Prof Jeremy Russell-Smithjeremy

Professor of Research
Jeremy is an ecologist/botanist with a particular interest in helping to achieve sustainable fire management outcomes in tropical savannas. He leads the research effort.



Mr Cameron Yates
Program Coordinator

Cameron has published and worked on the application of spatial science, to many natural resource management agendas, such as carbon, weeds, rangelands, and extensively with bushfires. His role is to manage and coordinate the activities of the Centre.


Dr Andrew Edwards
Research Fellow (Bushfires)

Andrew applies spatial sciences to pyro-geographical problems. He has been involved in the NAFI website and the Savanna Burning methodology. He has been continuing his PhD research into satellite mapping of fire severity.

Mrs Dominique Lynch
Research Officer

Dominique has extensive experience and land assessment and botanical field sampling, which she applies to satellite imagery to map habitat and vegetation, using an object-based image analysis classification technique.


Mr Jay Evans
earch Officer

Jay has undertaken extensive field survey work and burnt area mapping for a number of years since joining DCBR. He is now undertaking a PhD looking at the efficacy and cost of prescribed burning in north Australian savannas.



Dr Peter Jacklyn
Senior Research Fellow

Peter has a background in the biophysics of termite mounds, radio broadcasting, and communication. He developed and still manages the NAFI web site.


rohanMr Rohan Fisher
Research Fellow (Information Technology for Development)

Rohan is a spatial scientist with extensive experience in remote sensing, where he applies his skills to mapping burnt areas for the NT and Kimberley. He also develops simple and robust NRM applications for the people of Eastern Indonesia. He is now undertaking a PhD.

Dr Kamaljit Sangha
Research Fellow (Ecological Economics)

Kamal has a background in agricultural economics and has been applying those skills to the assessment of the Payment for Ecosystem Services.

Kate van Wezel
PhD student

Kate is based in Borroloola where she is working and researching with the women rangers, to analyse the caring for country movement as a strategy toward community resilience.


Grigorijs Goldbergs
PhD Student

Grigorijs is a photogrammetrist, now based at CDU in Darwin. In his research, he is attempting to calculate biomass from high resolution remotely sensed imagery.





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