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Dr David Blake

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5069, Mobile: 0438 084 830, Email: d.blake@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.355
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5069
Mobile: 0438 084 830
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5509
Email: d.blake@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.355  

 

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

Current Teaching

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

Background

  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Of Science (Enviromental Management), Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philospohy, Edith Cowan University, 2013.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Investigating historical fire regimes and erosion rates in major water catchments within Southern Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $1,600.
  • Designing water quality monitoring protocols in catchments after severe wildfires: the 2016 Harvey River Basin case study. ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2017,  $708,000.
  • Projected Sea Level Rise and the Conservation Ecology of the Micronesian Megapode (Megapodius laperouse senex) in Palau, Micronesia,  World Pheasant Association,  Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $6,516.
  • 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.
  • Toolibin Lake and surrounding reserves water balance investigation ? vegetation water use: 1977-2015 (Desktop Assessment),  Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions WA,  Botanic Parks and Gardens - Grant,  2016,  $19,961.
  • 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

  • Boeyen, J., Callan, A., Blake, D., Wheeler, A., Franklin, P., Hall, G., Shackleton, C., Sly, P., Hinwood, A., (2017), Investigating the relationship between environmental factors and respiratory health outcomes in school children using the forced oscillation technique. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 220(2), 494-502, Germany, Elsevier GmbH - Urban and Fischer, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.01.014.
  • Dirgwati, M., Heyworth, J., Wheeler, A., McCaul, K., Blake, D., Boeyen, J., Cope, M., Yeap, BB., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Brunekreef, B., Hinwood, A., (2016), Development of Land Use Regression models for particulate matter and associated components in a low air pollutant concentration airshed. Atmospheric Environment, 144(2016), 69-78, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.013.
  • 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, Pergamon Press, 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, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/WF10125.

Reports

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

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences),  Nocturnal Roost Tree, Roost Site And Landscape Characteristics Of Carnaby's Black-cockatoo (calyptorynchus Latirostris) On The Swan Coastal Plain

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Energy Efficiency And Carbon Dioxide Emissions Across Different Scales Of Iron Ore Mining Operations In Western Australia
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