Peter Scarth

Senior Research Fellow
Brisbane, Australia
Peter works in the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (JRSRP), a dedicated intergovernmental/academic collaboration which develops rigorous data management systems and validated mathematical models, which measure and map both major and more subtle changes in Australian vegetation. By monitoring current and historical changes in groundcover, tree structure and biomass the JRSRP team maps vegetation clearing, thickening and detects changes due to fire, floods and overgrazing.


  • Direct retrieval of canopy gap probability using airborne waveform lidar DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.02.021
  • Reclaiming Degraded Rainforest DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100x.2012.00916.x
  • Reclaiming degraded rainforest: A spatial evaluation of gains and losses in subtropical eastern Australia to inform future investment in restoration DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00916.x
  • Separating grazing and rainfall effects at regional scale using remote sensing imagery: A dynamic reference-cover method DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.021
  • Validation of land surface products for modelling the climate impacts of large-scale revegetation in Queensland
  • Estimation of vegetation parameters from MODIS FPAR time series, Landsat TM and ETM+ products, and ICESat for soil erosion modelling DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652372
  • Geometric correction and accuracy assessment of Landsat-7 ETM+ and Landsat-5 TM imagery used for vegetation cover monitoring in Queensland, Australia from 1988 to 2007 DOI: 10.1080/14498596.2010.521977
  • Land condition monitoring information for Reef catchments: A new era DOI: 10.1071/RJ08060
  • Prediction and validation of foliage projective cover from Landsat-5 TM and Landsat-7 ETM+ imagery DOI: 10.1117/1.3216031
  • An operational radiometric calibration procedure for the Landsat sensors based on pseudo-invariant target sites DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.019
  • Analysis of multi-date MISR measurements for forest and woodland communities, Queensland, Australia DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2006.11.003
  • Calibration of multiple landsat sensors based on pseudo-invariant target sites in Western Queensland, Australia
  • Monitoring the composition of urban environments based on the vegetation-impervious surface-soil (VIS) model by subpixel analysis techniques DOI: 10.1080/01431160110114998
  • Approaches for monitoring benthic and water column biophysical properties in Australian coastal environments
  • Hyperspectral mapping of rainforests and mangroves
  • Integrating high and moderate spatial resolution image data to estimate forest age structure
  • Mapping glider habitat in dry eucalypt forests for Montreal Process indicator 1.1e: Fragmentation of forest types
  • Mapping koala habitat & eucalyptus trees: Integration and scaling of field and airborne hyperspectral data DOI: 10.1117/12.413946
  • Quantitative monitoring of environmental health and dynamics from the ADAR-1000 low-cost airborne digital multi-spectral camera
  • Determining forest structural attributes using an inverted geometric-optical model in mixed eucalypt forests, Southeast Queensland, Australia DOI: 10.1016/S0034-4257(99)00066-8