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  • Airborne remote sensing
  • Data assimilation
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Soil moisture measurement
  • Soil moisture modelling



  • Jeff Walker is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University.

    Prof Walker is also an Honorary Principal Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.



Member of

  • ISSM Working Group. Member of International Satellite Soil Moisture Working Group 2006 - 2012
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences 2005 - 2012
  • RSDA PUB Working Group. Member of Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation Prediction in Ungaged Basins Working Group 2005 - 2012
  • American Geophysical Union. Member of American Geophysical Union 1997 - 2012


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2008: J. Walker and I. Davenport, 'Towards improved soil moisture retrieval by LiDAR measurement of microwave properties of vegetation and development of a data assimilation framework', Joint Research Project with the University of Reading, UK and University of Melbourne, $10K   


Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Newcastle 2000
  • BEng (Hons), The University of Newcastle 1996
  • BSurv (Hons), The University of Newcastle 1996

Awards and honors

  • Anton Hales Medal in the Earth Sciences, Australian Academy of Science, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, 2006
  • University Medal, The University of Newcastle, 1995