Marta Yebra

Dr Marta Yebra

Dr Marta Yebra

Dr Marta Yebra is a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics (Fenner School of Environment and Society) with a focus on using remote sensing data to monitor, quantify and forecast natural resources, natural hazards, and landscape function and health at local, regional and global scales. 

In 2017, Dr Yebra was awarded the prestigious Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship from the Australian Academy of Science. She was also awarded the CSIRO Pyne-Scott Career Award in 2013. 

Marta is an Associate editor for Remote Sensing of Environment (Elsevier), highest ranked journal in Earth observation for environmental applications (impact factor 6.265).

Project leadership

This project uses cutting-edge technology and imagery to produce spatial information on fire hazard and impacts needed by planners, land managers and emergency services to manage fire at landscape scales. The team works closely with agencies to better understand their procedures and information needs, comparing these with the spatial data and mapping methods that are readily available, and developing the next generation of mapping technologies to help them prepare and respond to bushfires.
Research team:
Satellite monitoring of fire impact and recovery
19 Sep 2018
We propose an index for continuous monitoring of forested areas. It is based on the free of charge...
Coupling Litter and Soil Moisture Dynamics For Dead Fuel Moisture Content Forecasting
19 Sep 2018
This research aims to evaluate the role of soil moisture in determining dead fuel moisture content...
Australian flammability monitoring system website
19 Sep 2018
"The new technology described here has enormous potential to improve the efficiency of bushfire...
The Australian Flammability Monitoring System
29 Jun 2017
The first national-scale, pre-operational, near-real time live fuel moisture content and...
Narshima Garlapati Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
The availability of spatially explicit quantitative forest information is critical for fire...
Marta Yebra Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Live fuel moisture content (LFMC) is one of the primary variables affecting bushfire flammability.
Yang Chen Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This study is using LiDAR to measure landscape-scale forest fuels in order to generate a time...
Modelling Forest Fuel Temporal Change Using LiDAR
18 Aug 2015
The primary option available to reduce fire risks to the community and the environment is through a...
Mapping Bushfire Hazard and Impact
18 Aug 2015
A good understanding of fire risk across the landscape is critical in preparing and responding to...
Mapping forest fuel load and structure from airborne LiDAR data
18 Aug 2015
Australia is a dry continent, with high climate variability, and is continually vulnerable to...

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