Selkirk College, Attn: Yann Troutet
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
With a life-long interest in conservation and landscape ecology, Yann completed a multidisciplinary B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa, with stints in Québec and Tasmania. Yann was first introduced to Remote Sensing as an undergraduate NSERC research assistant at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. He then took on a graduate project at Univsersité de Sherbrooke, exploring object-based image analysis approaches for ecological mapping in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island.
From 2004 to 2016, Yann worked for Parks Canada as, in turn, a Park Warden, Ecosystems Scientist, Ecologist Team Leader and Acting Resource Conservation Manager, where he helped operationalize a number of geospatial approaches for ecological integrity monitoring in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Québec. In 2017, Yann enrolled in Selkirk College's ADGIS program to broaden, deepen and update his geoscience skills. He is now looking forward to sharing his experience of Remote Sensing by introducing students to some of its classic and more cutting-edge applications.
When not chasing his three daughters, Yann can be found on some water, snow or rock... or advocating for the creation of new protected areas and promoting their use for self-propelled adventures.