Project Updates

Provides information of the progress of current projects

Thermal image of a koala obtained from a UAV. Image credit: Dr Grant Hamilton.
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Grant Hamilton is in the Brisbane Times for koala detection with UAVs

Thermal image of a koala obtained from a UAV. Image credit: Dr Grant Hamilton.   Grant Hamilton appeared on the front page of Brisbane Times yesterday, with promising updates for the joint Queensland University of Technology and Brisbane City Council project on detection of koalas using thermal cameras mounted on UAVs. So far, computer…

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Paper by Alan Pearse & Grant Hamilton published: "Giant coral reef fishes display markedly different susceptibility to night spearfishing"

Alan Pearse & Grant Hamilton have recently had a paper accepted for publication in Ecology and Evolution. This paper investigates the effect of spearfishing and habitat associations on the abundance of humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum). These fish are listed as Endangered and…

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Grant Hamilton to continue hi tech work in Koala conservation.

The Honourable Steven Miles, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef has released the results of the latest funding round. Grant Hamilton (EEBS) and Simon Denman (EECS) will work together using drones and automated identification to create a robust methodology for…

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Myrtle Rust research continues to receive coverage

Dr Grant Hamilton and Nadine Nolan’s work in to determining the ecological effects of Myrtle Rust continues to receive coverage from various news outlets. The article outlines details of the research, which involves using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help identify occurrences of myrtle rust at the canopy level. For the full article…

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QASE research recognised

Ecological research carried out by QASE members Dr Grant Hamilton and Nadine Nolan has been recognised by the ABC in a story highlighting the potential dangers of the invasive fungal disease, Myrtle Rust. Research is ongoing and more updates will appear shortly. See the story below for more details or click here for full story…

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Job Opportunity

There is an employment opportunity to work with IPRRG (International Pest Risk Research Group) member Dr Stephan Parnell at the University of Salford. Stephen Parnell (University of Salford) is currently advertising for a postdoc to join him in developing models for better pest and disease surveillance. You can read the advertisement and…

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UAS4RS Conference

Dr Grant Hamilton and Jim Eldridge from the Hamilton Ecology Lab attended the 2016 UAS4RS conference where all things drones and remote sensing were spoken about and presented on. The conference showcased many projects that are currently being undertaken that are linking UAS technologies with data collection in the fields of ecological…

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Society for Conservation Biology Oceania 2016 abstract acceptance

Dr Grant Hamilton and Dr Peter Baxter from the Hamilton Ecology Lab have been accepted to present their abstract and give an oral presentation at the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania meeting in Brisbane July 2016. the abstract is titled “Detecting threatened and threatening species using unmanned aerial surveillance”. This is…

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Hamilton Lab leads way at MODSIM

The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015) is currently underway at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland and Hamilton Ecology lab is leading the way. The theme for this years global conference on modeling and simulation is ‘Partnering with industry and the community for…

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Hamilton Lab memebers' papers accepted!

Dr Grant Hamilton and Dr Peter Baxter, along with collaborator Dr Stephen Parnell in Salford University UK, have had two peer-reviewed papers accepted for the MODSIM (21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation) conference which takes place on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Nov-Dec 2015. The papers, titled “Fine tuning of unmanned…

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SERF UAS Training Exercise

Hamilton Ecology Lab’s Jim Eldridge recently undertook 2 days worth of UAS training with the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation at QUT’s Samford Ecological Research Facility. UAS training is currently being undertaken due to the requirement of these technologies in current Hamilton Ecology Lab projects. Jim has recently…

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Science Exchange 2015 success for Hamilton Ecology Lab

Dr Grant Hamilton and Dr Peter Baxter recently represented Hamilton Ecology Lab at the 2015 Plant Bio-Security Cooperative  Research Centre Science Exchange. The exchange was a success with informative project updates provided for current projects PBCRC 2100 and PBCRC2135. This year the annual event was held on Queensland’s iconic…