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Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Interim Director, Sustainability Science and Society (SSAS) program
Ph.D in Geography, University of Waterloo
Dr. Marilyne Jollineau holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Waterloo. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Brock University. Since her arrival at Brock in 2003, Marilyne has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in geomatics; she also participates in the collaborative post-graduate program in Geographic Information Systems - Geospatial Management with Niagara College.
Her research program is largely focused on wetland ecosystems and the use of geospatial technologies, including global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS), to: 1) map and monitor wetland ecosystems and adjacent upland environs in order to better understand their type, structure, and composition, for improved wetland management; 2) measure spatial heterogeneity as a means of quantifying species diversity within wetlands for improved management; and 3) quantify wetland change to better understand the effect of fluctuating climate and water levels on shoreline wetlands, and as a means of assessing management strategies, and their effectiveness, over time. In the recent past, Marilyne has also been concerned with the integration of geospatial technologies into vineyard management activities within the Niagara Region. These technologies, coupled with advanced spatial data analyses, can be used to better understand the spatial variability within vineyards. This information can lead to more informed vineyard management and precision grape harvesting decisions and ultimately result in improved wine quality. A co-authored book chapter, entitled The use of geospatial technologies for improved vineyard management decisions in the Niagara Region, has recently been accepted for publication in The World of Niagara Wine (Wilfrid Laurier University Press); a transdisciplinary exploration of the Niagara wine industry.