Associate Professor in the Department of Geography
Office: Burnside Hall 622
Sherbrooke St. West 805
Burnside Hall 705
Montreal, QC H3A 0B9
- PhD Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta (2006)
- MSc Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta (2004)
My research focuses on the application of remote sensing (satellite and airborne imagery) to environmental and forensic questions. I am particularly interested in historical land use change as documented by early Earth Observation data as well as airborne hyperspectral imagery and high resolution UAV videography.
- Impacts of land cover change and forest loss on endemic fishes: Fish + Forest Project
- Airborne hyperspectral assessment of Costa Rican forests: Mission Airborne Carbon 13 (MAC13)
- Mer Bleue Arctic Surrogate Study Site (MBASSS): peatland spectral variability for the validation of satellite imagery products
- Clandestine Grave Detection: Use of remote sensed data for grave detection
- Bayesian Networks Analysis of Historical data
Some recent publications (students and PDFs underlined):
Dalva M, Moore TR, Kalacska M, Leblanc G, Costopoulos A. Nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide dynamics from experimental pig graves Forensic Science International. 2015; 247:41-7.
Svob S, Arroyo-Mora JP, Kalacska M. A wood density and aboveground biomass variability assessment using prefelling inventory data in Costa Rica. Carbon Balance and Measurement. Carbon Balance and Management. 2014;9:9.
Leblanc G, Kalacska M, Soffer R. Detection of single graves by airborne hyperspectral imaging. Forensic Science International. 2014;245:17-23.
Hedjam R, Ziaei Nafchi H, Kalacska M, Cheriet M. Influence of color-to-gray conversion on the performance of document image binarization: toward a novel optimization problem. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2014;24:3637 - 51.
Kalacska M, Arroyo-Mora J, de Gea J, Snirer E, Herzog C, Moore TR. Videographic analysis of Eriophorum vaginatum spatial coverage in an ombrotrophic bog. Remote Sensing. 2013;5:6501-12.