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Dr David Blake

Dr David Blake


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5069, Mobile: 0438 084 830, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.348
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5069  
Mobile: 0438 084 830  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5509  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.348  


David is a Lecturer in Environmental Science within the School of Natural Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems
  • SCI5118 GIS and Remote Sensing
  • SCI5128 Environmental Management Systems and Auditing
  • SCI5250 Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures


  • 2007–present: Lecturer, School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University
  • 2008–2009: Embedded Scientist, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, WA
  • 2005–2008: Environmental Officer, Department of Environment and Conservation (regulatory compliance)
  • 2003–2005: Environmental Scientist, Cardno BSD, WA
  • 2003–2003: Environmental Field Officer, Kings Park and Botanical Gardens Authority

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society of Western Australia

Research Areas and Interests

  • Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Fire Ecology
  • Groundwater contamination
  • The impacts of wetland fires on groundwater quality


  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University.
  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2013.


Recent Research Grants

  • Toolibin Lake and surrounding reserves water balance investigation ? vegetation water use: 1977-2015 (Desktop Assessment),  Department of Parks and Wildlife WA,  Grant,  2016,  $19,961.
  • Turning the tide for the Bekai: identifying refuges from climate-induced sea level rise for the Palau Megapode,  The Rufford Foundation,  Rufford Foundation - Small Grants,  2015 - 2016,  $10,616.
  • Household resilience to fuel price rises in Perth, Western Australia: A geographical perspective,  Planning and Transport Research Centre,  PATREC - Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $5,000.
  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPBIO) Ecological Water Asset Project - Regional Ecohydrology Monitoring Network ,  BHP Billiton,  Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $266,342.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Dirgawati, M., Barnes, R., Wheeler, A., Arnold, A., McCaul, KA., Stuart, AL., Blake, D., Hinwood, A., Yeap, BB., Heyworth, JS., (2015), Development of Land Use Regression models for predicting exposure to NO2 and NOx in Metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Environmental Modelling and Software, 74(2015), 258-267, Oxford, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.008.
  • Blake, D., Lu, K., Horwitz, P., Boyce, M., (2012), Fire suppression and burnt sediments: effects on the water chemistry of fire-affected wetlands. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 21(5), 557-561, Australia, DOI: 10.1071/WF10125.


  • Sommer, B., Froend, R., Blake, D., (2012), Prioritizing wetlands for restoration within the Gnangara pine plantation., Perth, W.A..
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