Research & Technical Experience
Gina began her career as a research scientist at AgriForest Technologies
in Kelowna BC, working for 9 years
on forest biotechnology, then became a research scientist with the
Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources. During her
10 years at OFRI, Gina was a Project Leader in seedling establishment physiology,
applications of remote sensing, development of commercial tests of plant viability & vigour, and emerging
opportunities in non-timber forest products (NTFPs). She helped to organize community and government
information sessions and conferences on non-timber forest products, including the
Non-Timber Forest Products Conference 2000: A Focus on Sustaining Renewable Resources
and Development of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Algoma District of Ontario.
Dr. Mohammed has led a few chlorophyll fluorescence remote sensing projects for the
European Space Agency (ESA).
Earth Explorer 8
Gina was also a member of the
Science Committee for ESA's conference on
Remote Sensing of Fluorescence, Photosynthesis, and Vegetation Status, held in Frascati, Italy.
Gina and her husband Dan own P & M Technologies,
a science and information technology company, and
their small self-publishing operation.
Dr. Mohammed served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario,
and in a variety of advisory roles to government and industry, including scientific advisor to the federal
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). She is a Past Chair of the
Board of Governors for Sault College in Ontario and former advisor on some of their programs.
Gina has authored or co-authored over two hundred scientific papers and several book chapters in her field.
(Recently she led a team of authors for the 2019 review of developments in solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence [SIF]
over the past 50 years.) She has also written magazine articles on botanical (herbal) products.
Gina has been a session chair, committee chair, conference presenter – and keynote speaker – at various symposia.
And Gina published a comprehensive CD-ROM package of NTFP business ideas and resources called
The Canadian NTFP Business Companion.
Further information is available on Gina's web site