PhD, The University of Western Ontario, 2005
GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, digital terrain analysis, LiDAR, hydrology, rivers, pollution, software development.
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise
My research interests focus upon the development and application of spatial analysis techniques (i.e. GIS and remote sensing) to the study of the physical environment. Much of my work has focused on applications in the areas of hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental contamination. I am interested in digital terrain modelling and analysis and in the study of error in environmental modelling applications. I have several ongoing research projects that involve topographic data derived from laser altimetry (LiDAR). GIS software development and spatial analysis algorithm design have always been important components of much of my research.
- Application of LiDAR DEMs to study gully erosion in the Peak District National Park, UK (with M. Evans, UofM)
- Using DEM-derived indices of wind exposure/sheltering to explain the spatial variability in nitrogen and other contaminants in moss species (with J. Rothwell, MMU)
- The spatial pattern and timing of ephemeral flows in headwater channels (with R. Bhamjee, UofG, C. Goulsbra and M. Evans, UofM)
- Automated techniques for the placement of sample outlets in drainage basin delineation (with J. Rothwell, MMU)
- Development of the Terrain Analysis System (TAS) GIS.
- Peer reviewer for: Water Resources Research, Applied Geography, Computers & Geosciences, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Hydrological Processes, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, and Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
- Associate Editor (Science & Techniques) The Great Lakes Geographer, 2000, 2002.
- Symposium Organizer, International Perspectives on Spatial Modelling in Catchment Research, University of Manchester, UK, June 25, 2007.
Selected Recent Publications
Rothwell JJ, Lindsay JB, Evans MG, Allott TEH. In Press. Modelling suspended sediment lead concentrations in contaminated peatland catchments using digital terrain analysis. Environmental Engineering.
Lindsay JB, Rothwell JJ, Davies H. 2008. Mapping outlet points used for watershed delineation onto DEM-derived stream networks, Water Resources Research, 44, W08442, doi:10.1029/2007WR006507.
Lindsay JB, Evans MG. 2008. The influence of elevation error on the morphometrics of channel networks extracted from DEMs and the implications for hydrological modelling. Hydrological Processes, 22(11): 1588-1603.
Rothwell JJ, Lindsay JB. 2007. Mapping contemporary magnetic mineral concentrations in peat soils using fine resolution digital elevation data. Catena 70: 465-474.
Lindsay JB, Creed IF. 2006. Distinguishing between artefact and real depressions in digital elevation data. Computers and Geosciences, 32(8): 1192-1204. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2005.11.002.
Lindsay JB. 2006. Sensitivity of channel mapping techniques to uncertainty in digital elevation data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 20(6): 669-692.
Lindsay JB, Creed IF. 2005. Sensitivity of digital landscapes to artefact depressions in remotely-sensed DEMs. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 71(9): 1029-1036.
Graduate Students Supervised (since 2005)
|Masters||Ahrens, Beau||Landscape characterization using digital elevation models.|
|PhD||Bhamjee, Rashaad||Using high resolution digital elevation models for distributed hydrological modelling|
|Masters||2012||Peirce, Sarah||Characterization of ephemeral streams using electrical resistance (ER) sensors.|
|Masters||2011||Dhun, Kim||Application of LiDAR DEM to the modelling of surface drainage patterns in human modified landscapes.|
|Masters||2010||Bhamjee, Rashaad||Assessing spatial and temporal variability in ephemeral stream flow in Southern Ontario.|