Julie Fortin

Research interests: Land system science

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, studying Bright Spots in Sustainable Agriculture. I am hoping to learn from positive examples of sustainable agriculture and to see whether those lessons can be applied in different contexts.

I previously worked at the LUGE lab at the University of British Columbia, Canada, as a data scientist and lab manager. I helped researchers consolidate, clean, wrangle and analyze data about global food systems and land use.

I graduated with a Master’s degree from the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada, where I studied long-term landscape and biodiversity change as part of the Mountain Legacy Project.

Key publications

Fortin, J. A., Cardille, J. A., & Perez, E. (2019). Multi-sensor detection of forest-cover change across 45 years in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Remote Sensing of Environment, 111266.

Fortin, J. A., Fisher, J. T., Rhemtulla, J. M., & Higgs, E. S. (2018). Estimates of landscape composition from terrestrial oblique photographs suggest homogenization of Rocky Mountain landscapes over the last century. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.

Cardille, J. A., & Fortin, J. A. (2016). Bayesian updating of land-cover estimates in a data-rich environment. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 234-249.