Dr Diane Pearson

Dr Diane Pearson
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Alumni - Senior Research Fellow
Primary research group: 
Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management
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Research interests

  • Environmental Information Systems and spatial analysis
  • Landscape ecology - studying habitat loss due to human activity
  • Sustainable landscapes
  • Measuring and quantifying landscape structure and heterogeneity
  • Monitoring land use/ land cover change using GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Habitat modelling and biodiversity assessment
  • Uncertainty issues in GIS databases
  • Effect of scale on landscape analysis
  • Integrating socio-economic data with environmental data for resource management


  • Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning in the 2006 Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching.
  • Finalist for the Award for Excellence in Education and Professional Development in the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards 2005
  • Winner of the United States Regional Association - International Association of Landscape Ecology’s Foreign Scholar award to attend US-IALE’98, Michigan, USA. March 1998

Peer reviewer for International Journals

  • International Journal of Geographic Information Science
  • Journal of Vegetation Science
  • Environmental Modelling and Software
  • Landscape Research
  • Landscape Ecology

Guest Editor for International Journals

  • Landscape Ecology


  • Arc Discovery International Reader

People I work with

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Amanda Lilleyman
PhD student and Research Associate for TSR NESP Project 5.1.1
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Dr Don Franklin
Adjunct Research Fellow
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Muhammad Quddus
PhD Student
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Adam Britton
Adjunct - Senior Research Associate
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Cassie Scoble
Research Associate
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Dr E.O. Menge
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Anna Weier
PhD Student
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Stewart Pittard
PhD Candidate
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Eddie Webber
Alumni - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Dr Miguel A Bedoya-Pérez
Research Fellow
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Alyson Stobo-Wilson
PhD Candidate
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Dr Brett Murphy
Senior Research Fellow
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Natalie Dowling
PhD Candidate
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Billy Ross
PhD Student
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Dr Hamish Campbell
Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer
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Harinandanan Paramjyothi
PhD Student
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Amélie Corriveau
PhD Student
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Dr Leigh-Ann Woolley
Research Associate
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Rebecca Lehrke
PhD Student
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Cara Ellen Penton
PhD Candidate

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