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Wiebe Nijland

University of Victoria
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Wiebe Nijland received his PhD in Earth Sciences (2011) from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, his motherland. His main research interests are in the detection of ecosystem functioning and the use of spatial and temporal patterns to understand landscape processes. He uses remote- and proximal sensing technology to bridge a wide range process scales, supported by modeling and spatial statistics. Before coming to the Islands he worked as a postdoc in Nicholas Coops' IRSS lab at the Forestry faculty of UBC, mapping Grizzly Bear habitat and vegetation structure from Landsat, lidar, and camera networks. Wiebe is an enthusiastic photographer in visible wavelengths and beyond. He also likes to bike and enjoys the outdoors both above water and under, taking advantage of any opportunity to scuba dive and photographing the underwater realm.