Ms Catherine Ticehurst

Research Scientist

Contact details:

  • GPO BOX 1700


Dr Catherine Ticehurst received her PhD in Geomatic Engineering (modelling SAR polarimetry in urban environments) at the University of NSW. She started working at the CSIRO in 1998 where she has been working in what is now the Earth Observation group at CSIRO Land and Water, mapping and monitoring a variety of vegetation environments using a range of field, airborne and satellite remote sensing technologies. Research topics of interest have included: Developing relationships between biophysical parameters of vegetation and remote sensing data (airborne and spaceborne SAR, hyperspectral and multi-spectral airborne and spaceborne optical data); NDVI time-series analysis for monitoring crops; Radar polarimetry, including polarisation signature decomposition, and its relationship with mangrove and rainforest environments; High-resolution crown delineation and classification in high-biodiversity vegetation environments; Mapping surface water dynamics at regional scales; Data integration and image processing methods, including programming in IDL and python.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1994

    Bachelor of Surveying
    University of New South Wales

  • 1998

    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of New South Wales