About the LESA Lab

Lab Facilities

The LESA lab is a nice bright workspace with 6 networked workstations, each running ArcGIS 10 and ArcInfo workstation, loads of server space for data storage, a colour laser printer and space for meetings and presentations. We also have storage/overflow room next door and a quiet “office” space (dubbed “Cell Block A”) that has served as thesis-writing space for a few students.

Field Sites

Field sites used by students in the lab have been as close by as Pippy Park (10 minutes from campus) to as far away as the Northern Peninsula. Quite a lot of work has been in protected areas, include Terra Nova and Gros Morne National Parks, and the Avalon Wildernes Reserve. There is no shortage of fantastic field sites in Newfoundland (and the lab has yet to venture out to Labrador for field research!)


We have partnered with the following agencies to do research:

Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Division

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Forest Science and Innovation

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Government of Canada

Parks Canada

Institute for Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Newfoundland and Labrador Parks and Natural Areas Division

Newfoundland and Labrador Agri-Foods Division (Provincial Vet)

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Research in the LESA Lab has been funded by the above groups in addition to:

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Sustainable Forest Management Network

GEOIDE (GEOmatics for Informed DEcision Making)

The Leslie Harris Centre

Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Dean of Science Memorial University

Industrial Research and Innovation Fund (IRIF)


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