Amie obtained her BSc Honours in Geography at the University of Regina (Regina, SK) in 2011, doing her project on using remote sensing as a monitoring tool for remote glacial lake sediment quantification and study.
Amie obtained her BSc Honours in Geography at the University of Regina (Regina, SK) in 2011, doing her project on using remote sensing as a monitoring tool for remote glacial lake sediment quantification and study. She completed an additional BA in Chinese the year following while working as a Research Assistant for the University of Regina, studying the hydrological environmental indicators of climate change in Grasslands National Park (Saskatchewan, Canada). She worked as a Science Educator in the years following at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, teaching children from the ages of 3-18 hands-on science classes.
In 2013 she came to the Netherlands to pursue the special interdisciplinary programs offered at ITC, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente in Enschede. She completed her MSc in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Science with a specialization in Water Resources and Environmental Management. Her MSc project focused on the theoretical work behind the radiative transfer models such as PROSPECT related to leaf and canopy measurements, and extending them into a thermal domain. She completed her MSc in early 2015 and begun work as a Lecturer at the ITC shortly afterwards, teaching introductory blended learning GIS courses and managing online resource material. She completed this position in December 2015 so that she could start her PhD position here in Leiden in January 2016.
Her research is focused on creating vegetation priors for a data assimilation system, MULTIPLY; focusing on phenology and vegetation characteristics and plant traits found in radiative transfer models such as chlorophyll concentration and leaf water.