Chelene Krezek-Hanes

Forest Fire Research Specialist

Current research and/or projects

Chelene Krezek-Hanes is a physical scientist with the fire and climate change group at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC). She conducts studies in fire behavior using spatial analysis tools including remote sensing and geographic information systems.

Most of her research to date has been focused on the analysis and testing of thermal infrared remote sensing to measure fire radiative energy. This work is being conducted with Tim Lynham (GLFC) and Martin Wooster (Kings College London, UK). As well she has started work with Mike Wotton (UofT/GLFC) to develop new lightning models to aid in fire occurrence prediction. Other areas of interest include remote sensing of soil moisture to improve drought code adjustments.

Education and awards

M.Sc. (Environmental Science), The University of Western Ontario

B.Sc. (Ecology), The University of Western Ontario

Research facility

1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5