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Project Activities & Experience
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    • Bioenergy & biofuel business opportunities and sustainable use
    • Bioindicators of forest condition and sustainability
    • Canopy fluorescence model development and testing
    • Chlorophyll fluorescence for stress evaluation of agricultural crops
    • Chlorophyll fluorescence for stress evaluation of aquatic plants
    • Chlorophyll fluorescence for stress evaluation of forest vegetation
    • Commercialization of plant micropropagation methods
    • Database of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) from Canadian forest species
    • Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) satellite mission project development & evaluation
    • FLEX satellite Mission Advisory Group (MAG) team member
    • FLEX/Sentinel-3 Tandem Mission Photosynthesis Study for ESA
    • FLEX Bridge Study for ESA
    • Foliar spectral reflectance signatures in Canadian plant species (unstressed and stressed)
    • Forest condition rating using remote and ground-based physiological methods
    • Hyperspectral remote sensing of terrestrial vegetation
    • Improved stress resistance and field performance in Canadian conifers
    • Medicinals and natural health products from Canadian plants
    • New industrial uses for renewable resources in agriculture
    • Non-timber forest products – sustainable approaches
    • Non-timber forest products in Canada – business opportunities and commercial approaches
    • Non-timber forest products database for Canadian forest species
    • Non-timber forest products in Ontario – overview
    • Non-timber forest products in Alaska
    • NTFP Business Companion — reference guide eBook on CD-ROM
    • Northern Ontario Biotechnology Innovation Plan
    • Novel seed viability test development – fluorescein diacetate
    • Pharmaceutical prospects for Ontario weed species
    • Physiological and structural requirements for acclimation of tissue-culture plants to stress
    • Physiological aspects of competition tolerance in forest tree species
    • Physiological indicators of tree genetic improvement
    • Physiological techniques for plant quality assessment
    • Practical applications of chlorophyll fluorescence in research and commercial industry
    • Remote sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence – methods development
    • Space-based technologies for remote sensing of terrestrial vegetation condition
    • Stress development and resistance in plants – structural and functional aspects
    • Sustainable use of forest biomass for bioproducts and bioenergy
    • Tissue culture and micropropagation techniques development for forest tree species
    • Traditional and novel uses of Canadian forest species
    • Wood fibre opportunities for northern tree species

    Clients and Collaborators
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    • Alive! Magazine, Canada
    • Academy of Sciences Czech Republic – Global Change Research Centre (CzechGlobe), Czech Republic
    • Applied Physics Institute "Nello Carrara", Italy
    • British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Canada
    • Canadian Living Magazine, Canada
    • Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology, Canada
    • European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands
    • Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
    • Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service
    • Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, National Research Council, Spain
    • Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (CNRS-LMD), France
    • Mikro-Tek, Canada
    • National Aerospace Laboratory, The Netherlands
    • National Research Council, Industrial Research Assistance Program, Canada
    • Noveltis, France
    • Ogden Publications (Herbs For Health and Herb Companion), USA
    • Ontario Forest Research Institute, Canada
    • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Canada
    • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canada
    • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International
    • Queen's University (Dept of Geography), Canada
    • Plant Biotechnology Institute, National Research Council, Canada
    • Shaw Development Consultants, Canada
    • SHI Consulting, Canada
    • United States Department of Agriculture, USA
    • University College London (Dept of Geography), England
    • University of Bologna (Dept of Fruit Tree and Woody Plant Science), Italy
    • University of Calgary (Dept of Biological Sciences), Canada
    • University of Milano-Bicocca (Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences), Italy
    • University of Paris (LURE), France
    • University of Toronto (Dept of Forestry), Canada
    • University of Twente (Geo-Information Science & Earth Observation), Netherlands
    • University of Valencia (Dept of Earth Sciences and Thermodynamics), Spain
    • University of Waterloo (Dept of Biology), Canada
    • University of Zurich (Remote Sensing Laboratories – Dept of Geography), Switzerland
    • Weyerhaeuser, USA
    • York University (Dept of Physics and Astronomy), Canada

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    Science Committees
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    • 5th International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Fluorescence  (April 2014 – Paris, France)
    • ESA Conference on Remote Sensing of Fluorescence, Photosynthesis, and Vegetation Status  (January 2017 – Frascati, Italy)

    Boards & Directorships
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    • Lakehead University, Canada
    • Sault College, Board of Governors (Past Chair), Canada
    • Sault College, GIS Specialist Program, Canada

    Past Employers
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    • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
            (Ontario Forest Research Institute), Canada  (1990-2001)
    • Agriforest Technologies (formerly Kelowna Nurseries), Canada  (1982-1990)