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Mark Wilkinson

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Senior Research Scientist in Catchment Hydrology
mark.wilkinson@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Mark Wilkinson is a senior research scientist in catchment hydrology. He leads the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry group within the Environmental and Biochemical Science department. Mark’s research focuses on the use of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for mitigating and adapting to hydrological impacts of extreme events. This particularly focusses on floods, in which context NBS is also commonly referred to as Natural Flood Management (NFM), but more recently also includes droughts. Related research interests include hydrological process understanding at multiple catchment scales, which is fundamental to better understand the hydrological risks and effectiveness of NBS. He also explores the wider multi-purpose benefits associated with NBS, such as for ecosystem health (e.g., water quality and temperature). As part of his research, Mark employs integrated modelling and monitoring approaches which include novel sensing techniques in order to attain detailed empirical evidence (e.g., new approaches in rainfall observations and using new cosmic-ray sensors for soil moisture estimates). To ensure effective design and uptake of NBS, his work involves close collaboration with stakeholders and colleagues from different disciplines. 

Further information on Mark's research and publications can be found on ResearchGate. (provides an up to date list of my publications).

Bibliography

  • Wang, C.; Gimona, A.; Miller, D.; Wilkinson, M.; Ovando, P.; Wilkins , B.; Jiang, Y. (2022) Bringing more exploration and interaction to scenario modeling and data visualisation through 3D GIS and Virtual Reality, 30th Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK (GISRUK), Liverpool, United Kingdom, 5th - 8th April 2022
  • Marshall, K.; Waylen, K.A.; Wilkinson, M.; Dodd, N.; Beier, S. (2019) Community attitudes to natural flood management (NFM). CRW2018-03, SCOTS Conference Event, Dean Castle Visitor Centre, Kilmarnock, 28 November 2019. Powerpoint presentation.
  • Wilkinson, M.E.; Baggio, A.; Quinn, P.F.; Bourke, M.; Stutter, M.I. (2019) A margin of error? Assessing effectiveness and placement of grassed and raisedfield margins to enhance multiple benefits., Catchment Science Conference, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, Ireland, 5-7 November 2019.
  • Stutter, M.I.; Wilkinson, M. (2019) Designed riparian buffers improve functions and uptake., Catchment Science Conference, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, Ireland, 5-7 November 2019. Agricultural Catchments Programme, p13.
  • Elkhatib, Y.; Gemmell, A.L.; Vitolo, C.; Wilkinson, M.E.; Mackay, E.B.; Percy, B.J.; Blair, G.S.; Gurney, R.J. (2019) Widening the circle of engagement around environmental issues using cloud-based tools., IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS). IEEE 2019, Dallas, Texas, USA, 7-10 July 2019, pp1404-1415.
  • Wilkinson, M.; Geris, J.; Hewett, C.; Stutter, M.I.; Quinn, P. (2018) The role of antecedent conditions on nature based measure functioning in managing peri-urban storm runoff., EGU General Assembly 2018, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Volume 20, EGU2018-10426, 201.
  • Wilkinson, M.E.; Quinn, P.; Stutter, M.I.; Hewett, C.J.M. (2017) Identifying and communicating ‘win:win’ nature based measures to farmers and flood risk managers., 7th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7), University of Leeds, 5-7 September 2017. Special Session "Land for flood risk management", p60.
  • Wilkinson, M.E.; Quinn, P.; Geris, J.; Stutter, M.I.; Hewett, C. (2017) Evaluating performance and placement of nature based solutions in peri-urban environments for achieving multiple benefits., In: Nature Based Solutions: From Innovation to Common Use, University of Tallinn, Estonia, 24-26 October 2017. eBook of Abstracts, pp57.
  • Addy, S.; Wilkinson, M.E.; Cooksley, S. (2016) Geomorphic changes and hydrological responses to the 2015 'Storm Frank' flood event at a river restoration site on the upper River Dee., British Hydrological Society Annual Conference, Cranfield University, 30 August - 1 September 2016.
  • Addy, S.; Wilkinson, M. (2016) The Logie Burn: results of three years of monitoring., 17th River Restoration Centre Annual Network Conference, Blackpool, 26-27 April 2016.
  • Jonczyk, J.; Quinn, P.; Barber, N.; Wilkinson, M. (2015) The catchment based approach using catchment system engineering., European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2015 (EGU2015), Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. Presentation in Session, HS5.1 Catchment Science and Management: Providing Evidence for Environmental Directives. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 17, EGU2015-7681.
  • Ghimire, S.; Wilkinson, M.; Donaldson-Selby, G. (2014) Application of 1D and 2D hydrodynamic model for assessing and visualizing effectiveness of Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures., HIC 2014 - 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, "Informatics and the Environment: Data and Model Integration in a Heterogeneous Hydro World", New York, USA, 17-21 August 2014.
  • Ghimire, S.; Wilkinson, M.; Donaldson-Selby, G. (2014) Assessing the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management (NFM) in a rural catchment of Scotland., HIC 2014 - 11 International Conference on Hydroinformatics, "Informatics and the Environment: Data and Model Integration in a Heterogeneous Hydro World", New York, USA, 17-21 August 2014.
  • Pollock, M.; Dutton, M.; Quinn, P.; O'Connell, E.; Wilkinson, M. (2014) Accurate rainfall measurement: The wilfully neglected achilles heel of hydro-meteorology., World Meteorological Organization's Technical Conference on Instruments and Methods of Observations, St Petersburg, Russia, 7-16 July 2014.
  • Wilkinson, M.; Quinn, P.; Addy, S.; Watson, H.; Barber, N.; Jonczyk, J.; Nicholson, A. (2014) Using a natural flood management approach to mitigate flooding, water quality and sediment problems., River Restoration: Delivering Multiple Benefits, River Restoration Centre, 15th Annual Network Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 7 and 8 May 2014. Sheffield Hallam university, Sheffield, UK, 7 and 8 May 2014
  • Wilkinson, M.E.; Beven, K.; Brewer, P.; Haygarth, P.M.; Mackay, E.; Macklin, M.; Marshall, K.; Quinn, P.F.; Stutter, M.; Thomas, N.; the full EVO team. (2012) The Environmental Virtual Observatory (EVO) local exemplar: A local landscape learning tool for flood risk., In: Klijn, F. & Schweckendiek, T. (eds.). Comprehensive Flood Risk Management, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management FLOODrisk 2012, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 19-23 November 2012. CRC Press, pp194-195.
  • Nicholson, A.R.; Quinn, P.F.; O'Donnell, G.M.; Wilkinson, M.E.; Liang, Q. (2012) Development of a modelling tool to assess the impact of storage ponds as a form of natural flood management in small catchments., In: Hydrology for a Changing World, Proceedings of the 11th BHS National Hydrology Symposium, Dundee, 9-11 July 2012, pp327-332.
  • Wilkinson, M.E.; Beven, K.; Brewer, P.; Haygarth, P.M.; Mackay, E.; Macklin, M.; Marshall, K.; Quinn, P.F.; Stutter, M.; Thomas, N.; EVO full project team. (2012) EVO Local Exemplar: A local landscape learning visualisation tool for flood risk., The 2nd European Conference on Floodrisk Management, Science, Policy and Practice: Closing the Gap, World Trade Center, Rotterdam, 20-22 November 2012.

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