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Researcher: Turner, DJ (Dr Darren Turner)

Fields of Research

Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Pollution and contamination
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Vertebrate biology
Population ecology
Forestry management and environment
Glaciology
Physical oceanography
Agricultural biotechnology
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental management
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Fire ecology
Photovoltaic devices (solar cells)
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Forestry fire management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
Landscape ecology
Natural resource management

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Softwood plantations
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Management of water consumption by plant production
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Forestry
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Horticultural crops
Terrestrial systems and management
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A calibration procedure for field and UAV-based uncooled thermal infrared instruments; Sensors
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 Satellite-Based Climatology of UV-B Irradiance for Antarctic Coastal Regions; International Journal of Climatology
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
Application of a spatial expert system to the classification of Antarctic AVHRR imagery; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Assessment of Antarctic moss health from multi-sensor UAS imagery with random forest modelling; International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Assessment of forest structure using two UAV techniques: a comparison of airborne laser scanning and structure from motion (SfM) point clouds; Forests
Automated georectification and mosaicking of UAV-based hyperspectral imagery from push-broom sensors; Remote Sensing
Characterizing variations in growth characteristics between Douglas-fir with different genetic gain levels using airborne laser scanning; Trees
Development of a UAV-LiDAR System with application to forest inventory; Remote Sensing
Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for hyper-resolution vineyard mapping based on visible, multispectral and thermal imagery; 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
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
Direct georeferencing of ultrahigh-resolution UAV imagery; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Drones in a cold climate; Eos
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
Ground-based and UAV-based photogrammetry: a multi-scale, high-resolution mapping tool for structural geology and paleoseismology; Journal of Structural Geology
High-resolution estimates of fire severity - an evaluation of UAS image and LiDAR mapping approaches on a sedgeland forest boundary in Tasmania, australia; Fire
Mapping landslide displacements using Structure from Motion (SfM) and image correlation of multi-temporal UAV photography; Progress in Physical Geography
Monitoring vegetation with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV); School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference, 2010
Near-coastal iceberg distributions in East Antarctica, 50-145 degrees E; Annals of Glaciology
Optimizing spectral and spatial resolutions of unmanned aerial system imaging sensors for monitoring Antarctic vegetation; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Pushbroom hyperspectral imaging from an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) - geometric processing workflow and accuracy assessment; International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics
Snow depth retrieval with UAS using photogrammetric techniques; Geosciences
Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds; Remote Sensing
Time series analysis of landslide dynamics using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV); Remote Sensing
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)
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote sensing for hyperspatial terrain mapping of antarctic moss beds based on structure from motion (SfM) point clouds; 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
Using a micro-UAV for ultra-high resolution multi-sensor observations of Antarctic moss beds; The 12th Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Using a micro-UAV for ultra-high resolution multi-sensor observations of Antarctic moss beds; 22nd International Society for Photogammetry and Remote Sensing Congress
Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for ultra-high resolution mapping of Antarctic moss beds; Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference
Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to capture micro-topography of Antarctic moss beds; International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Using digital surface models from UAS imagery of fire damaged sphagnum peatlands for monitoring and hydrological restoration; Drones

Research Projects

Mapping and Monitoring Saltmarsh Ecosystems in Tasmania with Novel Remote Sensing Techniques; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Mapping fire severity in Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens within Lake Mackenzie bushfire area, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
Precision and accuracy of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) positioning with SBAS, SBAS DFMC and PPP - Application in Precision Agriculture: Project Demonstrator 8103; Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI)
Using pre and post LIDAR to assess the severity of the 2019 Tasmanian Bushfires; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
Barwon Heads cliff monitoring experiment
Building a UAV Capacity for TERN
Improving the absolute accuracy of temperature measurements derived from low cost, UAS based, thermal cameras.
Mapping fire damage in Tasmanian central plateau region with Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones)
TWWHA BUSHFIRE RECOVERY: LAKE MACKENZIE REHABILITATION TRIALS - RFT 1714

Research Candidate Supervision