Richard Heck

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Professor Ontario Agricultural College School of Environmental Sciences Guelph, Ontario rheck@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52450

Bio/Research

Dr. Heck's general research interest is on the quantification of soil morphology at several scales of observation. At the local catchment scale, his lab is employing high-resolution airborne remote sensing techniques which include: a) visible/near-infrared imaging of soil and crops used to reveal...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Heck's general research interest is on the quantification of soil morphology at several scales of observation. At the local catchment scale, his lab is employing high-resolution airborne remote sensing techniques which include: a) visible/near-infrared imaging of soil and crops used to reveal variations in soil type; and b) computerized photogrammetry of stereo-air photos and LiDAR imaging used to generate digital elevation models, from which landform quantification is performed. At the pedon/polypedon scale, his lab is employing thermal imaging and non-contacting magnetic induction techniques (electrical conductivity and magnetic susceptibility) to generate, through inversion modelling, 3D soil models. At the sub-pedon scale, his lab is employing high-resolution digital imaging of soil thin sections, as well as X-ray micro-computed tomography (mCT), combined with pixel- and context-based image processing, to reveal the spatial configuration of soil components. His lab has on-going collaborations with researchers in Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.

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

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Media Relations

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

Angela Mulholland
angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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