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     Date Submitted:06-08-2011
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     Current job:Post-doctoral visiting fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsForestry agriculture, forest mapping, inventory, statistics, Lidar, optical images, environmental studies
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    Professional Positions

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist (June 2009 – present)

    Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

     

    Co-leading a project aimed at designing a framework for the update of the Canadian National Forest Inventory. Development of image processing techniques that improve the accuracy of estimating and modelling forest stand attributes (e.g. height, species, density, wood volume and biomass) from very high spatial resolution satellite images, Lidar data, ground plots and spatial biophysical data. Tasks also include organizing meetings, administrative report writing, oral and written communications in international journals and conferences, and fieldwork.

     

    Education

    Ph.D., Geomatics, Université de Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (2005 - 2009)

    Title: Mapping forest attributes using evidential reasoning with multi-source geospatial data: application to regenerating and mature deciduous stands in southern Québec

    Research performed in partnership with the Canadian government (NSERC), the Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, and Domtar Inc.

    M.Sc., Geography, Université de Rennes 2, France (2003 - 2004)

    B.Sc. Honours, Biology, Université de Toulouse 3, France (1997 - 2002)

     

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., White, J.C. (In review) An approach using Dempster-Shafer Theory to fuse spatial data and satellite derived image crown metrics for estimation of forest stand leading species. Information Fusion (Submitted on: July 18, 2011).

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., Hobart, G., Bater, C.W., Gougeon, F.A., Varhola, A., Coops, N. (In review) Forest inventory stand height estimates from very high spatial resolution satellite imagery calibrated with Lidar-plots. International Journal of Remote Sensing (Submitted on: April 4, 2011).

    Mora, B., Fournier, R.A., and Foucher, S. (2010) Mapping deciduous mature forest stand health fusing multisource geospatial data with the Dempster’s combination rule. International Journal of Remote Sensing. (Accepted November 18, 2010; In press).

    Mora, B., Fournier, R.A., and Foucher, S. (2010) Application of Evidential Reasoning to Improve Regenerating Forest stand Mapping, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Vol. 13, pp. 458-467.

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., and White, J.C. (2010) Identifying leading species using tree crown metrics derived from very high spatial resolution imagery in a boreal forest environment. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 332–344.

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., and White, J.C, (2010) Segment-constrained regression tree estimation of forest stand height from very high spatial resolution panchromatic imagery over a boreal environment. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 114, pp. 2474–2484.

    Mora, B., Fournier, R.A. and Foucher, S. (2009) Map regenerating forest stands based on Dempster-Shafer and DSmT combination rules, In Smarandache F. and Dezert J. (Editors), Advances and Applications of DSmT for Information Fusion (Collected Works) Vol.3, American Research Press, Rehoboth, 2008.

     

    Conference Proceedings and Reports

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., and Hobart, G. (2011) EcoMonitor: Regional Equation Development Procedures for Volume and Biomass. Version 1.0. Canadian Forest Service - Natural Resources Canada, Internal report, May 6, 2011. 11 p.

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., and Hobart, G. (2011) EcoMonitor: Crown Object Delineation Procedure and Forest Stand Attribute Modeling. Version 1.0. Canadian Forest Service - Natural Resources Canada, Internal report, April 20, 2011. 11 p.

    Wulder, M.A., Gillis, M., and Mora, B. (2010) EcoMonitor: Northern ecosystem climate change monitoring - Progress Report. Fiscal Year 2009/2010. Canadian Forest Service - Natural Resources Canada, March 30, 2010.

    Mora, B., and Wulder, M.A. (2010) Reducing Emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD): A brief summary. Version 1.0. Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Internal report, August 10, 2010. 8p.

    Mora, B., Fournier, R.A., Foucher, S., Bénié, B.G., Lowell, K.E. (2008) Evidential reasoning applied to mapping regeneration of forest stand using multisource geospatial data. IEEE-IGARSS Conference, Boston, MA, USA, July 2008.

     

    Conferences

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., Hobart, G., and White, J.C. (2011) Forest stand height characterization using very high spatial resolution satellite image and airborne LIDAR based metrics. 32nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing and 14th Congress of L’Association québécoise de télédétection, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, June 13-16, 2011.

    Mora, B., Wulder, M.A., and White, J.C. (2010) Boreal forest characterization with Very High Spatial Resolution Satellite Imagery: A basic attribute approach. The Prairie Summit 2010: 1st Joint Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, the Canadian Cartographic Association, the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group, and the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 1-5, 2010.

    Mora, B., Fournier, R.A., Foucher, S., Bénié, B.G., and Lowell, K.E. (2008) Apports de paramètres biophysiques spatialisés à l’imagerie satellitaire pour l’amélioration de la cartographie de peuplements forestiers en régénération. AQT 2008 - 13ème Congrès de l'Association Québécoise de Télédétection, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, Mai 2008.

     

    Teaching

    • Instructor (2009)

      Graduate level Matlab programming course for image processing, Université de Sherbrooke, QC

    • Teaching Assistant (2006)

      Marking for two undergraduate Geomatics courses, Université de Sherbrooke, QC

      - Modelling and spatial analysis (GMQ 400)

      - Practical exercises on spatial analysis (GMQ 401)

    • Instructor (2004)

      Introduction to Geographical Information Science and Image Processing, Université de Rennes 2, France

      Responsible for organizing and presenting course curriculum and lab

     

    Work Experience

    • Engineer, IFR CAREN, Université de Rennes (2005)

    Analysis of a research consortium laboratory’s needs for extension of existing remote sensing information system (Costel, Rennes 2)

    • Engineer, INRA SAD, Rennes (2004-2005)

    Facilitated the use of a spatial model that was simulating the nitrogen flux coming from agricultural activities

    • Technician Photo-interpreter, SCOT, Toulouse (2003)

    Validated farmers’ grant applications with aerial photos and satellite images for the French National Interbranch Office for Cereals

     

    Scholarships and Awards

    • Prize for Best Oral Presentation, Conference of the Quebecois Remote Sensing Association, Canada, 2008

    • Doctoral scholarship grants from the Cartel Lab., and the Département de Géomatique appliquée, Université de Sherbrooke (2005-2009)

     

    Computer Proficiency

    • MS OS, Linux, UNIX, ArcGIS, MapInfo, Geoconcept, Geomedia, ENVI, PCI Geomatica, Idrisi, PostgreSQL, MS Access, Matlab. Basic knowledge in C++, Java, and Python

    • Statistics (R, S-Plus, SPSS): uni- and multivariate analysis (parametric and non-parametric), regression models, data fusion - evidential reasoning

     

    Social Skills and Competences

    • National administrator of the French Blue Circle Association (recognized as an expert in bioethics by UNESCO (2001 - Present)

    • President and treasurer of the Postgraduate Students Association, Université de Sherbrooke (2006 - 2009)

    • Youth Association Vice-president and Treasurer Hometown, France (1995 - 2001)

     

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