Spatially predicting fire impacts on landscape values

Land managers also need spatial information on the expected fire impacts on landscape values, such as water resources, carbon storage, habitat and residual fuel load. Airborne LiDAR and Landsat and MODIS satellite observations for parts of the ACT and nearby NSW will be analysed and used to configure a spatial model predicting forest growth, water use and carbon uptake. The spatial predictions will be evaluated using field vegetation and flux measurements.

Supervisors:  Professor Albert van Dijk, Associate Professor Geoff Cary and Dr Marta Yebra

Candidates should have some experience with scripting languages and programming. A scholarship may be available.

For more information about this potential research topic or activity, or to discuss any related research area, please contact the supervisor.