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Gifty Attiah

E-mail:  atti2680@mylaurier.ca

Office: 2E12 

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PhD Student 

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. With a particular interest in understanding the impacts of climate change on earth’s systems, I utilize remote sensing, GIS, and modelling approaches in combination with diverse data sources to facilitate monitoring and prediction.

My current research is focused on modelling the ice thickness and phenology of lakes using a gridded thermodynamic lake ice model. The goal is to analyze the spatial and temporal variability of thickness on and between these lakes to understand the controlling environmental factors, the impact on regional scale and infrastructure as well as make future projections.

I hold a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Kiel, Germany, and focused my research on investigating how remote sensing can be effectively utilized in monitoring both anthropogenic and natural phenomena. I worked at the Stiftung Naturschutz (Nature Conservation Foundation) in Schleswig Holstein, Germany as a GIS assistant during my studies. Upon completing my masters, I became a Research Fellow in the Remote Sensing group of the Institute of Computer Science in the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Prior to my masters, I served as a research/teaching assistant at the Department of Geography and Resource Development at the University of Ghana where I obtained my bachelor's degree.