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Champagne, Catherine, Ph.D.

Physical Scientist - Agroclimate

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-715-5255
Email: Catherine.Champagne@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Earth observation using optical (multi-, hyperspectral) and microwave (active, passive) sensors
  • Impacts of weather and climate on agriculture and crop development
  • Soil moisture and land surface hydrology
  • Geographic Information Systems, image processing techniques and geospatial analysis

Current Projects:

  • Satellite soil moisture mapping
  • Development of satellite soil moisture for drought, excess moisture monitoring and agricultural risk assessment
  • Estimation of crop growth stage information from satellites (optical and radar)
  • Forecasting changes in drought and excess moisture impacts under climate change scenarios
  • Development of data and tools for in season crop monitoring at national scale
  • Methods for modelling crop yields at multiple scales
  • Earth observation-based sustainability metrics for market access
  • Canadian Crop Yield Forecaster
  • Joint Experiment on Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM)

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geography, University of Guelph
  • American Geophysical Union

Research publications

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2009

Other science related publications

2015

  • Catherine Champagne, Jesslyn Brown, Tsegaye Tadesse, Trevor Hadwen, Andrew M. Davidson and Richard Warren.2015. Monitoring Agricultural Drought in Canada using the Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI). American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December.
  • Chipanshi, A.C., Qian, B., Smith, W.N., Desjardins, R.L., Waldick, R.C., Audet, R., Jégo, G., Worth, D.E., Champagne, C., and McDonald, D. (2015). "Climate information use and requirements in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.", CCDS Workshop, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, October 21, 2015. (Presentation)

2014

  • Champagne, C., Kerr, Y.H., Mahmoodi, A.B., Richaume, P., Mialon, A., McNairn, H., Pacheco, A., Bélair, S., and Carrera, M. (2014). "Enhancements of SMOS level 2 soil moisture products over Canada.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014, pp. 2435-2438.
  • Champagne, C., Rowlandson, T., Berg, A.A., Burns, T., L'Heureux, J., Adams, J.K., McNairn, H., and Toth, B.M. (2014). "Evaluation of L-Band Passive Microwave Soil Moisture for Canada.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.

2013

  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Champagne, C., and Jiao, X. (2013). "Radar’s potential to estimate crop bio-physical parameters and beyond.", Remote sensing: Beyond images Workshop, Mexico City, México, December 14-15, 2014.

2012

  • Rahimzadeh-Bajgiran, P., Berg, A.A., Champagne, C., and Omasa, K. (2012). "Toward soil moisture estimation using optical/thermal infrared remote sensing in Canadian prairies.", Canadian Remote Sensing Society Symposium, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

2010

  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Jiao, X., and Champagne, C. (2010). "Integration of Radarsat-2, Terrasar-X and Alos Palsar Data for In-Season Crop Acreage Estimates: A Canadian Example.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2010), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 25-30, 2010, Section: TH4.L09.

2009

  • Jiao, X., McNairn, H., Pattey, E., Shang, J., and Champagne, C. (2009). "The sensitivity of RADARSAT-2 quad-polarization SAR data to crop LAI.", SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VI, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, August 5-6, 2009, Vol. 7454, Article No. 7454-23.
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Champagne, C., Jiao, X., and Geng, X. (2009). "Integration of RadarSAT-2 ScanSAR and AWiFS for operational agricultural land use monitoring over the Canadian Prairies.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2009), Capetown, South Africa, July 12-17, 2009, Vol. 4, Article number 5417496, pp. IV793-IV796.
  • Zare, F., Boye, J.I., Champagne, C., Orsat, V., and Simpson, B.K. (2009). "Acidification trend and microbial growth of yogurt and probiotic supplemented with lentil flour.", 9th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6-9, 2009.
  • Zare, F., Boye, J.I., Orsat, V., Champagne, C., and Simpson, B.K. (2009). "Development of food products supplemented with pulse ingredients.", Pulse Days 2009: Celebrating 25 Years, Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 13, 2009.
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