I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at McGill University. I earned my MSc (2004) and PhD (2006) degrees with a specialization in remote sensing from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Alberta. Before coming to McGill I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, and a Research Fellow for Tropi-Dry and the Canadian International Council.

My research focuses on the application of remote sensing (satellite and airborne imagery) to environmental and forensic questions. I am particularly interested in historical land use change as documented by early Earth Observation data as well as airborne hyperspectral imagery and high resolution UAV videography and photography.

Department of Geography
805 Sherbrooke St. West
Burnside Hall 705
Montreal, QC
H3A-0B9 Canada

Tel: +1 (514) 398-4347
Fax: +1 (514) 398-7437
margaret.kalacska (at) mcgill.ca
Latest News:
    NEW! First UAV flights with the DJI M600 Pro and the micro-CASI hyperspectral sensor a success over Mer Bleue! First time the peatland has been imaged at such high spectral and spatial resolutions: 5 cm pixels with 288 bands.
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    NEW! Collaboration with DJI for promoting UAV mapping of Brazil’s Xingu River. Videos and recordings of the live broadcasts from the expedition can be viewed here.
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    Two new papers published in Remote Sensing and Remote Sensing of Environment!
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    NEW! Mer Bleue Arctic Surrogate Simulation Site - Sentinel 2/ Landsat 8 Validation Project Story Map is now Live!
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