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Dr. Nathan Wales

Contact Information

Email: wales_n(at)usp.ac.fj
Phone: +679 323 2651
Office: Room 16, SGESE Building, Lower Campus
Web: www.staff.usp.ac.fj/~wales_n

Research Interests

Nathan Wales is interested in mixed-methods research, including spatio-temporal modelling of vegetation change using GIS and remote sensing, and the application of landscape ecology principles to the quantification of landscape change. His PhD research combined remote-sensing-based change detection, field botanical surveys and community-scale interviews to examine the influence of World Heritage zoning on subsistence use of forest resources, and to understand the relationship between patterns of vegetation change and forest management practices. He has several years’ experience in conservation and geographic information science in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Selected Publications

 

Montoya, D., Wales, N.A. and Griffith, G. 2012. NSW planning reforms: the Green Paper and other developments. New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service Briefing Paper 07/2012, 57 pp.

Wales, N.A. 2012. Mining in NSW (October 2012). New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service Statistical Indicators 7/12, 45 pp.

Montoya, D. and Wales, N.A. 2012. Wind farms: regulatory developments in NSW. New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service e-brief 13/2012, 13 pp.

Wales, N.A. 2012. Agriculture in NSW (July 2012). New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service Statistical Indicators 4/12, 51 pp.

Wales, N.A., Sopheak, C. and Frewer, T. 2011. An investigation of land cover and land use change in Stung Chrey Bak Catchment, Cambodia. Cambodia Development Resource Institute Working Paper 53, 58 pp.

Wales, N.A. 2011. A fine balance. Forest Matters 2011, 14–17.

Montoya, D. and Wales, N.A. 2011. Key issues in energy. New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service Background Paper 4/2011, 53 pp.

Phalla, C., Hirsch, P.H., Somatra, K.S., Sovannarith, S., Vanny, S., Daravy K., Neave, M., Griffiths, K., Wales, N.A., Gillespie, J., Kimkong, H., Vuthy, L., Keamony, N., Phallika, C. and Sopheak, C. 2008. Framing research on water resources management and governance in Cambodia: a literature review. Cambodia Development Resource Institute Working Paper 37, 60 pp.

Wales, N.A. 2005. GIS Options Paper for the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. Consultancy Report, International Development Division of UniQuest, 74 pp.


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