Affiliate Research Professor
Kim Lowell has over 30 years of experience as a senior scientist and research manager/broker in academic, government, and partner-based research organizations in Australia, Canada, and the United States. His primary interest is responding to real-world policy and resource management questions using systems-based approaches to ecosystem management within the context of socioeconomic, cultural, historic, and other "human" factors. This interest is most recently supported by 10 years spent on a split position as:
1) A senior government scientist leading projects that combine multiple landscape-based science disciplines (e.g., hydrology, pedology, nutrient cycling) with abiotic/human considerations to provide spatially and temporally explicit information to support the establishment and implementation of public policy.
2) Leader of the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Climate Change (ANRCC) program of the (Australian) Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information. The CRCSI is a research consortium comprised of federal and state government agencies, for-profit private companies, and universities. The strategic goal of the ANRCC program is to adapt scientific project results to the needs of real-world landscape decision-makers.
His interest in answering real-world resource questions is also supported by extensive training and experience in the use and development of quantitative modelling and analysis techniques to describe ecosystem dynamics, spatial and applied statistics, and geospatial technologies including GIS and remote sensing. Themes of recent projects have included the efficiency of auctions/tenders for buying and selling ecosystem services, understanding collaborative decision-making to improve science delivery, environmental monitoring at multiple scales using Big Data, and national carbon accounting compliance for international acceptance.