When: October 5, 2023 | 9:30-10:30 am (PST)
Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management
On October 5, join our Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) program team in an exclusive online presentation and question-and-answer session to learn more about how the MGEM program can equip you with the skills to advance in your career.
Over 9-months, the MGEM 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. This interdisciplinary degree blends landscape ecology training and quantitative spatial skills development to prepare graduates to tackle pressing environmental issues across multiple sectors.
Dr. Nicholas Coops
Dr. Coops is the head of the Department of Forest Resources Management. 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, 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
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.