DeVries, Ben

Dr. Ben deVries
Associate Professor
PhD, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2015
519-824-4120 ext. 53528

Satellite Earth observation; Remote sensing of ecosystem dynamics; Land use and land cover change.

GEOG*2460 Analysis in Geography
GEOG*2420 The Earth from Space
GEOG*3480 GIS and Spatial Analysis
GEOG*4480 Applied Geomatics

My research is concerned with the remote sensing of ecosystem change using optical and SAR satellite data. I am not recruiting any additional graduate students in the Fall 2024 semester. However, I am always keen to discuss future opportunities with interested prospective students.

Graduate Students Supervised

Name Research
M.Sc. Johnston, Alexander
M.Sc. Lizak, Maciej
Ph.D. Merchant, Michael Research Interests: Wetland classification and monitoring using remote sensing, geospatial cloud computing, machine learning, and data fusion.
M.Sc. Nieto Rodriguez, Alejandro Research interests: Modelling wetlands change in the Great Lakes watershed using remote sensing data from satellite imagery.
M.Sc. Shi, Amy Identifying and Classifying Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) from Surrounding Species in Ontario Forest using Time Series Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery and Phenological Parameters
M.Sc. Wang, Yannan Monitoring the impact of beavers of surface water dynamics in arctic canada using remote sensing.
Ph.D. Yekeen, Shamsudeen Geospatial Intelligence of the Environment, Hydrology, Climate Change Hazard Management, Oil Spill Remote sensing, and Land Use Landcover.
M.Sc. 2022 Obadia, Mayah Examining Intra- and Inter-annual Dynamics of Lakes of the Mackenzie River Delta, Northwest Territories, using Sentinel-1 SAR Time Series.