Applied use of satellite remote sensing for Australian fauna habitat health monitoring

School of Education and the Arts
Dr Michael Hewson


Drought conditions in Australia have posed the question - how healthy are remnant natural vegetation reserves for Australian fauna use? Students will examine a site-specific region (from a range of possibilities) and compile and interpret time-series derived vegetation indices from the European Space Agency Sentinel-2 imagery to monitor biota trends. The student should have some knowledge of biological processes - but satellite image processing skills are not assumed (and will be imparted through the project).

Physical Sciences| Environmental Sciences
Habitat, Vegetation health, Conservation
From March 2020
By Negotiation


This project is open to either Domestic or International students. For international students, this project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support

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