Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Tim Lynham

WildfireSat Knowledge Exchange Specialist
Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5

Tel.: (613) 999-9999


In the mid to late 1970s, Tim worked in fire management in Manitoba and Ontario. From 1980-1981 he worked as a remote sensing Image Analyst at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS). Since then, he has been with NRCan-CFS where he conducts research on remote sensing applications for fire monitoring, fire ecology, and fire behaviour modeling. Most recently he has been co-lead of a joint CFS/CCRS project designed to use satellite remote sensing to monitor and map Canadian wildfires for national carbon accounting. He is also collaborating with CCRS and King’s College London (UK) to define the user needs of a new Thermal IR instrument built by the Argentine Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency that will be launched on a NASA mission in 2010. Tim was a Co-Chair of the UN Disaster Management Support Group (DMSG) for fire management and is currently a member of the UN Global Observation of Forest Cover (GOFC) Fire Implementation Team that aims to promote the necessary long-term satellite monitoring systems for wildland fire. He was a member of the CFS team that developed the Canadian Forest Fire Behaviour Prediction System.


Tim Lynham received his BSc (Forestry) fron Lakehead University, and his MSc (Fire Science) from the University of Toronto.