Graduate School Conference

11th – 12th June 2015

The Graduate School Conference is an opportunity for all Geography Postgraduates to present their research to the department. This is a great opportunity for all, not only do all Ph.D students gain experience in presenting to an audience in a relaxed environment, but it is a chance to discuss research with academic staff and peers.  All 2nd and 3rd year Ph.D students give an oral presentation, with 1st years presenting posters. All research groups participate in the graduate school conference within their selected sessions. This year GECEO members Gillian Mountford, Sarchill Qader, Matawee Srisawat, Julio Pastor Guzman and Lingquan Zhou gave oral presentations. Poster’s were presented by Joseph James Abram, Tracy Adole, Margherita Fanchiotti,  Andrew Charles MacLachlan, Alex Stokes and Anais Vermonden.

Oral Presentations

Gillian Mountford kicked off the GECEO presentations at the conference, with her talk entitled ‘Sensitivity of satellite-derived land surface phenology to variation in spatial and temporal resolution’.


Sarchil Hama Qader presented his research on the stresses and impacts on crop production in Iraq.


Matawee Srisawat presented her research entitled ‘Suitability of medium resolution optical data for crop monitoring in Thailand’.


Julio Pastor Guzman presented his research on ‘Remote sensing of mangrove forest phenology’.


To finish the GECEO presentations and the first day of the conference, Lingquan Zhou presented his research entitled ‘Dynamic vegetation over China mainland’.


Poster Presentations

Tracy Adole – A systematic review of vegetation phenology in Africa


Andrew MacLachlan – Exploration of the current state, pressures and the potential risks of urban expansion in the Greater Perth Region of Western Australia

CHTRkYIWwAA1vIfAlex Stokes – Evolving Indigenous Irrigation Systems

Tristan Berchoux – Coping with natural hazards: A spatio-temporal analysis of livelihood strategies in rural deltas


Margherita Fanchiotti – Modelling community resilience to tropic cyclones in the Mahanadi delta, India


Joseph Abram – Feedback loops, tipping points and spaghetti



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