Dr Ramesh Raja Segaran

Dr Ramesh Raja Segaran
 Position Director, Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility
 Org Unit School of Biological Sciences
 Email ramesh.rajasegaran@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8112
 Location Floor/Room 309 ,  Oliphant ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    PhD, Univ. of Adelaide

    Bachelor of Science (Honours 1), Univ. of Adelaide;

    Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies streaming in GIS), Flinders Univ. of SA;

    Advanced Diploma of Electronic Engineering (Hybrid Digital/Analogue), Regency TAFE, SA

    RPAS cert, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems pilot’s licence, Civil Aviation Safety Authority 2015. 

  • Teaching Interests

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS / drones) for conservation and agriculture
    Remote Sensing
    Geographical Information Systems

  • Research Interests

    Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (uav/drones/RPAS) for environmental management and precision agriculture

    Spatially explicit decision support systems

    Landscape ecology

    Urban-natural ecological interactions

    Water sensitive urban design

    Spatial analyses and modellingRemote sensing

    Coastal systems


  • Publications


    Raja Segaran, R. (2014). “A spatially explicit decision support system to adapt existing parks for the sustainable development of and established catchment” PhD thesis, The University of Adelaide.

    Raja Segaran, R. (2006). “Chasing moving mountains: Spatial analyses of historic migratory trends of the Yalata Beach dunes and their relationship to off-road vehicle traffic” Honours thesis, The University of Adelaide.


    Refereed Articles

    Setia, R., Lewis, M., Marschner, P., Raja Segaran, R., Summers, D. and Chittleborough, D. (2013),Severity of salinity accurately detected and classifieed on a paddock scale with high resolution multispectral satellite imagery. Land Degrad. Develop., 24: 375–384. doi:10.1002/ldr.1134

    Raja Segaran, R., Lewis, M., Cresswell, R. (2007). "Mapping surface soil textures in the Angas - Bremer plains with geophysical and terrain data". 14th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Darwin, NT, ARSPC.

    Raja Segaran, R., Lewis, M., Ostendorf, B. (2006). "Are off-road vehicles really damaging the Nullarbor coastal dunes?" 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Canberra, ACT.

    Unrefereed articles


    Raja Segaran, R., Clarke, K., White, D and Lewis, M.M. (2015). “Spatial Indicators of Ecological Condition for Lake Eyre Basin”. Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 15/30, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Clarke, K., Raja Segaran, R., and Lewis, M.M. (2015). Remote sensing of ecological response to 2014 Murray River weir-pool raising, South Australia, prepared for Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

    Clarke, KC, Lawley, EF., Raja Segaran, R., Lewis, M (2014). "Spatially explicit environmental indicators for regional nrm planning for climate change". prepared for South Australian Arld Lands NRM Board, South Australia.

    Lewis, M., Raja Segaran, R., White, D. (2012). "Great Artesian Basin springs wetland vegetation area assessment 2011". prepared for BHP Billiton, Olympic Dam, South Australia.

    Raja Segaran, R., Crossman, N. D. (2011). "Cost benefit analysis of the potential for woody biofuel plantations in Habitat 141", prepared for Greening Australia, Pasadena, South Australia. 

    O'Connor, P.J., Raja Segaran, R., and Lewis, M. (2009). "Remote sensing soil erosion risk reduction on Eastern Eyre Peninsula: Assessing change in soil erosion risk through the tender-based approach of the Kielpa to Coast Soil Management Project", prepared for Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, South Australia

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