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David Donnelly

Staff picture: David Donnelly
Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
GIS Consultant
david.donnelly@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 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. He wrote the code for both the Apple and Android versions of the SIFSS app (front end and back end) and the front end of SOCiT and the recently released PotatoSize(TM) app.

David is leading a task to develop a spatial register of Scotland's natural assets as part of the Scottish Government funded strategic research programme. When complete the asset register will be made accessible through a website and other tools.

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

Past research

David wrote the GIS software to implement the Phosphorus Land Use and Slope (PLUS+) model and was the Hutton's representative on the Scotland's Environment Web management team.

Bibliography

  • Donnelly, D.; Helliwell, R.; May, L.;McCreadie, B. (2020) An assessment of the performance of the PLUS+ tool in supporting the evaluation of Water framework Directive compliance in Scottish standing waters., International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, Article No.391.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 130 - Allean Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 129 - Loch Chon 2019 Blocks, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 128- Loch Ard Forest Drumore Block, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 127 - Queensway Forest 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 126 - Pencloe 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 1235 - Lanehead Farm, Galloway Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 124 - Knapdale 2019 West Block, Werst Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 123 - Knapdale Forest 2019 Mid Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 122 - Knapdale 2019 East Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 121 - Ashietiel 2019 Block, Dumfries and Borders Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 120- Torran Farm, West Argyll Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 119 - Kindrogan Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J. and Donnelly, D.;; (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 118 - Blackcraig Forest Tay Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 117 - Rest and Be Tyhankful, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District (2019)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 116 - Glen Loy Forest, Lochaber Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Voluime 115 - Glen Markie Forest 2018 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Voilume 114 - Glen Isla Forest 2018 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 113 - Drummoind Hill, Tay Forest District (2018)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Johnson, S.; Bruneau, P.; Britton, A.J.; Mitchell, R.J.; Ross, L.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Donnelly, D.; Aitkenhead, M.J.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L. (2019) The potential for modelling peatland habitat condition in Scotland using long-term MODIS data., Science of the Total Environment, 660, 429-442.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D. Miller, D.; Rivington, M.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Analysis of the consequences for the ANC designation of responding to the JRC review. Climate-based Criteria – 1. Accumulated Temperature and Growing Season, Briefing for RESAS & Scottish Government CAP Policy, 28 August 2019.
  • Donnelly, D. (2019) RD114 Soil erosion stakeholder feedback report., RESAS Project Report, 13 November 2019, 5pp.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 112 - Loch Ard Forest Corriegrennan Block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 111 - Inverliever Forest 2018, West Argyll Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 110 - Glen Righ Forest 2018 block, Lochaber Forest District (2019).
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 109 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 north block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 108 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 mid block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 107 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 south block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Evans, C.; Artz, R.R.E.; Moxley, J.; Smyth, M.A.; Taylor, E.; Archer, N.; Burden, A.; Williamson, J.; Donnelly, D.; Aitkenhead, M.; Thomson, A.; Buys, G.; Malcolm, H.; Wilson, D.; Renou-Wilson, F. (2019) Implementation of an emissions inventory for UK peatlands., Report to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor, 88pp.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 105 - Dean Plantation, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Butler, B. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 103 - Drumnatorran Forest Blocks, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 101 - Contin Forest 2017 South Block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 98 - Deucheran - North 2017 Block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 94 - Glen Hurich Forest 2017 Block, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 90 - Knockandy Hill 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 86 - Ardgartan Forest, 2017, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 85 - South Strome Forest - South Block, 2017, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 82 - Easter Dunsyston, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Donnelly, D.; Helliwell, R.C.; Bowes, J.; Hallard, M. (2018) An assessment of the performance of the PLUS+ tool to evaluate WFD compliance in Scottish standing waters., Report for RESAS, 26pp.
  • Williamson, J.; Morton, D.; Artz, R.R.E.; Burden, A.; Rowland, C.; Tornero, L.; O’Neill, A.; Poggio, L.; Khomik, M.; Donnelly, D.; Evans, C.D. (2018) The role of earth observation in an integrated framework for assessing peatland habitat condition and its impact on greenhouse gas accounting., Final Report to Defra, Project number MI07.

  • 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.; 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.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly, D. (2011) Mapping vulnerable areas in Scotland., Scottish Government.
  • 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.

  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Donnelly, D.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) Aberdeenshire Regional Land Use Pilot: A web-based spatial tool to support land use decision making., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp16-17.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Donnelly, D.; Coull, M.C.; Gwatkin, R. (2016) Estimating soil properties with a mobile phone., In: Hartemink, A. & Minasny, B. (eds.). Digital Soil Morphometrics (Progress in Soil Science). Springer, Chapter 7, pp89-110.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Towers, W.; Owen, J.; White, D.; Coull, M.C.; Ross, J.M.; Donnelly, D.; Cooper, P. (2010) Soils of the crofts., In: Dawson, L.A., Morrice, J. & Rodway, P. Soils of the Crofts. The James Hutton Institute Publication with Crofting Connections, Aberdeen, 130pp.

  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 130 - Allean Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 129 - Loch Chon 2019 Blocks, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 128- Loch Ard Forest Drumore Block, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 127 - Queensway Forest 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 126 - Pencloe 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 1235 - Lanehead Farm, Galloway Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 124 - Knapdale 2019 West Block, Werst Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 123 - Knapdale Forest 2019 Mid Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 122 - Knapdale 2019 East Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 121 - Ashietiel 2019 Block, Dumfries and Borders Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 120- Torran Farm, West Argyll Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 119 - Kindrogan Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J. and Donnelly, D.;; (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 118 - Blackcraig Forest Tay Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 117 - Rest and Be Tyhankful, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District (2019)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 116 - Glen Loy Forest, Lochaber Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Voluime 115 - Glen Markie Forest 2018 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Voilume 114 - Glen Isla Forest 2018 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 113 - Drummoind Hill, Tay Forest District (2018)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 111 - Inverliever Forest 2018, West Argyll Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 108 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 mid block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).

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