Enormous effort is invested in monitoring the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), but data collection is currently fragmented over dozens of publicly and privately funded organisations, with data collected using different methods and for different purposes. As a result, the data are rarely analysed together.
Invasive weeds can threaten native biodiversity and negatively impact on agriculture. A group of researchers at QUT and CSIRO, including an ACEMS member, designed and implemented a new framework for rapidly modelling the invasion risk of weeds using Bayesian belief networks.
I was awarded the Esri Young Scholar Award for my work on IDW-Plus, an ArcGIS toolbox that calculates spatially explicit watershed attributes for stream survey sites. As a result, I was awarded an 8-day trip to San Diego in the U.S. where I presented the toolbox at the Esri User Conference.
Invited talks, refereed proceedings and other conference outputs