Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA to Tulbure: “Water resources in a changing climate: the impact of climate and land use change on surface water dynamics and connectivity”
Climate and land use change act synergistically to affect scarce water resources, already under enormous pressure in Australia. This cross-disciplinary project aims to quantify the climate-driven variability and impact of climate and land use change on surface water dynamics and connectivity. This research will take a holistic approach integrating remote sensing and climate data, land use science, graph theory and spatial statistics. Findings will, for the first time, assess the impact of multiple drivers of change (climate, land use) on scarce water resources by integrating empirical observations on surface water variability with global climate model projections and land use scenarios.
ARC Linkage Project in collaboration with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to Tulbure, Kingsford, Lucas, Keith and Carlile: “A novel approach for assessing environmental flows using satellite data”
This project will determine how ecosystems respond to environmental flow by linking flooding history with vegetation responses, using remote sensing, climate data layers, spatial statistics, models of environmental flows and ecological theory. Beneficiaries will include water and land managers in Australia.