Dr Peter Scarth

Senior Research Scientist

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
p.scarth@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56977
0439744397

Overview

Broad remote sensing skills across terrestrial and aquatic environments. Working to democratise spatial data access and use. Happiest when producing and delivering automated, operational and validated national and global scale products that can be used by scientists, policy and the public.

Research Impacts

Peter works with a cross disciplinary team team at the Joint Remote Sensing Research Centre (JRSRP) to develop data management systems and mathematical models that measure and map both major and more subtle changes in Australia's vegetation using large earth observation data sets linked to vegetation field data systems. By building demonstrated value on our collective ecosystem data and engaging with stakeholders across academia, government and industry he aims to maintain and extend our data holdings and build "long science" to address wicked problems in the land management space. Peter also works within TERN/Auscover to democratise management and access to spatial data and promote uptake of products by researchers, policy and the public. As an application developer he has a particular interest in delivering difficult to use data in a ways that tell a compelling stories.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hon), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Phinn, Stuart, Ticehurst, Catherine, Held, Alex, Scarth, Peter, Nightingale , Joanne and Johansen, Kasper (2008). New tools for monitoring world heritage values. In Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton (Ed.), Living in a dynamic tropical forest landscape (pp. 591-609) Malden, MA, U.S.A.: Blackwell Publishing. doi:10.1002/9781444300321.ch47

  • Phinn, S. R., Joyce, K. E., Scarth, P. F. and Roelfsema, C.M. (2005). The role of integrated information acquisition and management in the analysis of coastal ecosystem change. In L. Richardson and E. LeDrew (Ed.), Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Ecosystem Processes - Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing Series (pp. 217-249) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision