Mr John Lowry is an environmental scientist and landform modeler with the ERISS Ecosystem Restoration and Landform program. He has been involved in a range of projects, focusing initially on the development of wetland inventory techniques for northern Australia and south-east Asia through the development and application of remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. His current research focus is on the application of landform evolution modelling technologies to assess the geomorphic stability of rehabilitated landscapes in northern Australia. A specific focus is leading on-going collaboration with international and national research partners to develop and implement cutting-edge tools to assess the stability of rehabilitated landforms over extended time periods of thousands of years.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Landform modelling; spatial analysis; tropical wetlands; soil erosion; geomorphology; spatial data management.
Hancock GR, Verdon-Kidd D & Lowry JBC 2017. Soil erosion predictions from a landscape evolution model – An assessment of a post-mining landform using spatial climate analogues. Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 109-121, doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.038
Hancock GR, Verdon-Kidd D & Lowry JBC 2017. Sediment output from a post-mining catchment – Centennial impacts using stochastically generated rainfall. Journal of Hydrology, 544, 180-194, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.027
Hancock GR, Lowry JBC & Saynor M 2017. Surface armour and erosion: impacts on long-term landscape evolution. Land Degradation and Development, 28,7, 2121-2136, doi:10.1002/ldr.2738
Verdon-Kidd DC, Hancock GR & Lowry JB 2017. A 507-year rainfall and runoff reconstruction for the Monsoonal North West, Australia derived from remote palaeoclimate archives. Global and Planetary Change, 158, 21-35, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.09.003
Hancock GR, Coulthard TJ & Lowry JBC 2016. Predicting uncertainty in sediment transport and landscape evolution – the influence of initial surface conditions. Computers and Geosciences, 90. 117-130, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2015.08.014
Hancock GR, Lowry JBC & Coulthard TJ 2016. Long-term landscape trajectory – Can we make predictions about landscape form and function for post-mining landforms? Geomorphology, 266, 121-132, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.014
Hancock GR, Lowry JBC & Saynor MJ 2016. Early landscape evolution – a field and modelling assessment for a post-mining landform. Catena, 147, 699-708, doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.08.015
Hancock GR, Lowry JBC & Coulthard TJ 2015. Catchment reconstruction – erosional stability at millenial time scales using landscape evolution models. Geomorphology, 231, 15-27. Doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.10.024
Hancock GR, Willgoose GR & Lowry JBC 2014. Transient landscapes: gully development and evolution using a landscape evolution model. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 23(1), 83-98
Coulthard TJ, Hancock GR & Lowry JBC 2012. Modelling soil erosion with a downscaled landscape evolution model. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37(10) 1046-1055
Lowry J, Hess L & Rosenqvist A 2009. Mapping and monitoring wetlands around the world using ALOS PALSAR: the ALOS Kyoto and Carbon Initiative wetland products. In Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography - Innovations in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, eds. S Jones & K Reinke. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 105-120.
Moliere DR, Lowry JBC & Humphrey CL 2009. Classifying the flow regime of data-limited streams in the wet-dry tropical region of Australia. Journal of Hydrology 367, 1–13.
Johansen K, Phinn S, Lowry J & Douglas M 2008.Quantifying indicators of riparian condition in Australian tropical savannas: integrating high spatial resolution imagery and field survey data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29 (23), 7003–7028.
Finlayson CM, Lowry J, Bellio MG, Walden D, Nou S, Fox G, Humphrey CL & Pidgeon R 2006. Comparative biology of large wetlands: Kakadu National Park, Australia. Aquatic Sciences 68(3), 374–399.
Finlayson CM, Bellio MG & Lowry J 2005. A conceptual basis for the wise use of wetlands in northern Australia – linking information needs, integrated analyses, drivers of change and human well-being. Marine and Freshwater Research 56(3), 269–277