November 6-8, 2017

Speaker Details

Prof. Brendan Mackey, PHD
Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program

Prof Brendan Mackey is Director of the Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University and is director of the Biodiversity & Climate Change Virtual Laboratory Project, which is a partnership between Griffith, JCU, UNSW, Macquarie Uni, Canberra University and QCIF.  Brendan has been a pioneer in the application of GIS, remote sensing and environmental modelling to ecological studies and, among innovations, published the first paper on the use of downscaled global climate projections for species distribution modelling, the first application of remote sensing and digital terrain analysis for evaluating world heritage natural values, and the first application of numeric classification to eco-regionalisation of tropical forests. He has authored over 200 academic publications.