Jérôme Théau

Associate Professor,
Université de Sherbrooke

Département de géomatique appliquée
E-mail: jerome.theau@USherbrooke.ca
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Education

  • B. Sc. (biologie), Université de Sherbrooke, Canada (1996)
  • M. Sc. (gestion de la faune et ses habitats), Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada (1999)
  • Ph. D. (géo-écologie), Université Laval, Canada (2004)
  • Postdoctorat (géomatique et écologie), Idaho State University, États-Unis
  • Postdoctorat (géomatique et écologie), Maison de la télédétection, France


  • Research

    Some of my main interests include the study of wildlife habitats and of landscape fragmentation from a conservation point of view. I am developing ways to evaluate the characteristics and to gain environmental markers that allow us to test the impact of management practice, infrastructures and human activity on the state of ecosystems. I am also working on the multiscale characterization of ecological networks and corridors. My predilection tools include satellite imagery, geographical information systems and drones.

    QCBS students

    Justine Boulent

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Samuel Foucher
    (Start: 2017)
    Identification de problèmes phytosanitaires de la vigne par imagerie à l'aide de techniques d'apprentissage profond.

    Thi Dieu DINH

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Thi Thanh Hiên PHAM, Université du Québec à Montréal
    (Start: 2021)
    Cultivating the city: ecosystem services and social impacts of urban agriculture in secondary cities of Vietnam

    Mael Moreni

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2017)
    Détection et inventaire de cervidés dans les parcs urbains et périurbains par imagerie aérienne acquise par aéronefs sans pilote

    Meghana Paranjape

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Richard Fournier, Université de Sherbrooke
    (Start: 2019)
    Design and cartography of an indicator for the characterization of riparian ecosystems in Quebec

    Cathy Duguay

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2020)
    Multi-scale analysis of environmental factors associated with bat mortality in wind farms

    Marie-Eve Le Ber

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2019)
    Utilisation de l'habitat par l'orignal dans le parc national Forillon au Québec

    Fiston NININAHAZWE

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2020, End: 2021)
    Développement d’une méthode de télédétection pour l’identification d’espèces exotiques envahissantes dans l’agglomération de Québec

    Previous students (since 2009)

    Xin Wen

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2013, End: 2018)
    The impacts of ecological restoration programs on water-related ecosystem services : A case study in northern Shaanxi, China

    brice Caillié

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Léo Provencher, UDES
    (Start: 2014, End: 2016)
    Développement d’un outil d’analyse et de diagnostic de l’état des sentiers pédestres du Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton.

    Camille Pelletier-Guittier

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2017, End: 2019)
    Identification des composantes structurelles des haies brise-vent et bandes riveraines qui favorisent les déplacements de la faune en milieu agricole

    Geneviève Pomerleau

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2017, End: 2017)
    Strategic InterventionPlan for the management of priority invasive alien species in the peripheral zone of Mont-Orford National Park.

    Examples of species studied

    Lepus americanus


    Publications

    35- Multispecies detection and identification of African mammals in aerial imagery using convolutional neural networks
    Journal Article
    Delplanque A , Foucher S , Lejeune P , Linchant J , Théau J ,
    2021 Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (Date Added: 2021-08-14)

    34- Estimation of forage biomass and vegetation cover in grasslands using UAV imagery
    Journal Article
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    2021 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2021-04-11)

    33- Foraging behaviour of gestating sows on pasture and damages to vegetation cover are influenced by restriction of concentrate feed
    Journal Article
    Aubé L , Guay F , Bergeron R , Théau J , Devillers N ,
    2021 Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Date Added: 2021-03-30)

    32- Use of hedgerows by mammals in an intensive agricultural landscape
    Journal Article
    Pelletier-Guittier C , Théau J , Dupras J ,
    2020 Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (Date Added: 2020-07-31)

    31- Crop scouting using UAV imagery: A case study for potatoes
    Journal Article
    Théau J , Gavelle E , Ménard P ,
    2020 Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (Date Added: 2020-06-10)

    30- Spatiotemporal analysis of water-related ecosystem services under ecological restoration scenarios: A case study in northern Shaanxi, China
    Journal Article
    Wen X , Théau J ,
    2020 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2020-03-18)

    29- Deep learning for in-field image-based grapevine downy mildew identification
    Conference Proceeding Conference Paper
    Boulent J , Beaulieu M , St-Charles P , Théau J , Foucher S ,
    2019 Precision Agriculture 2019 - Papers Presented at the 12th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2019 (Date Added: 2019-10-29)

    28- Convolutional Neural Networks for the Automatic Identification of Plant Diseases
    Journal Article
    Boulent J , Foucher S , Théau J , St-Charles P ,
    2019 Frontiers in Plant Science (Date Added: 2019-09-21)

    27- Assessment of ecosystem services in restoration programs in China: A systematic review
    Journal Article
    Wen X , Théau J ,
    2019 Ambio (Date Added: 2019-08-02)

    26- Mapping ecosystem services provided by wetlands at multiple spatiotemporal scales: A case study in Quebec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Varin M , Théau J , Fournier R A ,
    2019 Journal of Environmental Management (Date Added: 2019-06-24)

    25- Unmanned aerial image dataset: Ready for 3D reconstruction
    Journal
    Shahbazi M , Ménard P , Sohn G , Théau J ,
    2019 Data in Brief (Date Added: 2019-06-13)

    24- High-density stereo image matching using intrinsic curves
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi M , Sohn G , Théau J ,
    2018 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2018-11-07)

    23- Optimization of an ecological integrity monitoring program for protected areas: Case study for a network of national parks
    Journal Article
    Théau J , Trottier S , Graillon P ,
    2018 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2018-10-01)

    22- Robust Structure-from-Motion Computation: Application to Open-Pit Mine Surveying from Unmanned Aerial Images
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi, M, Sohn Sohn, G, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2017 Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

    21- Evolutionary optimization for robust epipolar-geometry estimation and outlier detection
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi M , Sohn G , Théau J ,
    2017 Algorithms (Date Added: 2017-09-30)

    20- Revisiting Intrinsic Curves For Efficient Dense Stereo Matching
    Book Chapter
    Shahbazi, M, Sohn, G, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2016 ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

    19- Visible and thermal infrared remote sensing for the detection of white-tailed deer using an unmanned aerial system: Detection of White-tailed Deer Using an UAS
    Journal Article
    Chrétien, L-P, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2016 Wildlife Society Bulletin (Date Added: 2016-04-26)

    18- Wildlife Multispecies Remote Sensing Using Visible And Thermal Infrared Imagery Acquired From An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Uav)
    Journal Article
    Chrétien, L-P, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2015 ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

    17- Uav-Based Point Cloud Generation For Open-Pit Mine Modelling
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi, M, Sohn, G, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2015 ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

    16- Robust Sparse Matching And Motion Estimation Using Genetic Algorithms
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi, M, Sohn, G, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2015 ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

    15-Une méta-analyse pour le transfert d’avantages économiques des biens et services écosystémiques fournis par les milieux humides au Québec
    Book Chapter
    He, J, Fournier, R, Revéret, JP, Dupras, J, Théau, J, Boyer, JP
    2015 Nature et économie : un regard sur les écosystèmes du Québec ( Date Added: 2016-06-28)

    14- Development and Evaluation of a UAV-Photogrammetry System for Precise 3D Environmental Modeling
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi, M, Sohn, G, Theau, J, Menard, P
    2015 Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) (Date Added: 2015-11-16)

    13- Meta-analysis for the transfer of economic benefits of ecosystem services provided by wetlands within two watersheds in Quebec, Canada
    Journal Article
    He, J, Moffette, F, Fournier, R, Revéret, J-P, Théau, J, Dupras, J, Boyer, J-P, Varin, M
    2015 Wetlands Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2015-10-22)

    12-An evaluation framework based on sustainability-related indicators for the comparison of conceptual approaches for ecological networks
    Journal Article
    Théau, J, Bernier, A, Fournier, R
    2015 Ecological indicators ( Date Added: 2015-01-23)

    11- Recent applications of unmanned aerial imagery in natural resource management
    Journal Article
    Shahbazi, M, Théau, J, Ménard, P
    2014 GIScience & Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2016-08-09)

    10-Outils d’analyses hydrologique, économique et spatiale des services écologiques procurés par les milieux humides des basses-terres du Saint-Laurent : adaptations aux changements climatiques
    Report
    Fournier, R
    2013 Consortium Ouranos ( Date Added: 2016-06-29)

    8- Multi-sensor analyses of vegetation indices in a semi-arid environment
    Journal Article
    Théau, J, Sankey, T, Weber, K
    2010 GIScience and Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

    7- Local-scale validation of the surface observation gridding system with in situ weather observations in a semi-arid environment
    Journal Article
    Weber, KT, Sankey, TT, Théau, J
    2010 International Journal of Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

    6- Effect of coregistration error on patchy target detection using high-resolution imagery
    Journal Article
    Weber, KT, Théau, J, Serr, K
    2008 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

    5- Mapping lichen in a caribou habitat of Northern Quebec, Canada, using an enhancement-classification method and spectral mixture analysis
    Journal Article
    Théau, J, Peddle, DR, Duguay, CR
    2005 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

    4- Lichen mapping in the summer range of the George River caribou herd using Landsat TM imagery
    Journal Article
    Théau, J, Duguay, CR
    2004 Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

    3- Enhancement-Classification and Spectral Mixture Analysis of Caribou Lichen Habitats, Northern Québec, Canada
    Conference Article
    Théau, J, Peddle, DR, Duguay, CR
    2003 (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

    1- Influence of climatic factors on the behavior of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus)
    Journal Article
    Theau, J, Ferron, J
    2000 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2014-09-12)