|Applied Marine Ecology|
|Aquatic Species Ecology|
|Food Webs and Invertebrates Community Dynamics|
|Invasive Species (Wetlands)|
|Platypus Conservation Initiative|
|River Red Gum Dynamics and Management|
|Wetland Ecology and Stable Isotopes|
|Invasive Species (Terrestrial)|
|Spatial Analyses and GIS|
|Vegetation Survey and Mapping|
Role: Research Fellow | Lecturer
Bio: I am a postdoc in the Centre for Ecosystem Science, and my research can be described as a mixture of Ecology, Geography and Statistics. I finished my PhD in 2013, at the University of Queensland, which focused on developing new remote sensing methods for long term monitoring and change detection in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. After this I continued my work in the marine environment, focusing on automated monitoring of seagrass environments using remote sensing and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). On moving to the University of New South Wales, I switched back to the terrestrial environment and now focus on application of modern statistical and modelling approaches to large scale vegetation classification and mapping problems. I also teach remote sensing in some of the courses in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Technically speaking, my expertise lies in remote sensing and ecological modelling (statistics and machine learning), and I generally take a computational programming (R and Python specifically) approach. Non-technically speaking, I love getting into the bush or into the ocean, love bare feet on grass and I have a penchant for cricket and homebrewing.
Research field keywords: ecology, remote sensing and GIS, ecological modelling, vegetation science, statistical ecology
Publications: see my Google Scholar profile (http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=9PnIKHYAAAAJ), and please contact me if you would like a copy of any of my papers.
phone: +61 2 9385 2797 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | office: room 508, building D26 | twitter: @mitchest
Tel: +61 2 9385 8296 | email: email@example.com | Address: Room 508, Building D26, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of NSW
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