Emerita Professor Megan Lewis
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I teach and coordinate courses in remote sensing and environmental mapping and monitoring.
Remote Sensing III interprets image-based information gathered by sensors on space and airborne platforms. The course introduces the principles and application of remote sensing to a range of disciplines - environment, geoscience, engineering and agriculture. Practicals give 'hands-on' experience with image analysis software, including processing and interpretation for projects. The course is offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Spatial Information and Land Evaluation introduces theory, history and current methods of spatial information generation, presentation and analysis including map reading and interpretation, GIS, GPS, surveying, remote sensing and image interpretation. It gives an overview of major Australian and South Australian mapping programs and spatial information in government agencies.
This level 2 course provides a foundation for level 3 study in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems.
I have supervised over 20 Honours students, 11 of whom have received First Class Honours. Opportunities for future Honours research projects are available in the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Sciences booklet.
Postgraduate research students
I supervise and co-supervise a large group of PhD students in projects using remote sensing and spatial analysis tools for understanding terrestrial and marine environments. Current students are:
Alicia Caruso - Remote sensing to assist mineral exploration in covered terranes
Claire Fisk - Remote sensing of broad-scale land condition
Andrew Hennessy - Spectral discrimination of plants
Wallace Law - Remote sensing to Investigate past Aboriginal land use and archaeological site Distribution in the Australian arid zone
Brooke Schofield - Assessing crop leaf physiology through hyperspectral sensing
Iffat Ara - Spatio-temporal analysis of influences on food security in Bangladesh, 2017
Chittana Pomphila - Mapping and monitoring forest cover change in Lao PDR, 2015
Erika Lawley - Mapping and monitoring land condition and its dynamics in arid Australia using satellite remote sensing, 2014
Ramesh Raja Segaran - Spatial modelling of multi-function green space in the urban environment, 2014
Tanya Doody - Quantifying water savings from willow removal in South East Australia, 2014
Victoria Marshall - Mapping and modelling the invasive weed, Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) in the Australian arid zone, 2013
Ian Overton - Methods to assess environmental flow and groundwater management scenarios for floodplain tree health in the lower River Murray, 2013
Paul Bierman - Remote sensing to monitor interactions between aquaculture and the environment of Spencer Gulf, South Australia, 2010
David Summers - Discrimination and mapping of soil variability with hyperspectral reflectance data, 2009
Dorothy Turner – Fire regimes in desert Australia on a continental scale, 2009
Tumi Bjornsson, Regional scale modelling of the lower River Murray wetlands: a model for the assessment of nutrient retention of floodplain wetlands pre- and post-management, 2008
Ken Clarke - Landscape scale measurement and monitoring of biodiversity in the Australian rangelands, 2008
Reza Jafari - Arid land condition assessment and monitoring using multispectral and hyperspectral imagery, 2008
Anna Dutkiewicz - Evaluating hyperspectral imagery for mapping the surface symptoms of dryland salinity, 2006
David Hart - On using airborne optical vertical polarisation to remove sea surface reflectance for enhanced visualisation of seagrass and other benthos, 2009.
2016 University of Adelaide Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Supervisory Practice
2016 Winner, SA and Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Educational Development
2006 Winner, Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Excellence in Education and Professional Development
2006 Winner, Individual Award for Education and Professional Development, South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards
2007 Winner, Executive Dean of Sciences Prize and Award for Excellence in Teaching (staff with more than five years of teaching experience).
See my Researcher Profile
Categories Environment Expertise Vegetation (conservation, mapping and survey, regeneration); remote sensing and geographic information systems (use of satellite and airborne imagery for environmental mapping and monitoring, new generation high resolution sensors); arid lands/rangeland ecology and management; mapping of vegetation; satellite technology; vegetation ecology Notes Alt phone: (08) 8303 7210
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