Department of planetary Sciences
Planetary Science Institute
Dr. Bishop received his PhD in Geology from the University of Adelaide in 1998, studying the spatial and temporal geomorphology and surficial sedimentology of the Gurra Gurra crescentic dunes, Strzelecki Desert, South Australia. In 2005, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Science with Distinction (Spatial Statistics & Modeling) from Curtin University of Technology. He joined PSI as a Senior Scientist in 2006 and maintains his position as a Lecturer in Geomorphology and Spatial Analysis at the University of South Australia.
Dr. Mark Bishop is interested in the geomorphometry and the application of geographic technologies and analogue studies to the understanding of aeolian and volcanic land form. He also pursues the relationship of dune fields to climate and environmental change for Earth, Mars and Titan. Bishop leads Project DiG2ER, an Australian-US initiative to build capacity in primary and secondary school teachers in the area of earth observation and planetary science, and to increase the uptake of students engaging in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, particularly those relating to the earth and space strand.