BLA, MSc, PMP
Researcher, Instructor, Geographic Information Systems
Ian is a geospatial expert and provides coordination support to the geospatial team.
He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master's of Science (Geography) from UBC and is currently a PhD student at UBC-Okanagan. Ian is also a certified project management professional.
Since 2002, Ian has been an instructor, researcher, coordinator and chair of the Education Council at Selkirk College. He is currently a researcher on the NSERC-funded Forestry Innovations research program and has led the adoption of web-mapping, cloud-computing, mobile GIS, open data and UAV development at the college. He has served on many national NSERC and CFI grant selection committees and is past director of the Kootenay Association of Science and Technology and the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology.
Ian’s research interests include climate change, biodiversity conservation, forest management, remote sensing, UAVs and open data. He is an active cartographer, and his maps can be found in magazines, books and online. His PhD work is focused on advancing remote sensing and artificial intelligence applications to improve wildfire resilience in a changing climate.