Mr Greg Luker BAppSC(SCU) Greg Luker is the GIS Lab Manager within the School of Environmental Science and Management. Greg has been involved in GIS at Southern Cross University for over 20 years, coming to the University after ten years of commercial computing in programming and operations. Greg is a co-author of 8 refereed publications and has contributed GIS expertise to over 50 books/book chapters/papers/reports. Examples of the projects Greg has participated in include: • mangrove mapping in West Africa (using satellite data) for the UN; • long-term vegetation monitoring on North Stradbroke Island (using satellite data) for Redland Shire Council; • coral delineation on the mid-Queensland coast (using satellite data) for The Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils Inc.; • Gray whale mapping on the North American west coast: http://www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org/maps.shtml for California Gray Whale Coalition; • remote sensing processing for coastal and marine resources in Abu Dhabi for PhD dissertation; • developing the Cultural Heritage And Mapping Project (CHAMP) - a web-based system for the recording and retrieval of indigenous cultural heritage: http://champ.scu.edu.au; • data processing to estimate farm vegetation carbon amounts for a carbon credit scheme; • data processing for the Global Cetacean Snapshot for the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/publications/pubs/global-cetacean-summary.pdf; • data processing for vulnerability assessment for water management for the Copenhagen Climate Change conference of the UN: (http://www.unece.org/env/water/publications/documents/Guidance_water_climate.pdf), and for the World Bank.
Changes in the coastal zone of Abu Dhabi determined using satellite imagery (1972-2003) (with Ron A. Loughland, Peter Saenger, K Siddiqui, N Saji, M Belt, and K Crawford), Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2007)
The coastal and marine resources of Abu Dhabi have sustained the local inhabitants for thousands...
An integrated approach to management of coastal aquatic resources - A case study from Jervis Bay, Australia (with I M. Dutton, Peter Saenger, T Perry, and G L. Worboys), Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (1994)
The types of pressures evident in coastal regions are typified by the Jervis Bay region...
Environmental impacts of major catastrophic Holocene volcanic eruptions in New Britain, PNG: a preliminary model for palaeoenvironmental change (with William E. Boyd and Carol J. Lentfer), Geodiveristy and oceanography: readings in Australian geography at the close of the 20th century (1999)
Some phytogeographical considerations of mangroves (with Peter Saenger), World mangrove atlas (1997)
Concerns with the use of internet research and GIS in recording and managing traditional knowledge (with D Lloyd, E Watson, and William E. Boyd), Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences Conference (2006)
Environmental resource mapping of the Richmond catchment, northeast NSW using satellite data (with Sumith Pathirana and Michael B. Whelan), 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference: Digital imagery round table (2002)
Coastal zone management: present and future use of landsat at the Centre for Coastal Management, UNENR (with Alison Specht, Sumith Pathirana, T Perry, and William E. Boyd), Proceedings of conferences on land information management & geographical information systems and advanced remote sensing : coming of age - 21 years after Landsat (1993)
The impacts of sea level change on coastal land use (with Sumith Pathirana and Michael B. Whelan), AURISA: The annual conferennce of the Australasian Urban and Regional Inofrmation Systems Association Inc (1993)