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1986 …2019
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Dr. Andrew Skidmore is Professor of Spatial Ecology at Macquarie University and the University of Twente. His interest in research relates to hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing for monitoring vegetation,  habitat monitoring under fragmentation and climate change, as well as developing innovative image processing techniques. Professor Andrew Skidmore worked for 10 years with the Forestry Corporation of New South Wales (NSW). In 1991 he moved to the School of Geography, University of New South Wales, and also worked as member and later Director of the Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS. As Head of the Department of Natural Resources for 19 years from 1997 Professor Skidmore developed his current main research focus on Essential Biodiversity Variables through Earth Observation for sustainable production of natural resources.


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canopy Earth & Environmental Sciences
remote sensing Earth & Environmental Sciences
Remote sensing Engineering & Materials Science
NDVI Earth & Environmental Sciences
vegetation Earth & Environmental Sciences
reflectance Earth & Environmental Sciences
elephant Earth & Environmental Sciences
leaf area index Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Outputs 1986 2019

Accurate modelling of canopy traits from seasonal Sentinel-2 imagery based on the vertical distribution of leaf traits

Gara, T. W., Darvishzadeh, R., Skidmore, A. K., Wang, T. & Heurich, M., Nov 2019, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 157, p. 108-123 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

vertical distribution

Advances in active fire detection using a multi-temporal method for next-generation geostationary satellite data

Hally, B., Wallace, L., Reinke, K., Jones, S. & Skidmore, A., 2 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Digital Earth. 12, 9, p. 1030-1045 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Geostationary satellites
geostationary satellite
satellite data
Earth (planet)

Analysis of Sentinel-2 and rapidEye for retrieval of leaf area index in a saltmarsh using a radiative transfer model

Darvishzadeh, R., Wang, T., Skidmore, A., Vrieling, A., O'Connor, B., Gara, T. W., Ens, B. J. & Paganini, M., 2 Mar 2019, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 6, p. 1-22 22 p., 671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
leaf area index
radiative transfer

A new dense 18-year time series of surface water fraction estimates from MODIS for the Mediterranean region

Li, L., Skidmore, A., Vrieling, A. & Wang, T., 17 Jul 2019, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 23, 7, p. 3037-3056 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
time series
surface water

Climate and land use changes will degrade the distribution of Rhododendrons in China

Yu, F., Wang, T., Groen, T. A., Skidmore, A. K., Yang, X., Ma, K. & Wu, Z., 1 Apr 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 659, p. 515-528 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Land use
land use change

Activities 2015 2017

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Spectroscopic determination of leaf traits using infrared spectra

Maria F. Buitrago (Speaker), Thomas Groen (Speaker), Chris Hecker (Speaker), Andrew Skidmore (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Remote sensing of traits

Andrew Skidmore (Speaker)
20 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (Journal)

Rasmus Houborg (Editor), Joshua B. Fisher (Editor), Andrew Skidmore (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work