Where land and water meet: spatial thinking towards sustainability

Associate Professor In-Young Yeo

Join Associate Professor In-Young Yeo, from the University of Newcastle, for a guest seminar on Where land and water meet: spatial thinking towards sustainability.

The School of Engineering is pleased to welcome Associate Professor In-Young Yeo of Civil, Surveying, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Newcastle (UoN) this June. Associate Professor Yeo will visit The Australian National University (ANU) from Thursday 3 to Friday 5 June for a collaborative research visit and opportunity to meet with fellow researchers and academics. 


Join us in person or online

This event will by held in a hybrid format, with the option to attend in-person on the ANU campus or join us online via Zoom.

COVID safe measures, will be in place for those visiting campus. This includes pre-registration via Eventbrite and use of the Check In CBR app on the day.

Zoom information for remote attendees will be provided upon registration.



Environmental processes are extremely complex and nonlinear. The human interaction with the physical system adds another level of complexity to the change processes and consequences across scales.

This talk will present a few case studies to demonstrate effective uses of (1) integrated data and model approaches to investigate the change dynamics and processes in the managed and natural environment and (2) location based systems thinking to develop science-informed management plans that can be placed at the local landscape.

It will highlight the importance of earth observation systems to characterise the complex ecosystems from the bottom up, and how observed emergent land surface properties offer additional support to address uncertainty in our prediction and decision making towards sustainability. 


Speaker biography

In-Young Yeo is an Associate Professor of Civil, Surveying, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Newcastle (UoN). Prior to joining UoN in 2015, she taught at the Ohio State University, Cornell University, and the University of Maryland (USA). 

Associate Professor Yeo is a well-rounded civil and environmental engineer, geospatial analyst, and regional environmental planner. With broad educational training and working experience, she has developed and taught a number of courses in the area of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology, Water Quality Processes), Geodetic and Geographical Sciences (Geographical Information Science/Remote Sensing), and City and Regional Planning (Environmental Planning, Systems Analysis and Optimization).  

Associate Professor Yeo is primarily interested in understanding the interface of land and water systems where the human and physical systems interact and evolve together. Associate Professor Yeo has actively collaborated with a number of research scientists around the world and led multiple interdisciplinary research projects funded by governments and industry partners. Associate Professor Yeo was a science team member to the NASA-LCLUC (as project lead) and NASA-GRACE programs and invited to join the G20 initiative for agricultural monitoring through earth observation systems, GEOGLAM-RAPP under the UN-Environment Programme (UNEP), two US national projects led by US Department of Agriculture as an international partner investigator, and the CRC for High Performance Soils as a nominated scientist. She was a recipient of the US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) graduate research fellowship and has received two UoN fellowships in recognition of excellent research.   

Date & time

12–1pm 3 Jun 2021


Room:Seminar Room

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