Dr Mark Mulligan

Terry Cannon

Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei with the then RGS Brunei Rainforest Expedition, he moved to King’s College London for his PhD on “Modelling Hydrology and Vegetation Change in a Degraded Semi-arid Area”, supervised by Professor John Thornes. Mark took up the post of lecturer in Geography at King’s in September 1994 at the age of 24 and has been teaching and researching in the Department since with a year (2003-2004) on research secondment to Istituto di Botanica, Universita' di Napoli, Italy. In 2003 Mark was appointed Reader in Geography and in 2004 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award for ‘innovative monitoring and modelling’ of environmental systems. Mark works with a large body of (mainly overseas) PhD students having first-supervised 24 successful PhD completions since 2000. He currently supervises a further ten PhD students on a variety of topics in the area of policy support, ecosystem service evaluation and environmental change, at scales from local to global and with a particular emphasis on tropical forests and semi arid drylands.

Mark is founding editor of the open-access ejournal Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling , has a keen interest in field research as well as simulation modelling and remote sensing and develops and maintains a series of very large environmental databases which are freely accessible from thesepages.

Mark is senior fellow at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), adjunct Doctoral Graduate Faculty at Texas State University 2007-2012, trustee of PROAVES UK and chair of the conservation advisory board for Healthy Planet Foundation and RGS-IBG Council member (Honorary Secretary for Expeditions and Fieldwork).


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