About Jennifer Ridge

My interests lie in the coupling of geomatics with conservation efforts. The research I am conducting for my master's thesis at the University of Waterloo, is focused on the spatial analysis of land-cover and exploring the effects of disturbance on reclaimed open-water wetlands. I am also assisting my supervisor in exploring the utility of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for individual plant mapping and cost-effective conservation efforts concerning monarch butterfly habitat. During my undergraduate degree at McMaster University, I worked on a variety research projects that ranged from environmental to social applications of geographic information systems (GIS).

Posts by Jennifer Ridge

Last week, I attended the Earth Observation (EO) Summit in Montreal. It was a gathering of over 600 people from 22 countries with backgrounds ranging from researchers and students, to commercial industry and government representatives from various agencies. It was an exceptional event that brought together the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT), the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop and the 51st Workshop of the Association de Géomatique Municipale du Québec (AGMQ). My supervisor, Dr. Derek Robinson, from the University of Waterloo, was presenting...