Projects available for graduate students
- Habitat change over the past 50(?) years on the major mudflats along the Asia-Pacific Flyway (an airphoto/remote sensing project). A focus on Bohai Bay, and other parts of the Yellow Sea, China. Including the impliations for migratory wading birds that use the Yellow Sea. Great MS or even undergrad project!
- The effects of weather on benthic invertebrates in Roebuck Bay, Western Australia. Primarily a stats project.
- An examination of landuse (current and potential) within interstate median strips (largely a GIS/management project).
- A comparison of different RUSLE slope length calculations within ArcGIS. Will require an individual with significant programming skills.
- Developing a geospatial music application - spatially tagged music will play as you travel! Will require an individual with significant programming and database skills.
- I'd like to see a project which examines peoples perceptions of scale, particularly examining images at both the macro and micro scales. Something similar to this project, though a research question will need to be defined.
- Using GIS to help market and recruit for a university.
- Ranking every county by scenery, climate, liveablilty, etc. Perhaps even an online version with MCDM weights. Like this, only way, way better.
Personal Research Interests:
- Slope angle and slope length
calculations from DEMs for use in erosion modelling.
- Environmental modelling of Roebuck Bay and 80
Mile Beach, Western Australia.
- Applications of Digital Terrain Models .
- Geologic exploration - focussing on GIS and
remote sensing applications.
- General environmental and ecological modelling using GIS
and/or digital satellite imagery.
- Life mapping within Google Earth.
For a complete list of publications, presentations, and current and
past student research projects, please see my full academic CV.