The Goyder Institute for Water Research is pleased to announce that Professor Megan Lewis has been nominated as the new Board member representing the University of Adelaide.
A widely-respected and award-winning researcher and tertiary educator, Prof. Lewis has applied her expertise in using remote sensing to record, analyse and monitor landscapes in a variety of Australian contexts, such as arid and semi-arid environments, native vegetation, wetlands and agriculture.
Prof. Lewis is Acting Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide and a member of the ARC College of Experts.
She has an extensive background in remote sensing, vegetation ecology, and environmental science and management, with many years of experience in teaching, postgraduate supervision and research at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Agricultural College, and the South Australian College of Advanced Education.
Her research is in Earth observation – using remote sensing (from satellites, aircraft, lab and field instruments, and drones) to document, analyse and monitor landscape composition and variation in space and time.
Prof. Lewis specialises in hyperspectral sensing for understanding vegetation, soil and water properties, and in monitoring environmental change with multi-temporal imagery.
She collaborates with government agencies, ecologists and environmental managers to develop new remote sensing approaches and tools for environmental assessments.
Prof. Lewis has a PhD and Masters (Applied Science) in Remote Sensing from the University of New South Wales and a Masters in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.