Dr Baihua Fu

Research Fellow

Dr Baihua Fu is a Research Fellow with the iCAM (Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management) group at the Fenner School of Environment & Society.

She has a background in environmental science, sediment tracing and erosion modelling. During her postdoctoral fellowship with the NCGRT (the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training), she expanded her expertise to hydro-ecological modelling, integrated assessment and uncertainty assessment of environmental models.

Dr Fu has 10 years of experience working with Australian government agencies in Qld, NSW, WA and NT to develop environmental models and decision support systems, particularly in water quality and ecological modelling.

Dr Fu’s current research focuses on the challenges of developing and improving environmental models to support management and decision making. Her current projects include:

  • developing a hybrid catchment-scale water quality model to support catchment management in Australia.
  • sensitivity and uncertainty assessment of the Great Barrier Reef Source Catchment Models to inform model improvement.

Dr Fu currently serves as a manuscript editor of the Environmental Modelling & Software journal.

Research interests

Most of Dr Baihua Fu's research is focused on the development and improvement of environmental models to support management and decision making, particularly in the areas of:

  • catchment-scale water quality modelling,
  • uncertainty assessment of environmental models,
  • ecological modelling, and
  • integrated modelling and assessment.

 

    Projects

    • Hamilton, S, Fu, B, Guillaume, J et al 2019, 'A framework for characterising and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental modelling', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 118, pp. 83-98.
    • Badham, J, Hunt, R, Guillaume, J et al 2019, 'Effective modeling for Integrated Water Resource Management: a guide to contextual practices by phases and steps and future opportunities', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 116, pp. 40-56.
    • Iwanaga, T, Zare, F, Croke, B et al 2018, 'Development of an integrated model for the Campaspe catchment: A tool to help improve understanding of the interaction between society, policy, farming decision, ecology, hydrology and climate', 8th International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management, IWRM 2018, ed. Z. Xu, D. Peng, W. Sun, B. Pang, D. Zuo, A. Schumann, and Y. Chen, Copernicus Publications, TBC, pp. 1-12.
    • Fu, B, Weber, T, Cuddy, S et al 2017, 'Conceptual modelling for water quality management', 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017), ed. Syme, G., Hatton MacDonald, D., Fulton, B. and Piantadosi, J, The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Australia.
    • Fu, B, Dyer, F, Kravchenko, A et al 2017, 'A note on communicating environmental change for non-market valuation', Ecological Indicators, vol. 72, pp. 165-172.
    • Merritt, W, Fu, B, Ticehurst, J et al 2017, 'Realizing modelling outcomes: A synthesis of success factors and their use in a retrospective analysis of 15 Australian water resource projects', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 94, pp. 63-72pp.
    • Guillaume, J, Hunt, R, Comunian, A et al 2016, 'Methods for Exploring Uncertainty in Groundwater Management Predictions', in A J Jakeman, O Barreteau, R J Hunt, J-D Rinaudo, A Ross (ed.), Integrated Groundwater Management. Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, Springer Nature, Online, pp. 711-737.
    • Eamus, D, Fu, B, Springer, A et al 2016, 'Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems: Classification, Identification Techniques and Threats', in A J Jakeman, O Barreteau, R J Hunt, J-D Rinaudo, A Ross (ed.), Integrated Groundwater Management. Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, Springer Nature, Online, pp. 313-346.
    • Fu, B, Pollino, C, Cuddy, S et al 2015, 'Assessing climate change impacts on wetlands in a flow regulated catchment: A case study in the Macquarie Marshes, Australia', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 157, pp. 127-138.
    • Fu, B & Burgher, I 2015, 'Riparian vegetation NDVI dynamics and its relationship with climate, surface water and groundwater', Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 113, pp. 59-68.
    • Fu, B, Guillaume, J & Jakeman, A 2015, 'An iterative method for discovering feasible management interventions and targets conjointly using uncertainty visualizations', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 71, pp. 159-173.
    • Merritt, W, Fu, B, Ticehurst, J et al 2015, 'Synthesising and evaluating the criteria of successful decision support models to support water resource assessment and management', 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015), ed. Weber, T., McPhee, M.J. and Anderssen, R.S., The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Australia, pp. 498pp.
    • Fu, B, Dyer, F, Scarpa, R et al 2015, 'Valuing environmental water – lessons from a
      transdisciplinary ecological-economic study', 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015), ed. Weber, T., McPhee, M.J. and Anderssen, R.S., The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Australia, p. 594.
    • Fu, B & Guillaume, J 2014, 'Assessing certainty and uncertainty in riparian habitat suitability models by identifying parameters with extreme outputs', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 60, pp. 277-289.
    • Croke, B, Blakers, R, El Sawah, S et al 2014, 'Marrying Hydrological Modelling and Integrated Assessment for the needs of Water Resource Management', Bologna IAHS 2014 - 6th IAHS-EGU International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management, IAHS Press, Italy, pp. 351-356.
    • Jakeman, A, Kelly (nee Letcher), R, Ticehurst, J et al 2014, 'Modelling for Managing the Complex Issue of Catchment-Scale surface and Groundwater Allocation', in Obaidat, M.S., Filipe, J., Kacprzyk, J., Pina, N. (ed.), Simulation and Modelling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 25-41.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L, Field, J et al 2013, 'A weight-of-evidence approach to integrate suspended sediment source information', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 128, pp. 182-191.
    • Guillaume, J & Fu, B 2013, 'An interactive modelling tool to support knowledge elicitation using extreme case models', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation MODSIM 2013, ed. Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J., Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Australia, pp. 2138-2144.
    • Jakeman, A, Merritt, W, Fu, B et al 2013, 'Decision support systems: experiences, lessons and recommendations', 22nd NSW Coastal Conference, 22nd NSW Coastal Conference, Australia, pp. 1-15pp.
    • Fu, B & Merritt, W 2012, 'The Impact of Uncertain Ecological Knowledge on a Water Suitability Model of Riverine Vegetation', International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2012), ed. R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp, International Environmental Modelling & Software Society, Leipzig Germany, pp. 917-924.
    • Jakeman, A, Kelly, R, Ticehurst, J, Ross, A, et al 2012, 'Modelling for the complex issue of groundwater management **', International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2012), Conference Organising Committee, Rome Italy, pp. IS25-IS35.
    • Fu, B, Pollino, C, Merritt, W et al 2011, 'Coupled Bayesian Networks and recursive partitioning method for wetland and ecological modelling', MODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, ed. Chan, F., Marinova, D. and Anderssen, R.S., Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Australia, pp. 2451-2457.
    • Merritt, W, Ticehurst, J, Pollino, C et al 2010, 'The value of using Bayesian Networks in Environmental Decision Support Systems to support natural resource management', International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2010), ed. David A. Swayne, Wanhong Yang, A.A. Voinov, A. Rizzoli, T. Filatova, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Canada, pp. 2080-2088.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L & Ramos-Scharron, C 2010, 'A review of surface erosion and sediment delivery models for unsealed roads', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-14.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L & Field, J 2009, 'Integration of a road erosion model, WARSEM, with a catchment sediment delivery model, CatchMODS', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2009), ed. Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Australia, pp. 4085-4091.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L & Field, J 2009, 'Modelling erosion and sediment delivery from unsealed roads in southeast Australia', Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, vol. Online, p. 10.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L & Field, J 2008, 'Influence of particle size on geochemical suspended sediment tracing in Australia', Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments, ed. Conference Program Committee, IAHS Press, New Zealand, pp. 23-30.
    • Newham, L, Drewry, J & Fu, B 2008, 'Catchment-Scale Water Quality Modelling and Integration of Collateral Information', International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008), ed. Conference Program Committee, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Barcelona Spain, pp. 584-591.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L, Field, J et al 2007, 'A Catchment-Scale Model of Road Erosion and Sediment Delivery', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2007), ed. Les Oxley & Don Kulasiri, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., New Zealand, pp. 2090-2096.
    • Fu, B, Field, J & Newham, L 2006, 'Tracing the source of sediment in Australian coastal catchments', CRC LEME Regional Regolith Symposia 2006, ed. RW Fitzpatrick and P Shand, CRC LEME, Bentley, Western Australia, pp. 100-104.
    • Fu, B, Newham, L & Field, J 2005, 'Integrating modelling and field-based analysis for improving catchment-scale pollutant management: an application of the Catchmods Model in the Moruya River Catchment', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2005), ed. Andre Zerger and Robert M. Argent, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., Canberra, pp. 2693-2699.

    Available student projects

    Dr Fu is available to supervise students who are interested in water quality modelling, model calibration or uncertainty analysis.