Jeffrey Cardille

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
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Postdoctorate, GRIL - Université du Québec à Montréal, 2006
Postdoctorate, University of Winsconsin, 2005
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2002


The increasing availability of spatial data and analytical software as well was the growth of the calculation capacity of computers have opened up new opportunities for understanding ecological phenomena. Thus, maybe for the first time in the history of mankind, we now have the possibility to visualize, conceptualize and analyse the relationships between ecological processes and spatial patterns at a range of spatial scales, particularly at a regional scale. This favorable and strongly emerging context presents new opportunities and new challenges for ecologists. Two specific goals of the program are: (1) to create and test a model that explicitly simulates the active ecological processes within Quebec landscapes characterized by an abundance of lakes and (2) to understand the connections between the ecological processes and the spatial traits present in forest ecosystems of Quebec. This original work that aims to understand the explicit spatial character of ecological issues participates in the motion of recent progress achieved by the scientific community on this issue.

My research interests are: landscape ecology, modelling ecosystems at regional scales, spatial planning, climate change, geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing, fusion of spatial data, regional patterns of spatial planning, global environmental change, and earth science.

QCBS students

Morgan Crowley

(Start: 2017)
Large-scale and near-term change detection using Remote Sensing
Link to thesis (pdf)
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Eleanor Stern

(Start: 2020)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Murray Humphries
The impacts of an Adapted Forestry Regime on moose habitat use assessed with local knowledge, GPS collars, and mixed-source modelling
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Patricia Sung

(Start: 2021)
The Viability of Using High Resolution Spatial Imagery As An Alternative For Monitoring Beaver Presence in Nunavik

Previous students (since 2009)

Xavier Giroux-Bougard

(Start: 2015, End: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Murray Humphries
Monitoring movement, seasonal range and sexual segregation in barren ground caribou herds of the Northwest Territories

Tara Holland

(Start: 2007, End: 2008)
Land-cover Patterns and Disturbance Risk in Ecozones of Canada

Alexis Dorais

(Start: 2008, End: 2011)
Borneo: understanding the dynamics of land use conversion for palm oil

Rodolphe Gonzalès

(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Modelling the adaptation of complex social-ecological system to climate change (Eyre Peninsula, Australia)

Kate Grandmont

(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Analysis of Settlement Patterns on Pergelisols in northern Canada

Talia Koll-Egyed

(Start: 2019, End: 2021)
Remote Sensing of Lake Water Quality Characteristics, Including Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter and Secchi Depth in Lacustrine Environments

Jacky Lee

(Start: 2014, End: 2016)
Bayesian Updating of Landcover Classification in Google Earth Engine

Jean-Baptiste Leguet

Other (co-)supervisor: Paul del Giorgio, UQAM
(Start: 2010, End: 2013)
Satellite Remote Sensing of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Lakes of Quebec

Kevin Partington

(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Representative Landscapes of Quebec

David Pelletier

(Start: 2012, End: 2015)
Connectivity Networks: reconceptions at regional and continental scales

Elijah Perez

(Start: 2019, End: 2021)
Merging Remote Sensing Change Detection Routines


57- Towards a whole-system framework for wildfire monitoring using Earth observations
Journal Article
Crowley M A , Stockdale C A , Johnston J M , Wulder M A , Liu T , McCarty J L , Rieb J T , Cardille J A , White J C ,
2022 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2023-01-12)

56- Probabilistic Tracking of Annual Cropland Changes over Large, Complex Agricultural Landscapes Using Google Earth Engine
Journal Article
Xiong S , Baltezar P , Crowley M A , Cecil M , Crema S C , Baldwin E , Cardille J A , Estes L ,
2022 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2022-10-28)

55- New techniques for old fires: Using deep learning to augment fire maps from the early satellite era
Journal Article
Boothman R , Cardille J A ,
2022 Frontiers in Environmental Science (Date Added: 2022-09-29)

54- Prioritizing conservation in sub-Saharan African lakes based on freshwater biodiversity and algal bloom metrics
Journal Article
Danaher C , Newbold T , Cardille J , Chapman A S A ,
2022 Conservation Biology (Date Added: 2022-06-07)

53- Assessing the current water clarity status of ~100,000 lakes across southern Canada: A remote sensing approach
Journal Article
Deutsch E S , Fortin M , Cardille J A ,
2022 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2022-03-13)

52- Multi-sensor change detection for within-year capture and labelling of forest disturbance
Journal Article
Cardille J A , Perez E , Crowley M A , Wulder M A , White J C , Hermosilla T ,
2022 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2022-01-03)

51- Multiple images improve lake CDOM estimation: Building better landsat 8 empirical algorithms across southern canada
Journal Article
Koll-Egyed T , Cardille J A , Deutsch E ,
2021 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2021-09-22)

50- Landsat 8 lake water clarity empirical algorithms: Large-scale calibration and validation using government and citizen science data from across Canada
Journal Article
Deutsch E S , Cardille J A , Koll-Egyed T , Fortin M ,
2021 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2021-04-13)

49- Horizon scan of conservation issues for inland waters in Canada
Journal Article
Pérez-Jvostov F , Sutherland W J , Barrett R D , Brown C A , Cardille J A , Cooke S J , Cristescu M E , St-Gelais N F , Fussmann G F , Griffiths K , Hendry A P , Lapointe N W , Nyboer E A , Pentland R L , Reid A J , Ricciardi A , Sunday J M , Gregory-Eaves I ,
2020 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2020-05-09)

48- Agricultural expansion in mato grosso from 1986-2000: A bayesian time series approach to tracking past land cover change
Journal Article
Lee J , Cardille J A , Coe M T ,
2020 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2020-03-19)

47- Hierarchical Classification of Narwhal Subpopulations Using Social Distance
Journal Article
Charry B , Marcoux M , Cardille J A , Giroux‐Bougard X , Humphries M M ,
2019 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2019-12-20)

46- Mapping three decades of annual irrigation across the US High Plains Aquifer using Landsat and Google Earth Engine
Journal Article
Deines J M , Kendall A D , Crowley M A , Rapp J , Cardille J A , Hyndman D W ,
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2019-10-19)

45- Planning for ecological connectivity across scales of governance in a multifunctional regional landscape
Journal Article
Parrott L , Kyle C , Hayot-Sasson V , Bouchard C , Cardille J A ,
2019 Ecosystems and People (Date Added: 2019-09-06)

44- The NSERC Canadian Lake Pulse Network: A national assessment of lake health providing science for water management in a changing climate
Journal Article
Huot Y , Brown C A , Potvin G , Antoniades D , Baulch H M , Beisner B E , Bélanger S , Brazeau S , Cabana H , Cardille J A , del Giorgio P A , Gregory-Eaves I , Fortin M , Lang A S , Laurion I , Maranger R , Prairie Y T , Rusak J A , Segura P A , Siron R , Smol J P , Vinebrooke R D , Walsh D A ,
2019 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2019-08-21)

43- Generating intra-year metrics of wildfire progression using multiple open-access satellite data streams
Journal Article
Crowley M A , Cardille J A , White J C , Wulder M A ,
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2019-08-04)

42- Multi-sensor detection of forest-cover change across 45 years in Mato Grosso, Brazil
Journal Article
Fortin J A , Cardille J A , Perez E ,
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2019-07-13)

41- Multi-sensor, multi-scale, Bayesian data synthesis for mapping within-year wildfire progression
Journal Article
Crowley M A , Cardille J A , White J C , Wulder M A ,
2019 Remote Sensing Letters (Date Added: 2019-06-21)

40- Context and opportunities for expanding protected areas in Canada
Journal Article
Wulder M , Cardille J , White J , Rayfield B ,
2018 Land (Date Added: 2018-12-16)

39- BULC-U: Sharpening resolution and improving accuracy of land-use/land-cover classifications in Google Earth Engine
Journal Article
Lee J , Cardille J , Coe M ,
2018 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2018-09-27)

38-Citizen Science for Assessing Landscape Change
Book Chapter
Cardille, J, Jackson M ,
2017 Learning Landscape Ecology 2nd Edition: a practical guide to concepts and techniques ( Date Added: 2018-05-10)

37-Understanding landscape metrics
Book Chapter
Cardille, J, Turner, MG
2017 Learning Landscape Ecology 2nd Edition: a practical guide to concepts and techniques ( Date Added: 2018-05-10)

36-Regional and continental-scale perspectives on landscape pattern
Book Chapter
Cardille, J, Turner, MG
2017 Learning Landscape Ecology 2nd Edition: a practical guide to concepts and techniques ( Date Added: 2018-05-10)

35- Forest Connectivity Regions of Canada Using Circuit Theory and Image Analysis
Journal Article
Pelletier, D, Lapointe, M-E, Wulder, MA, White, JC, Cardille, JA
2017 PloS one (Date Added: 2017-02-06)

34- Bayesian updating of land-cover estimates in a data-rich environment
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Fortin, JA
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2016-09-02)

33- Forest fragmentation in Massachusetts, USA: a town-level assessment using Morphological spatial pattern analysis and affinity propagation
Journal Article
Rogan, J, Wright, TM, Cardille, J, Pearsall, H, Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y, Riemann, R, Riitters, K, Partington, K
2016 GIScience & Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2016-04-05)

32- Multipurpose habitat networks for short-range and long-range connectivity: a new method combining graph and circuit connectivity
Journal Article
Rayfield, B, Pelletier, D, Dumitru, M, Cardille, JA, Gonzalez, A, Travis, J
2016 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2016-03-03)

31- The montérégie connection: Linking landscapes, biodiversity, and ecosystem services to improve decision making
Journal Article
Mitchell, MGE, Bennett, EM, Gonzalez, A, Lechowicz, MJ, Rhemtulla, JM, Cardille, JA, Vanderheyden, K, Poirier-Ghys, G, Renard, D, Delmotte, S, Albert, CH, Rayfield, B, Dumitru, M, Huang, H-H, Larouche, M, Liss, KN, Maguire, DY, Martins, KT, Terrado, M, Ziter, C, Taliana, L, Dancose, K
2015 Ecology and Society (Date Added: 2016-07-13)

30- Applying circuit theory for corridor expansion and management at regional scales: tiling, pinch points, and omnidirectional connectivity
Journal Article
Pelletier, D, Clark, M, Anderson, MG, Rayfield, B, Wulder, MA, Cardille, JA
2014 PloS one (Date Added: 2016-07-11)

29- Protected areas in boreal Canada: a baseline and considerations for the continued development of a representative and effective reserve network 1
Journal Article
Andrew, ME, Wulder, MA, Cardille, JA
2014 Environmental Reviews (Date Added: 2014-06-17)

28- Circuit theory emphasizes the importance of edge-crossing decisions in dispersal-scale movements of a forest passerine
Journal Article
St-Louis, V, Forester, JD, Pelletier, D, Bélisle, M, Desrochers, A, Rayfield, B, Wulder, MA, Cardille, JA
2014 Landscape Ecology (Date Added: 2014-04-04)

27- Uncovering Dominant Land-Cover Patterns of Quebec: Representative Landscapes, Spatial Clusters, and Fences
Journal Article
Partington, K, Cardille, J
2013 Land (Date Added: 2016-07-11)

26- Continual refinement of lake carbon estimates using historical, current, and future field and satellite data
Conference Article
Cardille, J, Del Giorgio, P, Crowley, MA, Boisvert-Chouinard, J
2013 (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

25- Remote sensing of lake CDOM using noncontemporaneous field data
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Leguet, J-B, del Giorgio, P
2013 Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2013-09-03)

24- Large-scale geographic patterns of diversity and community structure of pelagic crustacean zooplankton in Canadian lakes
Journal Article
Pinel-Alloul, B, André, A, Legendre, P, A Cardille, J, Patalas, K, Salki, A
2013 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2013-07-02)

23- Agent-based land-use models and farming games on the social web—Fertile ground for a collaborative future?
Journal Article
Gonzalès, R, Cardille, JA, Parrott, L
2013 Ecological Informatics (Date Added: 2013-04-04)

22- Assessing land suitability for residential development in permafrost regions: A multi-criteria approach to land-use planning in Northern Quebec, Canada
Journal Article
Grandmont, K, Cardille, JA, Fortier, D, Gibéryen, T
2012 Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (Date Added: 2012-05-30)

21- The Complex Linear Home Range Estimator: Representing the Home Range of River Turtles Moving in Multiple Channels
Journal Article
Ouellette, M, Cardille, JA
2011 Chelonian Conservation and Biology (Date Added: 2012-02-07)

20- Landscape changes in a coastal system undergoing tourism development: Implications for Barra de Navidad Lagoon, Jalisco, Mexico
Journal Article
Holland, TL, Romero, JM, Davidson-Arnott, R, Cardille, J
2011 Investigaciones Geograficas (Date Added: 2012-01-25)

19- Representative Landscapes in the Forested Area of Canada
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, White, JC, Wulder, MA, Holland, T
2011 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2012-01-10)

17- Ecology: Tropical teleconnections
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Bennett, EM
2010 Nature Geoscience (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

16- From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters: Human signature nearly ubiquitous in representative US landscapes
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Lambois, M
2010 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

15- Social network analysis: A useful tool for visualizing and evaluating forestry research
Journal Article
Klenk, NL, Hickey, GM, Maclellan, JI, Gonzales, R, Cardille, J
2009 International Forestry Review (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

14- SFMN GeoSearch: An interactive approach to the visualization and exchange of point-based ecological data
Journal Article
Gonzales, R, Cardille, JA, Parrott, L, Gaudreau, C, Deest, G
2009 Ecological Informatics (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

13- Climate change and lakes: Estimating sensitivities of water and carbon budgets
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Carpenter, SR, Foley, JA, Hanson, PC, Turner, MG, Vano, JA
2009 Journal of Geophysical Research G: Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

12- Paleoethology as a tool for the development of archaeological models of land-use: the Crimean Middle Palaeolithic
Journal Article
Burke, A, Ebert, D, Cardille, J, Dauth, D
2008 Journal of Archaeological Science (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

11- Monitoring Canada's forests. Part 2: National forest fragmentation and pattern
Journal Article
Wulder, MA, White, JC, Han, T, Coops, NC, Cardille, JA, Holland, T, Grills, D
2008 Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

10- Estimating the risk of exceeding thresholds in environmental systems
Journal Article
Bennett, EM, Carpenter, SR, Cardille, JA
2008 Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

9- Small lakes dominate a random sample of regional lake characteristics
Journal Article
Hanson, PC, Carpenter, SR, Cardille, JA, Coe, MT, Winslow, LA
2007 Freshwater Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

8- Carbon and water cycling in lake-rich landscape connections, lake hydrology, and biogeochemistry
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Carpenter, SR, Coe, MT, Foley, JA, Hanson, PC, Turner, MG, Vano, JA
2007 Journal of Geophysical Research G: Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

7- A regression tree-based method for integrating land-cover and land-use data collected at multiple scales
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Clayton, MK
2007 Environmental and Ecological Statistics (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

6- METALAND: Characterizing spatial patterns and statistical context of landscape metrics
Journal Article
Cardille, J, Turner, M, Clayton, M, Gergel, S, Price, S
2005 BioScience (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

5- Effects of large-scale changes in land cover on the discharge of the Tocantins River, Southeastern Amazonia
Journal Article
Costa, MH, Botta, A, Cardille, JA
2003 Journal of Hydrology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

4- Agricultural land-use change in Brazilian Amazônia between 1980 and 1995: Evidence from integrated satellite and census data
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Foley, JA
2003 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

3- Characterizing patterns of agricultural land use in Amazonia by merging satellite classifications and census data
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Foley, JA, Costa, MH
2002 Global Biogeochemical Cycles (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

2- Occurrence of wildfire in the northern Great Lakes Region: Effects of land cover and land ownership assessed at multiple scales
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Ventura, SJ
2001 International Journal of Wildland Fire (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

1- Environmental and social factors influencing wildfires in the Upper Midwest, United States
Journal Article
Cardille, JA, Ventura, SJ, Turner, MG
2001 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2011-04-12)