Shayne joined J.D. Mollard and Associates (2010) Limited in 2011, and works as a Geographer specializing in GIS and Remote Sensing for environmental and geologic studies as well as watershed-scale hydrologic studies. Notable projects include linear infrastructure routing of overhead-transmission lines and roads, watershed analysis, flood frequency analysis and hydrometric data interpretation, wetland mapping, terrain mapping, and aggregate exploration.
He holds a B.Sc. Honours degree in Geography from the University of Regina, where he studied physical geography. His honours thesis investigated the impacts of wildfires on grassland ecosystems in Southern Saskatchewan. Currently, Shayne is working part-time to complete his M.Sc. thesis in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Regina. His thesis project is exploring the hydrologic and geomorphic processes of river-borne turbidity currents in Lillooet Lake, B.C. He is a member of the Prairie Environmental Processes Lab (PEPL) at the University of Regina.
Prior to joining JDMA, Shayne worked in the National Agri-Climate Information Service (NAIS) division of AESB, where he worked with climate data to produce historic and current climate maps to analyze the impacts of changing climate on agricultural operations in Western Canada. Previous to that, Shayne worked as a research assistant in Grasslands National Park where he conducted vegetation surveys throughout the park and processed historic satellite imagery.
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