1) Data mining and socio-political analysis of Mexican election results.
2) Social geography of the geoweb: engaging the public in environmental change
3) Using remote sensing and GIS to study elephant movement in Africa.
4) Using VGI to anlayze public perceptions of public places (2010-present)
5) VGI: Public reporting of wildlife occurrences versus expert reporting (2010-present)
6) Community engagement and the geoweb (PlaceSpeak)
7) Environmental monitoring using remote sensing and GIS
8) The geographies of urban agriculture in Vancouver and Detroit
9) Salish Sucker Conservation in British Columbia: land use, water quality and distribution
1) Predicting the cultural mosaic in Canada.
2) Spatial analysis of yellow-cedar die-back in BC: Seeking insights.
In this research project we explored the dynamics behind the major decline of yellow cedar in British Columbia, incuding assessment of biophysical factors that influence mortality rates. Brian Klinkenberg. Graduate Student: Claire Wooton. Funded by BC Ministry of Forests (2008-2009) ($50,000).
3) GIS modeling for emergency planning: Visualization and Analysis of Infrastructure Networks.
This multidisciplinary emergency planning research project was aimed at integrating the modeling of critical infrastructure interdependencies with the development of new techniques and approaches to analyze vulnerabilities in order to anticipate impacts of failures. Our component of this project focuses on visualization of interdependencies. Collaborators: Jose Marti (PI), Philippe Kruchten, Konstantin Beznosov, Jeffrey Joyce, Juri Jatskevich, KD Srivastava, Kellogg Booth, Brian Klinkenberg, Tamara Munzner, Richard Rosenberg, Carlos Ventura, Carson Woo, Gary Poole. Funded by NSERC + Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. (2005-2008) ($1,020,000).
4) Integrating climate, biology and epidemiology: predicting West Nile Virus.
In this project, we explore the biogeographic factors that drive the spread and prevalence of West Nile Virus. By bringing biogeographic perspectives into play, we utilize both theoretical and applied approaches to predicting the spread of this human pathogen. Specifically, we aim to correlate vector species biology (generational potency) with climatic factors (degree days and precipitation) using GIS and remote sensing techniques in order to facilitate outbreak prediction. This combination of epidemiology, biogeography and landscape ecology will provide unique insights into disease emergence, spread and ecology. Collaborators: Brian Klinkenberg (PI), Kaoru Tachiiri and Jamil Kazmi. Supported by the BC Centre for Disease Control and Environment Canada. (2005-2007).
5) Modelling and prediction of Mongolian dzud and drought: development of early warning systems (2006-2008).
In this project we worked towards early prediction and modeling of catastrophic weather occurrences in Mongolia that significantly impact on regional farmers, causing major livestock loss and increased poverty. Prediction and development of an early warning system will allow farmers to prepare in the face of severe winters, and develop strategies for livestock and human survival. Collaborators: Kaoru Tachiiri and Brian Klinkenberg.
6) The Geography of Ecosystem Services in British Columbia: Central BC Case Study. Funded by SSHRC RDIGrant. (2006 - 2008) ($40,000).
In this research project, we aim to develop models that illustrate 'ecosystem services' in a way that integrates scientific and social understandng of ecosystem value and promotes protection of biodiversity. These models will facilitate land use planning decision-making. Collaborators: Kai Chan (PI) and Brian Klinkenberg. Graduate Student: Lara Hoshizaki.
7) Understanding Cryptococcus gattii: biogeographic analyses of the distribution and occurrences of a human pathogen. Funded by the BC Centre for Disease Control. (completed 2007).
Brian Klinkenberg. Graduate Student: Sunny Mak (M. Sc. completed August 2007)
8) A Global Analysis of Marine Protected Areas. Sea Around Us Project. Funding by World Wildlife Fund (WWF International and Canada), and others. (completed 2007).
Co-Supervisors: Daniel Pauly and Brian Klinkenberg. Graduate Student: Louisa Wood