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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

  • Artz, R.R.E.; Donnelly, D.; Cuthbert, A.; Evans, C.; Smart, S.; Reed, M.; Kenter, J.; Clark, J., (2013) Restoration of lowland raised bogs in Scotland: Emissions savings and the implications of a changing climate on lowland raised bog condition., Final report. Commissioned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
  • Cooksley, S.L.; Brewer, M.J.; Donnelly, D.; Spezia, L.; Tree, A., (2012) Impacts of artificial structures on the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in the River Dee, Scotland., Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 22, 318-330.
  • 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

  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Coull, M.C.; Donnelly, D.; Hastings, E.J., (2014) Innovations in environmental monitoring using mobile technology - a review., International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 8, 50-58.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Beesley, L.; Hewison, R.L., (2014) The soils of Balruddery farm., Technical Report for the James hutton Institute.
  • Miller, D.R., Dawson, L.A., Morrice, J., Donnelly, D., (2014) Structure and specifications for geoforensics database: D5.2., EU MiSAFE Project "Structure and Specifications for Geoforensics Database", Deliverable D5.2.
  • Spezia, L.; Cooksley, S.L.; Brewer, M.J.; Donnelly, D.; Tree, A., (2014) Modelling species abundance in a river by Negative Binomial hidden Markov models., Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 71, 599-614.
  • Aitkenhead, M.; Donnelly, D.; Coull, M.C., (2013) Innovations in aquatic monitoring, CREW Report to SEPA, CREW Project Number CD2013_04.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Donnelly, D.; Aitkenhead, M.; Balana, B.; Chapman, S.J., (2013) WISE peatland choices - a decision support tool for peatland restoration in Scotland., ClimateXChange Scotland, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 23 - Kilpatrick Hills, Scottish Lowlands Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 25 - Boblainy, 2013, Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 26 - Lael, 2013, North Highland Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 27 - Longart, North Highland Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Bell, J.; Brown, I.; Donnelly, D.; McKeen, M.; Miller, D.; Towers, W., (2013) Future CAP payments: considerations for the use of the Land Capability for Agriculture Classification and Maps as a basis for the regionalisation of the Basic Payment Scheme., Internal Report for the James Hutton Institute Management, 12 June 2013.
  • Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Morrice, J.; Donnelly, D; Morris, S., (2013) Mapping physical and visual access of greenspace., Scottish Government, GreenHealth Information Note Series (No. 5).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 22 - Corlarach Forest, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Henderson, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 24 - Balmacara, 2013, Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Bell, J.S.; Hewison, R.L.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 20 - Fiunary Forest, Lochaber Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Towers, W.; Donnelly, D., (2013) Soil survey maps and reports, scale 1:10,000, Volume 21 - Beinn Bhan Block, Loch Ard Forest, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Slee, B.; Brown, I.; Donnelly, D.; Gordon, I.J.; Matthews. K.B.; Towers, W., (2013) The squeezed middle: potential conflicts over Scotland?s intermediate quality rural land., The James Hutton Institute.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly, D., (2013) The Use of Land Capability for Agriculture (LCA) as a mechanism to `fine-tune? Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) assessments in Scotland: an exploratory study., Technical Note to Scottish Government.
  • Towers, W.; Xiao, X.; Lilly, A.; Donnelly, D.; Woodfield, M.; Miller, D.R., (2013) Scotland's soils website., Final Report to Scottish Government of Scottish Website, launched at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 10 December 2013.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Chapman, S.J.; Donnelly, D.; Matthews, R., (2012) Potential abatement from peatland restoration., Briefing Note to Scottish Government.

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