Senior Lecturer - Coordinator MAppSci
MSc Utrecht University (NL), PhD Utrecht University and ITC (NL)
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
|Building||Spatial Information Science - Building 9|
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I am coordinating and teaching the following units:
I have supervised to successful completion:
I continue to supervise 13 PhD students, and several MAppSci and Honours students.
As a primary supervisor I currently supervise the following PhD students:
An overview of my research funding can also be found on the WARP database
I am a Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing and GIS. My expertise is in environmental remote sensing focusing on the analysis of satellite and airborne imagery, in particular image texture measures, classification, object-based image analysis, change detection, and terrain analysis techniques. I have been a lead investigator on the use of high resolution satellite imagery for mapping vegetation communities and their dynamics in the (sub-) Antarctic region. Since 2009, my research focus has shifted to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for environmental remote sensing and aerial surveying applications. For more information see http://www.lucieer.net
In my role as a lecturer (2004 – 2010) and senior lecturer (2010 - ) at UTas, I have created a strong research profile while balancing a significant teaching load. I have secured ~$1M in funding through collaborative and independently led research grants and consultancies, including ARC Discovery. I have published 33 peer-reviewed papers: journal (23), book chapters (4), and conference papers (6) (Scopus h-index: 8 and 242 citations; Google Scholar h-index: 11 and 467 citations). Between 2004 – 2008, attention was directed to creating lecturing materials, setting up research projects, applying for funding and attracting research students. My teaching contributions have been significant, as evidenced by a UTas Teaching Merit Certificate awarded in 2009. I have a consistent professional track record of very high student evaluation scores averaging 4.2 (out of 5) for the four GIS and Remote Sensing units that I coordinate and teach in addition to excellent qualitative feedback.
I am the founder and lead investigator of the TerraLuma research project. Since 2009, we have prototyped and experimented with UAVs aiming to develop novel tools and algorithms for environmental remote sensing applications and aerial surveys. Up-to-date and accurate spatial data are of crucial importance for sustainable management of our ecosystems. UAVs offer an exciting and novel opportunity to map the environment in greater detail than ever before. We are a university team of a senior academic, a postdoc, five PhD students and two technical officers and we specialise in UAV sensor integration and image processing for earth observation applications. One of the unique aspects of our project is that we operate and integrate multiple sensors: visible, multispectral and hyperspectral (VNIR), thermal, and LiDAR, to map and monitor different aspects of the environment in great spatial detail on-demand. We have worked on a range of applications, including precision agriculture and viticulture; mapping and monitoring vegetation in remote locations such as Antarctica; deriving 3D tree structure for forest inventories; landslide mapping and deformation monitoring; stock pile and quarry 3D reconstruction and volume estimations; assessment of coastal erosion; mapping of geological structures; and mapping of natural vegetation communities such as saltmarshes.
More detail about my research can be found on http://www.lucieer.net
Authorised by the Head of School, Land & Food
21 July, 2014