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Researcher: Lechner, AM (Dr Alex Lechner)

Fields of Research

Landscape ecology
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Conservation and biodiversity
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Wildlife and habitat management
Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
Global change biology
Environmental management

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Terrestrial biodiversity
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A framework for incorporating fine-scale dispersal behaviour into biodiversity conservation planning; Landscape and Urban Planning
A jurisdictional maturity model for risk management, accountability and continual improvement of abandoned mine remediation programs; Resources Policy
A tool for simulating and communicating uncertainty when modelling species distributions under future climates; Ecology and Evolution
Are landscape ecologists addressing uncertainty in their remote sensing data?; Landscape Ecology
Characterising landscape connectivity for conservation planning using a dispersal guild approach; Landscape Ecology
Characterizing spatial uncertainty when integrating social data in conservation planning; Conservation Biology
Design droughts: a new planning tool for ecosystem rehabilitation; International Journal of GEOMATE
Drought severity–duration–frequency curves: a foundation for risk assessment and planning tool for ecosystem establishment in post-mining landscapes; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
From static connectivity modelling to scenario-based planning at local and regional scales; Journal for Nature Conservation
General approach to planning connectivity from local scales to regional (GAP CLoSR): combining multi-criteria analysis and connectivity science to enhance conservation outcomes at regional scale in the Lower Hunter
Greater Hunter landscape connectivity assessment
Interactions between landcover pattern and geospatial processing methods: Effects on landscape metrics and classification accuracy; Ecological Complexity
Investigating species–environment relationships at multiple scales: differentiating between intrinsic scale and the modifiable areal unit problem; Ecological Complexity
Modeling the impact of future development and public conservation orientation on landscape connectivity for conservation planning; Landscape Ecology
Object-based classification of semi-arid vegetation to support mine rehabilitation and monitoring; Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
Prevention of negative mining legacies – a mine rehabilitation perspective on legislative changes in Queensland; Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Bulletin
Private land manager capacity to conserve threatened communities under climate change; Journal of Environmental Management
Remote sensing of small and linear features: quantifying the effects of patch size and length, grid position and detectability on land cover mapping; Remote Sensing of Environment
Simulating the value of collaboration in multi-actor conservation planning; Ecological Modelling
Site-specific climate analysis elucidates revegetation challenges for post-mining landscapes in eastern Australia; Biogeosciences
Software: GAP_CLoSR_Tools_GUI
The application of the virtual ecologist approach to evaluating the effects of uncertainty in plot based monitoring schemes due to landscape spatial and temporal heterogeneity; 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2012)
The impact of underground longwall mining on prime agricultural land: A review and research agenda; Land Degradation and Development
The sensitivity of population viability analysis to uncertainty about habitat requirements: implications for the management of the endangered southern brown bandicoot; Conservation Biology
Using dispersal guilds to assess connectivity at the landscape scale: a case study in the Tasmanian Midlands
Using social data in strategic environmental assessment to conserve biodiversity; Land Use Policy

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision