Alex Mavrovic (he/him) holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics and a Master’s degree in remote sensing of
northern environments from Université de Sherbrooke (director: Alain Royer), during which he
studied the different northern components of the radiometric signal received by satellites:
vegetation, soil and snow (Mavrovic et al. 2018, 2020a et 2020b). Those researches brought him
to join and organize several campaigns in the Arctic, the boreal forest and avalanche
environments (Canadian Rockies and Chic-Chocs mountains). Alex has begun a PhD under the
direction of Professor Alexandre Roy at Université de Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR). His
research project aims to improve the Canadian ecosystemic CLASSIC model, developed by
Environment Canada, for conditions found on the Arctic tundra. The objective is to improve
estimates of snow cover, soil temperature and carbon fluxes during the winter season for
monitoring climate change in the remote, vast and hard-to-reach areas of the Canadian Arctic.
This project is undertaken with the collaboration of Juha Lemmetyinen (codirector) from the
Finnish Meterological institute (Helsinki, Finland), Professor Oliver Sonnentag (codirector) from
the Université de Montréal, as well as Joe Melton and Paul Bartlett from Environment Canada.