Name: David Hamilton
Affiliation: Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
David Hamilton is Deputy Director of the Australian Rivers Institute and Professor at Griffith University, Brisbane. He has worked at the interface of engineering and environmental sciences; at the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia and as the inaugural Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake Restoration at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Along with three colleagues, Hamilton was a foundation member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON). He has integrated ecological models with autonomous sensor data and biophysical studies. Hamilton is editor-in-chief of Inland Waters and associate editor for Hydrobiologia and Aquatic Ecology.
In this lecture Hamilton will examine how new geospatial tools, remote sensing capability and high-performance computing environments are transforming our spatially confined studies from individual catchments, streams and lakes, to regional, national and global assessments. These advances provide the landscape connectivity required to effect spatially relevant policy change, conservation planning and restoration. Fully utilizing these tools can raise the profile of limnological studies and focus investment towards addressing the freshwater biodiversity crisis.