Welcome to the Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) lab, directed by Dr. Yolanda Wiersma. Please use the links above to navigate my site. Here’s the LESA Lab News for this month.

July 2014

Congrats to Roman Lukyanenko, PhD candidate who just got a paper accepted in the very prestigeous journal Information Systems Research, which also makes this week a “hat trick” for me (Shad and Julie’s papers were earlier this week). Roman’s paper is:

  • Lukyanenko R, J Parsons, YF Wiersma. In press. The IQ of the crowd: understanding and improving Information Quality in structured user-generated content. Information Systems Research

Congrats to Shad Mahlum, MSc grad from the LESA lab  on the acceptance of the second paper from his thesis for publication! Way to go! The citation is:

  • Mahlum S, D Kehler, D Cote, YF Wiersma, L Stanfield. In press. Assessing the biological relevance of aquatic connectivity to stream fish communities. Submitted to Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Congrats to Dr. Julie Andersen, LESA Lab Alumna on the acceptance of the final chapter of her thesis for publication in PLoS ONE.  The paper can be viewed/downloaded here. The citation is:

  • Andersen JM, GB Stenson, M Skern-Maurizen, YF Wiersma, A Rosing-Asvid, MO Hammill, L Boehme. In press. Drift diving by Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. PLosONE

It’s been a good news month on the funding front. As PI, I was awarded two grants; a Partnership Workshop Grant from MEOPAR to run a workshop this fall on “Ocean Citizen Science and Ocean Literacy”. As well a group of us recieved funding under the Harris Centre Applied Reserach Fund to establish a citizen science project with fishermen on Fogo Island.

Here’s a link to a story on the Memorial website about my appointment (along with 3 other colleagues) to WERAC.

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****To see stories from the LESA Lab in the Media click here

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