Research and consulting expertise

Remote Sensing

Earth Observation


Spatial insights


Landscape management


Daly River floodplain dynamics

NESP funded project exploring floodplain inundation patterns in the Daly River catchment

Remote sensing of gamba grass invasion

NESP funded project exploring remote sensing options for invasive weed monitoring.

Biodiversity analytics from space

Remote sensing of biodiversity to inform natural capital accounting

Mangrove rehabilitation monitoring

Remote sensing of mangrove health and dynamics

Reducing uncertainty in carbon accounting

Bringing rigour to carbon markets through remote sensing



Principal Research Scientist

CSIRO Land and Water

Mar 2020 – Present Darwin, Australia
Responsibilities include:

  • Earth observation ecology
  • Project leadership
  • Spatial data analytics
  • Geospatial consulting

Associate Professor

Charles Darwin University & CSIRO Land and Water

May 2017 – Present Darwin, Australia
Responsibilities include:

  • Ecological remote sensing research
  • Spatial data analytics teaching
  • Supervision of PhD students
  • Geospatial consulting

Group Leader - Landscape Processes

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Jan 2012 – Apr 2017 Jena, Germany

Recent Publications

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Widespread degradation of tropical forests is caused by a variety of disturbances that interact in ways that are not well understood. …

Obtaining reliable measures of tree canopy height across large areas is a central element of forest inventory and carbon accounting. …

The reliability of airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) for delineating individual trees and estimating aboveground biomass …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Teaching activities

This short course brings together the theoretical concepts of landscape ecology with spatial analysis techniques from remote sensing …

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of using remotely sensed data for environmental …

Popular Topics

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