Dr Shaun Levick

Principal Research Scientist

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Dr Shaun Levick is a landscape ecologist who integrates remote sensing and GIS modelling with field experiments to better understand the structure and dynamics of ecosystems.

Shaun's research merges cutting-edge advances in satellite, airborne, and terrestrial remote sensing with emerging tools in computer vision and machine learning to address environmental challenges. Key focus areas include high precision carbon accounting, fire ecology and management, habitat mapping, 3D visualisation and qualification of 3D dynamics, and the modelling of future trajectories of ecosystem change.

Shaun obtained his PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) before moving on to a postdoctoral position with the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) at Stanford University, CA (USA). For the last five years he has led a small research group at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena (Germany), where he has expanded his research on savanna vegetation structure and dynamics to savannas regions across the globe. He recently joined the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), at Charles Darwin University, as an Associate Professor of Remote Sensing. He holds a joint appointment at CSIRO Land and Water, Darwin.

Other Interests

Virtual Reality
Computer Vision

Current Roles

  • Associate Professor
    Remote Sensing of Environment

Professional Experiences

  • 2012-2017

    Group Leader
    Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

  • 2011-2012

    Remote Sensing Scientist
    GNS Science

  • 2008-2011

    Postdoctoral Scientist
    Carnegie Institution for Science


We have publications by Dr Shaun Levick
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: Shaun R. Levick Researcher ID: A-5853-2013 ORCID: 0000-0003-4437-9174