Dr Peter Scarth

Senior Research Scientist

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
p.scarth@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56524
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

  • Doctor 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.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Candra, D. S., Phinn, S. and Scarth, P. (2016). Cloud and cloud shadow masking using multi-temporal cloud masking algorithm in tropical environmental. In: XXIII ISPRS Congress, Commission II. 23rd International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences Congress, ISPRS 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, (95-100). 12 - 19 July 2016. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XLI-B2-95-2016

  • Schmidt, M., Amler, E., Guerschman, J. P., Scarth, P., Behn, K. and Thonfeld, F. (2016). Fractional vegetation cover of East African wetlands observed on ground and from space. In: L. Ouwehand, Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, (). 9-13 May 2016.

  • Scarth, P., Armston, J., Flood, N., Denham, R., Collett, L., Watson, F., Trevithick, B., Muir, J., Goodwin, N., Tindall, D. and Phinn, S. (2015). Operational application of the landsat timeseries to address large area landcover understanding. In: Proceedings of the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015, La Grande Motte, France, (571-575). 28 September - 3 October 2015. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-571-2015

  • Johansen, Kasper, Peter Francis Scarth, Phinn, Stuart R. and Martin Taylor (2014). Landsat based woody vegetation change detection using the Google Earth Engine. In: 2014 ForestSat Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, (). 4 - 7 November 2014.

  • Armston, John, Phinn, Stuart, Scarth, Peter, Luca, Richard, Clewley, Dan and Tindall, Christian (2012). Quantifying vegetation structure and biomass in Eastern Australia: science to management. In: Forestsat 2012, Oregon, USA, (). 11-14 September 2012.

  • Chu, Jianting, Syktus, Jozef, McAlpine, Clive, Thatcher, Marcus, Scarth, Peter, Jeffrey, Stephen, Katzfey, Jack, Zhang, Hong, McGregor, John and Adams-Hosking, Christine (2011). Validation of land surface products for modelling the climate impacts of large-scale revegetation in Queensland. In: MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty. 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), Perth, Australia, (2676-2682). 12-16 December 2011.

  • Schoettker, Birte, Scarth, Peter, Phinn, Stuart, Denham, Robert and Schmidt, Michael (2010). Estimation of vegetation parameters from MODIS FPAR time series, Landsat TM and ETM+ products, and ICESat for soil erosion modelling. In: 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings. 2010 30th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2010), Honolulu, HI, United States, (2083-2086). 25-30 July 2010. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652372

  • Gill, Tony, Scarth, Peter, Danaher, Tim, Gillingham, Sam and Phinn, Stuart (2009). An assessment of satellite image data requirements for large area land cover monitoring in Queensland. In: Bertram Ostendorf, Penny Baldock, David Bruce, Mike Burdett and Paul Corcoran, Proceedings of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference Adelaide 2009. Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC2009), Adelaide, Australia, (755-770). 28 September - 2 October 2009.

  • Phinn, Stuart, Ticehurst, Catherine, Barrett, Damian, Held, Alex, Scarth, Peter and Johansen, Kasper (2005). Mapping and monitoring wet tropics rainforest vegetation condition and structure. In: Louise Goggin and Tim Harvey, Rainforest meets Reef: Joint Conference of CRC Reef and Rainforest CRC: Conference abstracts. Rainforest meets Reef: Joint Conference of CRC Reef and Rainforest CRC, Townsville, Australia, (89-89). 22-24 November, 2005.

  • Armston, J., Phinn, S. R., Scarth, P. F. and Danaher, T. (2004). The relationship between MISR multi-angular measurements and vegetation structure: Exploratory application to monitoring Queensland vegetation. In: Ken Dawbin and Richard Smith, To measure is to manage: Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. 12 ARSPC: The 12th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Freemantle, Australia, (). 18-22 October 2004.

  • Nightingale, Joanne M., Phinn, Stuart R., Scarth, Peter F. and Mitchell, Dave (2002). Estimation and mapping of foliar chemical levels in a coastal eucalypt forest using CASI data. In: Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Brisbane, Sheraton Hotel, (532-547). 2-6 September, 2002.

  • Scarth, Peter F., Phinn, Stuart R. and Held, A. (2002). Geometric-optical modelling of a tropical forest canopy. In: Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Brisbane, Sheraton Hotel, (). 2-6 September, 2002.

  • Phinn, S. R., Scarth, P. F., Simpson, C., Ticehurst, C. and Held, A. (2002). The view from above and below: Developments in remote sensing of tropical forest structure and condition. In: J. Landsberg, Ecology 2002 - Joint meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society. Ecology 2002 - Joint meeting of the Ecological Soc of Aust & Z, Cairns, Cairns Convention Centre, (125-125). 1-6 December, 2002.

  • Held, A., Phinn, S. R., Scarth, P., Stanford, M., Ticehurst, C., Lymburner, L. and Hartini, S. (2001). Hyperspectral Mapping of Rainforest and Mangroves. In: Proceedings of Internatinoal Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001. , University of NSW, Sydney, (). 9-13 July.

  • Phinn, S. R., Scarth, P., Stanford, M., Menges, C. and Hill, G. (2001). Quantitative monitoring of environmental health and dynamics from the ADAR-1000 low-cost airborne digital multi-spectral camera (calibration and change detection). In: Proceedings of International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001. , University of NSW, Sydney, (). 9-13 July.

  • Phinn, S. R., Scarth, P., Stanford, M., Hill, G., Smith, L. and Tomlinson, P. (2000). Applications development for an integrated airborne and field remote sensing system in tropical wetland, rainforest and coral reef environments. In: Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. 10th Australasian Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, (CD-Rom). 21-25 Aug, 2000.

  • Scarth, P., Phinn, S. R., Held, A. and Mitchell, D. (2000). Mapping Koala habitat and Eucalyptus trees: Integration and scaling of field and airborne hyperspectral data. In: Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. 10th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, (CD-ROM). 21-25 Aug, 2000.

  • Phinn, S. R., Scarth, P. and Mitchell, D. L. (1999). Estimation of forest structural parameters for forestry and koala habitat monitoring in South-East Queensland, Australia. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition 21st Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. 4th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibiton 21st Canadian Symposium on Remote, Ottawa, Westin Hotel, (179-186). 21-24 June, 1999.

  • Scarth, P., McAlpine, C. A. and Phinn, S. R. (1999). Inegrating high and moderate spatial resolution image data for mapping forest age structure. In: Proceedings of the North Australian Remote Sensing and GIS Conference. North Australian Remote Sensing and GIS Conference, Northern Territory Univ., Darwin, (CD Rom). 28-30 June, 1999.

  • Held, A., Mitchell, D. L., Phinn, S. R. and Scarth, P. (1999). Mapping Koala habitat and Eucalyptus trees: Field, airborne and satellite solutions?. In: Proceedings of the 1999 Australian Koala Foundation Conference: A Conference on the Status of the Koala in 1999. 1999 Australian Koala Foundation Conference: A Conference on the Status of the Koala in 1999, Phillip Island, Vic., (143-152). 6-9 September, 1999.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision