Juan Pablo Arroyo Mora

Scientific researcher,
McGill University

Department of Geography
E-mail: juan.arroyomora@mcgill.ca
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I am a multidisciplinary scientist from Costa Rica, with research experience in tropical forestry, forest ecology, diversity assessment, GIS, remote sensing and landscape ecology. I am currently the Academic Director for the Geographic Information Centre (GIC), a facility in the Geography Department at McGill University, that supports faculty, students, researchers in topics related to GIS and Remote sensing in different disciplines (conservation, socio-economic development, health, etc). Currently I am continuing the research I started during my PhD -developing a Forestry GIS for Costa Rica, and assessing species richness (trees) at the alpha, beta and gamma levels. Here at McGill, I am working with Dr. Margaret Kalacska in several topics ranging from mass grave detection using hyperspectral imagery to the use of machine learning techniques. I also collaborate with Dr. Oliver Coomes on characterizing various aspects of the Amazon River floodplain in the Peruvian Amazon. In addition, I am part of an MCRI with the Indian Ocean World Centre working on data and analytical aspect related to human-environmental interactions. My latest research is focusing on conservation of forest and endemic fish species in tropical regions.

Examples of species studied

Phragmites australis subsp. australis


26- Exploring the spectral variation hypothesis for α- and β-diversity: a comparison of open vegetation and forests
Journal Article
Wallis C I B , Kothari S , Jantzen J R , Crofts A L , St-Jean S , Inamdar D , Pablo Arroyo-Mora J , Kalacska M , Bruneau A , Coops N C , Laliberté E , Vellend M ,
2024 Environmental Research Letters (Date Added: 2024-05-21)

25- Linking aerial hyperspectral data to canopy tree biodiversity: An examination of the spectral variation hypothesis
Journal Article
Crofts A L , Wallis C I B , St‐Jean S , Demers‐Thibeault S , Inamdar D , Arroyo‐Mora J P , Kalacska M , Laliberté E , Vellend M ,
2024 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2024-05-10)

24- Remotely sensed carbon content: The role of tree composition and tree diversity
Journal Article
2023 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2024-03-27)

23- Development of a Novel Implementation of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System over 25 kg for Hyperspectral Payloads
Journal Article
Arroyo-Mora J P , Kalacska M , Lucanus O , Laliberté R , Chen Y , Gorman J , Marion A , Coulas L , Barber H , Borshchova I , Soffer R J , Leblanc G , Lavigne D , Girard L , Bérubé M ,
2023 Drones (Date Added: 2023-12-09)

22- Mapping canopy traits over Québec using airborne and spaceborne imaging spectroscopy
Journal Article
Miraglio T , Coops N C , Wallis C I B , Crofts A L , Kalacska M , Vellend M , Serbin S P , Arroyo-Mora J P , Laliberté E ,
2023 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2023-10-18)

21- Assessment of UAS Photogrammetry and Planet Imagery for Monitoring Water Levels around Railway Tracks
Journal Article
Arroyo-Mora J , Kalacska M , Roghani A , Lucanus O ,
2023 Drones (Date Added: 2023-10-09)

20- The Ground to Space CALibration Experiment (G-SCALE): Simultaneous Validation of UAV, Airborne, and Satellite Imagers for Earth Observation Using Specular Targets
Journal Article
Russell B J , Soffer R J , Ientilucci E J , Kuester M A , Conran D N , Arroyo-Mora J P , Ochoa T , Durell C , Holt J ,
2023 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2023-02-06)

19- Spatial response resampling (SR2): Accounting for the spatial point spread function in hyperspectral image resampling
Journal Article
Inamdar D , Kalacska M , Darko P O , Arroyo-Mora J P , Leblanc G ,
2023 MethodsX (Date Added: 2023-01-24)

18- Multi-Temporal Surface Water Classification for Four Major Rivers from the Peruvian Amazon
Journal Data Paper
Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P , Coomes O T , Takasaki Y , Abizaid C ,
2022 Data (Date Added: 2022-02-07)

17- Water column compensation workflow for hyperspectral imaging data
Journal Article
Inamdar D , Rowan G S , Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P ,
2022 MethodsX (Date Added: 2022-01-03)

Conference Proceeding Conference Paper
Arroyo-Mora J P , Kalacska M , Soffer R J , Lucanus O ,
2021 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Date Added: 2022-03-19)

15- A practical validation of uncooled thermal imagers for small RPAS
Journal Article
Leblanc G , Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P , Lucanus O , Todd A ,
2021 Drones (Date Added: 2021-11-24)

14- Mapping the Extent of Invasive Phragmites australis subsp. australis From Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery
Journal Article
Elmer K , Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P ,
2021 Frontiers in Environmental Science (Date Added: 2021-11-24)

13- Multi-Scale Spectral Separability of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Species in a Freshwater Ecosystem
Journal Article
Rowan G S L , Kalacska M , Inamdar D , Arroyo-Mora J P , Soffer R ,
2021 Frontiers in Environmental Science (Date Added: 2021-11-11)

12- Geocorrection of airborne mid-wave infrared imagery for mapping wildfires without gps or imu
Journal Article
Ifimov G , Naprstek T , Johnston J M , Arroyo-Mora J P , Leblanc G , Lee M D ,
2021 Sensors (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

11- ReSVA: A MATLAB method to co-register and mosaic airborne video-based remotely sensed data
Journal Article
Naprstek T , Arroyo-Mora J P , Johnston J M , Leblanc G ,
2021 MethodsX (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

10- Hyperspectral data as a biodiversity screening tool can differentiate among diverse Neotropical fishes
Journal Article
Kolmann M A , Kalacska M , Lucanus O , Sousa L , Wainwright D , Arroyo-Mora J P , Andrade M C ,
2021 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2021-08-17)

9- Spectral complexity of hyperspectral images: A new approach for mangrove classification
Journal Article
Osei Darko P , Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P , Fagan M E ,
2021 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2021-07-30)

8- Comparing uas lidar and structure-from-motion photogrammetry for peatland mapping and virtual reality (Vr) visualization
Journal Article
Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P , Lucanus O ,
2021 Drones (Date Added: 2021-06-05)

7- Deciphering the many maps of the Xingu River Basin - an assessment of land cover classifications at multiple scales
Journal Article
Kalacska M , Arroyo-Mora J P , Lucanus O , Sousa L , Pereira T , Vieira T ,
2020 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

6- Asdtoolkit: A novel matlab processing toolbox for asd field spectroscopy data
Journal Article
Elmer, K, Soffer, RJ, Pablo Arroyo-Mora, J, Kalacska, M
2020 Data (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

5- Accuracy of 3d landscape reconstruction without ground control points using different uas platforms
Journal Article
Kalacska, M, Lucanus, O, Arroyo-Mora, JP, Laliberté, , Elmer, K, Leblanc, G, Groves, A
2020 Drones (Date Added: 2020-12-18)

4- Assessing the impact of illumination on UAV pushbroom hyperspectral imagery collected under various cloud cover conditions
Journal Article
Arroyo-Mora, JP, Kalacska, M, Løke, T, Schläpfer, D, Coops, NC, Lucanus, O, Leblanc, G
Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

3- High-resolution surface water classifications of the xingu river, brazil, pre and post operationalization of the belo monte hydropower complex
Journal Article
Kalacska, M, Lucanus, O, Sousa, L, Arroyo-Mora, JP
Data (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

2- Habitat loss in the restricted range of the endemic Ghanaian cichlid Limbochromis robertsi
Journal Article
Lamboj, A, Lucanus, O, Osei Darko, P, Arroyo-Mora, JP, Kalacska, M
Biotropica (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

1- Characterizing and mitigating sensor generated spatial correlations in airborne hyperspectral imaging data
Journal Article
Inamdar, D, Kalacska, M, Leblanc, G, Arroyo-Mora, JP
Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2021-05-18)