Micha Pazner

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Currently I am working on the following rather different research projects.

  • The development of geospatial search methods. With a strong emphasis on remote sensing, GIS, and photographic imaging and interpretation; artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science concepts; and on field techniques. The field sites are in California, and the application area is searching for gold
  • Georeconnaissance. In particular as it relates to applied geographic imaging and mapping. I define georeconnaissance as: "To access and try to learn locations, features and conditions in a geographic district". With both local and international relevance. A methodological framework has been developed primarily for World Bank (IMF) projects over the past decade and a half.
  • The use of flight simulators for virtual aerial georeconnaissance in research, teaching and applied/operational contexts.

Finally, I have an interest in the future development of geographic unmanned aerial vehicle (G-UAV) applications.

Publications (past 7 years)

Refereed Journals

Gala, T.S., Pazner, M. and Beyene, S. 2011 'Evaluating Biophysical Attributes of Environmentally Degraded Landscapes in Northern Ethiopia using LANDSAT ETM data and GIS' Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Research 4(1): 1-16

Zhang, X. and Pazner, M. 2007 'Comparison of Lithologic Mapping with ASTER, Hyperion and ETM Data in the southeastern Chocolate Mountains Area, USA' Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 73(5): 555-561

Zhang X., Pazner, M. and Duke, N. 2007 'Lithologic and Mineral Information Extraction for Gold Exploration Using ASTER Data in the South Chocolate Mountains (California)' ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 62(4): 271-282

Chen, Y. and Pazner, M. 2007 'A Comparison Between a Modified Counter Propagation Network and an Extended Self-Organizing Map in Remotely Sensed Data Classification' Mathematical Geology 39(6)

Dech, J.P., Maun, M.A. and Pazner, M.I. 2005 'Blowout dynamics on Lake Huron sand dunes: analysis of digital multispectral data extracted from colour air photos' CATENA 60(2): 165-180

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students Year Title
S. Pashang Current Low-tech innovations humanitarian relief/social
P. Bush 2006 Habitat use of Northern Goshawks in Great Lakes St. Lawrence forest of central Ontario
X. Zhang 2005 Gold-related lithologic and mineral mapping from hyperion and aster data in the South Chocolate mountains, California
MA Students Year Title
H. Wan 2004 Integration of GIS and ANN for spatial feature clustering
N. Ripley 2001 Bridging geospatial information and flight simulation technologies
K. McMaster 2000 The effects of D.E.M. resolution on derived hydrologic network accuracy
R. Gammon 1995 The development of hyperviewkit: A hypercard pictorial navigation application
MSc Students Year Title
N. Khalid Current TBA
B. Shan Current Multivariate Data Geovisualization in Knowledge Discovery
S. Kulon 2011 GISc gold search techniques: Mojave Desert, CA

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Micha Pazner

  • Office: SSC 1416
  • Telephone: 519-661-2111 x81469
  • e-mail: pazner@uwo.ca


Courses Taught