Mr John Lowry – BSc (Hons)
Mr John Lowry is a member of the ERISS Spatial Sciences and Data Integration program. He has been involved in a range of projects, focussing initially on the development of wetland inventory techniques through the application of remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. He is a member of the science advisory panel to the Kyoto and Carbon Initiative which utilises remote sensing technologies to map and monitor wetland environments, and has provided technical advice on managing wetland inventory data to the Scientific and Technial Review Panel of the the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. His current focus is on the application of landform evolution modelling technologies to assess the geomorphic stability of rehabilitated landscapes in northern Australia.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Landform modelling; spatial analysis; tropical wetlands; spatial data management.
Current key projects
- Assessing the geomorphic stability of the Ranger trial landform
- Assessing the impact of extreme rainfall events on the geomorphic stability of a rehabilitated landform using the CAESAR landscape evolution model.
Hancock, GR, Lowry JBC, Coulthard TJ, Evans KG & Moliere DR 2010. A catchment scale evaluation of the SIBERIA and CAESAR landscape evolution models. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35(8), 863-876.
Lowry JBC, Evans KG, Coulthard TJ, Hancock GR & Moliere DR 2009. Assessing the impact of extreme rainfall events on the geomorphic stability of a conceptual rehabilitated landform in the Northern Territory of Australia. In Mine Closure 2009. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure 9–11 September 2009, eds A Fourie & M Tibbett, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, 203–212.
Lowry J, Hess L & Rosenqvist A 2009. Mapping and monitoring wetlands around the world using ALOS PALSAR: the ALOS Kyoto and Carbon Initiative wetland products. In Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography - Innovations in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, eds. S Jones & K Reinke. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 105-120.
Moliere DR, Lowry JBC & Humphrey CL 2009. Classifying the flow regime of data-limited streams in the wet-dry tropical region of Australia . Journal of Hydrology 367, 1–13.
Hancock GR, Lowry JBC, Moliere DR & Evans KG 2008. An evaluation of an enhanced soil erosion and landscape evolution mode: a case study assessment of the former Nabarlek uranium mine, Northern Territory, Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 33 (13), 2045–2063.
Johansen K, Phinn S, Lowry J & Douglas M 2008.Quantifying indicators of riparian condition in Australian tropical savannas: integrating high spatial resolution imagery and field survey data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29 (23), 7003–7028.
Rosenqvist A, Finlayson CM, Lowry J & Taylor D 2007. The potential of long-wavelength satellite-borne radar to support implementation of the Ramsar Wetlands Convention . In Special issue: Satellite based radar – developing tools for wetland management eds CM Finlayson, A Rosenqvist & J Lowry, Journal of Aquatic Conservation – Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 17 (3), 229–244
Finlayson CM, Lowry J, Bellio MG, Walden D, Nou S, Fox G, Humphrey CL & Pidgeon R 2006. Comparative biology of large wetlands: Kakadu National Park, Australia . Aquatic Sciences 68(3), 374–399.
Lowry JBC, Evans KG, Moliere DR & Hollingsworth I 2006. Assessing landscape reconstruction at the Ranger mine using landform evolution modelling. In Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Mine Closure, 13–15 September 2006, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, 577–586.
Finlayson CM, Bellio MG & Lowry J 2005. A conceptual basis for the wise use of wetlands in northern Australia – linking information needs, integrated analyses, drivers of change and human well-being. Marine and Freshwater Research 56(3), 269–277.
Lowry J & Finlayson CM 2004. A review of spatial datasets for wetland inventory in northern Australia. Supervising Scientist Report 178, Supervising Scientist, Darwin NT.
Begg G & Lowry J 2003. Land capability and topographic data as a surrogate for the mapping and classification of wetlands: a case study from the Daly basin, Northern Territory, Australi a. Water Science and Technology 48 (7), 49–56.
Finlayson CM, Begg GW, Howes J, Davies J, Tagi K & Lowry J 2002. A Manual for an Inventory of Asian Wetlands: Version 1.0. Wetlands International Global Series 10, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Begg GW, van Dam RA, Lowry JB, Finlayson CM & Walden DJ 2001. Inventory and risk assessment of water dependent ecosystems in the Daly basin, Northern Territory, Australia. Supervising Scientist Report 162, Supervising Scientist, Darwin NT.
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