Featured researcher

Dr. Chris Bone (Geography)

Chris Bone is an Assistant Professor in Geography whose teaching and research focus on the use of computational methods and location-aware technologies for solving environmental problems. Chris spent the past six years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon where he taught students how to fly drones to capture images of the earth’s surface, develop mobile apps to collect field data, code computer models to simulate natural disturbances, and design story maps that bring together web mapping and social media. Chris is currently leading a team of researchers on a multi-year project that utilizes various computational and analytical approaches to examine the role of climate change and natural resource policies on large-scale forest disturbances across western North America. His research is highly interdisciplinary, involving collaborators from political science, computer science, planning, and linguistics, as well from multiple local, state, and federal agencies. He is looking forward to combining his expertise in geography, computational methods and location-aware technologies to foster new collaborations with faculty and students at the University of Victoria.