Professor of Earth Observation, Faculty of Social Sciences
I received a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Wales, Swansea in 1992, followed this immediately with my teacher training (PGCE (Wales)) and my PhD (University of Southampton) in 1996. I gained my PGCert in Teaching and Learning in HE in 2002. I have held Lectureships at Manchester, Kingston, and Bournemouth Universities, UK and between 2004 and 2006, I held the position of Senior Research Leader in Research and Innovation at the Ordnance Survey, GB. In 2007 I joined the University of Nottingham as Associate Professor and have subsequently (in 2013) been promoted to Reader. I currently work part-time (0.8fte).
Research Interests: My main research interests are in the optimal exploitation of remote sensing systems to understand ecosystem services provided by terrestrial systems, particularly tropical rainforests, temperate peatlands, boreal forests and mountains. Thus my research extends the range in latitude and longitude. Both passive and active systems are under investigation, with a particular focus on novel and cutting-edge systems and analyses (both technological and human in origin). Consequently I have numerous specialist publications across a range of discipline homes and am a particular advocate of inter-disciplinary research. My research work has attracted funding from learned societies and research councils in the UK and Europe, as well as from international space agencies. Currently, I serve on the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) Steering Committee, the EUFAR Scientific and Transnational Access Steering Panel and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Maps (JoM) and Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (RSEC) and am Supervisor for 10 PhD candidates.
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