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My academic background is in human geography and since I moved to UEA in 1990 I have been involved in a range of projects concerned with applications of geographical information systems (GIS), landscape visualisation software and statistical techniques.
At present I have particular interests in issues of rural land-use change, natural capital and ecosystem services, future energy pathways and catchment management. My main research projects are:
Co-leader of the Wensum Demonstration Test Catchment project (2010-17) (http://www.wensumalliance.org.uk) funded by Defra and the Environment Agency.
Co-I and Theme Leader for work on green infrastructure and GIS applications in the ESRC-funded Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGDRC, 2014-19) http://www.blgdataresearch.org.
PI on a NERC funded ADVENT consortium grant (ADdressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together, 2015-20) which is developing conceptual frameworks and modelling tools to integrate the analysis of prospective UK energy pathways with considerations relating to the value of natural capital (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/programmes/challenges/advent.html).
PI on a NERC International Opportunities Fund project KAPtEN (Knowledge Assessment Platform for the valuation of Energy and Nature together, 2016-19) linked to ADVENT.
- 1977-80: UG Student, Dept. of Geography, UCW Aberystwyth.
- 1980-83: PhD Student, Dept. of Geography, UCW Aberystwyth.
- 1983-84: Research Associate, Dept. of Geography, University of Lancaster.
- 1984-90: Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Geography, University of Lancaster.
- 1990-96: Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
- 1996-2005: Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
- 2005-07: Reader, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
- 2007-Date: Professor of Geography, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
- 2010-15: Deputy Head of School, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
Key Research Interests
Applications of geographical information systems (GIS) and statistical methods in the geographical and environmental sciences, particularly with respect to landscape planning and visualisation; catchment management, renewable energy and environmental economics.
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- Social Sciences Sector Head
- BSc Geography Course Director
Areas of Expertise
Geographical information systems, landscape planning and visualisation, catchment management, environmental implications of future energy pathways.
Since joining UEA in 1990 I have contributed to modules on environmental epidemiology, regional planning, waste management, catchment management, research skills, concepts and methods in geography and geographical information systems (GIS). My teaching responsibilities now focus mainly on GIS, human geography and catchment management.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years
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UKERC Phase 4 Research Integration: Infrastructure Transformation and Net Zero - Action in the Next 10 Years - Environmental Risks and Impacts Associated with Decarbonisation: The Tensions and Trade-offs Between Net Zero and Environmental Policy
1/09/22 → 31/08/23
Combining historical agricultural and climate datasets sheds new light on early 20th century barley performanceRaymond, J., Mackay, I., Penfield, S., Lovett, A., Philpott, H. & Dorling, S., May 2023, In: Annals of Applied Biology. 182, 3, p. 381-396 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Continuing genetic improvement and biases in genetic gain estimates revealed in historical UK variety trials dataRaymond, J., Mackay, I., Penfield, S., Lovett, A., Philpott, H. & Dorling, S., 15 Oct 2023, In: Field Crops Research. 302, 109086.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Ball, T. S., Vaughan, N. E., Powell, T. W., Lovett, A. & Lenton, T. M., 1 Feb 2022, In: Geoscientific Model Development. 15, 2, p. 929-949 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
Barnsley, S. L., Lovett, A. A. & Dicks, L. V., 1 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 313, 114942.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)19 Downloads (Pure)
Scotland’s onshore wind energy generation, impact on natural capital & satisfying no-nuclear energy policyShepherd, A., Roberts, S., Sünnenberg, G., Lovett, A. & Hastings, A. F. S., 1 Nov 2021, In: Energy Reports. 7, p. 7106-7117 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Andrew Lovett (Keynote/plenary speaker)Apr 2014
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Andrew Lovett (Member)2012 → 2014
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