Water plays a major role at controlling ecosystem functioning. Water is also a major vector of nutrients and pollutants as it flows through the landscape.

This project explores these concepts in the (very wet!) Ontario landscape.


With the thounsands of lakes across the Ontario landscape, water appears to dominate the province. However, lakes only represent about 20% of the total area, leaving the rest of the surface to terrestrial ecosystems.

This project explores how the remaining 80% of Ontario's surface is closely related to aquatic systems (without representing water!). The analysis of diverse (30m resolution) raster layers resulted in a glowing map of Ontario.