Remote sensing of vegetation and snow; patterns of snow seasonality; vegetation phenology; snow-cover and vegetation interactions; permafrost
2015: Presented the talk, "Perspective from the periphery: Linking vegetation phenology and cryospheric change in Greenland," at the Cryosphere and Polar Processes Seminar, University of Colorado Boulder
2015: Presented the talk, "Land surface phenology and the spatial and temporal dynamics of snow-cover and vegetation," at the Geography Colloquium, University of Colorado Boulder
2015: Presented the talk, "Linking land surface phenology and ice sheet run-off in Greenland," at the Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota
2014: Presented the talk, "A remote sensing exploration of land surface phenology in the Australian Alps," at the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences Seminar Series, University of New South Wales
Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Thompson JA (2016) A MODIS-derived snow climatology (2000 – 2014) for the Australian Alps, Climate Research. DOI: 10.3354/cr01379
Thompson, J. A., D. J. Paull, and B. G. Lees. 2015. Using phase-spaces to characterize land surface phenology. Remote Sensing of Environment 166: 178–190, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.008.
Thompson, J. A., D. J. Paull, and B. G. Lees. 2015. An improved liberal cloud-mask for addressing snow/cloud confusion with MODIS. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 81(2): 119–129, doi:10.14358/PERS.81.2.119.
Thompson J. A., and B. G. Lees. 2014. Applying object-based segmentation in the temporal domain to characterise snow seasonality. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing97: 98–110, doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.08.010.
Brunckhorst, D., I. Reeve, P. Morley, M. Coleman, E. Barclay, J. McNeill, R. Stayner, R. Glencross-Grant , J. Thompson, and L. Thompson. 2011. Hunter and Central Coasts, New South Wales - Vulnerability to Climate Change Impacts. Australia: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, ISBN: 978-1-921298-83-7.
Thompson J. A., D. W. Lamb, P. S. Frazier, and B. Ellem. 2011. Monitoring the effects of longwall mine-induced subsidence of vineyards. Environmental Earth Sciences 62(5): 973–984,doi:10.1007/s12665-010-5820-7.
Brunckhorst, D., I. Reeve, P. Moreley, M. Coleman, E. Barclay, J. McNeill, R. Stayner, R. Glencross-Grant, J. Thompson, and L. Thompson. 2009. Case studies to support a ‘first pass’ national climate change coastal vulnerability Assessment. Case Study 6: Hunter and Central Coasts. In Report to Land and Water Australia. Canberra, Australia: Department of Climate Change.
Thompson J. A., P. S. Frazier, and D. W. Lamb. 2007. Evaluating the impacts of longwall mine subsidence on vineyards in the Broke Region of New South Wales: The challenges of analysing multi-scale field data. In Mine Subsidence 2007: Proceedings of the Seventh Triennial Conference on Mine Subsidence, p 1-10. Sydney, N.S.W.: Mine Subsidence Technological Society, ISBN: 9780958577939.
Reeve, I., K. Bock, J. Thompson, A. van der Meulen, and M. Coleman. 2006. Increasing wool profits by working with the environment. 1st and 2nd survey results. In Report to Land and Water Australia. Canberra, Australia: Department of Climate Change.