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Alex Lechner

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Alex Lechner is a landscape ecologist and Assistant Professor at the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. He is interested applying integrated socio-ecological approaches along with spatially explicit modelling to conservation planning and natural resource management. His current research in Malaysia focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of urban planning in Asian cities, in particular Kuala Lumpur, and tropical forest conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Originally, from Australia, he has held a variety of positions at the University of Queensland, the University of Tasmania, and RMIT University and conducted research in a wide range of areas from mine land rehabilitation to planning wildlife corridors. Alex has completed a BSc majoring in Ecology at the University of Queensland, and a MAppSci specialising in Geospatial Science and a PhD in Landscape Ecology at RMIT University.

Research Summary

Alex's research interest include the following:

  • Integrating social and ecological spatial data for regional planning
  • Characterising the effects of fragmentation on connectivity
  • Mined land rehabilitation
  • Remote sensing of landscapes impacted by mining
  • Spatial uncertainty in ecological modelling

See ResearchGate; Google Scholar

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