Rohan Fisher

Rohan Fisher has worked with satellite data and GIS for the last 22 years, initially for CSIRO in Canberra, and subsequently for the Northern Territory government in Alice Springs and Darwin. For the last 10 years he has worked as a Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University focusing on GIS and Remote Sensing tools for natural resource management and good governance in the Eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT). His current research and training work is focused on open-source applications for mobile mapping and health data visualisation in remote, developing country contexts.

Teaching engagment

  • Contributing to the delivery of the Introduction to GIS unit through developing project material derived from GIS work in West Timor.
  • Development and delivery of the Eastern Indonesian Field intensive unit.
  • Lecturing into the Flinders/CDU biomedical school  and Pharmacy degree.

PG (associate) supervision 

  •  Sarah Hobgen
  •   Abilio daFonseca   - Climate change imapcts on coastal communities in Timor Leste.                                                       
Year Type Citation
2012 Journal Article Myers, B. A. et al. Food Security and Access to Water Resources: A Case Study at a Village in West Timor. Kritis 21, 134-154 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Fisher, R. P. Tropical forest monitoring, combining satellite and social data, to inform management and livelihood implications: Case studies from Indonesian West Timor. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 16, 77 - 84 (2012).
2011 Journal Article Fisher, R. P. & Myers, B. A. Free and simple GIS as appropriate for health mapping in a low resource setting: a case study in eastern Indonesia. International Journal of Health Geographics 10, (2011).
2011 Report Myers, B. A., Fisher, R. P., Paul, T., Wurm, P. & Campbell, C. Andrew. The Vulnerability of Groundwater Resources to Climate Change in Timor-Leste Groundwater Resources to Climate Change in Timor-Leste. (Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011).
2010 Thesis Fisher, R. P. Socialising the pixel, a mixed methods approach to assessing the state of forests in West Timor. Masters, 175 (2010).
2010 Conference Paper Fisher, R. P. & Myers, B. A. Mobile mapping for the rapid field assessment of health infrastructure and service provision in remote, rural eastern Indonesia. (Map Asia Conference, 2010).
2009 Book Fisher, R. P. GIS Applications for Sustainable Development and Good Governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste. (Charles Darwin University Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8724>
2009 Book Chapter Fisher, R. P. GIS applications for sustainable development and good governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Fisher, R. P., Myers, B. A., Sanam, M. & Tarus, V.) 20 - 35 (CDU Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8960>
2009 Book Chapter Rouwenhorst, J., Boggs, G. S. & Wasson, R. J. GIS Applications for Sustainable Development and Good Governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Ahmad, W., Mau, R. & de Carvalho, N.) (2009).
2009 Book Chapter Fisher, R. P. GIS applications for sustainable development and good governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Fisher, R. P., Myers, B. A., Sanam, M. & Tarus, V.) 12 - 19 (CDU Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8962>
2009 Report Myers, B. A. et al. Food and Water Resources in Linamnutu Village: A Pilot Study. Technical report on field studies in West Timor, 23 November - 5 December 2009 (CDU, UKSW, UNDANA, 2009).
2009 Book Chapter Fisher, R. P. GIS applications for sustainable development and good governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Fisher, R. P., Myers, B. A., Sanam, M. & Tarus, V.) 12 - 19 (CDU Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8962>
2009 Book Chapter Fisher, R. P. GIS applications for sustainable development and good governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Fisher, R. P., Myers, B. A., Sanam, M. & Tarus, V.) 20 - 35 (CDU Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8960>
2006 Journal Article Fisher, R. P., Bobanuba, W. E., Rawambaku, A., Hill, G. J. E. & Russell-Smith, J. Remote sensing of fire regimes in semi-arid Nusa Tenggara Timur, eastern Indonesia: current patterns, future prospects. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15, 307 - 317 (2006).
2004 Journal Article Vigilante, T., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Fisher, R. P., Russell-Smith, J. & Yates, C. Contemporary landscape burning patterns in the far North Kimberley region of north-west Australia: human influences and environmental determinants. Journal of Biogeography 31, 1317 - 1333 (2004).
2003 Journal Article Fisher, R. P., Vigilante, T., Yates, C. & Russell-Smith, J. Patterns of landscape fire and predicted vegetation response in the North Kimberley region of Western Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 12, 369 - 379 (2003).
2002 Journal Article Webb, J. K., Christian, K. A. & Fisher, R. P. Fast growth and early maturation in a viviparous sit-and-wait predator, the northern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus), from tropical Australia. Journal of Herpetology 36, 505 - 509 (2002).

Current

Remote sensing training for Eastern Indonesia

Currently, most satellite based assessments of natural resources in Eastern Indonesia are conducted by non-locals. However, with evolving technologies and changing research methods, new opportunities are arising for the wider use of satellite technology.

SMS tools for health monitoring and surveillance in eastern Indonesia

The use of personal mobile phones has increased rapidly, even in remote parts of eastern Indonesia, revolutionising the way people communicate. In NTT, mobile phones are already used for health data reporting in an ad hoc way at some clinics and district offices. This Activity aims to improve the effectiveness of health data reporting by adapting and implementing a computer-based system for requesting, receiving and managing data reported by SMS. This system will be efficient, simple, inexpensive, and designed for easy roll out in all districts and clinics.

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