ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Andrew Hall

Associate Professor Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall is an earth system scientist with specialist knowledge in climatology and vegetation remote sensing, his work being reliant on expert application of geographic information science and remote sensing image analysis. Andrew is integral in large environmental science research teams. He is currently Acting Director of the Institute for Land, Water & Society at Charles Sturt University, conducting research on monitoring the effects of environmental watering actions that incorporates an ongoing interest in plant and landscape phenology. Andrew has had a very active university teaching role, developing courses in advanced geographic information science, remote sensing, and climatology with a focus on postgraduate education.

Research Interests

  • Landscape phenology
  • Remote sensing image analysis
  • Novel GIS techniques
  • Climatology
  • Climate change and variability

Bachelor of Science, University of Otago, 1997
Master of Science with Distinction (Climatology), University of Otago, 1999
Doctor of Philosophy (Remote Sensing), Charles Sturt University, 2003


Full Publications List CRO Research Outputs

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Papers

Hall, A., Thomas, R., & Wassens, S. (2019). Mapping the maximum inundation extent of lowland intermittent riverine wetland depressions using LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment: an interdisciplinary journal233, 1-14. [111376]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111376

Hall, A., & Blackman, J. (2019). Modelling within-region spatiotemporal variability in grapevine phenology with high resolution temperature data. OENO One53(2), 147-159. https://doi.org/10.20870/oeno-one.2019.53.2.2450

Hall, A. (2018). Remote Sensing Applications for Viticultural Terroir Analysis. Elements (Ottawa): an international magazine of mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology14(3), 185-190. http://elementsmagazine.org/2018/05/29/remote-sensing-applications-viticultural-terroir-analysis/

Hall, A. (2018). Remote sensing applications in viticulture: recent advances and new opportunities. Infowine - Internet Journal of Viticulture and Enology, 1-8. https://www.infowine.com/intranet/libretti/0/17185-1710-11thTerroirCongress-12-Hall-arEN.pdf

Hall, A., Mathews, A. J., & Holzapfel, B. P. (2016) Potential effect of atmospheric warming on grapevine phenology and post-harvest heat accumulation across a range of climates. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-18. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00484-016-1133-z

Clarke, S., Lamont, K., Pan, H., Barry, L., Hall, A., & Rogiers, S. (2015) Spring root zone temperature
regulates root growth, nutrient uptake and shoot growth dynamics in grapevines. Australian Journal of
Grape and Wine Research, 21(3), 479-489. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajgw.12160/full

Vote, C., Hall, A., Charlton, P. (2014) Carbon dioxide, water and energy fluxes of irrigated broad-acre crops in an Australian semi-arid climate zone. Environmental Earth Sciences.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-014-3547-4

Technical Reports

Wassens, S., Spencer, J., Wolfenden, B., Thiem, J., Thomas, R., Jenkins, K., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Kobayashi, Y., Bino, G., Amos, C., & Michael, D. (2019). Commonwealth Environmental Water Office long-term intervention monitoring project Murrumbidgee River System selected area: Summary report 2014-18. Commonwealth of Australia. https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/9b1f44d6-81de-44b0-ab50-d0dd5b9489a5/files/cewo-ltim-murrumbidgee-2014-18-summary-report.pdf

Wassens, S., Michael, D., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Kobayashi, Y., Bino, G., Thomas, R., Brandis, K., Hall, A., & Amos, C. (2019). Murrumbidgee selected area monitoring, evaluation and research plan. Commonwealth of Australia. https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/83e4aed4-c7cb-4cd7-8922-129ed3a1b917/files/mer-plan-murrumbidgee-2019.pdf

Wassens, S., Spencer, J., Wolfenden, B., Thiem, J., Thomas, R., Jenkins, K., Brandis, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Kobayashi, T., Bino, G., Heath, J., & Callaghan, D. (2018) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring project Murrumbidgee River system Selected Area evaluation report, 2014-17. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

Wassens, S., Spencer, J., Wolfenden, B., Thiem, J., Thomas, R., Jenkins, K., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Kobayashi, Y., Bino, G., Davis, T., Heath, J., Kuo, W., Amos, C., & Michael, D. (2018). Commonwealth Environmental Water Office long-term intervention monitoring project Murrumbidgee River System selected area evaluation. Technical report 2014-18: Report prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. Commonwealth of Australia.

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., & Hall, A. (2018). Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project Murrumbidgee System Selected Area Project Progress Report #15: Report period: 1 January – 31 March 2018. Commonwealth of Australia. https://cdn.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/3187176/20180426-Murrumbidgee-LTIM-Project-Progress-report-1Jan18_to_31Mar18_Part-B.pdf

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Hall, A. (2017). Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 13, October 2017. Charles Sturt University, Institute for Land, Water and Society. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

Wassens, S., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Wolfenden, B., Jenkins, K., Hall, A., Ocock, J., Kobayashi, T., Thomas., Bino, G., Health, J., Lenon, E. (2016) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring project Murrumbidgee River system Selected Area evaluation report, 2014-2016. November 2016

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., Kobayashi,T. Thomas, R. Bino, G. McPherson, J., Dyer, J., Ocock, J, & Heath, J (2016)  Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 9, July 2016. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., (2016). Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 7, March 2016. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., (2015). Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 6, January 2016

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., (2015). Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 5, September 2015

Wassens, S., Thiem, J., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., (2015) Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 4, June 2015. CSU, ILWS. Prepared for CEWO

Wassens, S., Thiem, J., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Lenon, E., Hall, A., Clarke-Wood, B. (2015). Long term intervention monitoring project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 3, March 2015. CSU, ILWS. Prepared for CEWO

Conference poster

Li, S., Schmidtke, L., Hall, A., Pearson, W., Francis, L., Vrhovsek, U., Carlin, S., & Blackman, J. (2019). Unraveling regional typicality of Australian premium Shiraz through an untargeted metabolomics approach. Poster session presented at 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC 2019), Adelaide, Australia.

Link to Google Scholar profile.


Current Projects

Improving groundwater management to enhance agriculture and farming livelihoods in Pakistan. (2016-2020) Hall, A, Punthakey, J., Allan, C., Mitchell, M., Culas, R. ACIAR & CSU ($100,000), Total value of the project $2,15M  Project details

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research – Murrumbidgee. Wassens, S., Hall, A. (2019-2022), CEWO Project webpage

Research Project 1: Optimised models for improved water management. Wassens, S., Bino, G. (UNSW), Hall, A. (2020-2021) CEWO, Murrumbidgee MER project.

Vegetation and wetland assets benchmarking project. Wassens, S., Hardwick, L., Hall, A. & Poynter, C. (CSU SPAN) (2019-2021) CEWO, Contingency Funding from the MER-Murrumbidgee project.

Completed Projects

Automated call records evaluate frog responses to environmental watering. (2016-2017) Wassens, S., Hall, A., Nimmo, D & Walcott, A. Department of Environment & Climate Change, $30,000

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) for water research. (2016) Watts, R., Baumgartner, L., Wassens, S., Hall, A. CSU RIBG Grant, $49,919

Billabong-Yanco Creek Wetland Monitoring Project. Wassens, S., Wilson, B., Walcott, A., Hall, A. & Wolfenden, B. (2017-2018) Murray LLS, $80,218 Project details

Identifying climate refuges in the Murray-Darling Basin. Hall, A. & Finlayson, M. (2015-2016) MDBA, $50,670 Project details

Long Term Intervention Monitoring project-Murrumbidgee Selected Area. Stage 2.. Wassens,S., Hall,A., Wolfenden,B. with NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries), University of NSW, Riverina LLS, and NSW OEH, (2014-2019) CEWO, $3.5M Project Webpage

Lower Lachlan Frog Assessment, Wassens, S., Dyer, F.  (Uni of Canberra), Walcott, A. & Hall, A. (2015-2016), CEWO, $39,728

Frog community responses to environmental change: a case study in the mid Lachlan. Hall, A., & Walcott, A. (PhD student) (2015) Central Tablelands Local Land Services, $7000

Long Term Intervention Monitoring for the Murrumbidgee System, Wassens, S. &  Hall, A.  with  NSW DPI, UNSW, OEH & Murrumbidgee CMA. (Dec 2013-April 2014) CEWO, $168,497

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2013-14 to the Murrumbidgee River.  Wassens, S & Hall, A. (2013-2014) Partners Department of Primary Industries – NSW Fisheries,(Lee Baumgarten) Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (Erin Lenon), NSW Office of Environment and Heritage(Dr Jennifer Spencer) and University of NSW (Dr Kim Jenkins). SEWPAC, $671,801 Project details

Optimising acoustic monitoring for frogs in the Koondrook-Perricoota. Walcott, A., Hall, A., Wassens, S., Nimmo, D. (2018) Forestry Corporation of NSW $29,623 Project details

Optimising frog breeding responses to flooding in managed wetlands (multiple projects).  Wassens, S., Watts, R., Wilson, A., Hall, A., (all ILWS), Spencer, J. (DEH NSW) (2006–2011) NSW DECCW and Murray Wetlands Working Group.[Summary Sheet PDF]