Anna Shadrova

Anna Shadrova
MSc Student

Contact: anna.shadrova@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Adams
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

ABOUT ME

Education

  • MSc Candidate – University of Toronto Mississauga
  • HBSc GIS, Physical Geography and Environmental Science – University of Toronto Mississauga

Research and Professional Interests

My current research focuses on spatial and temporal co-modelling nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, and ground-level ozone. These pollutants are considered to be major urban air pollutants in North America and are associated with congestion, vehicular exhaust, and have adverse health effects. Typically, these three pollutants have been examined in isolation; however, they are related as they convert between species due to photochemical processes in the atmosphere. My hypothesis is that both spatial and temporal air pollution modelling can be improved by looking at the sum of the three pollutants opposed to each pollutant in isolation. In my research, these pollutants are being sampled with diffusion based passive monitors (Ogawa Passive Sampler) that have shown strong agreement with EPA reference methods. The passive samplers are distributed at 30-50 fixed sites across each study area. Monitoring campaigns are taking place between May 2019 and September 2019 in Southern Ontario: Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton, and London. Combining these two sampling methods will allow for spatially and temporally varying observations of NO2, NO, and O3 and provide an opportunity to assess the related interactions of these pollutants.

Why Geography at UTM?

The UTM Geography department provides graduate students with exciting research opportunities, lifelong connections, and enormous support.

Honours and Awards

  • 2019 Royal Bank Graduate Fellowship in Public and Economic Policy
  • 2019 Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) Graduate Student Research Award - A Citizen Science and University Collaboration: Monitoring Urban Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution Using Low Cost Air Pollution Sensors
  • 2019 Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) Research Grant: Performance Evaluation of Low-cost Sensors for Urban Air Pollution Modelling
  • 2019 General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Awards
  • 2019 Department of Geography, Graduate Expansion Fund
  • 2019 University of Toronto Fellowship
  • 2019 Spatial Analysis & Modeling (SAM) Student Travel Award
  • 2019 Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Student Travel Grant
  • 2018 University of Toronto Fellowship
  • 2018 Department of Geography, Graduate Expansion Fund

Publications and Presentations

  • 2019 Shadrova, A. Spatiotemporal Land Use Regression Model of ground-level Ozone for Hamilton, Ontario, 2012 to 2015, CAG, Winnipeg, ON
  • 2019 Shadrova, A. Spatiotemporal Land Use Regression Model of ground-level Ozone for Hamilton, Ontario, 2012 to 2015, GRC, Mississauga, ON
  • 2019 Shadrova, A. LUR model for ground-level Ozone: An application of mobile air pollution monitoring, GeoHealth, Toronto, ON
  • 2019 Shadrova, A. LUR model for ground-level Ozone: An application of mobile air pollution monitoring, AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • 2018 Shadrova, A. Investigating Burn severity and post-fire regrowth in Alberta Canada following the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire using Landsat 8, CAGONT, Toronto, ON
  • 2017 Shadrova, A. Remote Sensing of Fire Severity and Vegetation Recovery: A Case Study for the Fort McMurray Wildfire, ESRI, GIS in Research and Education Conference, Toronto, ON