Brian Lees

Emeritus Professor

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PUBLICATIONS

Books
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2008, Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis, Zhou Q; Lees BG; Tang G, (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Germany
2008
Book Chapters
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Lees BG, 2017, 'Error in Spatial Ecology (PVM)', in Spatial Data Handling in Big Data Era, edn. Advances in Geographic Inforation Science, Springer, Singapore, pp. 39 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4424-3_4
2017
Roddick JF; Lees BG, 2009, 'Spatio-Temporal Data Mining Paradigms and Methodologies', in Miller HJ; Han J (ed.), Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, edn. Chapman & Hall-CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Serie, CRC Press, US, pp. 27 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781420073980
2009
Lees BG, 2008, 'Remote Sensing', in Wilson JP; Fotheringham AS (ed.), The Handbook of Geographic Information Science, Blackwell Publishing, US, pp. 49 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470690819.ch3
2008
Jupp DL; Lees BG; Rui L; Suiping F, 2008, 'The application of 3S technology to Plank Road research and development of spatial information systems in the Qinling and Daba Mountains: I. Geographical, Geological and Historical Background', in The Collected Papers of the International Symposium on Historical Research of Plank Roads and Applications of 3S Technology, edn. Original, San Xi People's Education Publisher, China, pp. 6 - 55
2008
Jupp DL; Lees BG; Rui L; Suiping F, 2008, 'The application of 3S technology to Plank Road research and development of spatial information systems in the Qinling and Daba Mountains: II. 3S Technology and the Australia-China Project', in The Collected Papers of the International Symposium on Historical Research of Plank Roads and Applications of 3S Technology, edn. Original, San Xi People's Education Publisher, China, pp. 55 - 77
2008
Lees BG, 2008, 'The Language and Grammar of Maps', in The Collected Papers of the International Symposium on Historical Research of Plank Roads and Applications of 3S Technology, edn. Original, San Xi People's Education Publisher, China, pp. 175 - 203
2008
Zhou Q; Lees BG; Tang G, 2008, 'Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis: the TADTM Initiative', in Zhou Q; Lees B; Tang G-A (ed.), Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis, edn. Original, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 3 - 10
2008
Lees BG; Huang ZF; Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2008, 'The impact of DEM Error on predictive vegetation mapping', in Zhou Q; Lees B; Tang G-A (ed.), Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis, edn. 199049, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 349 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77800-4_19
2008
Lees BG, 2008, 'Progress in Digital Terrain Analysis', in Zhou Q; Lees B; Tang G-A (ed.), Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis, edn. Original, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 461 - 462
2008
Lees BG, 2007, 'Natural resources information - A vital component of the next generation of LAS to support sustainable development', in Abbas R (ed.), Towards a Spatially Enabled Society, edn. Original, Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 86 - 92
2007
Conference Papers
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Trisasongko BH; Paull DJ; Panuju D; Lees BG, 2011, 'Natural re-vegetation along Ajkwa Tailings Deposition Areas monitored by fully polarimetric C-Band SAR coupled with polarimetric decomposition techniques', in Proceeding of International Conference on New Perspectives of Tropical Forest Rehabilitation for Better Forest Functions and Management, Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 157 - 161, presented at International Conference on New Perspectives of Tropical Forest Rehabilitation for Better Forest Functions and Management, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17 October 2011 - 19 October 2011
2011
Leung Y; Zhou C; Lees B; Talia D; Zhou X, 2011, 'Message from the conference chair', in ICSDM 2011 - Proceedings 2011 IEEE International Conference on Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSDM.2011.5969117
2011
Lees BG; Yang QK; Jupp DL, 2007, 'Re-scaling Terrain Variables', in Geocomputation 2007, Geocomputation 2007, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, presented at Geocomputation 2007, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 03 September 2007 - 05 September 2007
2007
Lees BG; Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2006, 'Predictive Vegetation mapping and DEM Error', in International Symposium on Terrain and Digital Terrain Modelling, International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling (TADTM 2006), Nanjing, China, pp. 1 - 7, presented at International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling (TADTM 2006), Nanjing, China, 23 November 2006 - 25 November 2006
2006
Lees BG, 2006, 'Effective Limits to Spatial Prediction', in IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Qld, presented at IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Qld, 03 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
2006
Srivastava SK; Lees BG, 2005, 'Application of environmental domain analysis for predicting freshwater fish distribution at a regional scale', in 3rd International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, 3rd International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Shanghai Fisheries University, Shanghai, China, presented at 3rd International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Shanghai Fisheries University, Shanghai, China, 22 August 2005 - 26 August 2005
2005
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Zhou Q; Lees BG; Tang G, (eds.), 2006, 'International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling (TADTM 2006)', Nanjing, China, presented at International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling (TADTM 2006), Nanjing, China, 23 November 2006 - 25 November 2006
2006
Journal articles
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Lees B; Laffan S, 2019, 'The Lande of Java on the Jean Rotz Mappa Mundi', The Globe, vol. 85, pp. 1 - 12
2019
Walker J; Lees B; Olley J; Thompson C, 2018, 'Dating the Cooloola coastal dunes of South-Eastern Queensland, Australia', Marine Geology, vol. 398, pp. 73 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.12.010
2018
Lees BG, 2016, 'Valediction', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 30, pp. 2529 - 2532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2016.1197928
2016
Horne D; Lees B; Cupper M; Fitzsimmons K, 2015, 'The development of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain: New results and insights', Marine Geology, vol. 364, pp. 12 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2015.03.004
2015
Thompson JA; Paull DJ; Lees BG, 2015, 'An improved liberal cloud-mask for addressing snow/cloud confusion with MODIS', Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, vol. 81, pp. 119 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.14358/PERS.81.2.119
2015
Thompson JA; Paull DJ; Lees BG, 2015, 'Using phase-spaces to characterize land surface phenology in a seasonally snow-covered landscape', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 166, pp. 178 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.008
2015
Horne D; O'Neill B; Lees B, 2014, 'Process implications of chenier dates in Australia', Marine Geology, vol. 353, pp. 163 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2014.04.008
2014
Thompson JA; Lees BG, 2014, 'Applying object-based segmentation in the temporal domain to characterise snow seasonality', ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, vol. 97, pp. 98 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.08.010
2014
Horne D; O'Neill B; Lees BG, 2014, 'Process implications of chenier dates in Australia', MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 353, pp. 163 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2014.04.008
2014
Lees BG, 2012, 'Australian Geographers and Geographical Information Science', Geographical Research, vol. 50, pp. 404 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-5871.2012.00777.x
2012
Lees BG, 2011, 'A Long and Winding Road: 25 Years of International Journal of Geographical Information Science', Editor's Bulletin, vol. 6, pp. 95 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521742.2010.573664
2011
Liang Q; Wang XH; Lees BG, 2011, 'Community Participation in the Management of Marine Protected Areas in China', Labour and management in development, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 10, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/2135/2654
2011
Panuju DR; Trisasongko BH; Susetyo B; Raimadoya MA; Lees BG, 2010, 'Historical fire detection of tropical forest from NDVI time-series data: Case study on Jambi, Indonesia', ITB Journal of Science, vol. 42 A, pp. 49 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.5614/itbj.sci.2010.42.1.5
2010
Wen Z; Lees BG; Jiao F; Lei W; Shi H, 2010, 'Stratified vegetation cover index: A new way to assess vegetation impact on soil erosion', Catena, vol. 83, pp. 87 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2010.07.006
2010
Panuju DR; Trisasongko BH; Susetyo B; Raimadoya MA; Lees BG, 2010, 'Historical Fire Detection of Tropical Forest from NDVI Time-series Data: Case Study on Jambi, Indonesia', ITB Journal of Science, vol. 42A, pp. 49 - 66, http://proceedings.itb.ac.id/download.php?file=A09071.pdf&id=413&up=8
2010
Lees BG, 2009, 'Recent trends in IJGISc', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 23, pp. 1 - 6
2009
Lees BG, 2009, 'International Journal of Geographical Information Science', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 23
2009
Simmonds FJ; Wang XH; Lees BG, 2009, 'Comment on `Marine GIS: Identification of mesoscale oceanic thermal fronts`', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 23, pp. 369 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810701851404
2009
Lees BG, 2008, 'Just another node...', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 3
2008
Zhao L; Zhang Y; Wang XH; Lees BG, 2008, 'Lesson from Australian Marine Parks for promoting the income of our fisher folk', Fisheries Economy Research, vol. 2, pp. 51 - 55
2008
Zhao L; Wang XH; Lees BG, 2008, 'Managing Australian Defence Force Activities in Marine Protected Areas: Using Jervis Bay as a Case Study', Ocean Economics Review of China, vol. 2, pp. 45 - 58
2008
Lees BG, 2008, 'International Journal of Geographical Information Science', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 22
2008
Huang Z; Lees BG, 2007, 'Assessing a Single Classification Accuracy Measure to Deal with the Imprecision of Location and Class: Fuzzy Weighted Kappa versus Kappa', Journal of Spatial Science, vol. 52, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14498596.2007.9635096
2007
Trisasongko BH; Lees BG; Paull DJ, 2007, 'Discrimination of scatterer responses on tailings deposition zone using radar polarimetry', Sensing and Imaging, vol. 8, pp. 111 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11220-007-0037-8
2007
Trisasongko BH; Lees BG; Paull DJ, 2006, 'Polarimetric Classification in a Tailings Deposition Area at the Timika Mine Site, Indonesia', Mine Water and the Environment, vol. 25, pp. 246 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10230-006-0140-4
2006
Lees BG, 2006, 'The Spatial Analysis of Spectral Data', Applied GIS, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 13
2006
Fisher PF; Gahegan M; Lees BG, 2006, 'International Journal of Geographical Information Sciences', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 20
2006
Theses / Dissertations
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Joseph V, 2012, Vulnerability to sea level rise of coastal communitities in central Java: Developing a systems approach and perspective, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/52238
2012
Shi H, Thermal properties of alpine boulder fields: The potential to provide refuge for the endangered mountain pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus), UNSW
Organisational units
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Sub Theme
lensEnvironmental Geography