Mohammadhossein Gamshadzaei is a second year Ph.D. student in Geography at University of Montreal working under the supervision of Daniel Fortier. His doctoral research investigates the use of physical and numerical modelling along with remote sensing in simulating the response of permafrost to global warming. The results of this research project will be used to improve the representation of ice in permafrost in simulations of the pan-Canadian model. The title of the research project is “Ground ice of eastern Canadian High Arctic polar desert”. Mohammad received a master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran in February 2017. His master thesis project used satellite imagery and remote sensing to detect water body areas.