Dr. John Iacozza

Director of CEOS

Senior Instructor

472 Wallace Building
Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)
Department of Environment and Geography
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Telephone: 204-474-8483
Email


Educational Background:

Doctorate (Geography)
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, 2003 - 2011.
Dissertation topic: Spatial and temporal evolution of snow-covered sea ice, with reference to polar bear habitat

Master of Arts (Geography)
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, 1994-1997.
Thesis: Snow distribution patterns over various types of sea ice in the Canadian Arctic.
Weir Thesis Award (Best Thesis in Geography)

Honours Bachelor of Science (Geography)
McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 1990-1994.
Thesis: Prediction of solar ultraviolet-B radiation.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Teaching:

GEOG 1290 A01 – Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 1290 D01 – Introduction to Physical Geography (Distance Education)
GEOG 2530 A01 – Introduction to Scientific Geographic Research
GEOG 3200 A01 – Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 3390 D01 – Introduction to Climate Change and Its Causes (Distance Education)

GEOG 1290 D01 – Introduction to Physical Geography (Distance Education)
GEOG 2200 A01 – Introduction to Thematic Cartography
GEOG 3390 A01 – Introduction to Climate Change and Its Causes
GEOG 3390 D01 – Introduction to Climate Change and Its Causes (Distance Education)
GEOG 3810 – Quantitative Research Methods in Geography 


Awards/Recognition:

2011 – Fellow in Royal Canadian Geographic Society
2011 – Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching (Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources)
2011 – Graduate Student Teaching Award (Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources)


Areas of Expertise: Research:

  • Spatial and temporal distribution of snow on sea ice
  • Habitat environmental characteristics of Arctic marine mammals
  • Circumpolar climate change impacts on marine environments
  • Application of remote sensing and spatial statistics to Arctic marine environments and habitat relationships

Areas of Expertise: Teaching:

  • Physical Geography: Introductory courses, Canada’s Natural Environments
  • Climate Change: general climate change, Arctic climate change
  • Techniques: remote sensing, quantitative research, geographic information systems
  • Course delivery: regular session, distance education and field courses

Recent Publications/Conferences (since 2012):

Harwood, L., J. Iacozza, J.C. Auld, P. Norton and L.L. Loseto. 2014. Belugas in the Mackenzie River estuary, NT, Canada: habitat use and hot spots in the Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area.  Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 100:128-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.08.004.
Candlish, L.M., J. Iacozza, J.V. Lukovich, B. Horton and D.G. Barber. 2014. Sea ice climatology in the Canadian Western Arctic: Thermodynamic versus dynamic controls.  International Journal of Climatology.  In Press.
Iacozza, J., D.G. Barber and S. Rysgaard.  Towards development of a microwave electro-thermophysical model of snow covered seal ice.  ESA Workshop on Novel Mission Concepts for Snow and Cryosphere Research.  The Netherlands, September 16-17, 2014. (oral presentation)
Warner, K., J. Iacozza, R. Scharien and D. Barber.  2013. On the classification of melt season first-year and multi-year sea ice in the Beaufort Sea using Radarsat-2 data.  International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 34(11): 3760-3774. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2012.760855.
Barber, D.G., M.G. Asplin, T.N. Papakyriakou, L. Miller, B.G. Else, J. Iacozza, C.J. Mundy, M. Gosslin, N.C. Asselin and S. Ferguson, et al.  2012.  Consequences of change and variability in sea ice on marine ecosystem and biogeochemical processes during the 2007–2008 Canadian International Polar Year program.  Climatic Change, vol. 115(1): 135-159.  DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0482-9.
Iacozza, J. and D.G. Barber.  Deriving land-fast surface roughness from ASAR images using second-order texture measures.  IPY 2012 – From Knowledge to Action.  Montreal, Quebec, April 22-27, 2012 (poster presentation)
Iacozza, J. and D.G. Barber.  An assessment of summer and autumn sea ice characteristics as related to polar bear subpopulations in the Canadian Arctic.  IPY 2012 – From Knowledge to Action.  Montreal, Quebec, April 22-27, 2012 (poster presentation)
Iacozza, J. and S.H. Ferguson. 2014. Spatio-temporal variability of snow over sea ice in Western Hudson Bay with reference to ringed seal pup survival.  Polar Biology, vol. 37(6):817-832. DOI: 10.1007/S00300-014-1484-z.


Academic Service:

Academic Lead on Arctic Science Partnership – Education Team (2011-present)
Coordinator for Arctic Science Stream within the Bachelor of Science program (2012 – present)
University representative on Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS -2004-2009; 2011; 2013-present)
External reviewer for various peer-reviewed publications and textbooks
Bachelor of Science Program Advisor for the Department of Environment and Geography (2004-present)
Member on Departmental Curriculum Committee (2011 – present)
Faculty advisor for the Environment and Geography Student Association (undergraduate student committee) (2011 – present)
Judge for Winnipeg School Division Science Fair (2011 – present)


Invited Talks:

Invited speaker, St. Margaret Mary Elementary School, Toronto, Ontario – talk on polar bear habitat to grades 1 and 4 (December 2014)
Invited speaker, Churchill Elementary School, Toronto, Ontario – talk on Arctic marine mammal habitat to grades 1-5 (December 2014)
Invited speaker, Science Boot Camp, Prairie Librarians – talk on Arctic Science: Primer and UM Research (June 2014)
Invited speaker, Kilimuk High School, Cambridge Bay – talk on Arctic system science in field (May 2014)
Invited speaker, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) Sustainable Futures 2014 Career Expo (February 2014)
Invited speaker, Fort Whyte Centre – talk on impacts of Arctic climate change (January 2014)
Invited panelist, Café Scientifique – panel on Ice in Arctic (December 2013)
Invited speaker, University of Manitoba to Exchange students – talk on Arctic research at Centre for Earth Observation Science (July 2013)
Invited speaker, Cecil Rhodes School – talk on polar bears and climate change (May 2013)
Invited panelist, Climate Change Connection – Chasing Ice Movie panel (May 2013)
Invited panelist, Collective Learning on Emerging Atmospheric Research (CLEAR) Workshop – Climate change panel (March 2013)
Invited speaker, Canadian Forces College Arctic Symposium – talk on Arctic Climate Change (October 2011; October 2012)
Invited speaker, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) 3rd Annual Environmental Career Fair – Sustainable Futures 2012 (March 2012)
Invited speaker to Churchill Elementary School, Toronto, Ontario - talk on polar bear habitat in the Canadian Arctic  (February 2012)
Invited speaker, Fort Whyte Centre – talk on Arctic snow (January 2013)
Invited speaker, Brookville School, Ontario - talk polar bear habitat in the Canadian Arctic  (February 2012)

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