Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Ron Hall

Emeritus Research Scientist
Northern Forestry Centre
5320 122 Street Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 3S5

Tel.: (825) 510-1191


  • Leads research that integrates geospatial technologies to model and map forest structure, biophysical attributes, and natural disturbances (e.g., insect defoliators, fire mapping, burn severity, aspen dieback) in support of forest ecosystems and climate change science
  • Recently coordinated the Prairie Provinces contribution to an Earth Observation for Sustainable Development of Forests satellite land cover map of Canada and produced the first spatially contiguous forest biomass map of Canada
  • Improved forest structure and biomass information from remote sensing at regional and national levels
  • Integrating aerial survey and remote sensing for improved monitoring of major insect defoliators
  • Climate Impacts on Productivity and Health of Aspen (CIPHA)
  • Wildland Fire Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System [Fire-MARS]



  • BSc Forestry, 1978 (University of British Columbia)
  • MSc, 1985 (University of Alberta)
  • PhD, 1994 (University of Alberta)


• College of Alberta Professional Foresters
• Canadian Institute of Forestry

  • Canadian Remote Sensing Society
  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society
  • American Geophysical Union



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