Dr David Pullar

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
d.pullar@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56522

Overview

Dr David Pullar's research interests are in: Geographical Information Science (Spatial analysis, Spatial modelling languages and frameworks, 3D visualisation, Environmental database applications) and Landscape Modelling (Catchment hydrology, Landuse change, Landscape dynamics).

David Pullar received his PhD from the University of Maine in 1994. His current research projects are in the fields of:

Incorporating Level Set Methods in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Land-Surface Process ModellingUsing Spatial Simulation to Create a Process Classification of Provincial BioregionsEnvironmental Database Management and IntegrationHis collaborators include:Coastal CRCIntelligent Real-time Imaging and Sensing (IRIS)The Ecology CentreHigh Performance Computing, VisAC Lab

Research Interests

  • Incorporating Level Set Methods in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Land-Surface Process Modelling
    The research uses a GIS as a generic modelling framework, and extends its analysis capability with an innovative technique to model complex systems. The modelling approach will be tested in two application areas: i) a watershed hydrology model for rainfall runoff and nutrient/sediment transport, and ii) ecological growth model to simulate the spread of infectious weeds.
  • Using Spatial Simulation to Create a Process Classification of Provincial Bioregions
    To develop a rigorous transparent and scientific methodology for defining biogeographical regions as a complex interaction of climate, landforms and biotic processes. A novel approach using simulation modelling is used to define high level spatial views of landscapes and ecosystem structures. The immediate project outcome is the classification and mapping of provincial bioregions for southeast Queensland distributed as a digital product. Other goals include: i) new methods and tools for landscape modelling, ii) improving Australia�s capacity to undertake biogeographical research, and iii) better environmental decision-making for nature conservation planning, land management, environmental policy formulation, and natural resource allocation.
  • Environmental Database Management and Integration
    As part of a CRC, we are developing online database for the storage, query, and interpretation of scientific data. The goal is to make environmental scientific data accessible and useful for decision makers.

Qualifications

  • PGDipLandInfMan, The University of New Brunswick
  • PhD, Maine
  • Master of Science, Maine
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision