- Professor Alfredo Huete - Distinguished Professor and Team Leader
- Dr Ha Nguyen - Research Associate
- Dr Qiaoyun Xie - Research Associate
- Dr Rakhesh Devadas - C3 Associate Member
- Dr Natalia Restrepo Coupe - C3 Associate Member
Postgraduate Student Members
- Leandro Giovannini - Monitoring Land Degradation and Ecological Sustainability Across Australian Rangelands
- Nguyen Ngoc Tran - Resilience of Southeast Asian Tropical Forest to Climate Change and Disturbance
- Paras Sidiqui - Cities from space: Remote Sensing of the Urban Heat Island, Landscape Modification, and Ecological Resilience
- Sicong Gao – PhD candidate, "The Regional Forest Growth and Phenology Model based on the Optical Radiation"
- Song Leng – PhD candidate, "Monitoring a changing earth using remote sensing under climate change"
- Ekena Rangel Pinage – PhD candidate, "Tropical Forest Structure, Degradation, and Resilience Using LiDAR and Optical Sensors"
- Yuxia Liu – PhD candidate
- Wenjie Zhang – student exchange scholar, CAS
- Yanli You - student exchange scholar, CAS
- Dr Chris Watson - PhD candidate
- Dr Zunyi Xie -PhD candidate
- Dr Xuanlong (Richard) Ma - student exchange scholar, CAS
Key research strengths
The Biophysical Remote Sensing Research Group wants to answer questions concerning the long-term resilience of ecosystems and primary industries (agriculture and forestry) to climate change, land use, and environmental forcings through coupling remote sensing observations with in-situ measurements and ecological models. We do this by:
- employing advanced laboratory, field, and satellite remote sensing technologies to address questions on whole-system ecological processes and relationships across a diversity of spatial and temporal scales, with particular emphasis on Australian landscape responses to climate variability and climate change.
- using optical, thermal, and microwave remote sensing methods to characterise and monitor ecosystem health and functioning and to assess carbon and water relationships in support of resource management, sustainable development, food security, and climate change challenges.
- actively engaging with U.S., Japan, and European Space Agencies in the development, validation, and use of long-term satellite measurements for detection of large-scale vegetation responses to climate variability, land degradation, and land use management practices.
- working closely with scientists from CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Brazil, Argentina, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and USDA-ARS to monitor plant productivity, phenology, and responses to drought, flooding events, and other disturbances.
Professional links and collaborations:
- International Space Agencies - NASA, NOAA, ESA, JAXA, CONAE, INPE
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)
- USDA-ARS, USGS
- University of Arizona and University of Hawaii, USA
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
Research student opportunities:
Honours - contact Alfredo.Huete@uts.edu.au
- Tropical rainforest phenology and functioning assessed through combined satellite and field data
- 3-D thermal imaging of forests and crops using UAVs for health and water efficiency
View the latest Ecosystems and Reefs PhD projects (PDF).
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