rong Wong, Ph.D., SAR and optical data fusion for vegetation structure mapping, 2008-2017, Primary supervisor

Postdoctoral Fellows Supervised

  1. Xiaoyuan Geng, 1998-2000; Physical Scientist, Agricultural and Agrifood Canada
  2. Peter White, 1999-2000; Research Scientist, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
  3. Mingzhen Chen, 2001-2005; Software engineer, Leica Geosystem (former ERDAS), USA
  4. Xiaoyong Chen, 2001-2003; Associate Professor, Governors State University, USA
  5. Park Kyunghun, 2004; Assistant Professor, Changwon National University, Korea
  6. Jinxun Liu, 2003-2005; Research Associate, US Geological Survey, USA
  7. Baozhang Chen, 2001-2006; Research Scientist, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  8. Mustapha El Maayar, 2004-2005; 2005-2009, Research Associate, U of T. Research Scientist, Cyprus National Research Institute
  9. Misa Ishizawa, 2005-2007; Research Scientist
  10. Weimin Ju, 2006-2007; Professor, Nanjing University, China
  11. Francis Canisius, 2005-2006; Visiting fellow, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canada
  12. Karl Menges, 2004-2005; unknown
  13. Xingguo Mo, 2007; Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, China
  14. Nobuhiko Kadazawa, 2007-2009; Senior scientist, Japan Mitsubishi Material and Natural Resources Development Corporation
  15. Michael Sprintsin, 2008-2011; Research Scientist, Isreal
  16. Liming He, 2008-2015; Research associate, University of Toronto
  17. Ray Nassar, 2007-2010, co-supervisor with Dylan Jones in Physics
  18. Alemu Gonsamo, 2010-now; continue
  19. Chaoyang Wu, 2010-2014; Senior Research Scientist, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  20. Holly Croft, 2011-now; continue
  21. Michael Chang, 2012-2013; Consultant
  22. Fangmin Zhang, 2012-2015; Associate Professor at Nanjing U. of Information Science and Technology
  23. Bin Chen, 2013-2014; Research Assistant Professor, Nanjing University

Other Contributions to Training

1, Currently on graduate committees for
  1. Evan Seed, Ph.D., Vegetation remote sensing, U of Carleton, 2008-now
  2. Cameron Proctor, Ph.D., wetland methane emission, UTM, 2011-now
  3. Kira Borden, Ph.D., Agro-forestry, UTSc, 2013-now
  4. Bing Lu, Ph.D., Grassland remote sensing, UTM, 2013-now
  5. Md Abdul Halim, Forest disturbance and carbon cycle, Faculty of Forestry, U of T, 2014-now
  6. Anna Soleski, Geomorphology of rivers, Earth Science Department, U of T., 2016-now
  7. Eunji Byun, Ph.D., Paleo-vegetation reconstruction, Earth Science Department, U of T., 2016-now
  8. Phuong Dao, High-resolution remote sensing, UTM, 2017-now
  9. Alexis Robinson, Remote sensing of lake ice, UTM, 2017-now
2, Previously on advisory committees for more than 10 graduate students at UBC and University of Ottawa (OU). The recent ones are:
  1. Tarmo Remmel, Ph.D., Spatial analysis, U of T. 2000-2005
  2. Erica Pinto, M.Sc., Paleoclimate and Amazon vegetation, U of T., 2004-2006
  3. Hamish Asmath, M.Sc. Lidar application to forestry, U of T. 2005-2006
  4. Rasim Latifovic, Ph.D., Oilsand mining environmental assessment, Laval U., 2001-2005
  5. Yuanying Peng, Ph.D., Forest ecology, Forestry Faculty, U of T, 2001-2007
  6. Evan Seed, Ph.D., remote sensing forest structure, Carleton U., 2000-2007
  7. Adam Fenech, Ph.D., Climate change and integrated assessment, U of T, 2003-2006
  8. Mike Lackner, M.Sc. High-resolution urban landcover mapping, U of T. 2005-2006
  9. Inian Moorthy, Ph.D., Hyperspectral remote sensing of forests, York U., 2004-2008
  10. Gastavo Gomez, M.Sc., GIS and spatial analysis, Ryerson U., 2008-2008
  11. Liz Nelson, Ph.D., Tree ring and forest growth, Forestry Faculty, U of T., 2007-2010
  12. Murray Richerson, Ph.D. Hydrology and mercury contamination, 2006-2010
  13. Namrata Shrestha, Ph.D., Exurban disturbance, UTM. 2005-2012
  14. Bin Chen, Ph.D., Regional carbon cycle modeling, McMaster U., 2008-2012
  15. Jon Schurman, Ph.D., Forest ecology and carbon cycle, Forestry Faculty, U of T, 2010-2012
  16. Benjamin Filewod, M.Sc., Early spring heatwave impact on Ontario sugar maple forests, Forestry Faculty, U of T., 2010-2011
  17. Suo Huang, Ph.D., Coupling of nitrogen and carbon cycle, McMaster U., 2010-2014
  18. Amy Mui, Ph.D., Remote sensing of turtle habitats, UTM, 2011-2015
  19. Maara Packalen, Ph.D., Peatland paleoecology and carbon cycle, U of T, 2011-2015
3, External examiner/examiner at Arms-length
  1. Peter White (Ph.D., remote sensing, York University, 1998)
  2. Rebecca Hancock (Ph.D., remote sensing applications, U of T., 2000)
  3. Andrew Davidson (Ph.D., grassland productivity and diversity, U of T., 2002)
  4. Scott Mitchell (Ph.D., grassland productivity, U of T., 2003)
  5. Ken Stadt (Ph.D., Forest radiation modeling, U of Alberta, 2003)
  6. Zuzu Gadalah (Ph.D., Snow Geese Habitat, U of T., 2004)
  7. Greg Malczewski (M.Sc., forest productivity, U of T., 2004)
  8. Tarmo Remmel (Ph.D., Spatial analysis, U of T., 2005).
  9. Rasim Latifovic (Ph.D., Oilsand mining environmental assessment, Laval U., 2005)
  10. Oksana Kutna (M.Sc., Hybrid change detection in urban landscape, Ryerson U., 2005)
  11. Erica Pinto, (M.Sc., Paleoclimate and Amazon vegetation, U of T., 2006)
  12. Hamish Asmath ( M.Sc. Lidar application to forestry, U of T.2006)
  13. Rebeca Quinonez-Pinon (Ph.D., Forest transpiration estimation, U of Calgary, 2006)
  14. Yuanying Peng (Ph.D., Forest Ecology, U of T., 2007)
  15. Chermalee Sandayake (M.Sc. GIS modeling, U of T. 2007)
  16. Karin Scott (M.Sc., Remote sensing of glaciers albedo, U of T., 2007)
  17. Linhai Jing (Ph.D., Fusion of remote sensing images, York U., 2008)
  18. Guangyu Wang (Ph.D., Watershed management, UBC, 2009)
  19. Catherine Myans (M.Sc., Green roof technologies, U of T., 2009)
  20. Yong Li (Ph.D., Image segmentation, Waterloo U., 2009)
  21. Alemu Gonsamo Gosa (Ph.D., Remote sensing of LAI, U of Helsinki, Finland, 2009)
  22. Namrata Shrestha, Ph.D., Exurban disturbance, UTM, 2012
  23. Bin Chen, Ph.D., Boreal carbon cycle, U McMaster, 2012
  24. James Thyer, M.Sc., Fluvial geomorphology, U of T, 2012.
  25. Ming-Fang Zhang, Ph.D., Forest disturbance and hydrology, UBC at Okanagan, 2013
  26. Xiuquan Wang, Ph.D., Downscaling of climate variables, U. Regina, 2015.
  27. Xiaoyong Xu, Ph.D., Assimilating soil moisture data in a hydrological model, Waterloo U., 2015.
  28. David Richardson, Ph.D. Integration of solar photovoltaic energy into the Ontario grid, U of T., 2015.
  29. Amy Mui, Ph.D., Remote sensing of turtle habitats, U of T., 2015
  30. Larissa Sage, Ph.D., Forest management and carbon cycle, U of T., 2015

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