Janet Mersey

Associate Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Geography Guelph, Ontario jmersey@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53528

Bio/Research

My research interests are in the general areas of Geographic Information Systems and cartography, and the application of this technology to land management and resource assessment. Current projects monitoring landscape diversity and change in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Mexico; mod...

Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

My research interests are in the general areas of Geographic Information Systems and cartography, and the application of this technology to land management and resource assessment. Current projects monitoring landscape diversity and change in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Mexico; modelling land use change and forest fragmentation along sections of the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, and assessing the spatial dimensions of land use conflict in the Tianmushan Biosphere Reserve, China. Other research initiatives focus more specifically upon map communication, graphic design, and cartographic symbolization. Recent completed work has evaluated the thematic mapping capabilities of PC-based GIS software and the development of guidelines to improve these capabilities, and the use of illustration software for enhancing GIS map output, and the use of the Internet in GIS instruction.

Click to Shrink <<

Links

Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338