DeVries, Ben

Assistant Professor
PhD, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2015
519-824-4120 ext. 53528
Hutt 131

Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing

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

I am always keen to speak to motivated graduate students with a strong background in Remote Sensing and an interest in topics relating to optical and SAR remote sensing, ecosystem change dynamics and disaster monitoring.

I am currently looking to recruit an MSc student to start in September 2022 to work on a project related to lake and wetland changes over time. The student will use image time series derived from a range of optical and SAR sensors (e.g., Landsat, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-1 and RADARSAT Constellation Mission) to track changes in inundation patterns in lakes and wetland in selected sites across the Boreal and Arctic regions of Canada.

Please contact me at for a more detailed discussion on this project. Interested candidates are encouraged to send me a resume/CV, a statement of interest and unofficial transcripts.

Graduate Students Supervised

Name Research
Ph.D. Merchant, Michael Research Interests: Wetland classification and monitoring using remote sensing, geospatial cloud computing, machine learning, and data fusion.
M.Sc. Obadia, Mayah Research Interests: Developing a high-resolution spatiotemporal classification of Arctic surface water using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data.
M.Sc. Shi, Amy Mapping Eastern Hemlock in Ontario using GIS and remote sensing.
M.Sc. White, Zane Hydroclimatic risk indicators in southern Ontario using GIS and remote sensing
Ph.D. Yekeen, Shamsudeen Geospatial Intelligence of the Environment, Hydrology, Climate Change Hazard Management, Oil Spill Remote sensing, and Land Use Landcover.