Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Charles P.-A. Bourque, Professor of Environmental Hydrometeorology started his academic career at the University of New Brunswick (UNB; Fredericton, New Brunswick) in 1994. He holds several degrees: a BSc (Mathematics and Theoretical Ecology) from Dalhousie University, Halifax; a BSc (Dynamic Meteorology) from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; an MSc (Forest Meteorology) from UNB; and a PhD (Forest-Atmosphere Interactions), also from UNB. At UNB, he teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental hydrometeorology, ecohydrology, ecological modelling, and climate change. Dr. Bourque has published over 70 scientific papers. He was principal investigator for the NB-component of the Fluxnet-Canada Project (2002-2007); a project designed to measure and model the basics of soil-vegetation-atmosphere-interactions in conifer stands. Lately, his interests have taken him to China (2007-present), where he serves the China Meteorological Administration as an expert advisor on matters related to eco-hydrometeorology and landscape development processes in arid-to-semi arid regions of NW China.
• Systems Modelling: computer modelling of biophysical processes, systems response, and model sensitivity and validation, use of artificial intelligence in environmental modelling, data assimilation • Atmosphere-Forest Interactions: energy and mass transfer to and from forests, forest biophysical and landscape processes, water and landuse relationships, topographic and edge effects, scaling issues, remote sensing, ecohydrology • Environmental Monitoring: eddy-covariance-based monitoring of atmospheric fluxes, energy balance, micrometeorology
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