Dr Bertram Ostendorf
|Org Unit||Ecology and Evolutionary Biology|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 7317|
- University of Osnabruck; University of Goettingen; San Diego State University; University of California, Davis and Santa Barbara
- PhD, University of California, Davis and San Diego State University
Employment prior to Adelaide University:
- University of Bayreuth, Germany - Scientific Assistant
- University of Innsbruck, Austria - Lecturer
- European Academy, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy - Senior Researcher/Project Leader
- CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology/Sustainable Ecosystems Atherton - Research Officer
- 2015 Finalist: National Westpac Innovation award in Agribusiness: Drones for Grapevines (view video)
- 2015 Winner, Public Choice category: National Westpac Innovation award in Agribusiness: Drones for Grapevines (view event video)
- 2015 South Australia Excellence Award for Education and Professional Development
- 2015 South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards, Industry category, Environment and Sustainability: Remote sensing and spatial analysis enhancing ecological understanding of wetlands in South-Eastern South Australia, Goyder Institute project
- 2011 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Development - Finalist
- 2011 SIBA National Industry Excellence Award Winner in Environmental Sustainability for project on Monitoring Soil Erosion Risk, ARC linkage grant with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SA)
- 2011 South Australia Excellence Award for Education and Professional Development
- 2010 Faculty of Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Spatial Sciences Institute, South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards 2007 for Education and Professional Development
- First Price, South Australian Award for Spatial R&D 2005
- Best Conference Paper Award. AURISA and Institution of Surveyors Conference, Adelaide 2002
- Best Poster paper award: International Society Ecological Modelling Annual Meeting, Pula, September 1999
- Best student paper award: Fifth Annual Landscape Ecology Symposium, Miami University Oxford, Ohio, 1990
My teaching goal is to increase awareness about the needs for spatial evidence in environmental decision making. Without us being able to understand how environmental conditions vary in space and time (wildlife, soils, water, climate), decisions on how to manage our resources and conserve our native species will necessarily remain vague and subjective and hence open to criticism.
I coordinate three subjects related to spatial information generation and management: 'Spatial Information and Land Evaluation', 'GIS for Environmental Management', and 'GIS for Agricultural Sciences' and teach into 'Remote Sensing', 'Integrated Catchment Management' and 'Wildlife Management'.
I have a strong interest in supervision of honours and postgraduate students with a large breadth of projects dealing with evidence based decision making for natural resources management.
Current and past research students:
Kelly Abron, Hayley Achurch, Ingrid Ahmer, Joel Allen, Iffat Ara, Sofanit Araya, Max Barr, Paul Bierman, Tumi Bjornsson, Rebecca Borges-e-Silva, Gennady Bracho-Mujica, Lydia Cape-Ducluzeau, Simon(Liang) Chen, Ken Clarke, Ben Conoley, Eleanor Dormontt, Anna Dutkiewicz, Thomas Ellis, Ailsa Enting-Hawke, Jose Carlos Garzia-Sanches, Marcia Graetz, David Hart, Reza Jafari, Adam Kilpatrick, Matthew Koenig, Leonie Lannigan, Wallace Boone Law, Erika Lawley, Erika Lawley, Valerie Lawley, Hanh Le Minh, Puri Lila, Perry Lyall, Greg Lyle, Chris Malam, Victoria Marshall, Brodie McDougall, Alex Militch, Rowena Morris, John Nairn, Anh Nguyen, Du Nguyen, Casey O'Brien, Liberty Olds, Blair Pellegrino, Chittana Phompila, Robert Prest, Ramesh Raja-Segaran, Courtney Regan, Marchuk Serhiy, Richard Southgate, Allegra Steele, David Summers, Michael Swinbourne, Siska Syaranamual, Elizabeth Thornett, Michael Todd, Dorothy Turner, Beng Umali, Troy Willats
My main research interest is in evidence based decision making for natural resources management. Clearly, decision making related to environmental issues is always spatial decision making and all environmental decision support systems are also spatial decision support systems.
I specialise in GIS, spatial simulation modelling, and spatial decision support. My research relates do understanding causes of spatial heterogeneity of the environment at different spatial and temporal scales and how we can use this knowledge to increase both economic production and the integrity of our environment (i.e. biodiversity, wildlife conservation, landscape capability, soil integrity, surface and ground water quality).
Similar research methodologies can be applied to the terrestrial as well as the marine environment. Space is claimed from different interest groups for different purposes. But too often, ecological data is collected at inappropriate spatial or temporal scales and may not be too useful for the decision making process that requires using evidence towards implementing policies. This is where my research comes into play. I have led projects ranging from the management of fire in arid Australia to minimising environmental impact of fisheries. By consequently adopting a spatial viewpoint, I try to find solutions for environmental management that are based on evidence and hence reduce subjectivity. Not only does evidence based decision making imply a strong focus on spatial analysis, it is also implies interdisciplinary and my breadth of applications demonstrates the collaborative nature of my work. My career path has allowed me to work in the Alaskan Tundra, Californian Chaparral, in the Italian and Austrian Alps, in temperate and tropical forests (Germany and Northern Australia) and in arid lands (central Australia).
I have organised several conferences and conference sessions, including 'Spatially and temporally differentiated modelling of ecosystems Wallenfels, Germany, 1993 and Bolzano, Italy in 2007. I was session co-convener for 'Environmental Decision Support Systems' during the 2004 iEMSs international conference (published as a special issue in the Springer journal "Environmental Modelling and Software") and organised a session on 'Group decision and negotiation support in environmental management' during MODSIM05, Melbourne, 2005. As part of the ECOSUMMIT 2007 international conference in Beijing I organised one of the largest symposia with contributors from 6 countries under the theme 'Spatial information for a sustainable natural resources management'. I gave the keynote presentation in the Session ‘Spatial Indicators of Ecosystem Patterns and Processes’ at the MODSIM 2013. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation.
Swinbourne, M. J., D. A. Taggart, A. M. Swinbourne, M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2018. Using satellite imagery to assess the distribution and abundance of southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Remote Sensing of Environment 211:196-203.
Araya, S., B. Ostendorf, G. Lyle, and M. Lewis. 2018. CropPhenology: An R package for extracting crop phenology from time series remotely sensed vegetation index imagery. Ecological Informatics 46:45-56.
Law, W. B., M. J. Slack, B. Ostendorf, and M. M. Lewis. 2017. Digital Terrain Analysis Reveals New Insights into the Topographic Context of Australian Aboriginal Stone Arrangements. Archaeological Prospection 24:169-179.
Phompila, C., M. Lewis, B. Ostendorf, and K. Clarke. 2017. Forest cover changes in lao tropical forests: Physical and socio-economic factors are the most important drivers. Land 6.
Puri, L., I. Nuberg, and B. Ostendorf. 2017. The adequacy of community forest operational plans for estimating fuelwood supply and consumption in Nepal. Australian Forestry 80:317-327.
Regan, C. M., J. D. Connor, R. Raja Segaran, W. S. Meyer, B. A. Bryan, and B. Ostendorf. 2017. Climate change and the economics of biomass energy feedstocks in semi-arid agricultural landscapes: A spatially explicit real options analysis. Journal of Environmental Management 192:171-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.01.049
Swinbourne, M. J., D. A. Taggart, D. Peacock, and B. Ostendorf. 2017. Historical changes in the distribution of hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus spp.): A review. Australian Mammalogy 39:1-16. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM15046
Thornett, E., Ostendorf, B., and D.A. Taggart. 2016. Interspecies Co-Use of Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) Burrows. Australian Mammalogy 39:205-212. http://www.publish.csiro.au/AM/AM15052)
Ostendorf, B., W. S. J. Boardman, and D. A. Taggart. 2016. Islands as refuges for threatened species: Multispecies translocation and evidence of species interactions four decades on. Australian Mammalogy 38:204-212. http://doi.org/10.1071/AM15018
Ara, I., M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2016. Spatio-temporal analysis of the impact of climate, cropping intensity and means of irrigation: An assessment on rice yield determinants in Bangladesh. Agriculture and Food Security 5. http://doi.org/10.1186/s40066-016-0061-9
Araya, S., G. Lyle, M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2016. Phenologic metrics derived from MODIS NDVI as indicators for Plant Available Water-holding Capacity. Ecological Indicators 60:1263-1272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.09.012
Lawley, E. F., M. M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2016. A remote sensing spatio-temporal framework for interpreting sparse indicators in highly variable arid landscapes. Ecological Indicators 60:1284-1297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.01.042
Lawley, V., M. Lewis, K. Clarke, and B. Ostendorf. 2016. Site-based and remote sensing methods for monitoring indicators of vegetation condition: An Australian review. Ecological Indicators 60:1273-1283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.03.021
Kilpatrick, A. D., M. M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2015. Rangeland condition monitoring: A new approach using cross-fence comparisons of remotely sensed vegetation. PLoS ONE 10. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0142742
Liang, C., M. B. Jaksa, Y. L. Kuo, and B. Ostendorf. 2015. Identifying areas susceptible to high risk of riverbank collapse along the Lower River Murray. Computers and Geotechnics 69:236-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.05.019
Liang, C., M. B. Jaksa, B. Ostendorf, and Y. L. Kuo. 2015. Influence of river level fluctuations and climate on riverbank stability. Computers and Geotechnics 63:83-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.08.012
Lyle, G., B. A. Bryan, and B. Ostendorf. 2015. Identifying the spatial and temporal variability of economic opportunity costs to promote the adoption of alternative land uses in grain growing agricultural areas: An Australian example. Journal of Environmental Management 155:123-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.02.006
Phompila, C., Lewis. M., Ostendorf, B. and Clarke , K. (2015) MODIS EVI and LST Temporal Response for Discrimination of Tropical Land Covers. Remote Sens. 2015, 7(5), 6026-6040. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3390/rs70506026
Regan, C. M., B. A. Bryan, J. D. Connor, W. S. Meyer, B. Ostendorf, Z. Zhu, and C. Bao. 2015. Real options analysis for land use management: Methods, application, and implications for policy. Journal of Environmental Management 161:144-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.07.004
Swinbourne, M., M. Hatch, D. Taggart, E. Sparrow, and B. Ostendorf. 2015a. Using ground penetrating radar (GPR) for wildlife research: Mapping the warrens of southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in different soil types. Pages 2258-2263 in SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts.
Swinbourne, M. J., D. A. Taggart, E. Sparrow, M. Hatch, and B. Ostendorf. 2015b. Ground penetrating radar as a non-invasive tool to better understand the population dynamics of a fossorial species: Mapping the warrens of southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Wildlife Research 42:678-688. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR15068
Lawley, E. F., M. M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2014. Evaluating MODIS soil fractional cover for arid regions, using albedo from high-spatial resolution satellite imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35:2028-2046. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01431161.2014.885150
Lyle, G., B. A. Bryan, and B. Ostendorf. 2014. Post-processing methods to eliminate erroneous grain yield measurements: Review and directions for future development. Precision Agriculture 15:377-402. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11119-013-9336-3
Marshall, V. M., M. M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2014. Detecting new Buffel grass infestations in Australian arid lands: Evaluation of methods using high-resolution multispectral imagery and aerial photography. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186:1689-1703. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-013-3486-7
Morris, R. H., R. A. Bradstock, D. Dragovich, M. K. Henderson, T. D. Penman, and B. Ostendorf. 2014. Environmental assessment of erosion following prescribed burning in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23:104-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13011
Phompila, C., M. Lewis, K. Clarke, and B. Ostendorf. 2014. Monitoring expansion of plantations in Lao tropical forests using Landsat time series.in Land Surface Remote Sensing II. SPIE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2068283
Raja Segaran, R., M. Lewis, and B. Ostendorf. 2014. Stormwater quality improvement potential of an urbanised catchment using water sensitive retrofits into public parks. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 13:315-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2014.01.001
Ostendorf, B. 2013. Statistics for spatio-temporal data—a new frontier. Ecology, 94(3), 2013, pp. 765–766
Lawley, V., L. Parrott, M. Lewis, R. Sinclair, and B. Ostendorf. 2013. Self-organization and complex dynamics of regenerating vegetation in an arid ecosystem: 82 years of recovery after grazing. Journal of Arid Environments 88:156-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.08.014
Lyle, G., Lewis, M.. Ostendorf, B. (2013). Testing the Temporal Ability of Landsat Imagery and Precision Agriculture Technology to Provide High Resolution Historical Estimates of Wheat Yield at the Farm Scale. Remore Sensing 5(4): 1549-1567. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs5041549
Araya, S.G., Ostendorf, B., Lyle, G. and Lewis, M. (2013). Crop phenology based on MODIS satellite imagery as an indicator of plant available water content. In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 1896–1902. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-3-1. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H15/araya.pdf
Lyle, G., Arbon, K., Clarke, K., Kilpatrick, A., Summers, D. and Ostendorf, B. (2013). How generalisable are empirical models to estimate high resolution spatial indicators of crop performance at the regional scale? In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 1910–1916. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-3-1. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H15/lyle.pdf
Marshall, V., Ostendorf, B., Reynolds, T., Michaela, H., Tuke J. and Lewis, M. (2013). Habitat suitability and susceptibility modeling for strategic control of invasive Buffel grass, South Australia. In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 1917–1923. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-3-1. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H15/marshall.pdf
Turner, D., Clarke, K., Lewis, M. and Ostendorf, B. (2013). Using NDVI dynamics as an indicator of native vegetation management in a heterogeneous and highly fragmented landscape. In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 1931–1937. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-3-1. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H15/turner.pdf
Umali, B. P., D. P. Oliver, S. Forrester, D. J. Chittleborough, J. L. Hutson, R. S. Kookana, and B. Ostendorf. 2012a. The effect of terrain and management on the spatial variability of soil properties in an apple orchard. Catena 93:38-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.08.014
Umali, B. P., D. P. Oliver, B. Ostendorf, S. Forrester, D. J. Chittleborough, J. L. Hutson, and R. S. Kookana. 2012b. Spatial distribution of diuron sorption affinity as affected by soil, terrain and management practices in an intensively managed apple orchard. Journal of Hazardous Materials 217-218:398-405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.03.050
Turner, D., B. Ostendorf, and M. Lewis. 2012. A comparison of NOAA-AVHRR fire data with three Landsat data sets in arid and semi-arid Australia. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33:2657-2682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.619207
Marshall, V.M. , Lewis, M.M., Ostendorf, B. (2012) Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) as an invader and threat to biodiversity in arid environments: A review. Journal of Arid Environments 78:1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.005
Summers, D., M. Lewis, B. Ostendorf, and D. Chittleborough. 2011. Unmixing of soil types and estimation of soil exposure with simulated hyperspectral imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32:6507-6526. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.05.001
Turner, D., Ostendorf, B. and M. Lewis (2011). A comparison of NOAA–AVHRR fire data with three Landsat data sets in arid and semi-arid Australia. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(9):2657-2682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.619207
Lawley, E.F, Lewis, M.M. and B. Ostendorf (2011). Environmental zonation across the Australian arid region based on long-term vegetation dynamics. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 576-585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.01.003
Bierman, P., M. Lewis, B. Ostendorf and J. Tanner (2011). A review of methods for analysing spatial and temporal patterns in coastal Water quality. Ecological Indicators 11: 103-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.11.001
Clarke, K., M. Lewis and B. Ostendorf (2011). Additive partitioning of rarefaction curves: Removing the influence of sampling on species-diversity in vegetation surveys. Ecological Indicators 11: 132-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.07.002
Clarke, K. D., M. Lewis, R. Brandle and B. Ostendorf (2012). Non-detection errors in a survey of persistent, highly-detectable vegetation species. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-011-1991-0
Kilpatrick, A. D., S. C. Warren-Smith, J. L. Read, M. M. Lewis and B. Ostendorf (2011). Cross-fence comparisons: Theory for spatially comprehensive, controlled variable assessment of treatment effects in managed landscapes. Ecological Informatics 6: 170-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.10.001
Lyle, G. and B. Ostendorf (2011). A high resolution broad scale spatial indicator of grain growing profitability for natural resource planning. Ecological Indicators 11: 209-218. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.07.014
Ostendorf, B. (2011). Overview: Spatial information and indicators for sustainable management of natural resources. Ecological Indicators 11: 97-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.10.003
Summers, D., M. Lewis, B. Ostendorf and D. Chittleborough (2011). Visible near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy as a predictive indicator of soil properties. Ecological Indicators 11: 123-131. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.05.001
Turner, D., M. Lewis and B. Ostendorf (2011). Spatial indicators of fire risk in the arid and semi-arid zone of Australia. Ecological Indicators 11: 149-167. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.09.001
Dutkiewicz, A., M. Lewis and B. Ostendorf (2009). Evaluation and comparison of hyperspectral imagery for mapping surface symptoms of dryland salinity. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30: 693-719. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431160802392612
Ostendorf B., Baldock, P., Bruce, D., Burdett, M.
and P. Corcoran (eds.), Proceedings of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, Adelaide 2009, Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute, pp. 93-103. ISBN: 978-0-9581366-8-6. http://www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/SSC2009/
Bierman, P., M. Lewis, J. Tanner and B. Ostendorf 2008. Understanding phytoplankton variability throughout spencer gulf, South Australia, via satellite derived chlorophyll-A. - In, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008. IGARSS 2008. IEEE International, pp. IV902-IV905. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4779869
Jafari, R., M. M. Lewis and B. Ostendorf (2008). An image-based diversity index for assessing land degradation in an arid environment in South Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 1282-1293. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.02.011
Turner, D., B. Ostendorf and M. Lewis (2008). An introduction to patterns of fire in arid and semi-arid Australia, 1998-2004. Rangeland Journal 30: 95-107. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=RJ07039
Crossman, N. D., B. A. Bryan, B. Ostendorf and S. Collins (2007). Systematic landscape restoration in the rural-urban fringe: Meeting conservation planning and policy goals. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 3781-3802. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-007-9180-8
Jafari, R., M. M. Lewis and B. Ostendorf (2007). Evaluation of vegetation indices for assessing vegetation cover in southern arid lands in South Australia. Rangeland Journal 29: 39-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/rj06033
Prest, R, Daniell, T., Ostendorf, B. (2007) Using GIS to evaluate the impact of exclusion zones on the connection cost of wave energy to the electricity grid. Energy Policy. Volume 35 (9): 4516-4528 www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf035.pdf
Southgate, R.I., Paltridge, R., Masters, P. and Ostendorf, B. (2007). Modelling introduced predator and herbivore distribution in the Tanami Desert, Australia. Journal of Arid Environments (68): 438-464. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf034.pdf
Crossman, N.D., Perry, L.M., Bryan, B.A., and Ostendorf, B. (2007).CREDOS: A Conservation Reserve Evaluation and Design Optimisation System. Environmental Modelling & Software 22(4): 449-463 www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf033.pdf
Carrick, N.A., Ostendorf B. (2007) Development of a spatial Decision Support System (DSS) for the Spencer Gulf penaeid prawn fishery, South Australia. Environmental Modelling & Software 22 (2): 137-148 www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf032.pdf
Matthies, M., Guipponi, C. Ostendorf, B. (2007) Preface: Environmental decision support systems: Current issues, methods and tools. Environmental Modelling & Software 22 (2): 123-127 www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf031.pdf
Southgate, R.I., Allan, G. and Ostendorf, B. (2006). An examination of the Stafford Smith/ Morton ecological model: a case study in the Tanami Desert, Australia. The Rangeland Journal (28) 197-210. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf030.pdf
Gallopin, F.;Lewis, M.;Ostendorf, B. (2006) Use of CASI-2 hyperspectral imagery for evaluation of vineyard variability and prediction of yield. Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker (507) 19-24,
Crossman, N.D., B. Ostendorf, B.A. Bryan, A. Nefiodovas and A. Wright (2005). OSS: A Spatial Decision Support System for Optimal Zoning of Marine Protected Areas. In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds.) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 1525-1531. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/crossman.pdf
Lyle.G and B. Ostendorf (2005) Drivers and Determinants of Natural Resource Management Adoption at the Farm Scale. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings. In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 1553-1559. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/lyle.pdf
Bryan, B.A., Perry, L.M., Gerner, D., Ostendorf, B. and Crossman, N.D. (2004). An Interactive Spatial Optimisation Tool for Systematic Landscape Restoration. Pages 680-685 in Pahl-Wostl, C., Schmidt, S., Rizzoli, A.E. and Jakeman, A.J. (eds), Complexity and Integrated Resources Management, Transactions of the 2nd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, iEMSs: Manno, Switzerland, 2004. ISBN 88-900787-1-5
Ostendorf, B., Bradford, M.G. and Hilbert, D.W. (2004). Regional Analysis of forest biomass at the rainforest/sclerophyll boundary in northern Queensland, Australia. Tropical Ecology 45(1): 31-41.
Ostendorf, B. and N. Carrick (2004). A spatial DSS for South Australia's Prawn Fisheries. Using Historic Knowledge Towards Environmental and Economical Sustainability. Pages 574-579 in Pahl-Wostl, C., Schmidt, S., Rizzoli, A.E. and Jakeman, A.J. (eds), Complexity and Integrated Resources Management, Transactions of the 2nd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, iEMSs: Manno, Switzerland, 2004. ISBN 88-900787-1-5
Bjornsson, K. T., Ostendorf, B. and Recknagel, F. (2003). Using wetland nutrient modelling to estimate River Murray and floodplain wetland water exchange. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings. The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australian And New Zealand Inc., Canberra.
Ostendorf, B., Hilbert, D.W and Hopkins, M.S. (2001). The effect of climate change on tropical rainforest vegetation pattern. Ecological Modelling 145: 211-224. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf022.pdf
Hilbert, D.W., Ostendorf, B and Hopkins, M.S. (2001) Sensitivity of tropical forests to climate change in the humid tropics of north Queensland. Austral Ecology 26: 590-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2001.01137.x
Hilbert, D.W. and Ostendorf, B. (2001) The utility of empirical, artificial neural network approaches for modelling the distribution of regional to global vegetation in past, present and future climates Ecological Modelling 146: 311-327. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf020.pdf
Ostendorf, B., Hilbert, D.W., Köstner, B., Tappeiner, U. and Tasser, E. (2001) The importance of understanding spatial patterns for scaling up plot-level matter and energy fluxes to regional scales. Systems Analysis Modelling Simulation 41: 391-407.
Tappeiner, U., Tappeiner, G., Aschenwald, J., Tasser, E., and Ostendorf, B. (2001). GIS-based modelling of spatial pattern of snow cover duration in an alpine area. Ecological Modelling 138 (1-3): 265-275. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf018.pdf
Lischeid, G., Alewell, C., Bittersohl, J., Göttlein, A., Jungnickel, C., Lange, H., Manderscheid, B., Moritz, K., Ostendorf, B. and Sager, H. (1998). Investigating soil and groundwater quality at different scales in a forested catchment: the Waldstein case study. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 50: 109-118.
Ostendorf, B. and Reynolds, J.F. (1998). A model of arctic tundra vegetation derived from topographic gradients. Landscape Ecology 13: 187-201. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf016.pdf
Quinn, P.F., Ostendorf, B., Beven, K. and Tenhunen, J. (1998). Spatial and temporal predictions of soil moisture patterns and evaporative losses using TOPMODEL and the GAS-FLUX model for an Alaskan catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 2 (1): 51-64.
Tasser, E., Tappeiner, U., Mulser, J., Tappeiner, G., Mayr, V. and Ostendorf, B. (1998). Kausalanalyse von Vegetationsveränderungen im Gebirge in Abhängigkeit von Landnutzung und Standortfaktoren. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 28: 107-115.
Ostendorf, B. and Manderscheid, B. (1997). Modeling spatial hydrological pattern and processes in a spruce forest catchment. A two-level cascading modification of TOPMODEL to increase the realism of spatio-temporal processes. Pages 149-160 in Beven, K.J. (ed.). Distributed hydrological modelling. Applications of the TOPMODEL concept. Advances in Hydrological Processes. John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex.
Ostendorf, B. and Manderscheid, B. (1997). Modeling spatial hydrological pattern and processes in a spruce forest catchment. Hydrological Processes 11: 1231-1242.
Leadley, P., Li, H., Ostendorf, B., Reynolds, J.F. (1996). Road-Related Disturbances in an Arctic Watershed: Analyses by a Spatially Explicit Model of Vegetation and Ecosystem Processes. Pages 387-415 in Reynolds, J.F. and Tenhunen, J.D. (eds.). Landscape function and disturbance in arctic tundra. Ecological Studies Series 120, Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Ostendorf, B. (1996). The influence of hydrological processes on spatial and temporal pattern of CO2 soil efflux from an arctic tundra catchment. Arctic and Alpine Research 28(3): 316-325.
Ostendorf, B., Quinn, P., Beven, K. and Tenhunen, J.D. (1996). Hydrological Controls on Ecosystem Gas Exchange in an Arctic Landscape. Pages 369-386 in Reynolds, J.F. and Tenhunen, J.D. (eds.). Landscape function and disturbance in arctic tundra. Ecological Studies Series 120, Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Oberbauer, S., Cheng, W., Gillespie, C., Ostendorf, B., Sala, A., Gebauer, R., Virginia, R. and Tenhunen, J.D. (1996). Landscape Patterns of CO2 Exchange in Tundra Ecosystems. Pages 223-256 in Reynolds, J.F. and Tenhunen, J.D. (eds.). Landscape function and disturbance in arctic tundra. Ecological Studies Series 120, Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Quinn, P.F., Ostendorf, B. and Tenhunen, J.D. (1996). Spatial and temporal variability and its functional representation. Aspects of Applied Ecology 46: 195-202.
Reynolds, J.F., Tenhunen, J.D., Leadley, P., Li, H., Moorhead, D., Ostendorf, B. and Chapin, F.S.III. (1996). Patch and Landscape Models of Arctic Tundra: Potentials and Limitations. Pages 293-324 in Reynolds, J.F. and Tenhunen, J.D. (eds.). Landscape function and disturbance in arctic tundra. Ecological Studies Series 120, Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Ostendorf, B. and Reynolds, J.F. (1993). Relationships between a terrain-based hydrologic model and patch-scale vegetation pattern in an arctic tundra landscape. Landscape Ecology 8(4): 229-237. www.spatial.adelaide.edu.au/publications/Ostendorf005.pdf
Everett, K. R. and Ostendorf, B. (1988). Hydrology and Geochemistry of a Small Drainage Basin in Upland Tundra, Northern Alaska. Proc. V. Int. Conf. Permafrost, Trondheim, Norway. Vol. 1: 574-579.
Lieth, H. und Ostendorf, B. (1986). Die jährliche Günlandproduktivität in Schleswig-Hollstein zwischen 1878 und 1983 und deren Abhängigkeit von Umweltparametern. Veröff. der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Emden 6:59-73.
Lieth, H., Klein, G. and Ostendorf, B. (1985). Modelling of net primary productivity in mountains exemplified on two profiles across the Himalayas. International Journal of Environmental Sciences 11: 31-40.
Ostendorf, B., Lieth, H. and Lehker, H. (1981). KLIMAPLOT: A computer routine to plot climate diagrams. Veröff. Geobot. Inst. ETH Zürich: 149-17.
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