When: October 18, 2022, at 10 AM (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom
UBC Forestry’s Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) program provides essential training in the use and application of geospatial tools used to plan, develop, manage, and evaluate programs to protect and regulate natural habitats and renewable natural resources – all in only 9-months!
Designed to meet the rapidly growing need for expertise in environmental management, landscape ecology training and quantitative spatial skills development to prepare graduates to tackle pressing environmental issues across multiple sectors.
Register today for our exclusive online MGEM information session to learn about the foundations of what this degree has to offer, and how you can get started. This session will be led by our lead faculty and staff, and is a great opportunity to ask your questions in our live Q&A period.
Dr. Nicholas Coops, Head of Forest Resources Management (FRM)
Dr. Coops is the Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing and Head of the Integrated Remote Sensing Studio (IRSS).
His main research focus is the use of remote sensing technology to assess forest resources, both for conservation and production applications. Dr. Coops is specifically interested in advanced forest inventory techniques using high spatial resolution optical remote sensing imagery and LIDAR, the use of remote sensing for the ecosystem and carbon accumulation modelling for biodiversity, production and greenhouse calculations, and detection of damaging agents in forests using spectral forest condition mapping.
Dr. Kathleen Coupland, MGEM Program Coordinator
Dr. Coupland is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities within the program, as well as providing dedicated support to the students and the MGEM teaching team.
Her research focuses on the application and development of novel classification schemas for forests with the aim of trying to quantify non-timber forest values. Specifically, Dr. Coupland centers on trying to quantify educational values present for forestry education in urban forests, using UBC as a case study. This research utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods and included a LiDAR canopy analysis of every tree on the UBC campus.