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Professor Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis
Head of School
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

I am Head of the School of Biological Sciences.

In recent years I have been Associate Head (Research Education) in the School of Biological Sciences and Convenor of the School Research Education Committee, Coordinator of the Sciences Faculty ERA submission (2012 and 2015), Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Dean (Future Students) in the Faculty of Sciences from 2010-2015 and previously Head of the Soil and Land Systems Discipline (2003-2006).

I have an extensive background in remote sensing, vegetation ecology, and environmental science and management, with many years of experience in teaching, postgraduate supervision and research at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Agricultural College, and the South Australian College of Advanced Education.

I am a member of the ARC College of Experts, and leader of the SA Node and Deputy Director of AusCover, the remote sensing data facility within TERN.

In addition I am a Sessional Commissioner in the SA Environment, Resources and Development Court, and have served on numerous government advisory bodies including the SA National Parks and Wildlife Council, Wilderness Advisory Committee and the Development Policy Advisory Committee.

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Professor Megan Lewis

I am Head of the School of Biological Sciences.

In recent years I have been Associate Head (Research Education) in the School of Biological Sciences and Convenor of the School Research Education Committee, Coordinator of the Sciences Faculty ERA submission (2012 and 2015), Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Dean (Future Students) in the Faculty of Sciences from 2010-2015 and previously Head of the Soil and Land Systems Discipline (2003-2006).

I have an extensive background in remote sensing, vegetation ecology, and environmental science and management, with many years of experience in teaching, postgraduate supervision and research at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Agricultural College, and the South Australian College of Advanced Education.

I am a member of the ARC College of Experts, and leader of the SA Node and Deputy Director of AusCover, the remote sensing data facility within TERN.

In addition I am a Sessional Commissioner in the SA Environment, Resources and Development Court, and have served on numerous government advisory bodies including the SA National Parks and Wildlife Council, Wilderness Advisory Committee and the Development Policy Advisory Committee.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research is in Earth observation: using remote sensing (from satellites, aircraft, lab & field instruments, and now drones) to document, analyse and monitor landscape composition and variation in space and time.

Contexts for this work are Australian arid and semi-arid environments, native vegetation, wetlands and agriculture.

I specialize in

  • hyperspectral sensing for discriminating and mapping vegetation, soil and water properties, and
  • assessing environmental condition and monitoring of environmental change with multi-temporal imagery.

I collaborate with government agencies, ecologists and environmental managers to develop new remote sensing approaches and tools for environmental assessments. This involves developing remote sensing proxies and indicators for biophysical phenomena to provide

  • new insights into environmental function via
  • objective, repeated, spatially comprehensive, cost effective approaches.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Head, School of Biological Sciences University of Adelaide
2015 - 2016 Associate Head (Research Education), School of Biological Sciences University of Adelaide
2014 Professor in Environmental Remote Sensing University of Adelaide
2012 - 2015 Associate Dean (Future Students), Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide
2010 - 2011 Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide
2008 - 2013 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2004 - 2009 Head of Discipline University of Adelaide
1990 - 2007 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
1984 - 1989 Head of Department Roseworthy Agricultural College
1981 - 1989 Senior Lecturer Roseworthy Agricultural College

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Supervisory Practice University of Adelaide Australia
2016 Award SA Spatial Excellence Award for Educational Development Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia
2015 Fellowship Fellow, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
2015 Award South Australian Spatial Excellence Award: Environment and Sustainability Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute, SA Australia
2012 Award South Australian Spatial Excellence Award: Innovation Surveying and Spatial Sceinces Institute, SA
2011 Award South Australian Spatial Excellence Award: Environmental Sustainability Surveying and Spatial Sceinces Institute, SA Australia
2007 Award Executive Dean of Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching
2006 Award Individual Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Development Asia-Pacific Awards for Spatial Excellence Australia
2004 Award South Australian Awards for Spatial R&D: Spatial Commercialisation and Industry Spatial Sciences Institute & Aust. Spatial Industry & Business Association Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2000 University of New South Wales Australia PhD
1993 University of New South Wales Australia M. App. Sc (Remote Sensing)
1977 University of Adelaide Australia M. Env. Studs
1974 University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons), Botany

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Auricht, H., Clarke, K., Lewis, M., & Mosley, L. (2018). Have droughts and increased water extraction from the Murray River (Australia) reduced coastal ocean productivity. Marine and Freshwater Research, 69(3), 343-356.
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2018 Swinbourne, M., Taggart, D., Swinbourne, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2018). Using satellite imagery to assess the distribution and abundance of southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Remote Sensing of Environment, 211, 196-203.
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2018 Araya, S., Ostendorf, B., Lyle, G., & Lewis, M. (2018). CropPhenology: An R package for extracting crop phenology from time series remotely sensed vegetation index imagery. Ecological Informatics, 46, 45-56.
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2017 Law, W., Slack, M., Ostendorf, B., & Lewis, M. (2017). Digital Terrain Analysis Reveals New Insights into the Topographic Context of Australian Aboriginal Stone Arrangements. Archaeological Prospection, 24(2), 169-179.
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2017 Phompila, C., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Clarke, K. (2017). Forest cover changes in lao tropical forests: Physical and socio-economic factors are the most important drivers. Land, 6(2), 23.
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2016 Lewis, M., Xie, Z., Huete, A., Ma, X., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Devadas, R., & Clarke, K. (2016). Landsat and GRACE observations of arid wetland dynamics in a dryland
river system under multi-decadal hydroclimatic extremes. Journal of Hydrology, 543(Part B), 818-831.

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2016 Ara, I., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2016). Spatio-temporal analysis of the impact of climate, cropping intensity and means of irrigation: An assessment on rice yield determinants in Bangladesh. Agriculture and Food Security, 5(1), 1-11.
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2016 Lawley, V., Lewis, M., Clarke, K., & Ostendorf, B. (2016). Site-based and remote sensing methods for monitoring indicators of vegetation condition: an Australian review. Ecological Indicators, 60, 1273-1283.
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2016 Araya, S., Lyle, G., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2016). Phenologic metrics derived from MODIS NDVI as indicators for Plant Available Water-holding Capacity. Ecological Indicators, 60, 1263-1272.
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2016 White, D., Lewis, M., Green, G., & Gotch, T. (2016). A generalizable NDVI-based wetland delineation indicator for remote monitoring of groundwater flows in the Australian Great Artesian Basin. Ecological Indicators, 60, 1309-1320.
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2015 Lawley, E., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2015). A remote sensing spatio-temporal framework for interpreting sparse indicators in highly variable arid landscapes. Ecological Indicators, 60, 1284-1297.
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2015 Phompila, C., Lewis, M., Clarke, K., & Ostendorf, B. (2015). Applying the Global Disturbance Index for Detecting Vegetation Changes in Lao Tropical Forests. Advances in Remote Sensing, 04(01), 73-82.
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2015 Schroeder, T., Lewis, M. M., Kilpatrick, A. D., & Moseby, K. E. (2015). Dingo interactions with exotic mesopredators: spatiotemporal dynamics in an Australian arid-zone study. Wildlife Research, 42(6), 529-539.
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2015 Kilpatrick, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2015). Rangeland condition monitoring: a new approach using cross-fence comparisons of remotely sensed vegetation. PLoS One, 10(11), e0142742-1-e0142742-17.
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2015 Phompila, C., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Clarke, K. (2015). MODIS EVI and LST temporal response for discrimination of tropical land covers. Remote Sensing, 7(5), 6026-6040.
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2014 Lawley, E. F., Lewis, M. M., & Ostendorf, B. (2014). Evaluating MODIS soil fractional cover for arid regions, using albedo from high-spatial resolution satellite imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(6), 2028-2046.
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2014 Segaran, R. R., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2014). Stormwater quality improvement potential of an urbanised catchment using water sensitive retrofits into public parks. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 13(2), 315-324.
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2014 Doody, T., Lewis, M., Benyon, R., & Byrne, G. (2014). A method to map riparian exotic vegetation (Salix spp.) area to inform water resource management. Hydrological Processes, 28(11), 3809-3823.
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2014 Marshall, V., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2014). Detecting new Buffel grass infestations in Australian arid lands: evaluation of methods using high-resolution multispectral imagery and aerial photography. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186(3), 1689-1703.
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2013 Petus, C., Lewis, M., & White, D. (2013). Monitoring temporal dynamics of Great Artesian Basin wetland vegetation, Australia, using MODIS NDVI. Ecological Indicators, 34, 41-52.
DOI Scopus28 WoS24
2013 Lyle, G., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2013). Testing the temporal ability of landsat imagery and precision agriculture technology to provide high resolution historical estimates of wheat yield at the farm scale. Remote Sensing, 5(4), 1549-1567.
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2013 Lawley, V., Parrott, L., Lewis, M., Sinclair, R., & Ostendorf, B. (2013). Self-organization and complex dynamics of regenerating vegetation in an arid ecosystem: 82 years of recovery after grazing. Journal of Arid Environments, 88, 156-164.
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2013 Okin, G., Clarke, K., & Lewis, M. (2013). Comparison of methods for estimation of absolute vegetation and soil fractional cover using MODIS normalized BRDF-adjusted reflectance data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 130, 266-279.
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2013 Setia, R., Lewis, M., Marschner, P., Raja Segaran, R., Summers, D., & Chittleborough, D. (2013). Severity of salinity accurately detected and classified on a paddock scale with high resolution multispectral satellite imgery. Land Degradation & Development, 24(4), 375-384.
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2012 Marshall, V., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2012). Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) as an invader and threat to biodiversity in arid environments: A review. Journal of Arid Environments, 78, 1-12.
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2012 Clarke, K., Lewis, M., Brandle, R., & Ostendorf, B. (2012). Non-detection errors in a survey of persistent, highly-detectable vegetation species. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184(2), 625-635.
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2012 Jafari, R., & Lewis, M. (2012). Arid land characterisation with EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 19(1), 298-307.
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2012 Turner, D., Ostendorf, B., & Lewis, M. (2012). A comparison of NOAA-AVHRR fire data with three Landsat data sets in arid and semi-arid Australia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(9), 2657-2682.
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2011 Summers, D., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Chittleborough, D. (2011). Unmixing of soil types and estimation of soil exposure with simulated hyperspectral imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(21), 6507-6526.
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2011 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2011). A new approach to monitoring spatial distribution and dynamics of wetlands associated flows of Australian Great Artesian Basin springs using QuickBird satellite imagery. Journal of Hydrology, 408(40575), 140-152.
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2011 Lawley, E., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2011). Environmental zonation across the Australian arid region based on long-term vegetation dynamics. Journal of Arid Environments, 75(6), 576-585.
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2011 Kilpatrick, A., Warren-Smith, S., Read, J., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2011). Cross-fence comparisons: Theory for spatially comprehensive, controlled variable assessment of treatment effects in managed landscapes. Ecological Informatics, 6(2), 170-176.
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2011 Summers, D., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Chittleborough, D. (2011). Visible near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy as a predictive indicator of soil properties. Ecological Indicators, 11(1), 123-131.
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2011 Clarke, K., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2011). Additive partitioning of rarefaction curves: removing the influence of sampling on species-diversity in vegetation surveys. Ecological Indicators, 11(1), 132-139.
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2011 Bierman, P., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Tanner, J. (2011). A review of methods for analysing spatial and temporal patterns in coastal water quality. Ecological Indicators, 11(1), 103-114.
DOI Scopus61 WoS46
2011 Turner, D., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2011). Spatial indicators of fire risk in the arid and semi-arid zone of Australia. Ecological Indicators, 11(1), 149-167.
DOI Scopus19 WoS16
2009 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2009). Evaluation and comparison of hyperspectral imagery for mapping surface symptoms of dryland salinity. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(3), 693-719.
DOI Scopus13 WoS12
2008 Jafari, R., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2008). An image-based diversity index for assessing land degradation in an and environment in South Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 72(7), 1282-1293.
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2008 Turner, D., Ostendorf, B., & Lewis, M. (2008). An introduction to patterns of fire in arid and semi-arid Australia, 1998-2004. Rangeland Journal, 30(1), 95-107.
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2007 Jafari, R., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2007). Evaluation of vegetation indices for assessing vegetation cover in southern arid lands in South Australia. Rangeland Journal, 29(1), 39-49.
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2006 Dutkiewicz, A., & Lewis, M. (2006). Hyperspectral discrimination of sea barley grass and the implications for mapping salinised land. Journal of Spatial Sciences, 51(2), 143-149.
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2006 Overton, I., Jolly, I., Slavich, P., Lewis, M., & Walker, G. (2006). Modelling vegetation health from the interaction of saline groundwater and flooding on the Chowilla floodplain, South Australia. Australian Journal of Botany, 54(2), 207-220.
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2006 Gallopin, F., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). Use of hyperspectral imagery for evaluation of vineyard variability and prediction of yield. Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 507, 19-24.
2006 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). Development of procedures for mapping and monitoring the uptake of dryland lucerne with multispectral imagery. CRC Salinity Bulletin, 3/2006, 1-62.
2006 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). Mapping surface systems of dryland salinity with hyperspectral imagery. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 34(30), 87-92.
2005 George, A., Walker, K., & Lewis, M. (2005). Population status of eucalypt trees on the River Murray floodplain, South Australia. River Research and Applications, 21(2-3), 271-282.
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2002 Lewis, M. (2002). Mapping arid vegetation associations with HyMap imagery. CompCon: IEEE Computer Society International Conference, 5, 2805-2807.
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2002 Lewis, M. (2002). Spectral characterization of Australian arid zone plants. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(2), 219-230.
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2001 Lewis, M., Jooste, V., & de Gasparis, A. (2001). Discrimination of arid vegetation with airborne multispectral scanner hyperspectral imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39(7), 1471-1479.
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2001 Lewis, M. (2001). Mapping arid landscapes with multispectral and hyperspectralimagery. CompCon: IEEE Computer Society International Conference, 6, 2902-2904.
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2001 Lewis, M. (2001). Discriminating vegetation with hyperspectral imagery - what is possible?. CompCon: IEEE Computer Society International Conference, 6, 2899-2901.
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2001 Lacar, F., Lewis, M., & Grierson, I. (2001). Use of hyperspectral imagery for mapping grape varieties in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. CompCon: IEEE Computer Society International Conference, 6, 2875-2877.
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2001 Lacar, F., Lewis, M., & Grierson, I. (2001). Use of hyperspectral reflectance for discrimination between grape varieties. CompCon: IEEE Computer Society International Conference, 6, 2878-2880.
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2000 Lewis, M. (2000). Discrimination of arid vegetation composition with high resolution CASI imagery. Rangeland Journal, 22(1), 141-167.
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1998 Grierson, I., & Lewis, M. (1998). Evaluation of arid land systems using airborne video. Geocarto International, 13(2), 17-26.
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1998 Lewis, M. (1998). Numeric classification as an aid to spectral mapping of vegetation communities. Plant Ecology, 136(2), 133-150.
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1997 Grierson, I., & Lewis, M. (1997). Tracking inshore oil spills at night. GIS User, 21, 29-30.
1994 Lewis, M. (1994). Species composition related to spectral classification in an Australian spinifex hummock grassland. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 15(16), 3223-3239.
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1994 Thomas, D., Ximing, S., Junpin, Z., Jinzhong, Z., Lewis, M., & Peng, X. (1994). Land capability of fukang county, xinjiang province, people’s republic of china. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, 8(4), 373-387.
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Books

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Lewis, M., & White, D. (2013). Evaluation of remote sensing approaches. In Allocating water and maintaining springs in the Great Artesian Basin, Volume IV, Spatial survey and remote sensing of artesian springs of the western Great Artesian Basin (pp. 103-107). Australia: National Water Commission.
2013 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2013). Associating wetland extent and spring flow rates. In M. Lewis, D. White, & T. Gotch (Eds.), Allocating water and maintaining springs in the Great Artesian Basin. Volume IV. Spatial survey and remote sensing of artesian springs of the western Great Artesian Basin (pp. 99-101). Australia: National Water Commission.
2013 White, D., Petus, C., & Lewis, M. (2013). Temporal dynamics of spring complexes. In M. Lewis, D. White, & T. Gotch (Eds.), Allocating water and maintaining springs in the Great Artesian Basin. Volume IV. Spatial Survey and Remote Sensing of Artesian Springs of the Western Great Artesian Basin (pp. 71-97). Australia: National Water Commission.
2013 White, D., Gotch, T., Alaak, Y., Clark, M., Ryan, J., & Lewis, M. (2013). Characterising spring groups. In M. Lewis, D. White, & T. Gotch (Eds.), Allocating water and maintaining springs in the Great Artesian Basin. Volume IV. Spatial Survey and Remote Sensing of Artesian Springs of the Western Great Artesian Basin (pp. 25-69). Australia: National Water Commission.
2013 Lewis, M., Gotch, T., & White, D. (2013). Introduction. In M. Lewis, D. White, & T. Gotch (Eds.), Allocating water and maintaining springs in the Great Artesian Basin. Volume IV. Spatial Survey and Remote Sensing of Artesian Springs of the Western Great Artesian Basin (pp. 1-11). Australia: National Water Commission.
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2009 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2009). The suitability of airborne hyperspectral imagery for mapping surface indicators of salinity in dryland farming areas. In G. Metternicht, G. I. Metternicht, D. A. Zinck, & J. A. Zinck (Eds.), Remote sensing of soil salinization: Impact on land management (1 ed., pp. 91-113). United states: CRC Press.
2003 Mitchell, D., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Chittleborough, D. (2003). Mapping surface and subsurface soil properties using geophysical remote sensing ansd regolith information. In Advances in Regolith: Proceedings of the CRC LEME Regional Regolith Symposia 2003 (pp. 301-303). Bentley, WA: Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration (CRC Leme).
1981 Lewis, M. (1981). Vegetation of North-eastern South Australia. In The Far North-east of South Australia: a biological survey conducted by the Nature Conservation Society of S.A. (Inc.) 2nd-30th August 1975, 1981 (pp. 15-28). Nature Conservation Society of S.A..

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2014 Phompila, C., Lewis, M., Clarke, K., & Ostendorf, B. (2014). Monitoring expansion of plantations in Lao tropical forests using Landsat time series. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 9260 (pp. 1-11). Online: SPIE.
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2014 Phompila, C., Lewis, M., Clarke, K., & Ostendorf, B. (2014). Monitoring temporal Vegetation changes in Lao tropical forests. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 20 (pp. 012054-1-012054-8). Malaysia: Institute of Physics Publishing.
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2013 Turner, D., Clarke, K., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2013). Using NDVI dynamics as an indicator of native vegetation management in a heterogeneous and highly fragmented landscape. In J. Piantadosi, R. S. Anderssen, & J. Boland (Eds.), MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 1931-1937). Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
2013 Araya, S., Ostendorf, B., Lyle, G., & Lewis, M. (2013). Crop phenology based on MODIS satellite imagery as an indicator of plant available water content. In Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013 (pp. 1896-1902). Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Aust & NZ.
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2013 Lewis, M., & White, D. (2013). New insights and tools for monitoring Australian Great Artesian Basin wetlands from multi-sensor synergies. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS (pp. 1-3). Online: IEEE.
2013 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2013). Defining ecosystem processes of the Australian Great Artesian Basin springs from multi-sensor synergies. In Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013 (pp. 1938-1944). Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Aust & NZ.
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2013 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2013). Mapping the surface expression and vegetation communities of Australian Great Artesian Basin springs using hyperspectral analyses. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS (pp. 1-3). Online: IEEE.
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2012 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2012). Mapping the wetland vegetation communities of the Australian Great Artesian Basin springs using SAM, MTMF and spectrally segmented PCA hyperspectral analyses. In M. Shortis, W. Wagner, & J. Hyyppä (Eds.), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences Vol. XXXIX-B7 (pp. 163-165). Melbourne, Australia: ISPRS.
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2012 Petus, C., Lewis, M., & White, D. (2012). Using MODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index to monitor seasonal and inter-annual dynamics of wetland vegetation in the Great Artesian Basin: a baseline for assessment of future changes in a unique ecosystem. In XXII ISPRS Congress, Technical Commission VIII Vol. 39 (pp. 187-192). Melbourne, Victoria: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
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2012 Kilpatrick, A., Warrem-Smith, S., Read, J., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2012). Developments in Monitoring Rangelands Using Remotely-Sensed Cross-Fence Comparisons. In International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXIX-B8 Vol. 39 (pp. 485-486). Melbourne, Vic.: COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH.
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2012 Marshall, V., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2012). Do additional bands (coastal, NIR-2, red-edge and yellow) in worldview-2 multispectral imagery improve discrimination of an invasive Tussock, Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris)?. In M. Shortis, H. Shimoda, & K. Cho (Eds.), XXII ISPRS Congress, Technical Commission VIII, as published in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences Vol. 39 (pp. 277-281). Melbourne, Australia: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
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2010 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2010). Mapping the spectral and spatial characteristics of mound spring wetland vegetation in south Australia: A novel Spectrally Segmented PCA approach. In American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference 2010: Opportunities for Emerging Geospatial Technologies Vol. 2 (pp. 1-5). San Diego, California: American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing.
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2010 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2010). An expedient method for monitoring Great Artesian Basin spring flow rates using Very High Resolution QuickBird satellite imagery. In Groundwater 2010 conferen (pp. The Challenge of Sustainable Management. 31 October-4 November, 2010). Canberra, Australia.
2009 Lawley, E., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2009). Detecting change in a variable landscape. Monitoring Innamincka Regional Reserve with AVHRR-NDVI and Landsat TM. In Proceedings of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference (pp. 817-827). Australia: Suryvey & Spacial Sciences Institute.
2009 Raja Segaran, R., Lambert, A., MacDonald, D., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2009). Recreational opportunity for park use modelled on a landscape scale. In Proceedings of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference (pp. 39-50). Australia: Suryvey & Spacial Sciences Institute.
2009 Summers, D., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Chittleborough, D. (2009). Mapping soil variability with hyperspectral image data. In Proceedings of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference (pp. 925-939). Australia: Suryvey & Spacial Sciences Institute.
2009 White, D., & Lewis, M. (2009). Hyperspectral mapping of Mound Spring wetland vegetation: a feasibility case study of Dalhousie Springs, South Australia. In Proceedings of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference (pp. 1-3). Adelaide.
2008 Bierman, P., Lewis, M., Tanner, J., & Ostendorf, B. (2008). Understanding phytoplankton variability throughout Spencer Gulf, South Australia, via satellite derived Chlorophyll-A. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2008), 7-11 July, 2008, Boston, USA Vol. 4 (pp. 902-905). United States: IEEE.
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2008 Dutkiewicz, A., & Lewis, M. (2008). Broadscale monitoring of salinity using satellite remote sensing: where to from here?. In 2nd International Salinity Forum - Salinity, water and society¿global issues, local action (pp. 1-7). Adelaide, South Australia.
2008 Hart, D., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2008). Stripping away sky reflectance, waves and turbulence for benthic mapping: Imaging the seafloor not the surface. In Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference Proceedings Vol. 29 Sep -3 Oct 2008 (pp. 8 p). Darwin, Australia.
2006 Jafari, R., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). An Image-Based Diversity Index For Assessing Land Degradation in an Arid Environment in South Australia. In The 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Canberra, Australia: ARSPC.
2006 Hart, D., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). Seeing seagrasses sidewards: marine angiosperms and the Stokes' polarization parameters. In The 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Canberra, Australia: ARSPC.
2006 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). Mapping the Symptoms of dryland salinity with EO-1 Hyperion satellite imagery. In The 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Canberra, Australia: ARSPC.
2006 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2006). Per-paddock mapping of perennial lucerne with spot imagery. In the 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Canberra, Australia: ARSPC.
2006 Raja Segaran, R., Lewis, M., & Ostedorf, B. (2006). Are off-road vehicles really damaging the Nullarbor coastal dunes?. In Proceedings 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 20-24 November 2006, Canberra, Aust.. Australia: University of Adelaide.
2005 Overton, I., Jolly, I., Rutherford, J., & Lewis, M. (2005). Integrated spatial tools for managing the Chowilla Floodplain ecosystem. In Proceedings of SSC 2005 Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis: The National Biennial Conference of the Spatial Sciences Institute, September, 2005, Spatial Sciences Institute, Melbourne, 12-16 September 2005. Australia: CSIRO Land and Water.
2005 Summers, D., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Chittleborough, D. (2005). Spectral discrimination of soil properties. In D. Brooks (Ed.), Proceedings of the Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference (pp. 502-511). CD ROM: Spatial Sciences Institute.
2004 Mitchell, D., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., & Chittleborough, D. (2004). Evaluation of a soil-land inferance model, towards increasing accuracy and precision in soil maps. In A. Ridley (Ed.), Proceedings of the Salinity Solutions Conference 2004 (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 5). CD-ROM: Conference Design Pty Ltd.
2004 Summers, D., Lewis, M., Chittleborough, D., & Ostendorf, B. (2004). Feasability of using ASTER satellite image data for farm scale mapping of soil. In A. Ridley (Ed.), Proceedings of the Salinity Solutions Conference 2004 (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 5). CD-ROM: Conference Design Pty Ltd.
2004 Dutkiewicz, A., & Lewis, M. (2004). Can sea barley grass be mapped with remote sensing imagery. In A. Ridley (Ed.), Proceedings of the Salinity Solutions Conference 2004 (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 5). CD-ROM: Conference Design Pty Ltd.
2004 Raggatt, T., Lewis, M., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2004). Spectral discrimination of soil and regolith attributes within herrmanns catchmant, mount lofty ranges, SA. In I. C. Roach (Ed.), Proceedings of the CRC LEME Regional Regolith Symposia 2004 (pp. 287-291). Bentley, Western Australia: CRC LEME.
2004 Dutkiewicz, A., & Lewis, M. (2004). Spectral discrimination of sea barley grass and the implications for mapping salinity with hyperspectral imagery. In Proceedings 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 18-22 October 2004, Fremantle, Western Australia. Fremantle, Western Australia.
2003 Gallopin, F., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2003). Use of CASI-2 hyperspectral imagery for evaluation of vineyard variability and prediction of yield. In Brian Lees (Ed.), Proceedings of Spatial Sciences 2003 (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 8). CDROM: Spatial Sciences Institute.
2003 Dutkiewicz, A., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2003). Evaluation of hyperspectral imagery for mapping the symptoms of dryland salinity. In Brian Lees (Ed.), Proceedings of Spatial Sciences 2003 (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 16). CDROM: Spatial Sciences Institute.
2002 Lewis, M. (2002). A strategy for mapping arid vegetation associations with hyperspectral imagery. In Proceedings Eleventh Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 2-6 September 2002, Brisbane, Australia, [CD-ROM] (pp. 647-655). Brisbane, Australia: Government of South Australia.
2001 Ryan, S., & Lewis, M. (2001). Mapping soils using high resolution airborne imagery, Barossa Valley, SA. In Geospatial Information & Agriculture: incorporating Precision Agriculture in Australasia 5th annual symposium: abstract book & general information. (pp. 801-812). Eveleigh, NSW, Australia: NSW Agriculture.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Caruso, A. S., Tiddy, C. J., Clarke, K. D., & Lewis, M. M. (2017). Hyperspectral characterisation of alteration zones in the southern Gawler Range Volcanics margin. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th International Mining Geology Conference. Hobart, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
DOI
2017 Law, W. B., Slack, M. J., Ostendorf, B., & Lewis, M. M. (2017). Spatial Science Elevates Our Understanding of Ancient Aboriginal Stone Arrangements. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Archaeology. Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Archaeological Association.
2016 Turner, D., Clarke, K., & Lewis, M. (2016). Remote sensing of groundwater dependent ecosystems in the western Lake Eyre Basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of NRM Science Conference - Abstracts. The University of Adelaide, SA: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Government of South Australia.
2016 Raja Segaran, R., Turner, D. P., Hunt, G., Lewis, M., & Clarke, K. (2016). A continental and consistent water mapping product from Geoscience Australia: South Australia applications of WOfS. Poster session presented at the meeting of NRM Science Conference 2016 - Abstracts. Adelaide, South Australia: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Government of South Australia.
2015 Turner, D. P., Marshall, V., Ostendorf, B., & Lewis, M. (2015). Mapping areas of dieback in critically endangered wetlands of Fleurieu Peninsula. Poster session presented at the meeting of Ecological Society of Australia 2015 Annual Conference: Book of Abstracts. Hilton Hotel, Adelaide: Ecological Society of Australia.
2015 Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B., Clarke, K., & Turner, D. (2015). Remote sensing and spatial analysis of wetlands in South Eastern South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Goyder Institute Annual Conference, Water Research Showcase. University of Adelaide, South Australia: Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2015 Turner, D., Clarke, K., White, D., & Lewis, M. (2015). Mapping areas of diffuse discharge in the Great Artesian Basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of Spatial Information Day. Adelaide, SA.: Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA).
2013 Schroeder, T., Kilpatrick, A., Lewis, M., & Moseby, K. (2013). Spatial and temporal interactions between dingoes, cats and foxes in South Australia's arid zone. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference 2013. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Australasian Wildlife Management Society.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2017 Turner, D. P., Clarke, K., & Lewis, M. (2017). Improving State fire mapping and monitoring using AusCover products: AusCover South Australia case study.. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
2016 Turner, D., Clarke, K., & Lewis, M. (2016). Application of remote sensing for reservoir reserve monitoring. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
2016 Turner, D., Clarke, K., & Lewis, M. (2016). Remote sensing of groundwater dependent ecosystems in the western Lake Eyre Basin. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
2015 Turner, D. P., Ostendorf, B., & Lewis, M. (2015). Developing ecological response models and determining water requirements for wetlands in the South-East of South Australia. Task 5: Landscape Scale Analysis (Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 15/21). Adelaide, South Australia: The Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2015 Deane, D., Harding, C., Brookes, J., Gehrig, S., Turner, D. P., Nicol, J., . . . Lewis, M. (2015). Developing ecological response models and determining water requirements for wetlands in the South-East of South Australia. Synthesis Report (Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 15/24). Adelaide, South Australia: Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2015 Gehrig, S., Harding, C., Turner, D. P., Nicol, J., Clarke, K., Clark, M., . . . Lewis, M. (2015). Developing ecological response models and determining water requirements for wetlands in the South-East of South Australia. Task 1: Data review and methodological framework (Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 15/23). Adelaide, Australia: Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2015 Turner, D., Clarke, K., White, D., & Lewis, M. (2015). Mapping areas of Great Artesian Basin diffuse discharge (DEWNR Technical report 2015/55, report by the University of Adelaide to the Government of South Australia, through Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide). The University of Adelaide.
2015 Clarke, K., Lewis, M., & Clark, M. (2015). Developing ecological response models and determining water requirements for wetlands in the South-East of South Australia: Temporal Wetland Phenology, Inundation and Vegetation Communities (15/8).
2014 Clarke, K. D., Clark, M., & Lewis, M. (2014). Lake Hawdon inundation regime characterisation by remote sensing: Investigations to inform diversion rules for the South East Flows Restoration Project in the Drain L catchment. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
2014 Clarke, K., Lawley, E., Raja Segaran, R., & Lewis, M. (2014). Spatially-explicit environmental indicators for regional NRM planning for climate change. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
2012 Turner, D., Clarke, K., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2012). Potential of Remote Sensing Tools for Assessing Native Revegetation Extent in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Region: Report prepared for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
2011 Clarke, K. D., Lewis, M., Dutkiewicz, A., Forward, G., & Ostendorf, B. (2011). Spatial and temporal monitoring of soil erosion risk with satellite imagery (4).
2011 Lewis, M., Turner, D., Kilpatrick, A., & Arbon, K. (2011). Remote Sensing Tools for Assessing Land Condition in the Gawler Bioregion: Report prepared for the South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board. Adelaide: Spatial Information Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide.
2009 Clarke, K. D., & Lewis, M. (2009). Development of a satellite image-based land condition monitoring system for South Australian agricultural regions (3).
2009 Clarke, K. D., Lewis, M., & Ostendorf, B. (2009). Assessing the potential of MODIS imagery for monitoring land condition in the crop lands and non pastoral lease rangelands of South Australia (2).
2009 Bierman, P., Lewis, M., Tanner, J., & Ostendorf, B. (2009). Remote Sensing - Validation, spatial and temporal patterns in sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a. SARDI.
1989 Lewis, M., & Schaffer, K. (1989). Women in environmental sciences: an investigation of increased female participation in environmental education and careers. Department of Employment, Education & Training.

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2017 Turner, D. P., Clarke, K., & Lewis, M. (2017). New tools to improve state fire mapping.. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. TERN e-Newsletter, 62.

Years

Project  *Lewis Chief Investigator

Funding Body

 

2017-20 * Remote sensing of vegetated wetland areas of the Great Artesian Basin Dept. State Development, BHP Billiton, DEWNR  

2015-16  

Drone-based remote sensing for mosquito/arbovirus surveillance and control (with LP Koh, P Weinstein, K Clarke)

Environment Institute

 

2014-16  

* Remote sensing of vegetation response to River Murray weir pool raising (with K Clarke, R Raja Segaran)

DEWNR

 

2015-16  

* Northern Adelaide Plains Water Stocktake: spatial data synthesis

Goyder Institute

 

2015

* Remote sensing of groundwater-dependent ecosystems, Lake Eyre Basin

DEWNR

 

2014-15

* Remote sensing mapping of diffuse discharge and wetlands, Lake Eyre Basin

DEWNR/SA Arid Lands NRM

 

2011-18

* SA node of AusCover Facility within Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

NCRIS

 

2014-15

* Multiple-scale spatial indicators of ecological condition for Lake Eyre Basin

Goyder Institute

 

2014-15

* Desert Jewels Remote Sensing

DEWNR/SA Arid Lands NRM

 

2014

* Spatially-explicit Environmental Indicators for Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change

DEWNR/SA Arid Lands NRM

 

2013-14

* Detecting and monitoring vegetation in riverine and groundwater-dependent ecosystems

DEWNR/SA Arid Lands NRM

 

2013-15

* Remote sensing of wetland inundation, phenology & history; landscape-scale spatial model of wetlands and environment; part of “Developing ecological response models and determining water requirements for wetlands in the South-East of South Australia” (with J. Brookes, B. Ostendorf, SARDI)

Goyder Institute

 

2012-13

*Coastal Erosion Drivers and Solutions

Dept. Premier & Cabinet

 

2012

Potential of remote sensing for assessing native revegetation in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Region (with B. Ostendorf)

Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM

 

2012

* Lake Hawdon Inundation Regime Characterisation by Remote Sensing; part of “Scientific Investigations to Underpin Water Management Rules for Drain L, Lake Hawdon North and the Robe Lakes, SA” (with J. Brookes, M. Gibbs, SARDI)

DEWNR

 

2010-11

* Transferring Landcare and Resource Management Models: South Australia-Basilicata Region Pilot Project

Dept. Premier & Cabinet

 

2010

* Remote sensing tools for assessing land & ecological condition in the Gawler Bioregion

SA Arid Lands NRM Board

 

2009

Airborne hyperspectral scanning for monitoring and assessment of vegetation and water properties; with Flinders Uni, Monash, Uni Melbourne, Curtin, Charles Darwin

ARC LIEF

 

2009-11

* Doctors in Space: PhD scholarships for remote sensing studies

Alinytjara Wilurara NRM Board

 

2009-10

* Remote sensing for monitoring revegetation in SA

DWLBC

 

2008-13

* Monitoring mound springs wetland vegetation with advanced remote sensing

National Water Commission & SA Arid Lands NRM

 

2007-11

* Enhancement of land condition monitoring with satellite remote sensing

ARC Linkage & DWLBC

 

I teach and coordinate courses in remote sensing and environmental mapping and monitoring.

Remote Sensing III interprets image-based information gathered by sensors on space, airborne and ground-based platforms. The course introduces the principles and application of remote sensing to a range of disciplines - environment, geoscience, engineering and agriculture. Practicals give 'hands-on' experience with image analysis software, including processing and interpretation for projects. The course is offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Spatial Information and Land Evaluation introduces theory, history and current methods of spatial information generation, presentation and analysis including map reading and interpretation, GIS, GPS, surveying, remote sensing and image interpretation. It gives an overview of major Australian and South Australian mapping programs and spatial information in government agencies.

This level 2 course provides a foundation for level 3 study in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems.

I have supervised over 19 Honours students, 10 of whom have received First Class Honours. Opportunities for future Honours research projects are available in the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Sciences booklet.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Remote Sensing to Investigate the Response of Coastal Ocean Environments to Reduced River Outflows Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hannah Caitlin Claire Auricht
2016 Co-Supervisor Collaborative Engagement between the Extractive Industries and local communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ingrid Ahmer
2016 Principal Supervisor Plant Spectral Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Andrew James Hennessy
2016 Co-Supervisor A 3-D Hyperspectral Imaging System For Measuring Plant Properties and Phenotypic Traits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Brooke Bruning
2016 Principal Supervisor Broadscale environmental condition assessment with remote sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Claire Adelaide Charlotte Fisk
2016 Principal Supervisor Remote Sensing to Enhance Mineral Exploration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alicia Sophia Caruso
2015 Principal Supervisor Finding Pehistoric Archaeological sites by using remote sensing, GIS and Geoarchaeological methods Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wallace Boone Law

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2013 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Methods to Assess Environmental Flow and Groundwater Management Scenarios for Floodplain Tree Health in the Lower River Murray Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ian Clifford Overton
2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Mapping and Monitoring Forest Cover Changes in Lao PDR Using Remote Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chittana Phompila
2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor A Spatial Analysis of Food Security in Bangladesh, based on Climate Change, Management Practices, and Socio-economic Variables Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Iffat Ara
2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing for Estimation of Plant Available Water-holding Capacity of Soil Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sofanit Girma Araya
2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Satellite remote sensing to monitor land condition and dynamics in arid Australia - Letting the landscape speak for itself Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Erika Lawley
2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Mapping, Modelling and Remote Sensing Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) Infestations in Arid Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Victoria Marshall
2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Quantifying water savings from willow removal in southeastern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Tanya Marree Doody
2007 - 2014 Principal Supervisor A spatially explicit decision support system to adapt existing parks for the sustainable development of an established urban catchment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ramesh Raja Segaran
2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Modelling Organic Carbon Turnover in Salt-Affected Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Raj Setia
2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Remote Sensing to Monitor Interactions Between Aquaculture and the Environment of Spencer Gulf, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Paul Bierman
2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Landscape Scale Measurement and Monitoring of Biodiversity in the Australian Rangelands Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kenneth Clarke
2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor On Using Airborne Optical Vertical Polarisation to Remove Sea Surface Reflectance for Enhanced Visualisation of Seagrass and Other Benthos Master of Science Master Part Time Mr David Geoffrey Derek Hart
2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Arid Land Condition Assessment and Monitoring Using Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Reza Jafari
2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Fire in Arid and Semi-arid Australia 1998 - 2004 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Dorothy Turner
2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Evaluating Hyperspectral Imagery for Mapping the Surface Symptoms of Dryland Salinity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anna Dutkiewicz
2003 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Discriminating and mapping soil variability with hyperspectral reflectance data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David McCulloch Summers
2002 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Multiscale Prediction of Saline-sodic Land Degradation Processes in Two South Australian Regions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mark Thomas
2001 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Eucalyptus regeneration on the Lower Murray floodplain, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Amy George
2000 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Regional Scale Modelling of the Lower River Murray Wetlands Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Kjartan Bjornsson

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2017 - ongoing Board Member Arid Recovery Ltd
2016 - ongoing Board Member Goyder Institute for Water Management

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2004 - 2012 Co-Chair Technical Commission VII Working Group 3: Processing of Hyperspectral Data International Society of Phtogrammetry and Remote Sensing
2001 - ongoing Member International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Technical Committee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
2000 - ongoing Chair 10th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Association of Australasia

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2009 - ongoing Member Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Sustaining Education Partner Australia

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Member, College of Experts Australian Research Council
2011 - 2016 Leader, SA Node AusCover Facility TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network) Australia
2007 - 2010 Member, SA National Parks & Wildlife Council SA National Parks & Wildlife Council
2005 - 2007 Member, SA Wilderness Advisory Committee
2001 - ongoing Sessional Commissioner, SA Environment, Resources & Development Court SA Environment, Resources & Development Court
2000 - 2001 Member, SA Development Policy Advisory Committee SA Development Policy Advisory Committee
1994 - 1998 Member, SA Development Assessment Commission SA Development Assessment Commission
Position
Head of School
Phone
83135328
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Molecular Life Sciences, floor G
Room Number
G 31
Org Unit
School of Biological Sciences

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