Dr Adrian Fisher

Research Fellow

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 53752


Adrian Fisher is a geographer with the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (JRSRP) and is based in the Centre for Ecosystem Science (CES) at UNSW. He is funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to conduct remote sensing research, collaborating with researchers from OEH, UQ, CES and the Queensland Government Remote Sensing Centre. His research mainly involves large area mapping of vegetation structure, using satellite and airborne data, though he is also interested in using remote sensing data to examine the geomorphic evolution of Australia’s deserts.

Research Interests

  • Large area tree cover mapping
    Developing methods to use satellite imagery, airborne lidar and airborne digital imagery to map tree cover over large areas.
  • Measuring vegetation structure
    Examining different ways of measuring vegetation structure, using field methods and airborne lidar data.
  • Environmental change in arid Australia
    Using the multi-temporal satellite data to examine environmental change in Australia's desert landscapes.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales


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