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David Donnelly

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Information and Computational Sciences
david.donnelly@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

David graduated in 1987 with a BSc in Topographic Science from Glasgow University and in 2009 completed an MSc in Geographic Information Science at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Current research interests 

His background is in the analysis, creation and management of geographical data and he has worked on the mapping programmes of many countries. He has extensive experience in the use and customisation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in photogrammetry and remote sensing.

David is experienced in creating custom GIS and other software tools for a wide range of geospatial applications and has also produced web tools to link databases and spatial data.

David's other responsibilities at the Institute include data leasing and publications.

Bibliography 

David's highlighted publications

  • Towers, W.; Donnelly, D., (2011) Mapping vulnerable areas in Scotland., Scottish Government.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly, D.; Condliffe, I., (2011) The role of soils information in Scottish rural policy and support., Proceedings of "Soil Science in a Changing World: First Wageningen Conference on Applied Soil Science", Wageningen, The Netherlands, 18-22 September 2011.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Czerniakiewicz, M.; Handley, K.; Hillier, S.; Robertson, J.; Ross, J.M.; Towers, W.; Donnelly, D.; Mayes, R.W., (2010) A complementary approach to the forensic analysis of soil in case investigations., International Workshop on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics, 3rd, Long Beach, California, 2-4 November 2010.
  • Hester, A.J.; Towers, W.; Donnelly, D., (2010) Current site characteristics: a framework for modelling native woodland potential., Glenfeschie Estate Habitats Restoration Seminar, Aviemore, 25 June 2010. Invited paper.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly D.; Condliffe I.; Higgins A.; Rugg, I., (2010) Testing of biophysical criteria for areas with natural handicap in the United Kingdom., Report to the European Commission.

David's most recent publications

  • Cooksley, S.L.; Brewer, M.; Donnelly, D.; Spezia, L., (2011) An investigation into the possible causes of deterioration of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera population of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire: linking macrohabitat and pressure data with freshwater pearl mussel distribution., Commissioned Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Towers, W.; Owen, J.; White, D.; Coull, M.C.; Ross, J.M.; Donnelly, D.; Cooper, P., (2010) Soils of the crofts., Book on Soils for Crofting Connections.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Henderson, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2010) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 1 - North Highland Forest District (Achany and Balblair Forests)., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2010) Derivation and processing of land cover, vegetation and analytical data for Knowledge Enhancement phase of "Land Cover Mapping 2007" project.., Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2010) Habitat impact assessment: Baseline recording of permanent plots, dwarf shrub heath and blanket bog, Fealar Estate, 2010., Fealar Estate.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2009) The soils of Balruddery Farm., Contract report for SCRI.
  • Chapman, S.J.; Bell, J.S.; Donnelly, D.; Lilly, A., (2009) Carbon stocks in Scottish peatlands., Soil Use and Management, 25, 105-112.
  • Cummins, R.P.; Donnelly, D.; Towers, W.; Chapman, S.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Grieve, I.; Birnie, R.V.B., (2009) Peat erosion and the management of peatland habitats., Final report to Scottish Natural Heritage (ROAME No. RO7AC103).
  • Hester, A.J.; Towers, W.; Donnelly, D., (2009) Prediction of native woodland potential, Glen Feshie Estate., Glen Feshie Estate.
  • Miller, D.R.; Schwarz, G.; Sutherland, L.A.; Morrice, J.G.; Aspinall, R.J.; Barnes, A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Buchan, K.; Donnelly, D.; Hawes, C.; McCrum, G.; Matthews, K.; Miller, D.; Renwick, A.; Smith, M.; Squire, G.;Toma, L., (2009) Rural land use study 1: Drivers and decision-making., Research Findings No.8. RERAD, Scottish Government, November 2009, pp4.
  • Miller, D.R.; Schwarz, G.; Sutherland, L.A.; Morrice, J.G.; Aspinall, R.J.; Barnes, A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Buchan, K.; Donnelly, D.; Hawes, C.; McCrum, G.; McKenzie, B.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Renwick, A.; Smith, M.; Squire, G.; Toma, L., (2009) Changing land use in rural Scotland - drivers and decision makers., Rural Land Use Study Project 1. Scottish Government Social Research.
  • Miller, D.R.; Schwarz, G.; Sutherland, L.A.; Morrice, J.G.; Aspinall, R.J.; Barnes, A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Buchan, K.; Donnelly, D.; Hawes, C.; McCrum, G.; Mckenzie, B.; Matthews, K.; Miller, D.; Renwick, A.; Smith, M.; Squire, G.; Toma, L., (2009) Rural land use study 1: Drivers and decision-making., Final Report, RERAD, Scottish Government, November 2009, pp156.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Donnelly, D., (2009) Knockroon, Cumnock, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Statement: Chapter 12: Agriculture and Soils., Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd.
  • Slee, B.; Chapman, S.; Pajot, G.; Stutter, M.I.; Donnelly, D., (2009) A scoping study of the nature and extent of soil carbon reserves and of the actual and potential for carbon sequestration on the John Muir Trust's Skye estates., Report to the John Muir Trust, October 2009, 63pp.
  • Bell, J.S.; Lilly, A.; Donnelly, D., (2008) Provision of corrosivity and gas permeability soils data., Data Provision Contract submitted to NSRI for Calor Gas.

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