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.

February 2019

The LESA Lab is hitting the road with public talks this month! I’m giving a talk this month the the Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (Tuesday Feb. 12, 7:30 at the Botanical Gardens, if you are in town). They told me they were tired of wildflower talks and wanted to learn about lichens… The week following, Tegan is talking about her MSc work with the folks at Nature Newfoundland (Thursday Feb. 21, 7:30 pm, location TBA).

Congratulations to Bella on a successful first committee meeting!

We had a couple of end-of-month field excursions last month. Patrick and Travis travelled to Terra Nova and Conne River for a lichen workshop right at the end of January, and Tegan, Bella and I spent a wintery day looking for boreal felt lichen on the Avalon. Below are a few pictures.

In publishing news; two papers I was involved with have moved to “in press”. Links to pre-prints/re-prints will be coming soon.

  1. Drever CR, C Hutchison, MC Dever, D Fortin, CA Johnson, YF Wiersma. 2019. Conservation through co-occurrence: woodland caribou as a focal species for boreal biodiversity. Biological Conservation. In press.
  2. Lukyanenko R, J Parsons, YF Wiersma, M Maddah. 2019. Expecting the unexpected: effects of data collection design choice on the quality of crowdsourced user-generated content. Management Information Systems Quarterly. In press.


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