Dr Alex Lechner is a landscape ecologist and an Associate Professor at the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. His main area of expertise is in the application of integrated socio-ecological approaches along with spatially explicit modelling and remote sensing to conservation planning and natural resource management. His current research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of urban planning in Asian cities, in particular Kuala Lumpur, tropical forest conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia and mining socio-environmental assessment.

Originally, from Australia, he has held a variety of positions at the University of Queensland, the University of Tasmania, and RMIT University and conducted research in a wide range of areas from mine land rehabilitation to planning wildlife corridors. Alex has completed a BSc majoring in Ecology at the University of Queensland, and a MAppSci specialising in Geospatial Science and a PhD in Landscape Ecology at RMIT University.

He is currently working on two major projects with SMI: 1. Life of mine assessment of socio-environmental footprints and implications for land use planning and 2. Modelling ecosystem services for mine regional planning.

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus profile: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/people/alex.lechner

Also see ResearchGate and Google Scholar for publications.