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Mike Tuohy

Senior Lecturer

School of Agriculture and Environment

An observer of Earth by means of the many sensors now orbiting the planet on satellites.

A map enthusiast with expertise in GIS and image processing.


Contact details

  • Ph: 84864
    Location: 2.20, AgHort C
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Earth observation; remote sensing; hyperspectral sensors; GIS; spatial analysis


Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling (070104): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100):
Earth Sciences (040000):
Environmental Sciences (050000):
Natural Hazards (040604): Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040600)


Earth observation; remote sensing; hyperspectral and multispectral sensors; GIS; spatial analysis

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 5
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Near Real-time Monitoring of Coastal Sediments

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) is in orbit on two NASA satellites, Terra and Aqua, with Terra acquiring imagery each morning and Aqua each afternoon. The width of these images is over 2500km so even though they don't cover the same area exactly, New Zealand can be found in the images on most days when it is not covered in cloud. MODIS has seven bands recording radiance in the visible and near-infrared regions of the spectrum; these bands enable the production of true colour images like the one below for April 29, 2011.
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Date Range: 2013 - 2013

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Gabor Kereszturi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Approaches to forecast volcanic hazard in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand
  • 2014 - Ngoc Chau Vu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Assessing the impacts of extreme floods on agriculture in Vietnam: Quang Nam case study
  • 2012 - Rajasheker Pullanagari - Doctor of Philosophy
    Proximal sensing techniques to monitor pasture quality and quantity on dairy farms
  • 2010 - Carolyn Hedley - Doctor of Philosophy
    The development of proximal sensing methods for soil mapping and monitoring and their application to precision irrigation
  • 2010 - Ieda Sanches - Doctor of Philosophy
    Hyperspectral proximal sensing of the botanical composition and nutrient content of New Zealand pastures
  • 2009 - Bambang Kusumo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of field techniques to predict soil carbon, soil nitrogen and root density from soil spectral reflectance
  • 2009 - Jonathan Procter - Doctor of Philosophy
    Towards improving volcanic mass flow hazard assessment of New Zealand stratovolcanoes
  • 2006 - Endang Savitri - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Use of GIS and Remote Sensing to Identify Areas at Risk from Erosion in Indonesian Forests: A Case Study in Central Java
  • 2004 - Andrew Manderson - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1996 - Leonard Brown - Doctor of Philosophy
    An Investigation of the Application of Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems for Resource Management in Westland, New Zealand.

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