Dr Renée Bartolo leads the ERISS Ecosystem Restoration and Landform program. She has a background in remote sensing, landscape ecology, and ecological risk assessment and has been working in northern Australia for the past 20 years. Renée’s current research focus is the use of drones for site rehabilitation to derive and monitor closure criteria, and more broadly for environmental monitoring in northern Australia. She established SSB’s drone program over 4 years ago and is the Chief Remote Pilot. Renée has also been involved in numerous resource assessments for northern Australia. She is a member of the Kakadu Research and Management Advisory Committee. Renée is a Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and has held a number of governance roles, serving on boards within the spatial profession and industry over the years. She is also a member of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia and the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
RPA Operator Certificate: CASA.UOC.0210
Areas of expertise and research interests
Remote sensing; landscape ecology; drones; ecological restoration; ecological risk assessment; climate change impacts on tropical wetlands; mangrove mapping; tropical wetlands.
Whiteside T G & Bartolo R E 2018. A robust object-based woody cover extraction technique for monitoring mine site revegetation at scale in the monsoonal tropics using multispectral RPAS imagery from different sensors. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoniformation, 73, 300-312. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.07.003
Bartolo R E, Harford A J, Humphrey C L , George A K & van Dam Rick A 2018. Defining the importance of ecological processes for monitoring aquatic habitats for conservation and rehabilitation objectives at the Ranger uranium mine, Kakadu Region, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1026-1046. doi: 10.1071/MF17256
Bayliss P, Finlayson C M, Innes J, Norman-López A, Bartolo R, Harford A, Pettit N E, Humphrey C L, van Dam R, Dutra L X C, Woodward E, Ligtermoet E, Steven A, Chariton A& Williams D K 2017. An integrated risk-assessment framework for multiple threats to floodplain values in the Kakadu Region, Australia, under a changing climate. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1159-1185. doi: 10.1071/MF17043
Lucas R, Finlayson M, Bartolo, R, Rogers K, Mitchell A, Woodroffe C.D, Asbridge E, Ens E 2017. Historical perspectives on the mangroves of Kakadu National Park. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1047-1063. doi: 10.1071/MF17065
Pettit N E, Bayliss P & Bartolo R 2016. Dynamics of plant communities and the impact of saltwater intrusion on the floodplains of Kakadu National Park. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1124-1133. doi: 10.1071/MF16148
Bartolo RE, Harford AJ, Bollhöfer A, van Dam R A, Parker S, Breed K, Erskine W, Humphrey C L & Jones D 2017. Causal models for a risk- based assessment of stressor pathways for an operational uranium mine. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 23, 685-704. doi: 10.1080/10807039.2016.1263931
Whiteside TG & Bartolo RE 2015. Mapping Aquatic Vegetation in a Tropical Wetland Using High Spatial Resolution Multispectral Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing 7, 11664 – 11694. doi:10.3390/rs70911664
Heenkenda M K & Bartolo R 2015. Regional Ecological Risk Assessment Using a Relative Risk Model: A Case Study of the Darwin Harbour, Darwin, Australia. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 22, 401-423. doi: 10.1080/10807039.2015.1078225
Heenkenda M K, Joyce K E, Maier S W & Bartolo R 2014. Mangrove Species Identification: Comparing WorldView-2 with Aerial Photographs. Remote Sensing 6, 6064-6088. doi:10.3390/rs6076064
Bartolo R E, van Dam R A & Bayliss P 2012. Regional ecological Risk Assessment for Australia’s Tropical Rivers: Application of the Relative Risk Model, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 18, 16-46. doi: 10.1080/10807039.2012.631467
Bayliss P, van Dam R A & Bartolo R E 2012. Quantitative Ecological Risk Assessment of the Magela Creek Floodplain in Kakadu National Park, Australia: Comparing Point Source Risks from the Ranger Uranium Mine to Diffuse Landscape-Scale Risks, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 18, 115-151. doi: 10.1080/10807039.2012.632290
Johansen K, Bartolo R & Phinn S 2010. SPECIAL FEATURE – Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. Journal of Spatial Science 55, 3-7. doi: 10.1080/14498596.2010.494653