Researcher

Biography

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Ecohydrology
  • Earth Observation
  • Climate Change & Extreme Events

Research Highlights:

  • Developed the first global long term satellite observed soil moisture record by a unique merging approach, which resulted in a series of highly cited journal papers and represents the premier soil moisture dataset used in the hydrological community.
     
  • Developed a new...view more

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Ecohydrology
  • Earth Observation
  • Climate Change & Extreme Events

Research Highlights:

  • Developed the first global long term satellite observed soil moisture record by a unique merging approach, which resulted in a series of highly cited journal papers and represents the premier soil moisture dataset used in the hydrological community.
     
  • Developed a new technique to map changes in the amount of carbon stored in living plant mass (or "biomass") above the ground over the last four decades, by merging vegetation information from several passive microwave satellites. This allowed us to track global changes in biomass from month to month in response to natural, climate related and human activities, something that was not possible before. This work leads to a series of papers in Nature family journals.

My Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Remote Sensing in Hydrology, 2012, UNSW, Australia
  • M.Sc., Hydrology, 2007, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • M.Sc., Environment and Resource Management, 2005, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

My Awards

  • Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • UNSW Scientia Fellowship, 2021
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), 2014
  • The Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering UNSW, 2013

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Location

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Kensington Campus