The Spatial Sciences Research Lab (SSRL) has been a vital contributor of geographical research at the University of Victoria since 1985.  We are a project-based research group, working collaboratively across departments and Universities, and are also home to graduate students who work on individual research interests revolving around GIS-based spatial decision support systems and education for a broad range of applications, from tourism to population health.

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Setton, Eleanor M., Basil Veerman, Anders Erickson, Steeve Deschenes, Roz Cheasley, Karla Poplawski, Paul A. Demers, and C. Peter Keller. 2015. Identifying potential exposure reduction priorities using regional rankings based on emissions of known and suspected carcinogens to outdoor air in Canada. Environmental Health 14, no. 1 : 69.
 
Setton E, Hystad P, Poplawski K, Cheasley R, Cervantes-Larios A, Keller CP, et al. 2013. Risk-based indicators of Canadians' exposures to environmental carcinogens. Environmental Health 12: 15.
 
Setton EM, Allen R, Hystad P, Keller CP. 2011. Outdoor Air Pollution and Health: A Review of the Contributions of Geotechnologies to Exposure Assessment. Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health: 67-91.
 
Poplawski K, Setton E, McEwen B, Hrebenyk D, Graham M, Keller P. 2011. Impact of cruise ship emissions in Victoria, BC, Canada. Atmospheric Environment 45: 824-833.
 
Hystad P, Setton E, Cervantes A, Poplawski K, Deschenes S, Brauer M, et al. 2011. Creating national air pollution models for population exposure assessment in Canada. Environmental health perspectives 119: 1123.
 
Setton E, Keller CP, Cloutier-Fisher D, Hystad PW. 2010. Gender differences in chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution: A simulation study of working females and males. The Professional Geographer 62: 66-83.
 
Setton E, Marshall JD, Brauer M, Lundquist KR, Hystad P, Keller P, et al. 2010. The impact of daily mobility on exposure to traffic-related air pollution and health effect estimates. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 21: 42-48.
 
Winters M, Brauer M, Setton EM, Teschke K. 2010. Built environment influences on healthy transportation choices: bicycling versus driving. Journal of urban health 87: 969-993.
 
Winters M, Teschke K, Grant M, Setton EM, Brauer M. 2010. How far out of the way will we travel? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2190: 1-10.
 
Hystad, P., and Keller, P. (2008). Towards a Framework for Tourism Disaster Management: Long-Term Lessons from a Forest Fire Disaster. Tourism Management. 29: 151-162.
 
Setton EM, Keller CP, Cloutier-Fisher D, Hystad PW. 2008. Spatial variations in estimated chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution in working populations: A simulation. International journal of health geographics 7: 39.
 
Hystad PW, Setton EM, Allen RW, Keller PC, Brauer M. 2008. Modeling residential fine particulate matter infiltration for exposure assessment. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 19: 570-579.
 
Poplawski K, Gould T, Setton E, Allen R, Su J, Larson T, et al. 2008. Intercity transferability of land use regression models for estimating ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 19: 107-117.
 
Lightowlers C, Nelson T, Setton E, Peter Keller C. 2008. Determining the spatial scale for analysing mobile measurements of air pollution. Atmospheric Environment 42: 5933-5937.
 
Larson T, Su J, Baribeau AM, Buzzelli M, Setton E, Brauer M. 2007. A spatial model of urban winter woodsmoke concentrations. Environmental science & technology 41: 2429-2436.
 
Hystad, P., and Keller, P. (2006). Experience of a Tourism Industry Impacted by a Forest Fire Disaster. Hospitality and Tourism Management, 13(1): 44-58.
 
Setton EM, Hystad PW, Keller CP. 2005. Opportunities for using spatial property assessment data in air pollution exposure assessments. International journal of health geographics 4: 26.
 
 
OCCASIONAL PAPERS, REPORTS AND MANUALS
 
Poplawski K, Setton E, Deschenes S. 2010. Mobile Nephelometer for Ambient PM2.5 Monitoring Operational Procedures. Spatial Sciences Research Lab. Geography Department, University of Victoria.
 
Poplawski K, Setton E. 2009. Monitoring Fine Particulates (PM2.5) in the Comox Valley Regional District, BC. Prepared for the Vancouver Island Health Authority - Population Health Surveillance Unit. Spatial Sciences Research Lab. Geography Department, University of Victoria.
 
Setton E, Lightowlers C, Poplawski K, Hystad P, and Keller CP. 2007. Monitoring of Fine Particulate Matter Associated with Backyard Burning in the Capital Regional District - A Comparison of Municipalities with Different Burning Bylaws. Final Report. Prepared for the Vancouver Island Health Authority and Captial Regional District Environmental Services. Spatial Sciences Research Lab. Geography Department, University of Victoria.
 
Setton EM, Hystad PW, Keller CP.  2005 Road Classification Schemes – Good Indicators of Traffic Volume? Spatial Sciences Research Lab Working Paper 05-14. Geography Department, University of Victoria.
 
 
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
 
Setton E, Demers P, Hystad P, Cervantes-Larios A, Cheasley R, Chiarello S, et al. 2011. CAREX Canada: Development of a National Environmental Carcinogen Exposure Surveillance Tool. Epidemiology 22: S151.
 
Hystad P, Setton E, Cervantes-Larios A, Deschenes S, Martin R, van Donkelaar A, et al. 2011. Canada Wide Land-use Regression Models Created From Fixed Site Monitors and Validated With Independent City-specific Measurements. Epidemiology 22: S214.
 
Hystad P, Ross N, Demers P, Setton E, Cervantes-Larios A, Brauer M, et al. 2011. Associations Between Socioeconomic Status and Air Pollution Exposure in Canadian Cities: Implications for Environmental Justice and Epidemiological Research. Epidemiology 22: S228.
 
Hystad P, Setton E, Cervantes A, Poplawski K, Deschenes S, Tomlins M, et al. 2009. Feasibility of a Canadian Land Use Regression Model for PM2. 5 Exposure Assessment. Epidemiology 20: S191.
 
Marshall JD, Setton E, Brauer M. 2008. Enhancing Spatial Aspects of Air Pollution Epidemiological Studies. Epidemiology 19: S38.
 
Setton E, Hystad P, Keller CP, Cloutier-Fisher D, Foster L, Copes R, et al. 2006. Simulating Risk of Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution in Working and Non-working Populations. Epidemiology 17: S482-S483.
 
Hystad P, Setton E, Keller P, Allen R, Cloutier-Fisher D, Foster L, et al. 2006. Predicting ambient PM2. 5 infiltration for individual residences at a regional scale. Epidemiology 17: S113.
 
Larson T, Su J, Baribeau AM, Buzzeli M, Setton E, Brauer M. 2006. Spatial Distribution of Urban Winter Woodsmoke Concentrations In An Urban Area. Epidemiology 17: S113.
 
Su J, Larson T, Baribeau AM, Brauer M, Setton E, Buzzelli M. 2006. Modeling Residential Woodsmoke With Socioeconomic Variables Extracted From Hydrologically Based Buffers. Epidemiology 17: S483.