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Researcher: Wallace, LO (Dr Luke Wallace)

Fields of Research

Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Physical oceanography
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Conservation and biodiversity
Forestry management and environment
Pollution and contamination
Geodesy
Historical, comparative and typological linguistics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Forestry
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Urban planning
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison between TLS and UAS LiDAR to represent eucalypt crown fuel characteristics; ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
A comparison of terrestrial and UAS sensors for measuring fuel hazard in a dry sclerophyll forest; International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
A synthesis of remote sensing tools to measure and monitor forest structure and carbon storage
An assessment of the repeatability of automatic forest inventory metrics derived from UAV-borne laser scanning data; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Assessing protected area networks in the conservation of elephants (Elephas Maximus) in Sri Lanka; Environmental Challenges
Assessing the feasibility of UAV-based LiDAR for high resolution forest change detection; The 12th Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Assessing the stability of canopy maps produced from UAV-LiDAR data; 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sens
Assessment of forest structure using two UAV techniques: a comparison of airborne laser scanning and structure from motion (SfM) point clouds; Forests
Combining object-based machine learning with long-term time-series analysis for informal settlement identification; Remote Sensing
Deep argo reveals bottom water properties and pathways in the Australian-Antarctic Basin; JGR Oceans
Detecting pruning of individual stems using Airborne Laser Scanning data captured from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Development of a UAV-LiDAR System with application to forest inventory; Remote Sensing
Direct georeferencing of ultrahigh-resolution UAV imagery; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Effect of fuel spatial resolution on predictive wildfire models; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Error assessment and mitigation for hyper-temporal UAV-borne LiDAR surveys of forest inventory; SilviLaser 2011: 11th International Conference on LiDAR Applications for Assessing Forest Ecosystems
Error assessment and mitigation for hyper-temporal UAV-borne LiDAR surveys of forest inventory; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011
Evaluating tree detection and segmentation routines on very high resolution UAV LiDAR data; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
High-resolution estimates of fire severity - an evaluation of UAS image and LiDAR mapping approaches on a sedgeland forest boundary in Tasmania, Australia; Fire
Human-elephant conflict and land cover change in Sri Lanka; Applied Geography
HyperUAS - imaging spectroscopy from a multirotor unmanned aircraft system; Journal of Field Robotics
Modeling the tidal component of atmospheric pressure loading for use in geodetic GPS analysis; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Perceptions of land use and land cover analysed using geospatial data; Applied Geography
Terrestrial laser scanning: an operational tool for fuel hazard mapping?; Fire
The Australian Coastal Smartline Geomorphic and Stabililty Map Version 1: Project Report
The potential of low-cost 3D imaging technologies for forestry applications: Setting a research agenda for low-cost remote sensing inventory tasks; Forests
Using tree detection algorithms to predict stand sapwood area, basal area and stocking density in Eucalyptus regnans forest; Remote Sensing
Vulnerability of Denman Glacier to ocean heat flux revealed by profiling float observations; Geophysical Research Letters

Research Projects

Developing a pathway for reducing the peri-urban backyard bushfire hazard in Hobart; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Mapping the ocean with Argo profiling floats
Mapping forest structure with backpack laser scanning

Research Candidate Supervision