Farmland Assessment Value and Potato Crop Suitability in Carleton County, New Brunswick

Posted 5 months ago

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In New Brunswick, farmlands (> 5 ha) are classified as non-residential and are assessed at market value. In contrast, freehold timberlands are assessed at one hundred dollars per hectare, while farm woodlots are assessed at one dollar per hectare [1,2]. This blog addresses the extent to which the assessed market value of farmlands reflects soil […]

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Workflow and Tools Used to Derive a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of the “Potato Belt” Area in New Brunswick

Posted 6 months ago

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I am a first-year student working towards a Master’s degree in Forestry at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton campus). My research project is on LiDAR-based potato crop suitability mapping in the “Potato Belt” area in New Brunswick. The aim of this research is to improve New Brunswick’s food security strategy, especially in terms of expanding farming activities across forested […]

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Discovering The Usage of ArcMap for Nautical Chart Data

Posted 2 years ago

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So far with my time studying Geomatics at the University of New Brunswick I’ve seen just how versatile ArcGIS can be. During the winter term I was taking an ocean mapping course that broke down the fundamentals of positioning and recording regions of the seafloor. One topic of interest that was assigned to us was […]

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Using the GeoNB Data Catalogue and VBScript to obtain habitat-level site characteristics for cavity-nesting duck nest sites

Posted 2 years ago

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I am currently working on my Master’s of Science in Forestry at the University of New Brunswick, looking at nesting habitat use and availability for cavity-nesting ducks in the Saint John River floodplain. Field work for this project involves going out into the floodplain and locating both the natural cavities that cavity-nesting ducks have evolved to use as […]

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Identifying the critical source areas of nitrate load in an agricultural watershed in PEI using the SWAT model

Posted 2 years ago

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Background Nitrate pollution caused by intensive agricultural activities has drawn increasing intention around the world over the past few decades (Liu et al., 2016; Milovanovic, 2007; Ongley et al., 2010; Sith et al., 2019; Van Meter et al., 2017). Nitrate pollution is threatening the health of receiving water bodies leading to hypoxia or eutrophication of […]

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My Top Five Takeaways from the Halifax User Conference

Posted 2 years ago

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When I heard that ECCE student associates could attend the local Esri Canada User Conference (UC), I jumped at the opportunity. After all, my interest in applying GIS to topics in wildlife ecology and management is what drew me back to school to pursue a graduate degree. I can’t help but find GIS technologies exciting. […]

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Handy Script Tool to Summarize Tree Characteristics within a Moving Search Window

Posted 2 years ago

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I have been working on a project about spatial patterns of spruce budworm defoliation within plots over the past year. During the research process, I had to summarize surrounding trees’ characteristics (e.g., average diameter at breast height, total basal area, average annual defoliation, etc.) for each analyzed tree, by different tree species, within different search […]

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Heather McGrath, Graduate Studies Summary

Posted 4 years ago

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Heather McGrath is featured in this spotlight article, as a graduate student participating in the ECCE program at UNB since 2015. She recently participated as a member of UNB’s team in the latest ECCE App Challenge. Below, Heather shares her experiences working with GIS during her studies at UNB. Over the past few years as […]

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