Liliana Perez

Assistant Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de géographie
Pavillon 520, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (QC) H2V 2B8
Tel: 1-514-3438003
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  • Doctorate, Geography, Simon Fraser University - 2011/6
  • Master's Thesis, Geography, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia - 2003/6
  • Diploma, Geographic Information Systems, Universidad Distrital, Francisco José de Caldas -2002/07
  • Bachelor's Honours, Geodesy and Cadastre, Universidad Distrital, Francisco José de Caldas - 2000/12

The complexity is inherent to ecological and anthropogenic processes. My research interests lie in learning more about spatial and temporal relationships and interactions driving changes in our world. Spatial analysis, modelling and geographic information systems help to study complex problems, such as climate change, landscape ecology and forestry, by explicitly representing phenomena in their geographic context. The research developed at LEDGE makes use of the inherent multidisciplinary field of geographical information science (GIScience) applied to investigate the relationships between ecological processes, environmental changes and spatial patterns.

QCBS students
Saeed Harati Asl, Ph.D.
(Start: 2015)
Thesis title: Searching for a sequence of decisions to encourage environmental responsibility: An Agent-Based Modelling problem in forest management
Mariana de Oliveira Tiné, M.Sc.
(Start: 2015)

Thesis title: Modélisation spatiale des moteurs de changements dans les milieux humides par automate cellulaire: étude de cas sur les plaines de l’Abitibi au Québec, Canada
Jennifer Sauri Ramirez, M.Sc.
(Start: 2017)

Other (co-)supervisor: Liliana Perez, Université de Montreal
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Patrick M.A. James
Thesis title: Modélisation de l’effet du changement du climat sur la synchronisation phénologique entre un insecte défoliateur et son hôte: une approche à base d’agents
Jennifer Sauri Ramirez, M.Sc.
(Start: 2017)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Patrick M.A. James
Thesis title: Modélisation de l’effet du changement du climat sur la synchronisation phénologique entre un insecte défoliateur et son hôte : une approche à base d’agents
Previous students (since 2009)
Jonathan Gaudreau, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2016)

Thesis title: Modelling the changes in the spatial distribution of black-backed woodpecker in the Boreal Forest of Quebec in relation to Climate Change: an Agent-Based approach
GEO 1532 - Cartographie (Fall / Automne)

Relevant QCBS research themes
12-Agent-Based Models and Complexity Science in the Age of Geospatial Big Data
Perez, L., Kim, E.K., Sengupta, R., (eds)
2018 Advances in Geographic Information Science Series. ( Date Added: 2018-05-22)

11- An agent-based model to identify migration pathways of refugees: The case of Syria
Hébert G.A., Perez L., Harati S.
2018 Advances in Geographic Information Science (Date Added: 2018-01-01)

10- BorealFireSim: A GIS-based cellular automata model of wildfires for the boreal forest of Quebec in a climate change paradigm
Gaudreau, J., Perez, L., Drapeau, P.
2016 Ecological Informatics (Date Added: 2016-05-27)

9- Characterization of spatial relationships between three remotely sensed indirect indicators of biodiversity and climate: a 21years' data series review across the Canadian boreal forest
Perez, L., Nelson, T., Coops, N.C., Fontana, F., Drever, C.R.
2016 International Journal of Digital Earth (Date Added: 2016-01-15)

8- Modelling the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in the Province of British Columbia
Perez, L., A. Nelson, T., Bourbonnais, M., Ostry, A.
2015 Energy and Environment Research (Date Added: 2015-06-23)

6- Predicting climate change impacts to the canadian boreal forest
Nelson, T.A., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Perez, L., Fitterer, J., Powers, R., Fontana, F.
2014 Diversity (Date Added: 2015-04-08)

5- Model testing and assessment: Perspectives from a swarm intelligence, agent-based model of forest insect infestations
Pérez, L., Dragicevic, S., White, R.
2013 Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (Date Added: 2015-04-08)

3- ForestSimMPB: A swarming intelligence and agent-based modeling approach for mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Pérez, L., Dragicevic, S.
2011 Ecological Informatics (Date Added: 2015-04-08)

2- Modeling mountain pine beetle infestation with an agent-based approach at two spatial scales
Perez, L., Dragicevic, S.
2010 Environmental Modelling and Software (Date Added: 2015-04-08)

1- An agent-based approach for modeling dynamics of contagious disease spread
Perez, L., Dragicevic, S.
2009 International Journal of Health Geographics (Date Added: 2015-04-08)