University of Toronto, BSc
University of Western Ontario, MSc
University of Western Ontario, 1988, PhD


My work focuses on advanced spatial analysis in the physical, health and social sciences, and in the intersection of these areas (e.g., medical biogeography and Geographic Information Science). This includes a focus on both theoretical investigations and innovative applications of GIScience in subject areas where space and place are considered important explanatory elements (e.g. wildlife use of landscape in the Serengeti). My students and I explore such areas as neighbourhood theory and error and accuracy in GIS, modeling, and visualization. This includes the use of spatial analysis in landscape classification, biogeography, medical biogeography, environmental geography, human-ecosystem interactions and conservation biology. Biodiversity informatics is a current interest, as is exploring the social aspects of GIScience and Geospatial technologies, the reflexivities between technology and society. The thread that links this research is the understanding and insight that advanced spatial analysis brings to research and theoretical problems–often unveiling subtleties that would otherwise be overlooked.

Dr. Klinkenberg is currently the editor and project coordinator of E-Flora BC / E-Fauna BC.



WALL, J., WITTEMYER, G., LEMAY, V., DOUGLAS-HAMILTON, I. and KLINKENBERG, B. 2014 ‘Elliptical Time-Density Model to Estimate Wildlife Utilization Distributions’ Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(8), 780-790 (Supervised Jake Wall’s PhD, 15% contribution to writing of publication)

WALL, J., WITTEMYER, G., KLINKENBERG, B. and DOUGLAS-HAMILTON, I. 2014 ‘Novel Opportunities for Wildlife Conservation and Research with Real-Time Monitoring’ Ecological Applications 24, 593-601 (Supervised Jake Wall’s PhD, 15% contribution to writing of publication)



BEYERS, R.L., HART, J.A., SINCLAIR, A.R.E., GROSSMANN, F. and KLINKENBERG, B. 2011 ‘Resource Wars and Conflict Ivory: The Impact of Civil Conflict on Elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo – The Case of the Okapi Reserve’ PLoS ONE 6(11), e27129 DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0027129

CHAN, K.M.A., HOSHIZAKI, L. and KLINKENBERG, B. 2011 ‘Ecosystem Services in Conservation Planning: Targeted Benefits vs. Co-Benefits or Costs?’ PLoS ONE 6(9), e24378 DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0024378

CHAN, K.M.A., HOSHIZAKI, L. and KLINKENBERG, B. 2011 ‘Featuring Ecosystem Services in Conservation Planning: Less Costly as Costs and Side Benefits’ BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 12(1) Special Issue. Extended Abstract.

WOOTON, C.E. and KLINKENBERG, B. 2011 ‘A landscape level analysis of yellow-cedar decline in coastal British Columbia’ Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41(8), 1638-1648 10.1139/x11-061

TENG, J., ROBBIN LINDSAY, L., BARTLETT, K., KLINKENBERG, B., DIBERNARDO, A., WOOD, H. and MORSHED, M.G. 2011 ‘Prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in the South Okanagan, British Columbia: Active surveillance in ticks (Dermacentor andersoni) and deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus)’ British Columbia Medical Journal 53(3) Paper was based on research Jack did for his PhD.



HASSAN, M.A., MCINTYRE, G., KLINKENBERG, B., TAMIMI, A., PAISLEY, R.K., DIABAT, M. and SHAHIN, K. 2010 ‘Palestinian Water I: Resources, Allocation and Perception’ Geography Compass 5, 113-138 DOI 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00293.x

HASSAN, M.A., SHAHIN, K., KLINKENBERG, B., DIABAT, M., MCINTYRE, G. and TAMIMI, A. 2010 ‘Palestinian Water II: Climate Change and Land Use’ Geography Compass 5, 139-157 DOI 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00294.x

Winter 2017

GEOB373 Introductory Remote Sensing Sections

Aerial photography; measurement from aerial photographs; photo-interpretation in geographic analysis; remote sensing of the earth's surface and atmosphere.

Winter 2017

GEOB370 Advanced Geographic Information Science Sections

Theoretical and practical aspects of Geographic Information Systems, including cartographic modeling, digital terrain models, management issues, and spatial interpolation.

Winter 2017

GEOB479 Research in Geographic Information Science Sections

Students use GIS in primary research applications in conservation biology, crime analysis, and health geography; theoretical and practical aspects considered in a hands-on environment.