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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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Katie Johnston and Evangeline Corcoran are presenting at the Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference

Evangeline Corcoran and Katie Johnston will be presenting their novel methods for detection of koalas and vegetation measurements in their habitat at this years Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference. They will both be giving speed talks at the Symposium:  Conservation technology: Innovative applications for ecology on…

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Dr Grant Hamilton as invited speaker at forum – Drones in Environment, Research and Industry

  Dr Grant Hamilton has been asked to present and participate as an Invited Speaker in the forum “Drones in Environment, Research and Industry” at the 2018 World of Drones Congress. This forum will take place at 1:30-3pm on the 10th of August, 2018. Visit https://www.worldofdrones.com.au/ for more information on the…

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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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Queensland farmers have new tool for tackling weeds

Queensland has its fair share of hard to manage invasive weeds, yet farmers and managers are now using an unmanned helicopter named ‘Sid Vicious’ in an attempt to cut back on labour costs and kill hard to manage weeds such as groundsel bush. Read here for more…

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Sub 2kg drone law amendments

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the main body in charge of investigating and regulating air traffic safety, have recently outlined some changes to current rules and regulations surrounding the use of UAV’s for commercial work. This could have important implications for new users. Read here for more…

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Grant Hamilton speaks at World Science Festival

Dr Grant Hamilton was invited to speak at the World Science Festival in Brisbane recently. Click here to find out more…

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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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UAS now being used to study marine mammals

For the first time, scientist have used unmanned aerial systems to study killer whales from above. A recent articles published in Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems explains how scientists integrated and configured their hexacopter, fine tuning it for precise measurements of families of killer whales captured from above. Read the full…