Mehdi received his PhD from Simon Fraser University in August 2019, and is an honorary member of the shallow-water lab. Using microclimate modelling techniques, his research aims to assess the effectiveness of urban greening and reflective surfaces in keeping Vancouver’s urban neighborhoods cool and people safe during an extreme heat event. Mehdi holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Modeling and Management from a joint European program consisting of Southampton U
Andrew is a biologist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and an honorary member of the shallow-water lab. His current work supports the establishment of a marine protected area network in the northern shelf bioregion off the coast of British Columbia. Andrew has worked on assessing regional patterns in marine species trawl-catch assemblages using machine-learning models and the inclusion of species assemblages into species distribution modelling.
Having received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, Chris is an honorary member of the shallow-water lab. Chris's research focuses on remote sensing of optically complex waters, using physics-based inversion algorithms to provide estimates of bathymetry, substrate composition and water quality information.