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The Geomorphometry & Hydrogeomatics Research Group is led by Dr John Lindsay at in University of Guelph's Department of Geography. Members of the GHRG have made important contributions to the fields of geomorphometry and spatial hydrology through their novel research.

Current Research Associates

Current Student Members

  • Nigel Van Nieuwenhuizen (Msc) Thesis topic to be determined.
  • Daniel Newman (PhD) Issues in multi-scale geomorphometry.

Former Post-docs

Former Graduate Students

  • Anthony Francioni (MSc 2019) An analysis of DEM generalization techniques for hydrological flow path modelling.
  • Simon Gudim (MSc 2019) Impoundment Size Index (ISI): The use of potential impoundment size for the characterization of topographic incision in DEMs.
  • Kevin Roberts (MSc 2019) An analysis of ground-ooint classifiers for terrestrial LiDAR.
  • Daniel Newman (MSc 2018) The measures and applications of topographic position and surface roughness in geomorphometry.
  • Christopher Mallon (MSc 2017; with Yang) Hydrologic-economic modeling of the cost-effectiveness and targeting of nutrient management in the Gully Creek watershed, Ontario
  • Melanie Chabot (MSc 2016; with Berg) Characterizing Agricultural Surface Roughness Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner: Implications for Soil Moisture Retrieval from Remote Sensing Products.
  • Dr. Rashaad Bhamjee (PhD 2015) Low-flow hydrology in Canadian headwater areas.
  • Kathryn Woodrow (MSc 2014; with Berg) Isolated catchment mapping in Southwestern Ontario morainal landscapes.
  • Colleen Fuss (MSc 2013; with Berg) Increasing digital elevation model resolution using multi-observation, quad-polar, RADARSAT-2 imagery and data fusion techniques.
  • Beau Ahrens (MSc 2012) Landscape characterization using digital elevation models.
  • Sarah Peirce (MSc 2012) Characterization of ephemeral streams using electrical resistance (ER) sensors.
  • Kimberly Dhun (MSc 2011) Application of LiDAR DEM to the modelling of surface drainage patterns in human modified landscapes.
  • Rashaad Bhamjee (MSc 2010) Assessing spatial and temporal variability of ephemeral streamflow in Southern Ontario.

Former Undergraduate Students*

  • Rachel Broders (NSERC-funded Undergraduate Research Assistant S19). Airborne LiDAR data handling in support of geomorphometry.
  • Evan Fortushniok (BSc Independent Study W19) Assessing the potential using airborne LiDAR datasets to extract sidewalk corridors within urban centers of London Ontario.
  • Liam Clark-Squire (BSc Independent Study W18) Identifying embankments within a high-resolution digital elevation model derived from LiDAR data.
  • Liam Clark-Squire (NSERC-funded Undergraduate Research Assistant S17)
  • Anthony Francioni (BA Independent Study W17) Assessing the techniques for removal of small-scale noise in LiDAR DEMs.
  • Elizabeth George (BSc Independent Study W17) The effects of data reduction on digital elevation models.
  • Kevin Roberts (BA Independent Study F16) A Comparison of Ground-Point Separation Techniques Applied to Terrestrial LiDAR Data.
  • Jordan McDonald (BSc Independent Study F16) Scaling Effects on the Correlation between Soil Characteristics and Measures of Topographic Position.

* If you are a Guelph Geography student (any major) and are interested in carrying out an independent study in the GHRG, please contact Prof. Lindsay. See Undergraduate Opportunities for more information.

Interested in joining the Geomorphometry & Hydrogeomatics Research Group?

Are you interested in geomorphometry, geomatics, or spatial hydrology and want to pursue graduate studies? Contact Dr. John Lindsay ( or visit the Opportunities page for more information.
Kevin Roberts presents research at the CGU Eastern Section Student Conference
Student operating terrestrial laser scanner

Contact Information

Dr. John Lindsay
Rm. 346 Hutt Building
Department Geography, Environment & Geomatics
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd. East
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1

Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 56074
Find me: LinkedIn, ResearchGate.

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