Yikalo H. Araya is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D from York University (Toronto, Canada) in June 2015. Yikalo's Ph.D research work focused on characterizing the spatial patterns and spatially explicit probabilities of post-fire vegetation residual patches in boreal wildfires of northern Ontario. After brief research duties, as a research associate, at the Faculty of Forestry, working on quantifying and analyzing vegetation change on the Niagara Escarpment region, Yikalo Araya is currently working on modelling forest biomass and forest carbon stock across an urban-rural landscape using field plots, spatial information, and remotely sensed images.
Yikalo is a geospatial scientist whose research activities revolve around the applications of
Geographic Information System (RS), Remote Sensing (RS), and spatial analysis in
in understanding the dynamics on the earth's physical environment.