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.
- Torrensan, C.,Berton, A.,Carotenuto, F.,Di Gennaro, S.,Gioli, B.,Matese, A.,Miglietta, F.,Vagnoli, C.,Zaldei, A.,Wallace, L. (2017). Forestry applications of UAVs in Europe: a review In: International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38, 2427 - 2447
- Hally, B.,Wallace, L.,Reinke, K.,Jones, S. (2017). A broad-area method for the Diurnal characterisation of upwelling medium wave infrared radiation In: Remote Sensing, 9, 1 - 16
- SPITS, C.,Wallace, L.,Reinke, K. (2017). Investigating surface and near-surface bushfire fuel attributes: A comparison between visual assessments and image-based point clouds In: Sensors, 17, 1 - 19
- Wallace, L.,Hillman, S.,Reinke, K.,Hally, B. (2017). Non-destructive estimation of above-ground surface and near-surface biomass using 3D terrestrial remote sensing techniques In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, , 1 - 10
- Wallace, L.,Lucieer, A.,Malenovsk�, 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
- Wickramasinghe, C.,Jones, S.,Reinke, K.,Wallace, L. (2016). Development of a multi-spatial resolution approach to the surveillance of active fire lines using Himawari-8 In: Remote Sensing, 8, 1 - 13
- Hally, B.,Wallace, L.,Reinke, K.,Jones, S. (2016). Assessment of the utility of the advanced Himawari imager to detect active fire over Australia In: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-19 July 2016
- 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
3 PhD Current Supervisions