Mr Nicolas Younes Cardenas

Postdoctoral researcher - Remote Sensing scientist
College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Natural Hazards 040604
  • Surface Processes 040607
  • Environmental Monitoring 050206
  • Photogrammetry And Remote Sensing 090905
  • Geospatial Information Systems 090903


** Under Construction **

Dr Younes is an environmental engineer by training and a remote sensing scientist by trade. He received his undergraduate degree (2006) from Universidad Internacional SEK (Ecuador), Master's degrees from Instituto Superior de la Energia (Spain, 2008) and James Cook University (Australia, 2014), and PhD (2020) from Jame Cook University (Australia, 2020).

Nicolas held leading positions in several industries including Oil and Gas, Construction, Engineering, and Environmental consulting, before turning to academia in 2015. Since then, he has been involded in multidisciplinary projects as a geospatial and remote sensing specialist.


  • mangrove phenology
  • GAMs
  • Oil Palm monitoring
  • Coral Reefs
  • Forest loss in Upper Guinea Forest
  • Intertiral ecosystems
  • environmental economics


Researcher's projects

** Under Construction **

Remote sensing of Wetlands and Mangrove forests

  • Landsat time series
  • Mangrove phenology
  • Generalized Additive Models (GAMs)


Remote sensing of leaf flammability traits in eucalypt forests

  • Imaging spectroscopy
  • Proximal remote sensing
  • Biochemistry - GM/MS



  • Information and sensor design


Radiative Transfer Modelling




Available student projects

I'm open to discussing potential Honors, Masters, and PhD projects.

Each project will be developed with the student, and tailored to provide each student with the skills they want to develop.

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