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Prof Diane Pearson

Professor in Environmental Management

School of Agriculture and Environment

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0
Supervisor 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Lawes, MJ., Greiner, R., Leiper, IA., Ninnis, R., Pearson, DM., & Boggs, G. (2015). The effects of a moratorium on land-clearing in the Douglas-Daly region, Northern Territory, Australia. The Rangeland Journal. 37(4), 399-408 Retrieved from http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/trj
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2013). Landscape ecology: Its role as a transdisciplinary science for rangeland sustainability. The Rangeland Journal. 35(4), 363-371 Retrieved from http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/trj
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Davis, J., Campbell, D., Campbell, M., Douglas, J., Hueneke, H., La Flamme, M., . . . Walsh, F. (2011). Attention to four key principles that can promote health outcomes from desert Aboriginal land management.. The Rangeland Journal. 33(4), 417-431
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Gorman, JT. (2010). Managing the landscapes of the Australian Northern Territory for sustainability: Visions, issues and solutions.. Futures. 42(7), 711-722
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & McAlpine, CA. (2010). Landscape ecology: an integreated science for sustainability in a changing world. Landscape Ecology. 25(8), 1151-1154
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Gorman, JT. (2010). Exploring the relevance of a landscape ecological paradigm for sustainable landscapes and livelihoods: A case-application from the Northern Territory Australia. Landscape Ecology. 25(8), 1169-1183
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2009). Key topics in landscape ecology. Austral Ecology. 34(2), 238-238
[Book Review]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Kuhlken, R., Knouff, R., Dobbs, GR., Pearson, DM., Puotinen, M., Sloan, S., . . . Silcock, D. (2008). Reviews. Jounal of Spatial Science. 53(2), 186-200
[Book Review]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., Tremblay, P., & Gorman, J. (2008). Destination planning and the sustainability of wildlife tourism resources: Ongoing challenges for knowledge integration. Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development. 5(3), 257-276
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Gorman, J., Pearson, D., & Whitehead, P. (2008). Assisting Australian indigenous resource management and sustainable utilization of species through the use of GIS and environmental modeling techniques. Journal of Environmental Management. 86(1), 104-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2006). Issues and perspectives in landscape ecology.. Austral Ecology. 31(5), 669-670
[Book Review]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2006). Book review. GIS: A short introduction.. Geogrpahical Research. 44(4), 450-452
[Book Review]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2002). The application of local measures of spatial autocorrelation for describing pattern in north Australian landscapes. Journal of Environmental Management. 64(1), 85-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, R., & Pearson, D. (2000). Integrated geographical assessment of environmental condition in water catchments: Linking landscape ecology, environmental modelling and GIS. Journal of Environmental Management. 59(4), 299-319
[Journal article]Authored by: Pearson, D.

Book

Pearson, DM., & Aspinall, RJ. (1996). Data quality and spatial analysis: analytical use of GIS for ecological modelling.. In GIS and Environmental Modelling: Progress and Research Issues. (pp. 35 - 58). Fort Collins: GIS World
[Chapter]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., & Pearson, DM. (1994). Describing and managing data quality for categorical maps in GIS. In P. Fisher (Ed.) Innovations in GIS 2.. (pp. 71 - 83). : Taylor and Francis
[Chapter]Authored by: Pearson, D.

Thesis

Pearson, DM. (1999). The impact of human activity on landscape diversity in space and time: measurement and analysis of spatial structure and change in the Milton-Ulladulla area of New South Wales.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Pearson, D.

Report

Cowley, G., Dale, A., Banks, R., Buchan, A., Cocco, R., Crase, J., . . . Wilson, B.(2014). Environmental research plan for natural resource management organisations and regional development Australia boards in Northern Australia. Cairns, James Cook Univesity: Reef and Rainforest Research Centre on behalf of the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program (NERP - Tropical Ecosystems Hub)
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., & Pearson, DM.(1995). Red and Grey Squirrels and Pine Martens in Scotland.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Birnie,, RV., Aspinall, RJ., Brooker, NA., Hudson, G., Law, ANR., Miller, DR., . . . Wright, G.(1994). Information technology in support of land use science: A MLURI perspective..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pearson, D.

Conference

Hodgetts, J., Chapman, D., & Pearson, DM.(2016). The territory conservation agreements program: Promoting integrated conservation management in Australia's Northern territory. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 10th International Rangeland Congress 2016. Saskatoon, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Hodgetts, J. (2014, September). The territory conservation agreements program: Promoting integrated conservation management. Presented at Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Conference. Alice Springs, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Laurence, N. (2014, March). Territory Conservation Agreements - linking conservation and productivity. Presented at 5th National NRM Knowledge Conference. Tasmania, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2014, September). Scientists are from Mars, NRM practitioners are from Earth. Presented at Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference. Alice Springs, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Karki, S., Wasson, B., Pearson, DM., & Maier, S. (2011, August). Quantifying riparian change and gully erosion in the Daly River Catchment, Northern Territory, Australia.. Presented at World Congress of International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE 2011). Beijing.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., Nawaz, M., & Wasson, R. (2011, August). Designing a sustainable city: The perils of not taking a landscape ecological approach to designing for sustainability.. Presented at World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Beijing.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Nawaz, M., Wasson, R., Ahmad, W., Pearson, DM., Parry, D., & Sattar, F.Quantification of sediment sources in the high relief catchment of mangla reservoir, Pakistan. Paper presented at the meeting of 10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2010. Varna; Bulgaria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Sattar, F., Wasson, R., Pearson, DM., Boggs, G., Ahmad, W., & Nawaz, M. (2010). The development of geoinformatics based framework to quantify gully erosion.. Proceedings of the International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conferene and Expo. (pp. 1 - 9). : International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conferene and Expo
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Gorman, J. (2009). Adopting a landscape ecological paradigm for sustainable landscapes and livelihoods: A case study from the Northern Territory. Presented at International Congress of Ecology. Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., Ninnis, R., & Boggs, G. (2009, September). The changing space of greater Darwin: Linking land cover mapping with socio-economic drivers of change. Presented at International Geographic Union. Cairns.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Gorman, J. (2008). Illustrating the importance of GIS in environmental education: An example using GIS to assist in the sustainable utilisation of species harvested in central Arnhem Land.. Presented at AAEE. Darwin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM.The university as a community knowledge broker for the exchange of information to assist in sustainable natural resource management.. . University of Sunshine Coast
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2008). Why a landscape ecological planning and design approach is crucial for sustainable development of the Northern Territory.. Presented at 14th Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. Darwin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Gorman, J. (2007, July). Managing landscapes of the Australian Northern Territory for sustainability: Visions, issues and strategies for successful planning.. Presented at World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., Gorman, J., & Whitehead, P. (2006). Using predictive habitat modelling to assist in the sustainable utilisation of species harvested in Central Arnhem Land.. Presented at International Geographical Union Conference. Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2005, November). Landscape ecology in Australia: A new interdisciplinary science or just a part of ecology?. Presented at Ecological Society of Australia Conference. Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2005, July). Landscape ecology and the spatial sciences: an important marriage for tropical northern Australian landscapes.. Presented at North Australia Remote Sensing and GIS conference (NARGIS05).. Darwin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2004, February). Spatial analysis of landscape structure in the Top End – Grappling with data, scale and methods.. Presented at 5th Australasian Postgraduate Workshop on GISc: Social and Environmental Modelling. Kioloa, New South Wales.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Gorman, J., Pearson, DM., & Whitehead, P. (2004, December). Using GIS and Environmental Modeling Techniques to Assist in Sustainable Utilisation of Wildlife.. Presented at Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference,. Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2003, July). Quantifying spatial structure in the Top End – how can we deal with issues of scale and variation.. Presented at 6th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Bartolo, R., Pearson, DM., & Hill, G. (2003, July). Landscape change on the tropical floodplains of the Trans-Fly Bioregion, Southern New Guinea.. Presented at 6th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Darwin, NT.. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Zhang, Y., Pearson, DM., Bowman, D., & Whitehead, P. (2003, July). Spatial analysis of fire induced landscapes in the tropical savannas using remotely sensed data.. Presented at 6th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., Tremblay, P., Gorman, J., & Zhang, Z. (2003, December). Using GIS and remote sensing to assist in the sustainable management of the Top End of Australia’s wildlife tourism icons.. Presented at 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment,. Christchurch.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Zhang, Y., Pearson, DM., Whitehead, P., & Ahmad, W. (2001). Mapping and spatial analysis for Savanna wildfire history in Northern Australia by remotely sensed data and GIS. Source of the Document International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 (pp. 792 - 794). : Source of the Document International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Riley, J. (2001, July). Spatial analysis of grassland patterning in the Yinberrie hills region of the Northern Territory using field data and IKONOS imagery.. Presented at NARGIS01. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Aspinall, RJ. (2001, July). Environmental Accounts: A GIS method using remotely sensed image to describe changes in land cover over time and processes producing change.. Presented at NARGIS01. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Zhang, Z., Pearson, DM., Whitehead, P., & Ahmad, W. (2001, July). Mapping and spatial analysis for savanna wildfire history in Northern Australia by remotely sensed data and GIS.. Presented at IGARS2001. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (2000, September). Investigating the impacts of human activity on northern Australian landscapes by analysis of spatial structure.. Presented at 4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Modeling,. Banff, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., & Pearson, DM. (2000, September). Integrated Geographical Assessment of Environmental Condition in Water Catchments: linking Landscape Ecology, Environmental Modeling and GIS.. Presented at 4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Modeling,. Banff, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (1999, December). Understanding spatial structure in northern Australian landscapes: an aid to wildlife management. Symposium on landscape scale analysis.. Presented at Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference,. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM. (1999, June). Measurement and analysis of changes in structural diversity in Australian landscapes.. Presented at NARGIS99. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM.An approach to examine changes in landscape diversity over space and time as an aid to future Natural Resource Management. . Michigan, USA.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM.The Impacts of human activity on landscape diversity in space and through time.. . Kioloa, New South Wales
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., Pearson, DM., & Miller, JA. (1996, January). Measuring and modelling (bio)diversity: an approach based on geographic, taxonomic and environmental relations.. Presented at 3rd International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental modelling, NCGIA,. Santa Fe, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Aspinall, RJ. (1996, August). Spatial Landscape Ecology: Describing environmental variability using GIS and spatial analysis.. Presented at 28th International Geographical Congress. The Hague, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., Matthews, K., & Pearson, DM.An integrated geographical analysis of impacts of climate change in Scotland.. . Dundee,
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM.Data Quality Issues with GIS. . Edinburgh University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., & Pearson, DM. (1994). Data quality and spatial analysis: analytical use of GIS for ecological modelling.. Presented at Second International Workshop/Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modelling,. Breckenridge, Colorado.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Aspinall, RJ., & Pearson, DM.Error analysis using ArcInfo and ORACLE: integrating data quality measures for categorical maps into GIS processing.. . Nottingham
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.
Pearson, DM., & Aspinall, RJ.Data quality and spatial analysis: analytical use of GIS for ecological modelling.. . Breckenridge,
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pearson, D.

Other

Pearson, DM. (2012, August). Planning for sustainability: Taking a landscape ecological approach to designing future landscapes. In CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and James Cook University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Presented at James Cook University Cairns Campus.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pearson, D.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
Co-supervisor 2 0

Courses Coordinated

  • 188.263 Environmental Science I
  • 188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management
  • 188.363 Applied Environmental Management
  • 188.363 Environmental Science II
  • 188.707 Introduction to Advanced Environmental Management I

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Lissy Fehnker - Doctor of Philosophy
    Human-Nature Values Across Auckland: Exploring the Biophilia Hypothesis
  • Thomas Cushnahan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging of Pasture

Co-supervisor of:

  • Therese Kaul - Doctor of Philosophy
    A new methodology for fit for purpose whole farm plans in New Zealand.
  • Gorden Jiang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Encouraging arable farmers to adopt precision agriculture

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