Dr Mitchell Lyons
Research Fellow

Dr Mitchell Lyons

Science
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Role: Research Fellow | Lecturer

Bio: My work sits at the interface of remote sensing, machine learning, ecology and management. It revolves around testing and development of quantitative methods and earth observation workflows, with a focus on being flexible, scalable and repeatable. I have pure and applied research experience in a wide range of disciplines, including habitat mapping, time series monitoring, natural resource management, environmental economic accounting, disaster mapping/monitoring, precision agriculture and conservation. I’ve worked extensively with both government-lead (e.g. Landsat, Sentinel, MODIS) and commercial (e.g. Digital Globe, Planet) products, utilising both long and dense time series. I have developed workflows for a range of spatial data types, including integration with in-situ, drone-based and aerial data sources. I work in a range of environments from coastal and marine through to rainforest and deserts. I hold a philosophy of developing strong connections with stakeholders, and for the past decade I have worked closely with various state and federal government agencies, building relationships that aim to transfer cutting edge methods into operational workflows for mapping, monitoring and management applications. I enjoy working in the field for data collection, and am comfortable in most terrestrial and marine settings. I also have experience working with collaborators and stakeholders delivering courses and knowledge transfer workshops.

Technically speaking, my expertise lies in remote sensing and ecological modelling (statistics and machine learning), and I generally take a computational programming (R and Python specifically, and JavaScript on the Google Earth Engine) approach. Non-technically speaking, two young kids and a small farm take up most of my time, and if there's any left over I love getting into the river or the ocean.

Research field keywords: ecology, remote sensing and GIS, ecological modelling, vegetation science, statistical ecology

Publications: see my Google Scholar profile (http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=9PnIKHYAAAAJ), and please contact me if you would like a copy of any of my papers.

Code + software: see my github page (https://github.com/mitchest/)

 

email: mitchell.lyons@unsw.edu.au | location: Bredbo, NSW (remote) | online: @mitchest, LinkedIn

 

Phone
+61 2 93852797
Location
Level 5 East Biological Sciences South (E26) UNSW, Kensington 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Kendrick G; Hovey R; Lyons M; Roelfsema C; Ruiz Montoya L; Phinn S, 2018, 'Australian Seagrass Seascapes: Present Understanding and Future Research Directions', in Seagrasses of Australia Structure, Ecology and Conservation, Springer, pp. 257 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71354-0
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Kendrick GA; Hovey RK; Lyons M; Roelfsema C; Montoya LR; Phinn S, 2018, 'Australian seagrass seascapes: Present understanding and future research directions', in Larkum AWD; Kendrick GA; Ralph PJ (ed.), Seagrasses of Australia: Structure, Ecology and Conservation, Springer, pp. 257 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71354-0_9
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Lyons M; Lucas R, 2018, 'Remote sensing of wetland types: Sea grasses', in The Wetland Book: I: Structure and Function, Management, and Methods, pp. 1659 - 1663, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_313
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Phinn S; Roelfsema C; Kovacs E; Canto R; Lyons M; Saunders M; Maxwell P, 2018, 'Mapping, monitoring and modelling seagrass using remote sensing techniques', in Seagrasses of Australia Structure, Ecology and Conservation, Springer, pp. 445 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71354-0
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Phinn S; Roelfsema C; Kovacs E; Canto R; Lyons M; Saunders M; Maxwell P, 2018, 'Mapping, monitoring and modelling seagrass using remote sensing techniques', in Larkum AWD; Kendrick GA; Ralph PJ (ed.), Seagrasses of Australia: Structure, Ecology and Conservation, Springer, pp. 445 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71354-0_15
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Aravena RA; Lyons MB; Keith DA, 2023, 'High Resolution Forest Masking for Seasonal Monitoring with a Regionalized and Colourimetrically Assisted Chorologic Typology', Remote Sensing, 15, pp. 3457 - 3457, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs15143457
    Journal articles | 2023
    Aravena RA; Lyons MB; Keith DA, 2023, 'Holistic Reduction to Compare and Create New Indices for Global Inter-Seasonal Monitoring: Case Study for High Resolution Surface Water Mapping', Remote Sensing, 15, pp. 2063 - 2063, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs15082063
    Journal articles | 2023
    Budd AM; Schils T; Cooper MK; Lyons MB; Mills MS; Deinhart ME; Le Port A; Huerlimann R; Strugnell JM, 2023, 'Monitoring threatened species with environmental DNA and open ecological data: Local distribution and habitat preferences of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini)', Biological Conservation, 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109881
    Journal articles | 2023
    Le Breton T; Schweickle L; Dunne C; Lyons M; Ooi M, 2023, 'Fire frequency and severity mediate recruitment response of a threatened shrub following severe megafire', Fire Ecology, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s42408-023-00217-z
    Journal articles | 2022
    Callaghan CT; Bowler DE; Blowes SA; Chase JM; Lyons MB; Pereira HM, 2022, 'Quantifying effort needed to estimate species diversity from citizen science data', Ecosphere, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3966
    Journal articles | 2022
    Collette JC; Sommerville KD; Lyons MB; Offord CA; Errington G; Newby ZJ; Von Richter L; Emery NJ, 2022, 'Stepping up to the thermogradient plate: A data framework for predicting seed germination under climate change', Annals of Botany, 129, pp. 787 - 794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcac026
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kovacs EM; Roelfsema C; Udy J; Baltais S; Lyons M; Phinn S, 2022, 'Cloud Processing for Simultaneous Mapping of Seagrass Meadows in Optically Complex and Varied Water', Remote Sensing, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs14030609
    Journal articles | 2022
    Le Breton TD; Lyons MB; Nolan RH; Penman T; Williamson GJ; Ooi MKJ, 2022, 'Megafire-induced interval squeeze threatens vegetation at landscape scales', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 20, pp. 327 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fee.2482
    Journal articles | 2022
    McMahon K; Kilminster K; Canto R; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Kendrick GA; Waycott M; Udy J, 2022, 'The Risk of Multiple Anthropogenic and Climate Change Threats Must Be Considered for Continental Scale Conservation and Management of Seagrass Habitat', Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.837259
    Journal articles | 2022
    Murray NJ; Bunting P; Canto RF; Hilarides L; Kennedy EV; Lucas RM; Lyons MB; Navarro A; Roelfsema CM; Rosenqvist A; Spalding MD; Toor M; Worthington TA, 2022, 'coastTrain: A Global Reference Library for Coastal Ecosystems', Remote Sensing, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs14225766
    Journal articles | 2022
    Murray NJ; Phinn SP; Fuller RA; DeWitt M; Ferrari R; Johnston R; Clinton N; Lyons MB, 2022, 'High-resolution global maps of tidal flat ecosystems from 1984 to 2019', Scientific Data, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01635-5
    Journal articles | 2022
    Murray NJ; Worthington TA; Bunting P; Duce S; Hagger V; Lovelock CE; Lucas R; Saunders MI; Sheaves M; Spalding M; Waltham NJ; Lyons MB, 2022, 'High-resolution mapping of losses and gains of Earth’s tidal wetlands', Science, 376, pp. 744 - 749, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abm9583
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aravena RA; Lyons MB; Roff A; Keith DA, 2021, 'A colourimetric approach to ecological remote sensing: Case study for the rainforests of south‐eastern Australia', Remote Sensing, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13132544
    Journal articles | 2021
    Baxter C; Mallen-Cooper M; Lyons MB; Cornwell WK, 2021, 'Measuring reflectance of tiny organisms: The promise of species level biocrust remote sensing', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12, pp. 2174 - 2183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13690
    Journal articles | 2021
    Callaghan CT; Poore AGB; Major RE; Cornwell WK; Wilshire JH; Lyons MB, 2021, 'How to build a biodiverse city: environmental determinants of bird diversity within and among 1581 cities', Biodiversity and Conservation, 30, pp. 217 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-02088-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Callaghan CT; Watson JEM; Lyons MB; Cornwell WK; Fuller RA, 2021, 'Conservation birding: A quantitative conceptual framework for prioritizing citizen science observations', Biological Conservation, 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108912
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cunliffe AM; Anderson K; Boschetti F; Brazier RE; Graham HA; Myers-Smith IH; Astor T; Boer MM; Calvo LG; Clark PE; Cramer MD; Encinas-Lara MS; Escarzaga SM; Fernández-Guisuraga JM; Fisher AG; Gdulová K; Gillespie BM; Griebel A; Hanan NP; Hanggito MS; Haselberger S; Havrilla CA; Heilman P; Ji W; Karl JW; Kirchhoff M; Kraushaar S; Lyons MB; Marzolff I; Mauritz ME; McIntire CD; Metzen D; Méndez-Barroso LA; Power SC; Prošek J; Sanz-Ablanedo E; Sauer KJ; Schulze-Brüninghoff D; Šímová P; Sitch S; Smit JL; Steele CM; Suárez-Seoane S; Vargas SA; Villarreal M; Visser F; Wachendorf M; Wirnsberger H; Wojcikiewicz R, 2021, 'Global application of an unoccupied aerial vehicle photogrammetry protocol for predicting aboveground biomass in non-forest ecosystems', Remote Sens Ecol Conserv, n/a, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rse2.228
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fisher A; Mills C; Lyons M; Cornwell W; Letnic M, 2021, 'Remote sensing of trophic cascades: multi-temporal landsat imagery reveals vegetation change driven by the removal of an apex predator', Landscape Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01206-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kennedy EV; Roelfsema CM; Lyons MB; Kovacs EM; Borrego-Acevedo R; Roe M; Phinn SR; Larsen K; Murray NJ; Yuwono D; Wolff J; Tudman P, 2021, 'Author Correction: Reef Cover, a coral reef classification for global habitat mapping from remote sensing (Scientific Data, (2021), 8, 1, (196), 10.1038/s41597-021-00958-z)', Scientific Data, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-01011-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kennedy EV; Roelfsema CM; Lyons MB; Kovacs EM; Borrego-Acevedo R; Roe M; Phinn SR; Larsen K; Murray NJ; Yuwono D; Wolff J; Tudman P, 2021, 'Reef Cover, a coral reef classification for global habitat mapping from remote sensing', Scientific Data, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00958-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li J; Knapp DE; Lyons M; Roelfsema C; Phinn S; Schill SR; Asner GP, 2021, 'Automated global shallowwater bathymetry mapping using google earth engine', Remote Sensing, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13081469
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mills CH; Wijas B; Gordon CE; Lyons M; Feit A; Wilkinson A; Letnic M, 2021, 'Two alternate states: shrub, bird and mammal assemblages differ on either side of the Dingo Barrier Fence', Australian Zoologist, 41, pp. 534 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2021.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Murray NJ; Kennedy EV; Álvarez-Romero JG; Lyons MB, 2021, 'Data Freshness in Ecology and Conservation', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 36, pp. 485 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Roelfsema CM; Lyons M; Murray N; Kovacs EM; Kennedy E; Markey K; Borrego-Acevedo R; Ordoñez Alvarez A; Say C; Tudman P; Roe M; Wolff J; Traganos D; Asner GP; Bambic B; Free B; Fox HE; Lieb Z; Phinn SR, 2021, 'Workflow for the Generation of Expert-Derived Training and Validation Data: A View to Global Scale Habitat Mapping', Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.643381
    Journal articles | 2021
    Roelfsema CM; Lyons MB; Castro-Sanguino C; Kovacs EM; Callaghan D; Wettle M; Markey K; Borrego-Acevedo R; Tudman P; Roe M; Kennedy EV; Gonzalez-Rivero M; Murray N; Phinn SR, 2021, 'How much shallow coral habitat is there on the great barrier reef?', Remote Sensing, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13214343
    Journal articles | 2020
    B. Lyons M; M. Roelfsema C; V. Kennedy E; M. Kovacs E; Borrego-Acevedo R; Markey K; Roe M; M. Yuwono D; L. Harris D; R. Phinn S; Asner GP; Li J; E. Knapp D; S. Fabina N; Larsen K; Traganos D; J. Murray N, 2020, 'Mapping the world's coral reefs using a global multiscale earth observation framework', Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 6, pp. 557 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rse2.157
    Journal articles | 2020
    Callaghan CT; Major RE; Cornwell WK; Poore AGB; Wilshire JH; Lyons MB, 2020, 'A continental measure of urbanness predicts avian response to local urbanization', Ecography, 43, pp. 528 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04863
    Journal articles | 2020
    Callaghan CT; Wilshire JH; Martin JM; Major RE; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT, 2020, 'The greenspace bird calculator: A citizen-driven tool for monitoring avian biodiversity in urban greenspaces', Australian Zoologist, 40, pp. 468 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2019.009
    Journal articles | 2020
    Francis RJ; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2020, 'Counting mixed breeding aggregations of animal species using drones: Lessons from waterbirds on semi-automation', Remote Sensing, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12071185
    Journal articles | 2020
    Inman VL; Lyons MB, 2020, 'Automated inundation mapping over large areas using landsat data and google earth engine', Remote Sensing, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/RS12081348
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li J; Knapp DE; Fabina NS; Kennedy EV; Larsen K; Lyons MB; Murray NJ; Phinn SR; Roelfsema CM; Asner GP, 2020, 'A global coral reef probability map generated using convolutional neural networks', Coral Reefs, 39, pp. 1805 - 1815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-020-02005-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Raoult V; Colefax AP; Allan BM; Cagnazzi D; Castelblanco-Martínez N; Ierodiaconou D; Johnston DW; Landeo-Yauri S; Lyons M; Pirotta V; Schofield G; Butcher PA, 2020, 'Operational protocols for the use of drones in marine animal research', Drones, 4, pp. 1 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/drones4040064
    Journal articles | 2019
    Callaghan C; Major RE; Cornwell WK; Poore AGB; Wilshire J; Lyons M, 2019, 'Continental-scale urbanness predicts local-scale responses to urbanization', EcoEvoRxiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/ky2hu
    Journal articles | 2019
    Callaghan CT; Bino G; Major RE; Martin JM; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT, 2019, 'Heterogeneous urban green areas are bird diversity hotspots: insights using continental-scale citizen science data', Landscape Ecology, 34, pp. 1231 - 1246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00851-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Callaghan CT; Major RE; Lyons MB; Martin JM; Wilshire JH; Kingsford RT; Cornwell WK, 2019, 'Using citizen science data to define and track restoration targets in urban areas', Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, pp. 1998 - 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13421
    Journal articles | 2019
    Callaghan CT; Poore AGB; Major RE; Cornwell W; Wilshire J; Lyons M, 2019, 'How to build a biodiverse city: environmental determinants of bird diversity within and among 1,581 cities', EcoEvoRxiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/ur4fe
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lee MR; Powell JR; Oberle B; Cornwell WK; Lyons M; Rigg JL; Zanne AE, 2019, 'Good neighbors aplenty: fungal endophytes rarely exhibit competitive exclusion patterns across a span of woody habitats', Ecology, 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2790
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lyons M; Brandis K; Wilshire J; Murray N; McCann J; Kingsford R; Callaghan C, 2019, 'A protocol for using drones to assist monitoring of large breeding bird colonies', EcoEvoRxiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/p9j3f
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lyons MB; Brandis KJ; Murray NJ; Wilshire JH; McCann JA; Kingsford RT; Callaghan CT, 2019, 'Monitoring large and complex wildlife aggregations with drones', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10, pp. 1024 - 1035, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13194
    Journal articles | 2019
    Morales-Barquero L; Lyons MB; Phinn SR; Roelfsema CM, 2019, 'Trends in remote sensing accuracy assessment approaches in the context of natural resources', Remote Sensing, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11192305
    Journal articles | 2019
    Murray NJ; Phinn SR; DeWitt M; Ferrari R; Johnston R; Lyons MB; Clinton N; Thau D; Fuller RA, 2019, 'The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats', Nature, 565, pp. 222 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0805-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sims RJ; Lyons M; Keith DA, 2019, 'Limited evidence of compositional convergence of restored vegetation with reference states after 20 years of livestock exclusion', Austral Ecology, 44, pp. 734 - 746, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12744
    Journal articles | 2018
    Addicott E; Laurance S; Lyons M; Butler D; Neldner J, 2018, 'When rare species are not important: Linking plot-based vegetation classifications and landscape-scale mapping in Australian savanna vegetation', Community Ecology, 19, pp. 67 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/168.2018.19.1.7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bugnot AB; Lyons MB; Scanes P; Clark GF; Fyfe SK; Lewis A; Johnston EL, 2018, 'A novel framework for the use of remote sensing for monitoring catchments at continental scales', Journal of Environmental Management, 217, pp. 939 - 950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.03.058
    Journal articles | 2018
    Callaghan CT; Brandis KJ; Lyons MB; Ryall S; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'A comment on the limitations of UAVS in wildlife research – the example of colonial nesting waterbirds', Journal of Avian Biology, 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01825
    Journal articles | 2018
    Callaghan CT; Major RE; Lyons MB; Martin JM; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'The effects of local and landscape habitat attributes on bird diversity in urban greenspaces', Ecosphere, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2347
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kovacs E; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Zhao S; Phinn S, 2018, 'Seagrass habitat mapping: How do landsat 8 OLI, sentinel-2, ZY-3A, and worldview-3 perform?', Remote Sensing Letters, 9, pp. 686 - 695, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2018.1468101
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lyons M; Brandis K; Callaghan C; McCann J; Mills C; Ryall S; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'Bird interactions with drones, from individuals to large colonies', Australian Field Ornithology, 35, pp. 51 - 56
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lyons M; Gordon C; Mills C; Letnic MI, 2018, 'Linking trophic cascades to changes in desert dune geomorphology using high-resolution drone data', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0327
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lyons MB; Keith DA; Phinn SR; Mason TJ; Elith J, 2018, 'A comparison of resampling methods for remote sensing classification and accuracy assessment', Remote Sensing of Environment, 208, pp. 145 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Murray NJ; Keith DA; Bland LM; Ferrari R; Lyons MB; Lucas R; Pettorelli N; Nicholson E, 2018, 'The role of satellite remote sensing in structured ecosystem risk assessments', Science of the Total Environment, 619-620, pp. 249 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.034
    Journal articles | 2018
    O'Brien KR; Waycott M; Maxwell P; Kendrick GA; Udy JW; Ferguson AJP; Kilminster K; Scanes P; McKenzie LJ; McMahon K; Adams MP; Samper-Villarreal J; Collier C; Lyons M; Mumby PJ; Radke L; Christianen MJA; Dennison WC, 2018, 'Seagrass ecosystem trajectory depends on the relative timescales of resistance, recovery and disturbance', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 134, pp. 166 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.09.006
    Journal articles | 2018
    Roelfsema C; Kovacs E; Roos P; Terzano D; Lyons M; Phinn S, 2018, 'Use of a semi-automated object based analysis to map benthic composition, Heron Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef', Remote Sensing Letters, 9, pp. 324 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2017.1420927
    Journal articles | 2017
    Callaghan CT; Lyons MB; Martin JM; Major RE; Kingsford RT, 2017, 'Assessing the reliability of avian biodiversity measures of urban greenspaces using ebird citizen science data', Avian Conservation and Ecology, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01104-120212
    Journal articles | 2017
    Foster SD; Hill NA; Lyons M, 2017, 'Ecological grouping of survey sites when sampling artefacts are present', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics, 66, pp. 1031 - 1047, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rssc.12211
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lyons MB; Foster SD; Keith DA, 2017, 'Simultaneous vegetation classification and mapping at large spatial scales', Journal of Biogeography, 44, pp. 2891 - 2902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13088
    Journal articles | 2017
    Samper-Villarreal J; Roelfsema C; Kovacs EM; Adi NS; Lyons M; Mumby PJ; Lovelock CE; Saunders MI; Phinn SR, 2017, 'Seagrass morphometrics at species level in Moreton Bay, Australia from 2012 to 2013', Scientific Data, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.60
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lyons MB; Keith DA; Warton DI; Somerville M; Kingsford RT, 2016, 'Model-based assessment of ecological community classifications', Journal of Vegetation Science, 27, pp. 704 - 715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12400
    Journal articles | 2016
    Roff A; Lyons M; Jones H; Thonell J, 2016, 'Reliability of map accuracy assessments: A comment on Hunter et al. (2016)', Ecological Management and Restoration, 17, pp. 124 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/emr.12213
    Journal articles | 2016
    Warton DI; Lyons M; Stoklosa J; Ives AR, 2016, 'Three points to consider when choosing a LM or GLM test for count data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, pp. 882 - 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12552
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kilminster K; McMahon K; Waycott M; Kendrick GA; Scanes P; McKenzie L; O'Brien KR; Lyons M; Ferguson A; Maxwell P; Glasby T; Udy J, 2015, 'Unravelling complexity in seagrass systems for management: Australia as a microcosm', Science of the Total Environment, 534, pp. 97 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.061
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lyons M; Roelfsema C; Kovacs E; Samper-Villarreal J; Saunders M; Maxwell P; Phinn S, 2015, 'Rapid monitoring of seagrass biomass using a simple linear modelling approach, in the field and from space', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 530, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11321
    Journal articles | 2015
    Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Dunbabin M; Kovacs EM; Phinn S, 2015, 'Integrating field survey data with satellite image data to improve shallow water seagrass maps: The role of AUV and snorkeller surveys?', Remote Sensing Letters, 6, pp. 135 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2015.1013643
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kennedy RE; Andréfouët S; Cohen WB; Gómez C; Griffiths P; Hais M; Healey SP; Helmer EH; Hostert P; Lyons MB; Meigs GW; Pflugmacher D; Phinn SR; Powell SL; Scarth P; Sen S; Schroeder TA; Schneider A; Sonnenschein R; Vogelmann JE; Wulder MA; Zhu Z, 2014, 'Bringing an ecological view of change to landsat-based remote sensing', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12, pp. 339 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/130066
    Journal articles | 2014
    Roelfsema CM; Lyons M; Kovacs EM; Maxwell P; Saunders MI; Samper-Villarreal J; Phinn SR, 2014, 'Multi-temporal mapping of seagrass cover, species and biomass: A semi-automated object based image analysis approach', Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, pp. 172 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.05.001
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dudaniec RY; Rhodes JR; Worthington Wilmer J; Lyons M; Lee KE; McAlpine CA; Carrick FN, 2013, 'Using multilevel models to identify drivers of landscape-genetic structure among management areas', Molecular Ecology, 22, pp. 3752 - 3765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.12359
    Journal articles | 2013
    Knudby A; Jupiter S; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Phinn S, 2013, 'Mapping coral reef resilience indicators using field and remotely sensed data', Remote Sensing, 5, pp. 1311 - 1334, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs5031311
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lyons MB; Roelfsema CM; Phinn SR, 2013, 'Towards understanding temporal and spatial dynamics of seagrass landscapes using time-series remote sensing', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 120, pp. 42 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.01.015
    Journal articles | 2013
    Roelfsema C; Kovacs EM; Saunders MI; Phinn S; Lyons M; Maxwell P, 2013, 'Challenges of remote sensing for quantifying changes in large complex seagrass environments', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 133, pp. 161 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.08.026
    Journal articles | 2013
    Saunders MI; Leon J; Phinn SR; Callaghan DP; O'Brien KR; Roelfsema CM; Lovelock CE; Lyons MB; Mumby PJ, 2013, 'Coastal retreat and improved water quality mitigate losses of seagrass from sea level rise', Global Change Biology, 19, pp. 2569 - 2583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12218
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lyons MB; Phinn SR; Roelfsema CM, 2012, 'Long term land cover and seagrass mapping using Landsat and object-based image analysis from 1972 to 2010 in the coastal environment of South East Queensland, Australia', ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 71, pp. 34 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2012.05.002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dekker AG; Phinn SR; Anstee J; Bissett P; Brando VE; Casey B; Fearns P; Hedley J; Klonowski W; Lee ZP; Lynch M; Lyons M; Mobley C; Roelfsema C, 2011, 'Intercomparison of shallow water bathymetry, hydro-optics, and benthos mapping techniques in Australian and Caribbean coastal environments', Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 9, pp. 396 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.4319/lom.2011.9.396
    Journal articles | 2011
    Knudby A; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Phinn S; Jupiter S, 2011, 'Mapping fish community variables by Integrating field and satellite data, object-based image analysis and modeling in a traditional Fijian fisheries management area', Remote Sensing, 3, pp. 460 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs3030460
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lyons M; Phinn S; Roelfsema C, 2011, 'Integrating Quickbird multi-spectral satellite and field data: Mapping bathymetry, seagrass cover, seagrass species and change in Moreton Bay, Australia in 2004 and 2007', Remote Sensing, 3, pp. 42 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs3010042
  • Preprints | 2022
    Breton TL; Canackle L; Dunne C; Lyons M; Ooi M, 2022, Fire frequency and severity mediate recruitment success of a threatened shrub following a megafire, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1801417/v1
    Preprints | 2020
    Cunliffe AM; Anderson K; Boschetti F; Brazier RE; Graham HA; Myers-Smith IH; Astor T; Boer MM; Calvo L; Clark PE; Cramer MD; Encinas-Lara MS; Escarzaga SM; Fernández-Guisuraga JM; Fisher AG; Gdulová K; Gillespie BM; Griebel A; Hanan NP; Hanggito MS; Haselberger S; Havrilla CA; Heilman P; Ji W; Karl JW; Kirchhoff M; Kraushaar S; Lyons MB; Marzolff I; Mauritz ME; McIntire CD; Metzen D; Méndez-Barroso LA; Power SC; Prošek J; Sanz-Ablanedo E; Sauer KJ; Schulze-Brüninghoff D; Šímová P; Sitch S; Smit JL; Steele CM; Suárez-Seoane S; Vargas SA; Villarreal ML; Visser F; Wachendorf M; Wirnsberger H; Wojcikiewicz R, 2020, Drone-derived canopy height predicts biomass across non-forest ecosystems globally, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.16.206011
    Preprints | 2020
    Kennedy E; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Kovacs E; Borrego-Acevedo R; Roe M; Phinn S; Larsen K; Murray N; Yuwono D; Wolff J; Tudman P, 2020, Reef Cover: a coral reef classification to guide global habitat mapping from remote sensing, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.10.292243
    Preprints | 2019
    Lyons M; Brandis K; Murray N; Wilshire J; McCann J; Kingsford R; Callaghan C, 2019, Monitoring large and complex wildlife aggregations with drones, , http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/w247h
    Reports | 2019
    McGinness H; Brandis K; Robinson F; Piper M; O'Brien L; Langston A; Hodgson J; Wenger L; Martin J; Bellio M; Callaghan D; Webster E; Francis R; McCann J; Lyons M; Doerr V; Kingsford R; Mac Nally R, 2019, Murray‒Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project — Waterbird Theme Research Report, https://doi.org/10.26181/5d2eb0ed77159
    Reports | 2019
    Webster E; Kingsford RT; Lyons M; Brandis K; Fisher A, 2019, Tracking the Flow Water Pilot Technology Program Final Report
    Reports | 2017
    Dyer F; Broadhurst B; Tschierschke A; Thiem J; Thompson R; Bowen S; Asmus M; Brandis K; Lyons M; Spencer J; Callaghan D; Lenehan J, 2017, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project: Lower Lachlan river system Selected Area 2016-17 Monitoring and Evaluation Report
    Preprints | 2017
    Lyons M; Brandis K; Callaghan C; McCann J; Mills C; Ryall S; Kingsford R, 2017, Bird interactions with drones, from individuals to large colonies, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/109926
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Lyons MB; Phinn SR; Roelfsema CM, 2010, 'Long term monitoring of seagrass distribution in moreton bay, Australia, from 1972-2010 using landsat MSS, TM, ETM+', in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 5 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5651878