— Professional Profile —
Dr. Gina Mohammed is our Research Director here at
P & M Technologies. She is an international science consultant
and advisor, with expertise in research, applications, and commercialization of plant physiological
science. Presently she is a consultant & project manager for the European Space Agency (ESA)
and a member of their Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) Mission Advisory Group (MAG).
Research & Technical Expertise
With P & M Technologies, Dr. Mohammed provides project development and management services. Her areas
of specialty include:
Gina focuses on novel and innovative opportunities for commercial spin-offs and improved natural-resource stewardship.
- Critical analysis of emerging opportunities in non-timber forest products
- Applications of plant physiology
- Development of remote sensing platforms (including spaceborne) for fluorescence and spectral analysis
Gina has headed committees, chaired several important workshops & forums, led conferences & seminars, and delivered keynote addresses.
Education and Experience
Gina graduated with a Ph.D. in plant physiology from Simon Fraser University (1990), and holds a
B.Sc. in biology from the University of Toronto (1981). She has
been a research scientist for over 30 years, with experience in the private and public sectors – specifically,
Kelowna Nurseries and AgriForest Technologies in British Columbia,
and the Ontario Forest Research Institute (Ministry of Natural Resources) in Ontario. She has
also served as adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and on various peer review and
post-graduate committees. Gina is a past member (and Past Chair) of the Board of Governors for
Sault College in Ontario.
Dr. Mohammed was a member of the Science Committee for the
5th International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Fluorescence (April 2014) in Paris, France,
and she chaired its session on the relationship between fluorescence and photosynthesis.
She was also on the Science Committee for ESA's conference on
Remote Sensing of Fluorescence, Photosynthesis, and Vegetation Status (January 2017) held in Frascati, Italy.
Gina Mohammed has over 200 publications, including
journal papers, and
technical reports, plus
magazine articles and
books for general audiences.
She has appeared in the press, on film, and on radio & television. Her latest major work is
"The Canadian NTFP Business Companion",
a comprehensive guide book of NTFP business ideas & resources on CD/DVD.
And, as a pioneer in the development & uses of chlorophyll fluorescence technology, Gina was lead author on the 2019
paper reviewing 50 years of developments in solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) in vegetation.
Click here for Gina's Resume & CV
Click here for "The Canadian NTFP Business Companion"
Click here for ESA's FLEX/Sentinel-3
Tandem Mission Photosynthesis Study
Click here for ESA's FLEX Bridge Study
Click here for info on FLEX – ESA's Earth Explorer 8 Mission
Click here for info on Chlorophyll Fluorescence and ESA's FLEX/Sentinel-3 Mission
Click here to visit ESA's official FLEX Mission page
Click here for 50 years of history in Solar-induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence
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