Dr Patrice Carbonneau, B.Sc. (Sherbrooke), B.Sc.A. (Laval), M.Sc. (INRS-ETE), Ph.D. (INRS-ETE)
I began my university studies with bachelors degrees in both physics (Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada) and engineering (Université Laval, Québec, Canada). These degrees gave me the technical skills and the mathematical background that have done much to shape my contributions to physical geography. I eventually came to fluvial geomorphology through the study of turbulence and sediment transport during my master’s degree (INRS-ETE, Québec, Canada). The study of a complex problem such as turbulence prompted an interest in complex phenomena in rivers and thus I undertook a Ph.D. (INRS-ETE, Québec, Canada) on the intergranular voidspaces that constitute the habitat of juvenile atlantic salmon. In addition to gaining an understanding of salmonid habitat, the requirements of my Ph.D. brought me to develop an expertise in the field of remote sensing applied to fluvial environments. Namely, during a Ph.D. internship as a visiting scholar in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, I developed skills in digital photogrammetry which were completed with a second internship at the School of geography of the University of Leeds. My post-doctoral work, carried out jointly at the INRS-ETE in Quebec, the School of Geography at the University of Leeds and the department of geography of Durham university, built on my knowledge of remote sensing and salmonid habitat to develop pioneering methods for the catchment-scale characterization of salmonid habitat with high resolution airborne remote sensing methods.
This interest in high resolution imagery has led me to research topographic mapping from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV or drones) and since 2008 I have conducted sucessfull UAV field campaigns in the UK, the Swiss Alps, the Atacama Desert and Svalbard. Further, recent work has built upon knowledge of fluvial remote sensing, drone imagery and ecology and moved to a larger scale problem: the health and condition of the Ganges. My objectve over the next decade is to make a data-driven contribution to restoration and rehabilitation efforts in this, the most heavily populated river basin on Earth.
- Digital Image Processing
- Digital Photogrammetry
- Fluvial Geomorphology and Ecology
- Fluvial Remote Sensing
- UAV/drone topography generation and mapping
Journal papers: academic
- Woodget, A.S., Carbonneau, P.E., Visser, F. & Maddock, I.P. Quantifying submerged fluvial topography using hyperspatial resolution UAS imagery and structure from motion photogrammetry. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2015;40:47.
- de Haas, T., Kleinhans, M.G., Carbonneau, P., Rubensdotter, L. & Hauber, E. Surface morphology of fans in the high-Arctic periglacial environment of Svalbard: Controls and processes. Earth Science Reviews. 2015;146:163-182.
- de Haas, T., Ventra, D., Carbonneau, P.E. & Kleinhans, M.G. Debris-flow dominance of alluvial fans masked by runoff reworking and weathering. Geomorphology. 2014;217:165-181.
- Black, M., Carbonneau, P., Church, M. & Warburton, J. Mapping sub-pixel fluvial grain sizes with hyperspatial imagery. Sedimentology. 2014;61:691-711.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Fonstad, M.A., Marcus, W.A. & Dugdale, S.J. Making riverscapes real. Geomorphology. 2012;137:74-86.
- Dugdale, S.J., Carbonneau, P.E. & Campbell, D. Aerial photosieving of exposed gravel bars for the rapid calibration of airborne grain size maps. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2010;35:627-639.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Dugdale, S.J. & Clough, S. An Automated Georeferencing Tool for Watershed Scale Fluvial Remote Sensing. River Research and Applications. 2009;26:650-658.
- Hardy, R.J., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N. & Carbonneau, P.E. Coherent flow structures in a depth-limited flow over a gravel surface the role of near-bed turbulance and influence of Reynolds number. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface. 2009;114:F01003.
- James, T.D., Carbonneau, P.E. & Lane, S.N. Investigating the effects of DEM error in scaling analysis. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 2007;73:67-78.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Lane, S.N. & Bergeron, N.E. Feature based image processing methods applied to bathymetric measurements from airborne remote sensing in fluvial environments. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2006;31:1413-1423.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Bergeron, N.E. & Lane, S.N. Automated grain size measurements from airborne remote sensing for long profile measurements of fluvial grain sizes. Water Resources Research. 2005;41:W11426.
- Carbonneau P.E., Bergeron N.E. & Lane S.N. Texture based image segmentation applied to the quantification of superficial sand in salmonid river gravels. Earth Surface, Processes and Landforms. 2005;30:121-127.
- Carbonneau, P.E. The threshold effect of image resolution on image-based automated grain size mapping in fluvial environments. Earth Surface, Processes and Landforms. 2005;30:1687-1693.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Lane, S.N. & Bergeron, N.E. Catchment-scale mapping of surface grain size in gravel bed rivers using airborne digital imagery. Water Resources Research. 2004;40:W07202.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Lane, S.N. & Bergeron, N.E. Cost-effective non-metric close-range digital photogrammetry and its application to a study of coarse gravel river beds. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2003;24:2837 – 2854.
- Carbonneau, P.E. & Bergeron, N.E. The effect of bedload transport on mean and turbulent flow properties. Geomorphology. 2000;35:267-278.
- Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. Fluvial Remote Sensing for River Science and Management. Wiley; Forthcoming.
- Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. Future Prospects and challenges for River Scientists and Managers. In: Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. Fluvial Remote Sensing for River Science and Management. Wiley; Forthcoming.
- Bergeron, N.E. & Carbonneau, P.E. Geosalar: Innovative Remote Sensing Methods for Spatially Continuous Mapping of Fluvial Habitat at Riverscape Scale. In: Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. Fluvial Remote Sensing for River Science and Management. Wiley; Forthcoming.
- Carbonneau, P.E., Piégay, H., Lejôt, J., Dunford, R. & Michel, K. Hyperspatial Imagery in Riverine Environments. In: Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. Fluvial Remote Sensing for River Science and Management. Wiley; Forthcoming.
- Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. The Growing Use of Imagery in Fundamental and Applied River Sciences. In Fluvial Remote Sensing for River Science and Management. In: Carbonneau, P.E. & Piégay, H. Fluvial Remote Sensing for River Science and Management. Wiley; Forthcoming.
- 2012: Sustainable management of the Ganga river basin through scientific innovation (£20060.25 from UKIERI)
- 2008: KTP - APEM LTD (£124346.00 from APEM Ltd)