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OSGEO-UNMC in 2014

Open-source geospatial research group (OSGEO-UNMC) celebrated its busy and successful year 2014, running 4 research projects. Late 2014, the team welcomed Dr. Salvatore Virdis, a research theme coordinator of Crops for Future Research to its 7th members. So far, we are Dai (PhD student), Darshana (PhD student), Moataz (PhD student), Ali (MPhil student), Jolene (FYP student), …

Public lecture at Thammasat University, Thailand, Dec. 2014

Dr. Tuong-Thuy Vu delivered a public lecture at Thammasat University (TU), Dec 2014 titled “Geospatial Intelligence for Development Management” for over 50 participants including faculty members and students of Department of Geography of TU, and even high-school students. It was a part of research collaboration between Geography, UNMC and Geography, TU and to present an …

Water Resource Management trip to Terrenganu

Bsc & MSc students Yen, Karmen and Emily report on their field trip to Lake Kenyir as part of the Water Resource Management module Over the weekend, we spent 3 days 2 nights at Tasik Kenyir, in Terengganu, the biggest artificial lake in Southeast Asia. Our base station was located 36km from the Gawi Jetty. …

Welcome to our new Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alexandra Zieritz

Alexandra is an aquatic ecologist with a special interest in freshwater mussels (Unionida). She has previously studied and worked in the UK (Cambridge University, PhD and postdoc), her native Austria (Vienna University, MSc), Germany (TU Munich, postdoc) and Thailand (Kasetsart University, postdoc). Despite their importance to aquatic ecosystems and imperilled status, Malaysian freshwater mussels are …

Building media capacity to cover climate change

IPPTAR/KKMM/AIBD held a two-day Seminar “Building Media Capacity to Cover Climate Change” on 17-18 November. This was aimed at strengthening links between climate change experts and the media across the South-East Asia region. Head of School of Geography, Dr Suzanne McGowan presented a talk on case studies of how climate change is influencing the region, reflecting …

Dr Dan Weaver joins the school on new teaching development project

Dr. Dan Weaver recently joined the School of Geography as a postdoctoral research assistant. He will be developing new teaching technologies for a new open-access module “Natural Resources of Malaysia” which will be rolled out next year. Watch this space for further developments. Dan is an analyst, designer, developer and builder with expertise in spatiotemporal …

Meet the students: Moataz Ahmed Abdelghaffar Mohamed

Moataz recently started his PhD in the School of Geography, OSGEO Lab on “Remote sensing image understanding services on cloud-computing platform” project. He has a BSc from Ain Shams University- Faculty of ARTS specializing in Geographical Information Systems and is also a graduate of the Egyptian “Information Technology Institute” (ITI), successfully completing a diploma in …

First year PhD student wins conference prize

Darshana Wickramasinghe, a first year PhD student in the School’s OSGeo Lab was awarded the  prize for the best student paper last week at the IEEE Workshop on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IWGRS) 2014 held in STRIDE Kajang. Darshana’s paper presented his PhD work on “Satellite remote sensing techniques for construction project monitoring” which is supervised by …

School hosts UK visitors

This month the School has been hosting final year PhD student Heather Moorhouse, who was visiting her supervisor Suzanne McGowan and working on her thesis write up. Her thesis focuses on investigating the water quality in lakes of the Windermere catchment, and she delivered a seminar in the School on this topic.   The previous …

Meet the staff: Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz

Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, is a tropical conservation ecologist interested in Asian megafauna, especially elephants. With a PhD on Biodiversity Science from the University of Tokyo, ACA has conducted research in diversity of Asian countries and is currently the Principal Investigator of the Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME), a joint research project with the Malaysian …