Associate Lecturer, PhD Candidate
Madsen Building (F09), Room 422
Phone: +61 2 9351 8904
Fax: +61 2 9351 7668
Deanne is a physical geographer, specialising in GIS. Her research utilises spatial methods to examine changes in the landscape. Deanne is currently involved in a four year project funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), investigating processes of farm aggregation and fragmentation within Australia’s rural regions. This study analyses spatio-temporal change in land ownership at a local government level across each Australian state. Deanne’s PhD study expands upon this research, establishing a spatial model to map the likelihood of land parcel aggregation or fragmentation and focuses on the Central West Region of New South Wales.
Deanne’s prior research has examined coastal wetland systems, investigating the relationship between wetland hydrology and fine scale vegetation distribution. In conducting this research, Deanne has developed and refined spatial modelling techniques to assess fine scale hydrological and topographic influences on wetland structure.
- Hickey, D. & Bruce, E. (In Press). Examining Tidal Inundation and Salt Marsh Vegetation Distribution Patterns using Spatial Analysis (Botany Bay, Australia). Journal of Coastal Research.
- Hickey, D. & Bruce, E. (2007). Spatial modelling of coastal saltmarsh species distribution patterns and elevation dependent tidal inundation within Botany Bay, Australia. In Woodroffe, C.D., Bruce, E.M., Puotinen, M. & Furness, R.A. (Eds). GIS for the Coastal Zone: A Selection of Papers from CoastGIS 2006 (Wollongong Papers on Maritime Policy No. 16), University of Wollongong.
- Zeng, T Q., Cowell, P J. & Hickey, D. (2007) Predicting climate change impacts on saltmarsh and mangrove distribution: GIS fuzzy set methods. In Woodroffe, C.D., Bruce, E.M., Puotinen, M. & Furness, R.A. (Eds). GIS for the Coastal Zone: A Selection of Papers from CoastGIS 2006 (Wollongong Papers on Maritime Policy No. 16), University of Wollongong.