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Researcher: Russell, MJ (Dr Michael Russell)

Fields of Research

Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Palaeoclimatology
Natural resource management
Soil sciences
Conservation and biodiversity
Landscape ecology
Biogeography and phylogeography
Invertebrate biology
Forestry fire management
Surface water hydrology
Manufacturing engineering
Environmental management
Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
Atmospheric sciences
Evolutionary biology
Global change biology
Terrestrial ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Wildlife and habitat management

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Terrestrial biodiversity
Marine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Harvesting and transport of forest products
Other energy
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments

Career Best Publications

Landsat-based hierarchical classification of vegetation types in Tasmania; Spatial Sciences 2003
Monitoring regional vegetation change using reflectance measurements from multiple solar zenith angles; Environment International
Peatland hydrology, fire management and Holocene fire regimes in southwest Tasmanian Blanket Bogs; Nature Conservation Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
Report on Landsat TM Identification of Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) Beds in Eastern Tasmania
Report on Landsat TM Land Cover Classification of Tasmania

Research Publications

Conversion of Nadir, Narrowband Reflectance in Red and Near-Infrared Channels to Hemispherical Surface Albedo; Remote Sensing of Environment
Coupling a Simple Geometric-Optics Model of Tree Crown Shading with the SAIL Model to Examine Solar Zenith Angle Induced Changes in Forest Reflectance; Modsim 99
Extent of invasion of Tasmanian native vegetation by the exotic bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apoidea: Apidae); Austral Ecology
Geometric Spectral Corrections to Multiple Solar Zenith Angle Satellite Data, Tasmania, Australia; Modsim 97
Impacts of Climate Change on Tasmanian Peatland Ecosystems: the challenge of managing for today and for the future; The Great Greenhouse Gamble: A conference on the Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Landsat-based hierarchical classification of vegetation types in Tasmania; Spatial Sciences 2003
Management issues in a Tasmanian tourist cave: potential microclimatic impacts of cave modifications; Journal of Environmental Management
Mapping Soil Organic Carbon Content of Buttongrass Moorland Organosols in Tasmania; Buttongrass Moorland Management Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania 4-6 July 2007
Mapping Soil Organic Carbon Content of Organosols in Tasmania; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC)
Monitoring regional vegetation change using reflectance measurements from multiple solar zenith angles; Environment International
Peatland hydrology, fire management and Holocene fire regimes in southwest Tasmanian Blanket Bogs; Nature Conservation Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
Proceedings of the Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC2007), Hobart, Tasmania Australia, 14-18 May 2007; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference SSC2007
Report on Landsat TM Identification of Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) Beds in Eastern Tasmania
Report on Landsat TM Land Cover Classification of Tasmania
Satellite monitoring of the surface albedo of natural vegetation in Tasmania: temporal, spatial and spectral considerations
Seeing the Trees for the Forest: Scale Issues and the Incorporation of Remotely Sensed Data in the Design of Environmental Models; The Institute of Australian Geographers 1999 Conference: Geography at the Millenium
Tasmanian blanket bogs - dry wetland environment; The 28th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia
Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery as Input into Environmental Models - Choice of Bands and Effect of Image Acquisition Time; The 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Earth Observation - From Science to Solutions
Using the semi-variogram to reduce error due to varying solar elevation when extracting model input from high resolution satellite imagery; The 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Earth Observation - From Science to Solutions

Research Projects

Predicting the Vulnerability of Epiphytic Orchid Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes; American Orchid Society (AOS)
Calibration of Humidity sensors
Callibration of Humidity Sensors
Landsat TM classification of Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

Explaining the coexistence of species in mosaic cushion heath
Gauging Environmental Variation in the Rejuvenation Potential of Disturbed Natural Ecosystems
Knowing El Nino- Integrating Knowledges of Managing Climate Variability in the Eastern Australian Rangelands
Modelling the Effects of Forest Regeneration on Streamflow Using Forest Growth Models
Orographic Gradients in Climate and Forest Cover at the Cordillera Yanachaga, Peru
Small Format Digital Aerial Photography for Mapping and Monitoring Seagrass Habitats in Shallow Temperate Marine Waters
The Influence of Wind Flow Over a Long-Walled Asymmetric Coastal Parabolic Dune - Morphodynamic Feedback, Evolution and Migration
Thermal Mass and Thermoregulation- A Study of Thermal Comfort in Temperate Climate Residential Buildings