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Doug. Banting

 

B.A. (University of Western Ontario),

M.Sc. (University of Guelph),

Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario.)

 

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Mail: 350 Victoria Street, Toronto

Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

 

 

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Phone:  416 979-5000 extension 6171

 

 

Research

Interests   Projects

Current Teaching

Geo 513   Geo110

Project Supervisions

MSA   ENSCIMAN

 

 

Research Interests

 

 

·      Nature and use of Geographic Information Science/Systems

 

·      Applications of Physical Geography in decision making

 

·      GIS in stormwater management

 

·      Environmental applications of GIS

 

·      Digital Cartography

 

·      Education in GIS and spatial analysis

 

 

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Current Teaching

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

 

    Liberal Studies

 

     GEO 110: The Physical Environment

1.    Climatology

·       The Atmosphere: composition, energy, temperature

·       Winds and Storms: circulation patterns, moisture

·       Air Masses: climatic zones and climate change

 2. Water

·       Overall Water Budget: fluxes and stores

·       Local Water Balances: precipitation dispersal

·       Runoff Issues: flooding and societal responses

-3. Geomorphology

·       Earth materials and landscape form

·       Rivers: fluvialism, erosion, transport, deposition, balances

·       Fluvial landscapes

·       Shorelines: materials and features

·       Glaciated Landscapes: paradigm, materials, and features

·       Polar Landscapes: climatic determinism

4. Synthesis

·       system stability and societal implications

 

 

 

    BA program in Geographic Analysis

 

 

    GEO 313: Geography of the Physical Environment

1.    Geographic Inquiry

2.    Meterorology

Energy; Winds; Storms Applications

3.    Climatology

Variability, Classification; Microclimates, Climate Change and Variability;  Applications      

4.    Hydrogeography

Water Budget Components; Discharge Prediction; Applications

Summary

 

 

 

    GEO 513: Physical Geography in Decision Support

          1 Geomorphic Paradigms

          2 Earth Materials

          3 Slope Stability

          4 Fluvial Geomorphology

          5 Shorelines

          6 Glacial Geomorphology

          7 Periglacial Geomorphology

          8 Synthesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GRADUATE COURSES AND SUPERVISIONS

 

         Masters of Spatial Analysis (MSA)

 

MSA8095 MSA Research Paper supervisions:

 

2013

Y. Maher

An Impact Assessment of Particulate Matter on Human Health

2012

Z. Alsayyed

Data Quality Assessment for Road Network Data

2012

J. Bannis

Evaluating Sources of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Stream Sediments

2010

C. Penczak

Evaluation Of Weights-Of-Evidence Modelling: A Red Lake, Ontario Case Study

2010

A. Hameed

Mangrove Forest Change Detection Through Remote Sensing: A Case Study of Karachi And Its Environs

2009

T. Weatherburn

The Urban Heat Island in Toronto: Interpreting Mesoclimates Through Detrended Kriging and Multiple Linear Regression

2009

D. Craciun

Neighbourhood Geography: An Analysis of Built Area and Land Use Distribution for The City of Toronto

2008

T. Rallis

Stormwater Modelling of Green Roof Performance Using High Resolution Spatial Data

2007

C. Onafrychuk

Tracking Saturated Areas in the Landscape: A Topographic Approach

2005

K. Brazel

Spatial Analysis of Borehole Data for Brownfield Redevelopment in Toronto's Port Lands

2004

S. Kulon

Spatial analysis of west Nile Virus in Toronto

 

 

 

 

        Masters in Environmental Applied Science and Management (ENSCIMAN)

 

         ES8922 GIS for Environmental Management

 

1.    SPATIAL MODELLING OF THE ENVIRONMENT:

Data conceptualisation and Geographic Representation

Information Needs

2.    UNCERTAINTY

Detection

Management

3.    INFERENCE

Mapping Spatial Patterns

Geostatistics

Interpolation

4.    CONSTRAINT MAPPING

Site Evaluation

Conflict Resolution Sensitivity Analysis

 

 

ENSCIMAN Master’s Thesis supervisions:

 

2015

E. J. Price-Todd

Application of the Local Climate Zone (LCZ) methodology for the City of Toronto

2014

S. Shamead

 Automating GIS Input For Distributed Urban Drainage Modelling

2011

J. Edmonds

Development of a Sustainable and Inclusive Solid Waste Management System in Colombia

2009

A. Weinstock

Quantifying Fugitive Dust Emissions From Limestone Quarries: Data Selection And Uncertainty Assessment

2009

K. Hahn

Urban Green Roof Vegetation Assemblage Demography, Classification, and Design Recommendations

2008

P. Nichols

Environmental Policy Creation: Examining the Ontario Municipal Approach

2008

H. Han

A Web-Based GIS Planning Framework for Urban Oil Spill Management

2008

M. Fromme-Marcellin

Analyzing Prediction Methods for Atmospheric Dispersion of Pollutants from Incineration: Three Canadian Environmental Case Studies

2005

P. Luciani

Distributed Urban Stormwater Modelling Within GIS: Integrating Analytical Probabilistic Hydrologic Models and Digital Imagery

2004

A. Deslauriers

Fate and Transport of Methoprene for West Nile Virus Mosquito Control in the Toronto Area

2003

H. Manson

Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of GIS Based Continuous Hydrological Modelling

2003

D. Smith

A PCSWMM/GIS Based Water Balance Model for the Reesor Creek Watershed

2002

T. Van Vliet

The Use Of GIS In The Development Of A User-Pay Storm  Water Utility in the Mimico Creek Watershed

 

 

Selected Projects

Date / Role

Title

Sponsor

2012-2014

Co-Investigator

GIS-Based Hydrologic and Hydraulic Models for Combined-Sewer-System Management in the City of Toronto

Water Infrastructure Management

Toronto Water, City of Toronto

2009-2011

Co-Investigator

Stormwater Management Strategy to Address Uncontrolled Urban Areas using Site Controls and Innovative Stormwater BMPs

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

2004- 2007

Co-Investigator

Report on the Environmental Benefits and Costs of Green Roof Technology for the City of Toronto

City of Toronto and Ontario Centres of Excellence - Earth and Environmental Technologies (OCE-ETech)

http://www.toronto.ca/greenroofs/pdf/fullreport103105.pdf

2004-2005

Principal Investigator

Animation of spatial processes using GIS

Ontario Work Study

2003-2004

Principal Investigator

Examination of GIS Job Skill Sets, Roles and Responsibilities

Ryerson Faculty of Arts SRC Research Grant

2003-2004

Principal Investigator

Design of a metadatabase for GIS data bases at Ryerson

Ontario Work Study

2003

Principal Investigator

Interpolation options for precipitation analysis

Ontario Work Study

2001-2002

Co-Investigator

Water Balance Determinations based on GIS

Toronto Region Conservation Authority

2000

Principal Investigator

GIS Project for Spatially Referenced Habitat Image Records

Great Lakes Cleanup Fund, Environment Canada

1996-1999

Co-Investigator

GIS as a Planning Tool for Stormwater Quality Management

Environment Canada Ontario Ministry of Environment and the city of Etobicoke

1998

Co-investigator

Urban Mapping for the Metropolis Project

Ryerson Track 2 funding

1993-1996

Co-investigator

Design and development of a spatial inventory of grape growing in Niagara

Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs