Dr Nicolas Younes

Postdoctoral researcher - Remote Sensing scientist
College of Science

Nicolas Younes is an engineer, a geospatial and remote sensing scientist, and an entrepreneur, who's passionate about Earth Observation, knowledge transfer, education, and about understanding spatial and temporal changes in Australian forests. Nicolas works in local, continental, and global-scale projects that seek to further our understanding of the vegetation phenology and flammability through the use of remote sensing technologies.

Currently, Nicolas is deeply involved in the development of the OzFuel satellite mission, the first satellite the world's first satellite created specifically to monitor the flammability of eucalypt forests. Through the OzFuel project, he's helping advance Australia's space industry. His work ranges from using hyperspectral sensors, to data analysis, machine learning, and biochemical analysis of flammable components in eucalypt trees.

Nicolas holds an Environmental Engineering degree, a Master's degree in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, a Master's degree in Natural Resource Management, and a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Areas of current research:

  • Vegetation phenology
  • GAMs
  • Oil Palm monitoring
  • Forest loss in Upper Guinea Forest
  • Intertiral ecosystems
  • environmental economics

Research interests

Areas of expertise

  • Natural Hazards
  • Surface Processes
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Photogrammetry And Remote Sensing
  • Geospatial Information Systems