Darren Turner

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Darren Turner

Darren Turner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Fields of Research

  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040699)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution (040601)
  • Glaciology (040602)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge (050201)
  • Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells (090605)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)
  • Forestry (820199)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)


Total publications


Journal Article

(13 outputs)
2016Wallace LO, Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, Turner D, Vopenka Petr, 'Assessment of forest structure using two UAV techniques: a comparison of airborne laser scanning and structure from motion (SfM) point clouds', Forests, 7, (3) Article 62. ISSN 1999-4907 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f7030062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Wallace LO; Lucieer A; Malenovsky Z


2016Williams GD, Fraser AD, Lucieer A, Turner D, Cougnon E, et al., 'Drones in a cold climate', Eos, 97 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0096-3941 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2016EO043673 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Williams GD; Fraser AD; Lucieer A; Cougnon E


2015Turner D, Lucieer A, de Jong SM, 'Time series analysis of landslide dynamics using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)', Remote Sensing, 7, (2) pp. 1736-1757. ISSN 2072-4292 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs70201736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Lucieer A


2015Vander Jagt B, Lucieer A, Wallace L, Turner DJ, Durand M, 'Snow depth retrieval with UAS using photogrammetric techniques', Geosciences, 5, (3) pp. 264-285. ISSN 2076-3263 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/geosciences5030264 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19

Co-authors: Lucieer A


2014Bemis SP, Micklethwaite S, Turner D, James MR, Akciz S, et al., 'Ground-based and UAV-based photogrammetry: a multi-scale, high-resolution mapping tool for structural geology and paleoseismology', Journal of Structural Geology, 69, (A) pp. 163-178. ISSN 0191-8141 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.10.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 66


2014Lucieer A, Turner D, King DH, Robinson SA, 'Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to capture micro-topography of Antarctic moss beds', International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 27, (A) pp. 53-62. ISSN 0303-2434 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2013.05.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 77Web of Science - 67

Co-authors: Lucieer A


2014Lucieer A, de Jong SM, Turner D, 'Mapping landslide displacements using Structure from Motion (SfM) and image correlation of multi-temporal UAV photography', Progress in Physical Geography, 38, (1) pp. 97-116. ISSN 0309-1333 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0309133313515293 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 77

Co-authors: Lucieer A


2014Turner D, Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, King DH, Robinson SA, 'Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds', Remote Sensing, 6, (5) pp. 4003-4024. ISSN 2072-4292 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs6054003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Malenovsky Z


2014Turner D, Lucieer A, Wallace L, 'Direct georeferencing of ultrahigh-resolution UAV imagery', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, (5) pp. 2738-2745. ISSN 0196-2892 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2265295 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 62

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Wallace L


2012Turner D, Lucieer A, Watson C, 'An Automated Technique for Generating Georectified Mosaics from Ultra-High Resolution Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Imagery, Based on Structure from Motion (SfM) Point Clouds', Remote Sensing, 4, (5) pp. 1392-1410. ISSN 2072-4292 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs4051392 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 170Web of Science - 143

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Watson C


2012Wallace L, Lucieer A, Watson C, Turner D, 'Development of a UAV-LiDAR System with application to forest inventory', Remote Sensing, 4, (6) pp. 1519-1543. ISSN 2072-4292 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs4061519 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 126Web of Science - 104

Co-authors: Wallace L; Lucieer A; Watson C


1998Young NW, Turner D, Hyland G, Williams RN, 'Near-coastal iceberg distributions in East Antarctica, 50-145 degrees E', Annals of Glaciology, 27 pp. 68-74. ISSN 0260-3055 (1998) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Young NW; Hyland G; Williams RN

1997Nunez M, Michael KJ, Turner D, Wall M, Nilsson C, 'A Satellite-Based Climatology of UV-B Irradiance for Antarctic Coastal Regions', International Journal of Climatology, 17, (10) pp. 1029-1054. ISSN 0899-8418 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0088(199708)17:10<1029::AID-JOC168>3.0.CO;2-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Nunez M; Michael KJ


Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
2012Lucieer A, Robinson S, Turner D, Harwin S, Kelcey J, 'Using a micro-UAV for ultra-high resolution multi-sensor observations of Antarctic moss beds', International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume 39-B1, 25 August - 1 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 429-433. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B1-429-2012 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Harwin S; Kelcey J


2011Lucieer A, Robinson S, Turner DJ, 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Remote Sensing for Hyperspatial Terrain Mapping of Antarctic Moss Beds based on Structure from Motion (SfM) point clouds', Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE34), Aprill 2011, Sydney, Australia (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucieer A

2011Turner DJ, 'Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for hyper-resolution vineyard mapping based on visible, multispectral and thermal imagery', School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011, 28-29 June 2011, Hobart, pp. x-x. (2011) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2011Turner DJ, Lucieer A, Watson CS, 'Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for hyper-resolution vineyard mapping based on visible, multispectral and thermal imagery', Internati, 10 - 15 April 2011, Darling Harbour,Sydney, NSW, pp. 4. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Watson CS

2011Wallace L, Lucieer A, Turner D, Watson C, 'Error assessment and mitigation for hyper-temporal UAV-borne LiDAR surveys of forest inventory', SilviLaser 2011, 16-20 October 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-13. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wallace L; Lucieer A; Watson C

2010Lucieer A, Robinson S, Turner DJ, 'Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for ultra-high resolution mapping of Antarctic moss beds', Proceedings of the Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference , September 2010, Alice Springs (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucieer A

2010Turner DJ, 'Monitoring vegetation with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)', School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference Abstracts 2010, 28 June 2010, Sandy Bay (2010) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

1997Michael KJ, Turner D, Williams R, 'Application of a spatial expert system to the classification of Antarctic AVHRR imagery', Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts, Hobart, pp. 0501. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Michael KJ

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Barwon Heads cliff monitoring experiment (2014)$1,791
The aim of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of using stereogrammetry software to reconstruct and model a cliff face. Data will be analysed and a strategy will be developed to test the long-term viability of using this software. The project will be evaluated by sharing research data during a field visit and through quality controlled publication of the outcomes.
Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc ($1,791)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Turner DJ
Mapping and Monitoring Saltmarsh Ecosystems in Tasmania with Novel Remote Sensing Techniques (2011)$88,000
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($88,000)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lucieer A; Kirkpatrick JB; Watson CS; Turner DJ; Mount RE