Charles Burnett CV
Department of Geography
University of Victoria
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Victoria, BC V8W 3R4 Canada
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- Postdoc (Conservation Geomatics), University of Salzburg, Austria (2003)
- PhD (Conservation Geomatics), University of Turku, Finland (2002)
- MSc (Geomatics), University of Victoria, Canada (1999)
- BSc (Physical Geography), University of Alberta, Canada (1993)
PhD Dissertation: “Visualization and Analysis of Landscape in Information Space”
Supervisor: Risto Kalliola
Topic: Decision support system development, urban and rural conservation, use of satellite-based images and GPS to create mobile-maps and location-based services (LBS), distributed GIS databases. Case studies: Russia old-growth conservation mapping and an urban forest planning and tourist information system. Published in book form and in refereed journals (see [B1], [A3] and [A4] below).
MSc Thesis: “An exploration of Conifer Canopy Anisotropy: 3D Modeling Versus Airborne Imaging Spectrometer and Multispectral Scanner Imagery ”
Supervisor: Olaf Niemann
Topic: Canopy biophysical data measured in the field was compared to modeled simulations of bidirectional reflectance (BR) and to airborne hyper-spectral and multi-spectral scanner imagery. Printed as a bound UVic thesis, with contributions to conferences (see [P2] and [P3] below).
- 01/2004 to present Consulting Geographer Geomemes Research Inc, Victoria, BC, Canada
- 01/2008 to present Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Victoria, Department of Geography, Victoria, BC, Canada
- 06/2004 to 2010 Sessional Instructor University of Victoria, Department of Geography, Victoria, BC, Canada
- 01/2004 to 2010 Fellow and Instructor (Distance Learning) UNIGIS (www.unigis.org) Course developer and maintainer: “Cartography and Visualization”
- 04/2004 & 05/2006 Invited Lecturer University of Helsinki, Department of Geography, Finland
- 01/2003 to 05/2003 Invited Lecturer University of Salzburg, Institute for Geography, Salzburg, Austria
- 03/2002 to 10/2003 Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Salzburg, Institute for Geography, Salzburg, Austria EC Post-doc Project: “Hierarchical and Object-based Monitoring of Ecosystems”
- 09/1999 to 02/2002 Project Researcher University of Turku, Geography Department, Turku, Finland Academy of Finland project: “Landscapes of the Past, Present and Future” (Project website has been removed. Click here to view the site in the Internet Archive.)
- 03/1998 to 06/1999 Remote Sensing Scientist Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, Canada Reference: Dr. Don Leckie (+1-250-363-0624) & Dr. Francois Gougeon
- 09/1993 to 05/1999 Teaching Assistant University of Victoria, Geography Department, Victoria, Canada
3. University Supervision & Teaching
While a Postdoc in Austria, I assisted Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke with the supervision of three PhD students: Tobias Langanke, Stephan Lang and Herman Klug.
- Caty Brandon (MSc, UVic) - In prep
- Craig Farish (MA, Royal Roads University) -2010
Undergraduate honours thesis:
- Tara Lindsay (BSc, UVic) - 2009
02/2013 Invited lecture, "GIS, Open Source & Indigenous Environmental Stewardship", GEOG428
- 05/2010 GEOG391 Community Mapping, Geography Department, UVic, 18 students, see Course Drupal Website
- 09/2009 Community Mapping-II: Let's Get Our Hands Dirty, UVic Continuing Studies
- 04/2009 Community Mapping for Sustainable, Vibrant Communities, UVic Continuing Studies, More Info
- 09/2008 GEOG491 Indigenous Geographies, Geography Department, UVic, 12 students
- 05/2008 Landscape Modelling using SELES, Geography Department, UVic (20 participants from government, universities and industry) - Organized and taught intensive 5-day workshop
- 01/2007 GEOG328 GIS for Natural Sciences, Geography Department, UVic
- 01/2006 GEOG328 GIS for Natural Sciences, Geography Department, UVic
- 05/2006 “Segmentation for Landscape Analysis” using eCognition software, 12 students (Reference: Prof. Petri Pellikka) - Taught intensive 5-day course,
- 09/2004 GEOG322 Remote Sensing, Geography Department, UVic
- 10/2004 Organized and taught intensive 2-day course, “Introduction to Landscape Modelling”, 12 students, Dunsmuir Lodge, Victoria
- 04/2004 Taught intensive 5-day course, “Segmentation for Landscape Analysis” using eCognition software, 12 students (Reference: Prof. Petri Pellikka) 02/2004 Invited guest lecturer in GEOG538, “History of Cartography” at Geography Department, UVic (Reference: Prof. Peter Keller)
- 05/2001 Organized 5 day intensive course, “Ecological Modelling”, with Dr. Andrew Fall, in Turku, Finland, 18 PhD students & post-docs (Reference: Prof. Risto Kalliola)
4. Scholarships & Travel Grants
- Jul 2003 Field excursion and knowledge exchange, Tartu Estonia (€400: Paris-Lodron Universität Foundation)
- Apr 2003 US-IALE 2003, Banff (€700: Paris-Lodron Universität Foundation)
- Sep 2002 GI Science 2002, Boulder (US$1000: ESRI Scholarship)
- May 2002 – Oct 2003 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (€106,640: European Commission)
- Jun 2001 Geospatial Knowledge WS, Varese. (€700: U. Turku Foundation)
- Sep 1999 – Feb 2002 PhD Scholarship (~€75,000: Academy of Finland)
- Jun 1999 IARS 1999 Ottawa (CAD750: Canadian Forest Service)
- Jun 1997 IARS 1997 Copenhagen (CAD800: UVic Geography [Niemann])
5. Professional Development
- Feb 2010 Attended and presented an oral presentation at the 1st Barkley Sound Knowledge Symposium, Bamfield, BC
- Oct 2009 Attended and presented an oral presentation at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, Sydney, Australia May 2008 Attended the Gaining Ground Sustainable Urban Development Leadership Forum, Victoria BC Canada
- Aug 2003 Attended 1 day Advanced eCognition Training, Definiens AG., Munich
- Oct 2002 Attended 2 day eCognition User Meeting, Definiens AG., Munich
- Jun 2002 Attended 5 day intensive course, "Modern Geostatistical Methods in Landscape Ecology", Banská Stiavnica, Slovakia Jun
- 1999 Workshop, Attended “Introduction to the theory and methods of airborne laser scanning (LIDAR): acquisition and analysis”, 4th IARS, Ottawa, Canada
Membership in Professional Organizations:
6. Community Service / Support for Experiental Learning
Reviewer: Global Ecology and Biogeography; Int. J. Remote Sensing, NSERC
Past web developer and maintainer of UVic Geography Mapping Centre web server (mapping.uvic.ca) which supports:
- Participatory planning on campus [mapping.uvic.ca/geobrowser], a partnership between UVic Geography and UVic Campus Planning & Sustainability
- ES391 Environmental Restoration [es341.geog.uvic.ca]; GEOG101B Human Geography
7. Workshops Organized and Facilitated
- Burnett, C. & R. Canessa, 2011. "First Nations Stewardship Tools: Web-Based and Open Source Options" 12 International researchers joined us for demonstrations and sharing, at IMCC 2011 (International Marine Conservation Congress), Victoria, BC.
- Burnett, C and Fiona Lawson. 2010. Community-Based Health Research with Maps - By the People, For Healthy Communities; A 1-day intensive workshop for community researchers, 15 March, Port Hardy, funded by the BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network, more info at http://mapping4health.eventbrite.com
- Burnett, Charles. 2009. "Seniors Asset/Visions Mapping and Prioritization". 1-Day Workshop with the North Island Seniors. November 2009.
- Burnett, Charles. 2009. "Community and Community Networks Asset/Visions Mapping". 1-Day Workshop with Mt Waddington Network Meeting. June 2009.
- Burnett, Charles. 2009. "Health Asset/Visions Mapping". 1-Day Workshop with the Namgis First Nation and Alert Bay Village sponsored by the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). March 2009.
- Burnett, Charles, Patrick Hayes, Ken Josephson & Maeve Lydon. 2009. Community Building With Maps and Multimedia - Open Source Web Solutions, Workshop Session presented at the ICT Summit 19-22 February 2009 (http://www.ictsummit.ca/), Vancouver BC Canada HANDOUT PDF
8. List of Publications
Books & Book Chapters
[B2] Blaschke, T., Burnett, C., & A. Pekkarinen (2004) New contextual approaches using image segmentation for object-based classification. In: De Meer, F. and de Jong, S. (eds.): Remote Sensing Image Analysis: Including the Spatial Domain, Kluver Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. ISBN 1402025599
[B1] Burnett, C. 2002. Visualization and analysis of landscape in information space, published PhD dissertation, Annals of the University of Turku, Finland, Series A11, Vol. 151, ISBN 951-29-2083-2, 145p.
Refereed Journal Articles
[A10] Riel, W.G., Burnett, C., Fall, A. (2011) Impacts of climate change on mountain pine beetle habitat connectivity in western Canada. 2011. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2010-04. 26 p. [Available online at http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/?id=32214]
[A9] Shore, T.L., A. Fall, C. Burnett, W.G. Riel (2009) Characterization of the Jack Pine Forests of Western Canada for Susceptibility to Infestation by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2009-04. SB945 M78 C42 2009
[A8] Langanke, T., Burnett, C. and S. Lang (2007) Assessing the mire conservation status of a raised bog site in Salzburg using object-based monitoring and structural analysis, In. Sepp, K. and O. Bastian (Eds.), Special Issue on Studying Landscape Change: Indicators, Assessment and Application, Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 79, Issue 2, Pages 160-169.
[A7] Leckie, D.G., Gougeon, F.A, Tinis, S., Nelson, T., Burnett, C.N., and Paradine, D. (2005) Automated tree recognition in old growth conifer stands with high resolution digital imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 94: 311-326.
[A6] Leckie, D., Tinis, S., Nelson, T., Burnett, C., Gougeon, F., Cloney, E. and D. Paradine. (2004) Issues in species classification of trees in old growth conifer stands, manuscript re-submitted to IEEE TGARS
[A5] Lang, S. Burnett, C. & T. Blaschke. Multiscale object-based image analysis - a key to the hierarchical organisation of landscapes, Ekologia.
[A4] Burnett, C., A. Fall, E. Tomppo, and R. Kalliola (2003) Monitoring current status of and trends in boreal forest land use in Russian Karelia. Ecology & Society 7(2): 8. [online] URL: www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol7/iss2/art8/
[A3] Burnett, C. & T. Blaschke (2003) A multi-scale segmentation / object relationship modeling methodology for landscape analysis. Ecological Modelling Vol 168(3), pp. 233-249. PDF
[A2] Vuorela, N., Burnett, C. & R. Kalliola (2002). Cartographic traditions and the future of digital maps: a Finnish perspective. Fennia 180: vol. I (Special Issue on the Geography of Finland, eds. Pauliina Raento & John Westerholm, with CDROM), pp. 111-121. Helsinki. ISSN 0015-0010.
[A1] Burnett, C. & R. Kalliola (2000). Maps and the information age, Fennia 178:1, pp.81-96.
[R15] Shore, T.L., Fall, A., Burnett, C, and W.G. Riel. 2009. Characterization of the Jack Pine Forests of Western Canada for Susceptibility to Infestation by the Mountain Pine Beetle, Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2009-04, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, Canada. 25pp.
[R14] Fall, A., Burnett, C. Shore, T. L. & W.G. Riel. Connectivity of MPB-Susceptible Stands across Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canadian Forest Service Extension Report, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, Canada
[R13] Canessa, R, Loos, S. & C. Burnett (2008) BC Marine Conservation Analysis, Final Project Report prepared for Skeena First Nations, Central Coast First Nations, Haida Fisheries Program, and Turning Point Initiative, 60p.
[R12] Burnett, C. & P. Hayes (2008) Cumulative Retention and Functional Openings Analysis, Final Project Report prepared for Forest Practices Board, Government of British Columbia, 22p.
[R11] Burnett, C. & P. Hayes (2008) Strategic Plan: Provincial Projection of the Current Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak - Integration of Year of Death Mapping, Final Project Report prepared for Research Branch, British Columbia Forest Service
[R10] Burnett, C. & M. Lydon (2007) Socio-Economic Analysis and Cartography: A Plan for PLAY Victoria, 23 pp.
[R9] Burnett, C. & L. Taves (2006) Implications on land and resource use of overlapping land use plans, 33p. Report + wiki website + GIS analysis + 36 maps
[R8] Burnett, C. & J. Pratt (2006) Land and Marine Use Vision Project Report, including a draft land-use plan (47p), a public information pamphlet (12p), GIS analysis and maps [R7] Burnett, C. & M. Lydon (2005) Port Renfrew Community Visions Report & Green Map, for the Common Ground Mapping Project and the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, Victoria, 22p.
[R6] Burnett, C. & M. Lydon (2005) Review of national, regional and municipal-scale quality of life indicators, viewgraph presentation and summary report.
[R5] Burnett, C., M. Heurich & D. Tiede (2003) Segmentation-based mapping of individual tree crowns: experiences with the Bavarian Forest NP lidar/digital image dataset, Internal Report compiled and delivered to the Bavarian Forest National Park Administration (11.2003).
[R4] Burnett, C. & G. Groom (2003) Report on the NCM Workshop “High spatial resolution airborne and space-based remote sensing for landscape level terrestrial monitoring” 3rd – 5th November 2001 Turku Finland. Temma Nord Series (in press)
[R3] Kalliola, R., P. Lähde, N. Vuorela & C. Burnett (2002) How to present multi-thematic spatial information in mobile tourist information systems? In Pantzar, E. (Edit.) Perspectives on the Age of the Information Society. Reports of the Information Research Programme of the Academy of Finland, Tampere University Press, Vol. 6, pp. 239-248. ISBN 951-44-5272-0
[R2] Kalliola, R., Burnett, C. & N. Vuorela (2001) Needs for critical interdisciplinary research in the use of digital geographic information. In Pantzar, E., Savolainen,R. and Tynjälä. P. (eds.) In Search for a Human-Centered Information Society. Reports of the Information Research Programme of the Academy of Finland 5, pp. 235-251.
[R1] Leckie, D.G., Gougeon, F., Walsworth, N., Burnett, C. & G. Kent (1999) Rules for overlap cases of manually and automatically delineated tree outlines. Internal Report. Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, Canada.
Conference Presentations, Proceedings Papers & Posters
[P34] Brandon, C., Canessa, R., & Burnett, C., 2011. "Collaborative GIS for Marine Spatial Planning using Interactive Touch Tables." CoastGIS 2011, Oostende, Belgium.
[P33] Brandon, C., Burnett, C., & Canessa, R., 2011. "Touch brings new agency to marine decision support: Contrasting Drupal/OpenLayers, Google Earth, & ArcMap as a means to capture spatial data on touch tables." Presented at IMCC 2011 (International Marine Conservation Congress), Victoria, BC.
[P32] Charles Burnett, D. Cardinall, R. Canessa, C. Outhet & P. Hayes. (February 9-11, 2010) A Web-Based, Federated, Marine Use Management System for Small Communities The 1st Barkley Sound Knowledge Symposium. On-line Paper: http://www.westcoastaquatic.ca/barkleysymposium/content/web-based-federa...
[P31] Burnett, C & P. Hayes (2009) Building community information systems with Drupal and OpenLayers, Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, Sydney, Australia, Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/cnburnett/building-community-information-syste...
[P30] Burnett, C and P. Hayes. (February 16, 2008). An open-source web-mapping solution for conservation property management: the Wildwood Woodlot case study. Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) Canada Conference. February 14-17, 2008. Fernie, BC
[P29] Burnett, C. (2006) Variations on Green: Experiences Developing Community Green Maps in Brish Columbia, Society for Conservation GIS Conference June 2006, San Jose, USA.
[P28] Tiede, D., Burnett, C., & M. Heurich (2004) Objekt-basierte Analyse von Laserscanner- und Multispektraldaten zur Einzelbaumdelinierung im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke T., Griesebner, G. (eds.): Angewandte Geoinformatik 2004, Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 690-695.
[P27] Burnett, C., M. Heurich & D. Tiede (2003) Exploring segmentation-based mapping of tree crowns: experiences with the Bavarian Forest NP Lidar/digital image dataset. Presented at the at Scandlaser 2003: Scientific Workshop on Laser Scanning of Forests, September 3-4, Umea, Sweden (http://www-conference.slu.se/scandlaser/).
[P26] Lang, S. Burnett, C., Langanke, L., & T. Blaschke (2003) Multiscale object-based image analysis - a key to the hierarchical organisation of landscapes, In: Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Problems of Landscape Ecological Research, 30 September - 3 October 2003, Castle of Mojmírovce near Nitra, Slovak Republic.
[P25] Langanke, T., C. Burnett, S. Lang & T. Blaschke (2003) Assessing mire ecosystem integrity: object-based monitoring and structural analysis of simulated landscapes. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Association for Landscape Ecology World Congress, 13th - 17th July, "Crossing Frontiers - Landscape Ecology Down Under", Darwin, Australia.
[P24] Burnett, C., K. Aaviksoo, S. Lang, T. Langanke, & T. Blaschke (2003) Mapping mire forests as hierarchies of objects. In: Proceedings of Decision Support for Multiple Purpose Forestry, Vienna, Austria, April 23-25, 2003.
[P23] Schöpfer, E., T. Blaschke, C. Burnett (2003) Land use change analysis of Salzburg’s Southern urban fringe. In: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, Ispra, Italy. July 16-18, 2003 (pages pending).
[P22] Burnett, C., K. Aaviksoo, S. Lang, T. Langanke, & T. Blaschke (2003) An object-based methodology for mapping mires using high resolution imagery. In: International Conference on Ecohydrological Processes in Northern Wetlands, Tallinn, Estonia. 30 June - 4 July 2003, pp. 239-244.
[P21] Lang, S., T. Langanke, K. Aaviksoo, C. Burnett, & T. Blaschke (2003) An Object-based Monitoring Methodology for Mires: Examples from Austria and Estonia. US-IALE Conference, Banff, Canada, March 2-6 2003.
[P20] Kalliola, Risto, Charles Burnett & Ilkka Suojanen (2003) Contrasting boreal forest landscapes in the central border region of Finland and Russia. In: Heikkilä, Raimo& Tapio Lindholm (eds.) Biodiversity and conservation of boreal nature. Proceedings of the 10 years anniversary symposium of the Nature Reserve Friendship. The Finnish Environment 485, 77-89.
[P19] Burnett, C. & T. Blaschke (2002) Object-not-objects and near-decomposability: ecosystems and GI. In: Proceedings of GI Science, Boulder, September 24-27 2002, 225-228.
[P18] Blaschke, T., C. Burnett, & T. Langanke (2002) Alpine change detection using object-based image processing and GIS techniques. In: Proceedings of EnvironMount Conference, Zakopane, September 19-23, 2002.
[P17] Burnett, C., Fronzek, S. & I. Suojanen (2001) Internet-enabled landscape ecology databases, in Mander, U, Prinsmann, A and H. Palang (eds) In: Proceedings of the IALE Europe Conference, Stockholm/Tartu June 30-July 6 2001. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis, Tartu, pp. 54-58.
[P16] Burnett C., Vuorela N. & T. Toivonen (2001) Different connotations of time in landscape research, in Mander, U, Prinsmann, A and H. Palang (eds) In: Proceedings of the IALE Europe Conference, Stockholm/Tartu June 30-July 6 2001. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis, Tartu , pp. 101-106.
[P15] Burnett, C. & T. Toivonen (2001) Applicability of semi-automated individual tree crown delineation and multi-scale segmentation to ecological mapping, In: Belward, A., Binaghi, E., Brivio, P. A., Lanzarone, G. A. and G. Tosi (eds) Proceedings of International Workshop on Geo-Spatial Knowledge Processing for Natural Resource Management. June 28-29, 2001 - University of Insubria, Varese (Italy), pp. 209-212.
[P14] Burnett, C., Fall, A., Tomppo, E. & R. Kalliola (2001) Boreal forest fragmentation monitoring and modeling, In: Vuoki, K-M and Kouki, J. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecosystem Management in Boreal Forest Landscapes, Koli National Park, Finland, May 27 – 30, 2001, pp. 62.
[P13] Lähde, P., Kalliola, R., Vuorela, N. & C. Burnett (2001) Ympäristötiedon välittäminen palveluna liikkuvalle ihmiselle: Esimerkkinä Turun Ruissalo. Teoksessa Talkkari, A. and Kulla, N. (toim) GIS, ympäristö ja Internet-seminaari. 19.9.2001, MTT, Jokioinen. pp. 24-27.
[P12] Burnett, C. Fall, A. & R. Kalliola (2000) Boreal forest land-use monitoring and modeling: a case study from Russian Karelia, In: Proceedings of the 4th Environmental Modeling and GIS Conference, Banff, Canada, September 2000. Article available on-line: http://www.colorado.edu/research/cires/banff/pubpapers/32/
[P11] Burnett, C., Fall, F., Martens, Y. & R. Kalliola (2000) Comparative analysis of boreal forest landscape processes using SELES: Russian versus Finnish Karelia, In: Proceedings of the 3rd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science in Helsinki/Espoo, May 25-27.
[P10] Burnett, C., Vuorela, N., Kalliola, R., Pellikka, P., Alho, P. & P. Lähde (1999) Spatial information of landscape from different sources, methodology I: Database building and II: Exercising the database, Remote Sensing Days, Otaniemi, Espoo, Oct 21-22.
[P9] Leckie, D., Burnett, C., Nelson, T., Jay, C., Walsworth, N., Gougeon, F. & E. Cloney (1999) Forest parameter extraction through computer-based analysis of high resolution imagery, In: Proceedings of the 4th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference / 21st Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, June 21-25, Ottawa, vol. II, pp.205-213.
[P8] Burnett, C., Leckie, D., Jay, C., Busler, J. & J. Aitken (1999) The effect of severe topography on image resolution: implications for flight planning, post-processing and applications, In: Proceedings of the 4th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference / 21st Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, June 21-25, Ottawa, vol. II, pp.793-800.
[P7] Leckie, D., N. Smith, D. Davison, C. Jay, F. Gougeon, S. Achal, C. Burnett, E. Cloney, S. Lataille, F. Montgomery, T. Nelson, & N. Walsworth (1999) Automated interpretation of high spatial resolution multispectral (CASI) imagery: A development project for a forest company. Pages 201-211 In: Proc. Fourth Int. Airborne Rem. Sens. Conf. / 21st Can. Symp. Rem. Sens, Vol. I. Ottawa, Canada, June 21-24, 1999.
[P6] Burnett, C., Leckie, D.G. & L.B. Miller (1998) A survey of current and potential uses of remote sensing for the restoration of natural systems, poster at Helping the Land Heal: Ecological Restoration in British Columbia Conference, Victoria, BC Nov. 5-8 1998.
[P5] Burnett, C., Wulder, M., Daley, N.M.A., Niemann, K.O. & D.G. Goodenough (1998) Directional variability in 1m casi imagery: an analysis using semi-variance range and slope shape, In: Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Seattle, 6-10 July, p. 3242-44.
[P4] Burnett, C., Wulder, M., Daley, N.M.A., Niemann, K. O. & D.G. Goodenough (1998) Comparison of generalized and scale-sensitive windows in the estimation of tree crown position using local maximum filters, in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Scaling and Modeling in Forestry, Montreal, February, 1998.
[P3] Burnett, C., Hay, G., Niemann, K. O. & D.G. Goodenough (1997) Modeling bidirectional reflectance functions of conifer canopies using 3-D graphics, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference, 7-10 July, 1997, Copenhagen, vol. II, pp. 437.
[P2] Burnett, C., K.O. Niemann, D.G. Goodenough and H. Barclay, (1996) Modeled Directional Variation in Radiance Versus AVIRIS-Measured Change for a Non-Homogeneous Douglas Fir Forest: Preliminary Findings. Proceedings of Second International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference, 24-27 June 1996, San Francisco, Vol. 3, p. 506.
[P1] Burnett, C. (1994) Dynamic HTML-based cartography: an example using running route maps. Poster/demo presented at 'Geography Days' Mini-conference, Victoria (Dunsmuir Lodge), British Columbia, Canada.
9. Projects Management and Example Deliverables
It is unusual to provide descriptions of projects in a CV, but project proposal writing, project management and the timely and engaging dissemination of results are some of my core skills. Also, since becoming a consulting geographer in 2004, my contributions have been rather more of a capacity building nature rather than academic publications.
[PR15] 2011-2012 First Nations Stewardship Tools, MITACS 6-Student Cluster, Collaboration between UVic Geography, Law and Computer Science. $90k. Proposer, lead researcher.
[PR14] Capacity Building with Indigenous Communities In 2008 I researched and produced two learning packages for coastal BC First Nations. The objective of the first was to assess the compatibility and integration of the PNCIMA First Nations knowledge and community planning with the BC Marine Conservation Analysis process (BCMCA) and vice versa. The report included user needs assessments (UNA), planning tools review, and an assessment of policy issues vis-à-vis coastal planning in BC. The objective of the second package was to create a collection of view-graph presentations, exercises, web-tools and instructor supports for the teaching of basic forest, forestry and traditional ecological knowledge to the Tlowitsis First Nation Lands Resource Management Advisory Group.
[PR13] Capacity Building within University and Communities In the summer of 2008 I found funding for and developed a senior undergraduate course with co-instructor Claire Hutton on ’Indigenous Geographies’ at the University of Victoria. We ran a six day field trip, visiting indigenous Elders, Chiefs, administrators, planners and lands managers in six local indigenous communities. There are six bi-weekly evening seminars planned for the term. In the course we explore indigenous geographies concepts and examples grouped under the following sub-topics: Worldviews and Perspective; Conceptualizations of Nature and Environment; Indigenous Lands and Control; Geographic Tools and Methods; and Resource Management. For more information on the course, please log-in to the course website at geog491.geomemes.com (account = guest, password = salishsea)
[PR12] Participatory Planning within Urban and Rural Communities I am the past-Coordinator and a member of the Common Ground Community Mapping Project, a Victoria non-profit. Through this organization I have led several Community Mappings, facilitated participatory planning exercises that focus on mapping ‘by the people, for the people’. I have placed images of two of the poster maps I have been the lead facilitator and cartographer on at the end of this CV. More information about the work of Common Ground is available at: www.commongroundproject.ca
[PR9, 10, 11] Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) Monitoring and Modelling In 2007-08 I completed three recent GIS and spatial modelling projects focusing on (1) the impact of beetle spread on pine stands in Alberta and Saskatchewan, (2) an assessment of cumulative ‘leave’ or functional openings in the pine forests of central BC, and (3) the use of multi-temporal satellite imagery to augment the provincial MPB spatial model. All these projects required significant amounts of GIS programming and SELES scenario modelling. Two of these projects have received follow-up (2008-09) funding.
[PR6] Tsawataineuk First Nation Traditional Use Study Funded by an Indian 7 Northern Affairs Canada INAC BC 2005 Capacity Grant, I was the project lead, researcher and GIS analyst on a project to produce a draft land use plan. As part of the project, I assisted TUS/TEK interviewer Mike Willie video-taping interviews with elders. I created a community geodatabase, built 30+ maps including coarse filter ecosystem maps, old cedar maps, and a draft of the Vision/plan.
[PR5] Port Renfrew Visions Report and Community Visions Project I researched, wrote and created maps for a report on the results of a visions survey conducted for the people of Port Renfrew and the Pacheedaht First Nation. Funding came from the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children. I assisted with data collection process consisting of several targeted community mapping workshops. I co-produced the Port Renfrew Community Green Map. [PR4] Quality of Life Indicator Survey, Greater Victoria United Way The United Way needed an assessment of indicators useful at the municipal level to prioritize action on social and environmental issues. I contrasted normative welfare indicators, life satisfaction indicators and descriptive social indicators including the UN’s HDI, Redefining Progress’ GPI and Federation of Municipalities QoL indicators.
[PR3] Nativemaps.org Collaborative Lands Management Resource Website www.nativemaps.org is a high-traffic repository of news and best practices in GIS use for traditional knowledge mapping, lands management training, and data sources. We developed a scalable open-source solution for the BC Union of Indian Chiefs / Ecotrust Canada, migrating all 400+ nodes of information into Drupal/MySQL in 2005. These nodes are now searchable. As of February 2008 there are over 2800 nodes in the system and thousands of users. [PR2] Cartography and Geovisualization Module for UNIGIS International In 2005 I authored a 13 lesson module on “Cartography and Geovisualization” for the international distance GIS programme called UNIGIS. Hundreds of students in Austria, Poland, Costa Rica, India and Sri Lanka use this material.
[PR1] HOME – Hierarchical and Object-based Monitoring of Ecosystems From 2002 to 2003 I led an 18 month research project on wetlands and forest encroachment monitoring and restoration, based at the University of Salzburg, Austria. This Marie Curie project was funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate. The budget was €106,640 and I co-supervised 3 PhD researchers and 1 masters student (field assistant).