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GEOS3102 - Global Change: Problems and Prospects (Lecture)

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Steele Building 03, Room 314/15

Saint Lucia, QLD 4067

Australia

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GEOS3102 is a Capstone Geography course which attracts students with diverse backgrounds spanning across Science and the Arts. This course highlights key problems of both physical and human dimensions of global change and analyses their origins, patterns and prognoses for the future. Learning is accomplished by lectures, readings and participation in class debates on major issues. Extensive use of contemporary sources (print and television current affairs, news reports and commentaries etc) can be anticipated.

The course is delivered via a weekly two hour interactive seminar class in which a different dimension of Global Change is covered and supported by an interactive tutorial.

https://sees.uq.edu.au/profile/552/stuart-phinn @stuart.phinn and @RemoteSensing_UQ

Stuart's research interests are in measuring and monitoring environmental changes using earth observation data and publishing/sharing ecosystem data. He is a professor of Geography at the University of Queensland where he teaches remote sensing and he has established and co-directs the Remote Sensing Research Centre, Joint Remote Sensing Research Program and Australian Earth Observation Coordination Group. Most recently he was the founding director of Australia’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network and its Associate Science Director.

He received his PhD from the University of California – Santa Barbara/San Diego State University in 1997. The majority of his work uses images collected from satellite and aircraft, in combination with field measurements, to map and monitor the Earth’s environments and how they are changing over time. A large part of this is in coastal and marine environments with C.Roelfsema. This work is done in collaboration with other environmental scientists, government environmental management agencies, NGO’s and private companies. A growing part of this work now focuses on national coordination of Earth observation activities and the collection, publishing and sharing of ecosystem data. Professor Phinn publishes extensively with his collaborators, and currently has 153 papers in refereed international journals, 1 book, and 11 book chapters.

A large part of this work also involves training the next generation of scientists and managers who effectively use remote sensing, and he has graduated 36 PhD students. Stuart is a very engaging speaker who enjoys doing a range of things when teaching to keep his students' learning active.

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Steele Building 03, Room 314/15

Saint Lucia, QLD 4067

Australia

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