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Airborne LiDAR Data and High Resolution Imagery for Natural Resource and Environmental Management


Topic ID
141

Thesis Topic/Title
Airborne LiDAR Data and High Resolution Imagery for Natural Resource and Environmental Management

Description

The rapid progress of remote sensing technologies provides scientists with new ways of solving conventional problems. Newly available high-resolution spatial data from various sensors such airborne LiDAR, WorldView-2 satellite, and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) offer capability of capturing and modelling spatial features in much more detail than ever before. Detailed description and modelling of natural and human phenomena is required for sustainable environmental management in adaption of climate changes. Advanced new remote sensing technologies and urgent requirement in reply with important environment problems inspire researchers to develop and test more reliable approaches to discover new knowledge for improvement of the applications of these new technologies in natural resource and environmental management.
Candidate high degree research students can select topics which they are interested in from the following:
• High quality DEM generation from LiDAR and high-resolution imagery for flood plain mapping and hydrological modelling;
• Urban sprawl and land use/land cover change analysis;
• Forest biophysical feature extraction and species identification;
• Applications of UAV for mining industry or riparian ecosystem management;
• Development of new algorithms and data processing methods for detection, interpretation, characterisation, and modelling of Earth surface features.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geomatic Engineering


Application Open Date
13/05/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2021

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
http://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships/results?type=Future+Student&level=Research&category=

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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