Department of Geomatics Engineering
Danielle Marceau has been professor in GIScience at the University of Montreal from 1993 to 2005 before joining the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she is pursuing a research program on Complex System Modelling. She is the author and co-author of more than 100 refereed publications and 200 conferences and invited lectures. She has published a book on Advanced Geo simulation Models in 2011.She has been awarded a Schulich Research Chair in Geo-spatial Information Systems and Environmental Modelling in 2010.
Marceau’s research program is focused on Complex System Modelling. It involves the design and implementation of individual-based models, namely cellular automata (CA) and agent-based models (ABM) to study the interaction and evolution of coupled natural/human systems. These models are used as spatial tools to guide decision making in environmental resource management more specifically in the area of water and energy, land use and spatial planning, and wildlife-human interactions.