Luke Wallace’s principle research interests are focused on the acquisition and application of remotely sensed data for deriving information to improve management of forested ecosystems and natural resources.
- Remote Sensing
- Spatial Analysis
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Drones
- Sensor Integration
- 3D Point Cloud processing
- Forest Inventory
- Bushfire Hazard Assessment
Luke is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Remote Sensing Centre. He is a primary researcher working on the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project A4 “Disaster landscape attribution: fire surveillance and hazard mapping, data scaling and validation”. His focus is on terrestrial, UAV and airborne remote sensing techniques for the characterisation of fuel load and fuel hazard across a variety of fire-prone landscapes.
- 2006 Bachelor of Geomatics, University of Tasmania, Australia.
- 2007 Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences (First Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia.
- 2014 PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia.
Luke has worked closely with industry on a number of GIS and remote sensing projects. From 2009 – 2015 Luke acted as the sole GIS analyst and programming consultant on the development of two GIS based bushfire models. The award winning Tasmanian Bushfire Risk Assessment Model and the Bushfire Operational Hazard Model. In 2009- 2010 Luke also worked with the Department of Environment, Primary Industry, Heritage and Arts on the development of web based asset management systems for heritage sites around Tasmania.
- Wallace, L.,Lucieer, A.,Malenovský, Z.,Turner, D.,Vopenka, P. (2016). Assessment of Forest Structure Using Two UAV Techniques: A Comparison of Airborne Laser Scanning and Structure from Motion (SfM) Point Clouds In: Forests, 7, 1 - 16
- Wallace, L.,Gupta, V.,Reinke, K.,Jones, S. (2016). An assessment of pre- and post fire near surface fuel hazard in an Australian dry sclerophyll forest using point cloud data captured using a terrestrial laser scanner In: Remote Sensing, 8, 1 - 14
- Jaskierniak, D.,Kuczera, G.,Benyon, R.,Wallace, L. (2015). Using tree detection algorithms to predict stand sapwood area, basal area and stocking density in Eucalyptus regnans forest In: Remote Sensing, 7, 7298 - 7323
- Gupta, V.,Reinke, K.,Jones, S.,Wallace, L.,Holden, L. (2015). Assessing metrics for estimating fire induced change in the forest understorey structure using terrestrial laser scanning In: Remote Sensing, 7, 8180 - 8201
- Vander Jagt, B.,Lucieer, A.,Wallace, L.,Turner, D.,Durand, M. (2015). Snow depth retrieval with UAS using photogrammetric techniques In: Geosciences, 5, 264 - 285
- Wallace, L.,Lucieer, A.,Watson, C. (2014). Evaluating tree detection and segmentation routines on very high resolution UAV LiDAR data In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, 7619 - 7628
- Turner, D.,Lucieer, A.,Wallace, L. (2014). Direct georeferencing of ultrahigh-resolution UAV imagery In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, 2738 - 2745
- Lucieer, A.,Malenovsky, Z.,Veness, T.,Wallace, L. (2014). HyperUAS-imaging spectroscopy from a multirotor unmanned aircraft system In: Journal fo Field Robotics, 31, 571 - 590
- Wallace, L.,Musk, R.,Lucieer, A. (2014). An assessment of the repeatability of automatic forest inventory metrics derived from UAV-borne laser scanning data In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, 7160 - 7169
- Wallace, L.,Watson, C.,Lucieer, A. (2014). Detecting pruning of individual stems using airborne laser scanning data captured from an unmanned aerial vehicle In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 30, 76 - 85
2 PhD Current Supervisions