Associate Professor Jim Peterson

Assoc. Prof. Jim Peterson (1939 – 2012)

Associate Professor Jim Peterson
Associate Professor Jim Peterson

Associate Professor Jim Peterson

In memoriam

Education

Dip. Ed.: Monash University, 1977, PhD : Monash University, 1969, MSc: McGill University, 1964, BA (Hons), Cert. Ed.: University of Tasmania, 1961 BA (1960)

Geographical Information Systems Research

Applications of GIS in environmental management, with special reference to integrated coastal and catchment management.

Recent Publications:

  • Wheeler, P.J., Peterson, J.A., Gordon-Brown, L.N. (2010) ‘Spatial decision-support for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Victoria, Australia: constraints and opportunities’. Journal of Coastal Research, 27 (2): 296-317
  • Wheeler, P.J., Gordon-Brown, L.N., Peterson, J.A. and Ward, M. (2010) ‘Geographical information systems in Victorian secondary schools: current constraints and opportunities’. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 19(2): 155-170.
  • Wheeler, P.J., Peterson, J.A. and Gordon-Brown, L.N. (2010) ‘Long-term bathymetric effects of groyne array emplacement at Lakes Entrance, Victoria’, Australia’. Journal of Applied Geography, 30: 126-140
  • Wheeler, P.J., Peterson, J.A. and Gordon-Brown, L.N. (2010) ‘Channel dredging trials at Lakes Entrance, Australia: a GIS-based approach for monitoring and assessing morphological evolution’. Journal of Coastal Research. Accepted
  • Wheeler, P.J., Peterson, J.A., Gordon-Brown, L.N. (2010) ‘Flood-tide delta morphological change at the Gippsland Lakes artificial entrance (1889-2009)’. Australian Geographer, 41(2): 183-216.
  • Thi Nguyen, Lee-Gordon Brown, Jim Peterson (in press) ‘The Optimal Rule Structure for Fuzzy Systems in Function Approximation by Hybrid Approach in Learning Process’. IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation (CIMCA08) Vienna, Austria, December, 2008
  • Bakker L, Peterson J and Chandra S (2009) Time-series land cover change in the Heytesbury catchments, Western Victoria: correlation with stream flow data. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Leigh C, Chandra S and Peterson J (2009) Interactive campus facility mapping: exemplification of deployment in bicycle-parking site selection and in service of bike-parking. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Phan T, Chandra S and Peterson J. (2009) Using GIS and edge detection to map urban consolidation patterns in City of Monash. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Kunapo J, Wheeler P, and Peterson J ( 2009) Construction and maintenance of time-series digital elevation models for townscape modelling: a case-study from Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Ravibabu M, Chandra S and Peterson J. (2009) Mapping of surface lava flow features from detailed DEMs: a case study from Tyrendarra, Western Victoria, Australia. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Wheeler, P. and Ward, M., (in press) Coastal evolution at Rye, Victoria, Australia, 1966-2008 Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Peter Wheeler, Joshphar Kunapo, Matthew Coller, Jim Peterson (in opress) Mapping and visualisation of coastal townscape inundation vulnerability: a case-study from Loch Sport, Victoria, Australia. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Nguyen, T.T., Wheeler, P.J., Peterson, J.A., Gordon-Brown, L.N. (in press ) ‘Sandy barrier changes at the Ninety Mile Beach, Lakes Entrance, Victoria’, Australia. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Nguyen, T.T., Wheeler, P.J., Peterson, J.A. and Gordon-Brown, L.N. (in press) ‘Auto-derivation of in-shore and channel water depth via aerial images using artificial neural networks’. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009
  • Liu, X, Zhang, Z and Peterson, J (in press) ‘Evaluation of the performance of DEM interpolation algorithms for LiDAR data’. Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia SSC2009 Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, 28 September-2 October 2009.
  • Peterson J, Wheeler P and Chandra S (2009) To lead or to follow: curriculum development in a world of commodifying technique, pragmatic students and research-oriented teachers.Monash University Employrability Symposium:enhancing gradaute outcomes in our rapidly changing employment environment. Click here for pdf version (454Kb)
  • Rosenfeld, D , Peterson J and Gingis A( 2009) Comment on ‘Air pollution and precipitation suppression over SE Australia: critical review of evidence presented by Rosenfeld (2000) and Rosenfeld (2006)’ by Greg Ayers Tellus 61 B: 694-700
  • Kunapo, J Chandra, S and Peterson, J (2009) ‘Drainage network modeling in aid of site selection for WSUD implementation on very subdued terrain’. Transactions in GIS 13(2):167-178
  • Li, P J; Stagnitti, F, Xiong, X and Peterson, J A *(2009)* ‘Temporal and spatial distribution patterns of heavy metals in soil at a long-standing sewage farm’. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 149 (1): 275-282
  • Wheeler P.J.; Nguyen, T. T.; Peterson, J.; and Gordon-Brown, L (2009) ‘Morphological change at the Snowy River ocean entrance, Victoria’, Australia (1851-2008) Australian Geographer 40(1): 1-28
  • Peterson, J A (2008) ‘Alternative approaches to face-to-face teaching: the changing status of options’, Foreign Language Education Research 11(12): 19-30
  • Phan T H, Peterson J A & Chandra S (2008) Residential intensification on a suburban fringe local government area in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, Australia. People, Place and Space: Rethinking Regional Policy Agendas 30th Nov- 3rd Dec 2008, Adelaide, Australia. Click here for pdf version (460KB)
  • Phan, Thu; Peterson, Jim and Chandra, Shobhit. (2008) Urban Infill: Extent and Implications in the City of Monash People and Place, 16 (4): 23-31.
  • Thi Nguyen and Jim Peterson (2008) Enhancing the Performance of the Fuzzy System Approach to Prediction. IEEE Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy System and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD’08), Jinan, China, October, 2008. Volume 1: 259-265. Digital Object Identifier10.1109/FSKD.2008.198
  • Thi Nguyen, Lee-Gordon Brown, Peter Wheeler, Jim Peterson (2008). ‘Weather Time Series Forecasting Using Recurrent Fuzzy Neural Network’. GeoInformatics for Spatial-Infrastructure Development in Earth and Allied Sciences (GIS-IDEAS’08) Hanoi, Vietnam, December, 2008.
  • Thi Nguyen, Jim Peterson, Lee-Gordon Brown, Peter Wheeler (2008). Fuzzy System as a Function Approximator for Long-Range Weather Time Series Forecasting. Third International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICSS’08), Hanoi, Vietnam, December, 2008. Program.
  • Thi Nguyen, Lee-Gordon Brown, Jim Peterson, Peter Wheeler (2008). Improving Convergence of Parameter Tuning Process of the Additive Fuzzy System by New Learning Strategy. WASET International Conference on Computational Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICCISE’08). Laval, France, November, 2008.
  • Thi Nguyen, Jim Peterson, Lee-Gordon Brown, Peter Wheeler. (2008) Coastal Changes Predictive Modelling: A Fuzzy Set Approach, Bangkok, Thailand, December, 2008.
  • P.J. Wheeler, J. Kunapo, M.L.F. Coller, J.A. Peterson and M. McMahon (2008) ‘Real-time validation of a digital flood-inundation model: a case-study from Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. FloodRisk 2008: The European Conference on Flood Risk Management – Research into Practice. 30 September – 2 October 2008, Keble College, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
  • Wheeler, P.J., Coller, M.L.F., Kunapo, J., Peterson, J.A. and McMahon, M. (2008) ‘Facilitating coastal zone inundation awareness using GIS-based scenario modelling and multimedia visualisationSpatial Sciences Institute Queensland Spatial Conference (QSC2008): Global Warning – What’s Happening In Paradise? 17-19 July 2008, Gold Coast.
  • Liu, X., Zhang, Z., Peterson, J. & Chandra, S. (2008). ‘Large Area DEM generation Using Airborne LiDAR Data and Quality Control. In: Li, Deren and Ge, Yong and Foody, Giles M, (eds.) Accuracy in Geomatics. World Academic Press, Liverpool, England. ISBN 1-84626-171-6.
  • Phan, T., Peterson, J. & Chandra, S. ( 2009) Residential intensification in a suburban fringe local government area, Casey, Melbourne Metropolitan Area, Australia /Australasian Journal of Regional Studies/, Vol. 15, No.1, pp. 81-100
  • Nguyen T T and J A Peterson (2008) Enhancing the performance of the Fuzzy System approach to prediction pp269-265 IN ma J., Yin Y., Yu J. and Zhou S (eds), Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery October 18-20 2008 Jinan, Shandong, China.
  • Wheeler, P.J. and Peterson, J.A. (2007) ‘Long-term morphological change at an engineered coastal lagoon entrance: an appraisal using GIS depth shading techniques‘. Coasts and Ports 2007 Australasian Conference, Engineers Australia, Melbourne, 17-20 July 2007. (PDF 1398KB) Extended Abstract
  • Wheeler, P., Kunapo, J., Peterson, J. and McMahon, M. (2007) Mapping relative inundation vulnerability of land parcels on low-lying ground: exemplification with a photogrametrically-derived DEM-based model of Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference, May 14-18, 2007, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. 902-915.
  • D. Rosenfeld, I. M. Lensky, J. Peterson, A. Gingis. (2006) Potential impacts of air pollution aerosols on precipitation in Australia. Clean Air and Environmental Quality, 40, No.2. 43-49 http://earth.huji.ac.il/staff-details.asp?topic=3&id=149
  • Suli Zhang, Jie Shan, Jonathon Li and Jim Peterson (2006) DEM generation and data quality assessment for glacial topography, Geomatica 60 (1): 35-46
  • Xiaoye Liu, Jim Peterson, Zhenyu Zhang (2005) High-Resolution DEM Generated from LiDAR Data for Water Resource Management. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation ‘MODSIM05′, Melbourne, Australia 12-15 December 2005
  • Yu Jie, Pietrzak, U and Peterson, J (2005) Land-parcel land-use history as a key to site selection for documenting soil contamination risk: a case study from Australian suburbia, Geospatial Information Science (Quarterly) 8(4): 257-261+275
  • M.L. Prentice, G.S. Hope, K. Maryunani and J.A. Peterson (2005) An evaluation of snowline data across New Guinea during the last major glaciation, and area-based glacier snowlines in the Mt. Jaya region of Papua, Indonesia, during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary International, Vols. 138-139: 93-117
  • Yu Jie, Bian F, Peterson, J and Li P (2005) Interrelations between Socio-economic development and environmental quality: a simulation integrating system dynamics models with GIS. Geospatial Information Science (Quarterly) 8 (3): 176-182
  • M. McMahon, J. Kunapo, S. Chandra and J. Peterson (2005) Catchment change and its affect on sewer pipe network functionality: a case study from the suburban Eumemmerring Creek Catchment area, Victoria, Australia.Proceedings of SSC 2005 Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis: The national biennial Conference of the Spatial Sciences Institute, September, 2005.
  • Wheeler, P.J. and Peterson, J.A. (2005) Volumetric change in a flood-tide delta: application of the ‘Cut and Fill’ process flow diagram for decision support in port management at Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. Refereed Paper Section, Proceedings of SSC2005 Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis: The national biennial Conference of the Spatial Sciences Institute, 12-16 September 2005, Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre, 552-561. http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/research/gis/public/pdf/SSI2005WheelerPeterson.pdf (558KB)
  • Wheeler, P.J. and Peterson, J.A. (2005) Environmental and institutional pre-cursors to natural disasters: a case study of the June 1998 Lakes Entrance floods. International Symposium Disaster Reduction on Coasts: Scientific-Sustainable-Holistic-Accessible, 14-16 November 2005, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wheeler, P.J. and Peterson, J.A. (2005) Time-Series Delta Changes at Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia (1889-2005): Correlation with Catchment Management Events. A Poster Paper presented at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ‘GeoTools 05’ Spatial Technology Conference, 7-10 March 2005, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/research/Gis/public/conf. html
  • Zhang, S and Peterson, J. A. (2004) High quality 3D visualization for specialised landform: a case study from the glaciated Southern Range,Tasmania, Journal of Spatial Science 1(2): 75-86
  • Peterson, J.A.; Chandra, S and Lundberg, C (2004) Landforms from the Quaternary glaciation of Papua New Guinea: an overview of ice extent during the Late Glacial Maximum. IN Ehlers, J. & Gibbard, P.L. (eds) Quaternary Glaciations – Extent and Chronology, Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica. Amsterdam, Elsevier
  • Xiong, X., Allinson, G., Stagnitti, F., Peterson, J., (2003). Metal contamination of soils in the Shenyang Zhangshi Irrigation Area, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology 70(5), pp. 935-941.
  • Xiong, X.; Allinson G.; Stagnitti, F. ; Murray, F.; Wang, X.; Liang, R.; and Peterson, J.A (2003) Effects of simultaneous exposure to atmospheric sulphur dioxide and heavy metals contamination in root growth medium on soybean plants (Glycine max [L.] Merr.) Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology 71(5), pp. 1005-1010.
  • Peterson, J.A; Kim, C.H; and Yoo, J.; (2002) Lessons from the application of GIS for local government: some examples from Korea and Australia, pp31-36 IN Papers a Proceedings of the Geographical Information Systems Association of Japan: Conference Tokyo, September 2002
  • Peterson, J.A; Kim, C.H; and Yoo, J (2002) Application of GIS for local government , Journal of the Korean Association of geographic Information Studies, 5(3): 107-117 (in Korean)
  • Peterson, J A; Hope, G.S., Prentice, M., and Hantoro, W (2002). Mountain Environments in New Guinea, and the late Glacial maximum “warm seas/cold mountains” enigma in the West Pacific Warm Pool region, IN Kershaw and others (eds) Bridging Wallace’s Line Advances in Geoecology 34: 173-187.
  • Allan, I. and J. A. Peterson: (2002) Spatial modelling in decision support for land use planning: a demonstration from the Lal Lal Catchment, Australia, Australian Geographical Studies 40 (1), 84-92.
  • Li, X. Peterson, J.A. Liu, Gang-Jun and Qian, L. (2001) Assessing regional sustainability: the case of land use and land cover change in the Middle Yiluo Catchment of the Yellow River Basin, China. Applied Geography 21: 87-106
  • Li Xiaojian, Liu Gang-jun, Qian Lexiang, Peterson Jim, 2001: Sustainability Assessment of Land Use and Land Cover Change in a Middle Size Catchment: a Case Study of the Middle Yiluo Area. Geographical Research, 21(4):289-307 (in Chinese).
  • Xiong, X.; Stagnitti,F.; Peterson, J.; Allinson,G.; and Turoczy, N. (2001) Heavy metal contamination of pasture soils by irrigated municipal sewage. Bulletin of Contamination and Toxicology 67 (4) : 535-540
  • Allan I and J.A. Peterson (2000) Limiting interpretative error in analogue-derived digital maps for environmental management, OnLine Planning (ISSN 1471-3128) Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College, London: Acrobat version; 923k. http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/planning/articles51/smartmap.pdf
  • Gao, G. Peterson, J.A. and H Malano (1999) Temporal changes of irrigation system performance: development and test for a ratio of similar priority approach, Irrigation and Drainage Systems: 13: 13-31.
  • Galloway, R.W.; Kiernan, K.; and J.A. Peterson (1998) Effects of snow on the landscape, pp 69-80 IN Green K (ed.) Snow: a natural history; and uncertain future Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra.
  • Allan I and Peterson J A (1998) Site selection for post-facto water quality protection works: targetting the “dirtiest dozen”; Asian Journal of Environmental Management: 6(2): 105-113
  • Liu, G.J.,. Peterson J.A., and Kader M. B (1998) An Alternative Approach to Stream Buffering for forest Management Plans, pp500-510, In Zhou, Q., Li, Z., Lin, H. and Shi, W.(eds) Spatial Information Technology: towards 2000 and beyond,CPGIS, University of California.
  • Apan A. and Peterson, J. (1998). Probing Tropical Deforestation: Use of GIS and Statistical Analysis of Georeferenced Data. Applied Geography. 18(2):137-152. Sponsors: ESRI (ARC/INFO), MPA Communications (microBRIAN), DEET (Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship), Monash University (Monash Graduate Scholarship, Postgraduate Publication Award, Overseas Study Grant), and Philippines’ NAMRIA.
  • Sangawonge, S and J.A. Peterson (1997) Integration of remote sensing and GIS to land-use/land-coverchange detection in the Chiang mai area, Northern Thailand: a case study from the Doi Saket District,pp99-104, In McDonald, A. D. and McAleer, M. (eds) Proceedings of the MODSIM 97 Conference (4vols), December 8-11, 1997.
  • Apan A. and Peterson, J. (1997). Site Suitability of Reforestation Projects: A Post-Facto GIS-based Evaluation in the Philippines. Asian Journal of Environmental Management. 5(2):109-103