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Dave Miller

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Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
GIS Specialist
dave.miller@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Dave Miller is a GIS Specialist with 10 years' experience in interdisciplinary research in support of a wide variety of research objectives for Scottish Government, EU, and other funding bodies (for example, SRUC, BNSC-FC). As part of the LADSS team within the Information and Computational Sciences Group, his background in advanced GIS Analysis principally applied to national spatial datasets has led him to support a large number of research projects, latterly focussing on the Scottish Government agricultural datasets (including IACS, JAC, DS) both in support of policy development and for landscape change analysis. He also participates in the teaching of a GIS and Remote Sensing module to undergraduate students from two degree courses at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Current research interests

Dave's principal role is as a GIS Specialist embedded within a multi-disciplinary team focusing on sustainable land use systems, climate change and agricultural policy issues. This has recently included spatial analysis of options for post-2015 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and assessing the impacts of moving from historic entitlements to area-based payments using data from the Scottish Government Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) database and the Macaulay System of Land Classification for Agriculture (LCA) in collaboration with colleagues in Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS), Scottish Government.

He is currently involved in the Strategic Research Programme 2011-2016 under Theme 3 (Land Use) and Theme 4 (A Rural Economy Resilient to Global and Local Change).

He is also involved in a number of projects under two centres of expertise: the ClimateXChange Centre of Expertise and the Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW).

He also participates in the design and teaching of an undergraduate module in GIS and Remote Sensing to students in Countryside Management and Sustainable Environmental Management at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Craibstone.

In recent years he has also participated in contract work for the European Commission on sustainability issues which has included the EU FP7 funded SMILE project and the EU/Interreg IVB funded Aquarius project.

His past experience of DGPS survey techniques has previously led him to work on a range of other projects including soil survey, plant mapping, and tree-height survey for funding bodies including the British National Space Centre and the Forestry Commission.

He has also applied spatial modelling and geostatistical techniques to a number of diverse applications ranging from the mapping of soil properties to proxy methods for calculating solar radiation and has been involved in supporting the development of agro-meteorological indicators for the UKCIP02 climate change scenarios. An update to this work is currently underway in Theme 4 of the Strategic Research Programme.

Bibliography

  • Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2019) SWRI Barley Response to Climate Change - Full Report. Detailed report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
  • Ge, J.; Polhill, J.G.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Spencer, M., (2018) Not one Brexit: How local context and social processes influence policy analysis., PLoS ONE, 13, Article No. e028451.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Mell, V.; Cammarano, D., (2018) D13 Spatial agrometeorological indicators for climate change - Executive summary., Report submitted to RESAS, 6pp.
  • Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2018) SWRI Barley responses to climate change - Summary Report. Summary report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates (to accompany the Executive summary and detailed report)., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Version 1.2., 4 December 2018, 18pp.
  • Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2018) Barley responses to climate change: Executive summary. Report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, 2pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D., (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Mell, V.; Aalders I.H., (2018) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Part 3. Use of GIS/remote sensing to identify areas of grouse moors, and to assess potential for alternative land uses., Report to Scottish Government as part of Grouse Moor Management PAWSA Project, 49pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2018) Spatial barley modelling - report of developing capability in the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to RESAS, Version 1.96, Draft version, 21st February 2018.
  • Cammarano, D.; Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Bellocchi, G., (2017) Implications of climate model biases and downscaling on crop model simulated climate change impacts., European Journal of Agronomy, 88, 63-75.
  • Ge, J.; Sutherland, L.A.; Polhill, J.G.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) Exploring factors affecting on-farm renewable energy adoption in Scotland using large-scale microdata., Energy Policy, 107, 548-560.
  • Viglia, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Rivington, M.; Ulgiati, S., (2017) The social metabolism of Scotland: an environmental perspective., Energy Policy, 100, 304-313.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) CAP greening review - Final revisions, Parts 1-4; Summary., Four Part Report and Summary, Scottish Government Webpages, 251pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms: Analysis of the outcomes, for ARD Stakeholders Group., Briefing Materials and Presentation for ARD Stakeholders. Published on ARD Stakeholder Group Website, 19pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Hewitt, R.; Pakeman, R.J., (2017) Reply to Greening query from RESAS., Confidential report to RESAS, 4pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms scoping analysis of the outcomes., Workshop with EU Policy Hub, Report, 30pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) Scoping analysis of the outcomes of the 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms., Workshop with CAP Policy and RPID, Report, pp31.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2017) LFASS Parachute Payments analysis., Workshop with CAP policy and RPID staff, Report, pp18.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Ray, D., (2017) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Meeting with Forestry Commission Scotland and Climate Exchange Directorate Staff, ECCI, Edinburgh, 23 January 2017.
  • Thomson, S.; Moxey, A.; Wightman, A.; McKee, A.; Miller, D.G.; Brodie, E.; Glass, J.; Hopkins, J.; Matthews, K.B.; Thomson, K.; McMorran, R.; Bryce, R., (2016) The impact of diversity of ownership scale on social, economic and environmental outcomes: Exploration and case studies., Final Report to the Scottish Government, March 2016, 110pp.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) ANC map book., Workshop materials, 14pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Areas of Natural Constraint - options analysis., Workshop with ANC Stakeholders, pp37.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Areas of natural constraint - scenario analysis., ANC Development Workshop Report, Roddinglaw, Edinburgh, pp17.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Analysis of NFUS scenario for ANC payments, with and without budget adjustments., Confidential report, map book and dataset passed to RESAS.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Analysis of HIASG scenario for ANC payments., Confidential report, map book and dataset passed to RESAS.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) ANC workshop with Scottish Government., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 25pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Update for ANC project team., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 27pp.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) ANC - "Relaxed" Focussed Designation: assessment of relaxing the fine tuning threshold for LCA from 60% to 80% under the focussed ANC designation., Confidential Report to Scottish Government, 36pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) ANC workshop with Scottish Government., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 33pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Towers, W.; Squire, G.R.; Hawes, C.; Pakeman, R.J.; Brooker, R.; Brown, I.; Owen, J.; Vinten, A.J.A.; MacLeod, C.J.A., (2016) CAP Greening Review, Summary., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Website.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) CAP Greening Review, Part 3, Maps. The spatial distribution of the three ‘standard’ greening requirement, an assessment of the crop diversification measure, and the LFA grazing category breakdown of improved permanent grassland., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Websites.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) CAP Greening Review, Part 2, Distribution of Measures. An analysis of the distribution of the three ‘standard’ greening requirements and their potential impact for agricultural businesses in Scotland using single application form returns for 2014., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Website.
  • Towers, W.; Miller, D.G.; Matthews, K.B. (eds.), (2016) CAP Greening Review, Part 1:Trends in Environmental Indicators - A brief overview of recent trends in key environmental indicators in Scotland, covering biodiversity, water quality, land, including soils and climate change., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Websites.
  • Slee, R.W.; Miller, D.G., (2015) School closures as a driver of rural decline in Scotland: a problem in pursuit of some evidence?, Scottish Geographical Journal, 131, 78-97.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Donnelly, D.; Sutherland, L.A.; Miller, D.G.; Coull, M.C.; Black, H.I.J., (2015) Predicting Scottish topsoil organic matter content from colour and environmental factors., European Journal of Soil Science, 66, 112-120.
  • Miller, D.G., (2015) CAP greening review; Meeting follow up, 23 March 2015., Technical Report to inform decision-making on aspects of CAP greening by the Head of Climate Change and Business support Branch, Agriculture and Rural development Division in relation to permanent grassland.
  • Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Matthews, K.B., (2015) National and regional maps per forestry management alternative of carbon uptake/release per year over 20, 40 and 80 years for WEAG Phase 3 land only., Report to Forestry Commission, 2 June 2015, 495pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2015) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Interim Report to Forestry Commission for Discussion, 28 May 2015, 18pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2015) Mapping the permanent grassland greening measure. Identifying areas affected by the permanent grassland greening measure based on 2014 IACS returns., Report to RESAS, 25 February 2015, 16pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2015) Mapping the EFA requirement measure. Identifying areas affected by the EFA requirement greening measure using 2014 IACS returns., Report to RESAS, 25 February 2015, 16pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2015) Mapping the crop diversification greening measure. Identifying areas affected by the crop diversification greening measure based on 2014 IACS returns., Report to RESAS, 25 February 2015, 16pp.

  • Viglia, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Ulgiati, S.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2014) The social metabolism of Scotland: Assessing changes in the performance of Scotland's economy using bio-economic methods., Report for Scottish Government, 24 October 2014, 69p.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K., (2012) Stocking rates of Land Capability for Agriculture classes: estimating the stocking rate characteristics of groupings of Macaulay Land Capability for Agriculture classes in the regions of Scotland., Report for Scottish Government and Woodland Expansion Advisory Group, Policy, 38pp, 26 January 2012.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G., (2012) Redistributing single farm payment: options and consequences., A Bright Future for Scottish Agriculture after CAP reform? A Joint SAC and James Hutton Institute Conference, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh. 24 February 2012.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G., (2012) The Pack Inquiry and beyond: evaluating the consequences for the distribution of Single Farm Payment of alternative area-based scenarios., Direct Payments in the CAP towards 2020: Do we need more flexibility for implementation at Member States level to address the new challenges? An exchange of views, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia, 44 Rue du Commerce, Brussels. 28 February 2012.
  • Matthews, K.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D., (2011) Modelling Scenarios for CAP Pillar 1 Area Payments using the Macaulay Land Capability for Agriculture and Less Favoured Area Designations., Meeting with NFUS and DG-Agri on Future CAP, Rural Policy Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, 2 May 2011.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K., (2011) Future CAP payments: estimating the area potentially eligible for single farm payment., Report for Scottish Government, 18pp, 20 December 2011.

  • Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2019) SWRI Barley Response to Climate Change - Full Report. Detailed report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Mell, V.; Cammarano, D., (2018) D13 Spatial agrometeorological indicators for climate change - Executive summary., Report submitted to RESAS, 6pp.
  • Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2018) SWRI Barley responses to climate change - Summary Report. Summary report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates (to accompany the Executive summary and detailed report)., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Version 1.2., 4 December 2018, 18pp.
  • Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2018) Barley responses to climate change: Executive summary. Report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, 2pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D., (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Mell, V.; Aalders I.H., (2018) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Part 3. Use of GIS/remote sensing to identify areas of grouse moors, and to assess potential for alternative land uses., Report to Scottish Government as part of Grouse Moor Management PAWSA Project, 49pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2018) Spatial barley modelling - report of developing capability in the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to RESAS, Version 1.96, Draft version, 21st February 2018.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) CAP greening review - Final revisions, Parts 1-4; Summary., Four Part Report and Summary, Scottish Government Webpages, 251pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms: Analysis of the outcomes, for ARD Stakeholders Group., Briefing Materials and Presentation for ARD Stakeholders. Published on ARD Stakeholder Group Website, 19pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Hewitt, R.; Pakeman, R.J., (2017) Reply to Greening query from RESAS., Confidential report to RESAS, 4pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms scoping analysis of the outcomes., Workshop with EU Policy Hub, Report, 30pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2017) Scoping analysis of the outcomes of the 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms., Workshop with CAP Policy and RPID, Report, pp31.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G., (2017) LFASS Parachute Payments analysis., Workshop with CAP policy and RPID staff, Report, pp18.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Ray, D., (2017) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Meeting with Forestry Commission Scotland and Climate Exchange Directorate Staff, ECCI, Edinburgh, 23 January 2017.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) ANC map book., Workshop materials, 14pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Areas of Natural Constraint - options analysis., Workshop with ANC Stakeholders, pp37.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D., (2016) Areas of natural constraint - scenario analysis., ANC Development Workshop Report, Roddinglaw, Edinburgh, pp17.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) ANC - "Relaxed" Focussed Designation: assessment of relaxing the fine tuning threshold for LCA from 60% to 80% under the focussed ANC designation., Confidential Report to Scottish Government, 36pp.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) CAP Greening Review, Part 3, Maps. The spatial distribution of the three ‘standard’ greening requirement, an assessment of the crop diversification measure, and the LFA grazing category breakdown of improved permanent grassland., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Websites.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B., (2016) CAP Greening Review, Part 2, Distribution of Measures. An analysis of the distribution of the three ‘standard’ greening requirements and their potential impact for agricultural businesses in Scotland using single application form returns for 2014., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Website.

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