Dr Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei with the then Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Brunei Rainforest Expedition, he moved to King’s for his PhD on 'Modelling hydrology and vegetation change in a degraded semi-arid area', supervised by Professor John Thornes.
Mark took up the post of Lecturer in Geography at King’s in September 1994 at the age of 24 and has been teaching and researching in the Department since, with a year (2003-2004) research secondment to Istituto di Botanica, Universita' di Napoli, Italy.
In 2003, Mark was appointed Reader in Geography and in 2004 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award for ‘innovative monitoring and modelling’ of environmental systems.
Mark is an honorary fellow at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), adjunct Doctoral Graduate Faculty at Texas State University 2007-2012, and trustee of PROAVES UK.
- Development and application of spatial policy support systems
- Agriculture, land use change and climate change impacts on water and ecosystems
- Ecosystem services mapping and modelling
- Tropical forests and tropical montane cloud forests
- Environmental modelling, environmental Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and environmental monitoring with open source hardware
Mark's research interests include climate, hydrology and vegetation processes and dynamics, and their interactions with each other, and with human activity, in the Mediterranean and tropical humid environments. His research applies high-tech field monitoring based on his open-source designs at www.freestation.org and distributed process-based computer modelling.
He is committed to science in the service of society and has thus focused (collaboratively with industrial partners) on making his research results available to industrial and policy-oriented users through decision support tools at www.policysupport.org and web-based modelling tools and data distribution systems and geodata.policysupport.org.
Mark welcomes PhD students looking to research a variety of topics regarding policy support, ecosystem service evaluation and environmental change, at scales from local to global and with particular emphasis on tropical forests and semi-arid drylands.
He works with a large body of (mainly overseas) PhD students, having been the principal supervisor for the successful completion of 32 PhD candidates since 2000. For the full list current and existing PhD students, see here.
See Mark's research profile
Gutierrez Arellano, C. & Mulligan, M., 24 Jun 2020, In : Ecosystem Services. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Mulligan, M., van Soesbergen, A., Hole, D. G., Brooks, T. M., Burke, S. & Hutton, J., 15 Mar 2020, In : REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT. 239, 111671. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.111671
Mulligan, M. & Van Soesbergen, A. J. J., 14 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : PloS one. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Mulligan, M. & Van Soesbergen, A. J. J., 18 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Tebbs, E. J., Wilson, H., Mulligan, M., Chan, K., Gupta, M., Maurya, V. & Srivastava, P., 2019, Wallingford and Pune: The India-UK Water Centre. Research output: Book/Report - Report
Mulligan, M., Van Soesbergen, A. J. J. & Saenz Cruz, L. L., 14 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Scientific Data. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Jones, S. K., Boundaogo, M., DeClerck, F. A., Estrada-Carmona, N., Mirumachi, N. & Mulligan, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, 100987. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100987
Ferreira, P., van Soesbergen, A., Mulligan, M., Freitas, M. & Vale, M. M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 685, p. 248-258 11 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.065
Peña-arancibia, J. L., Bruijnzeel, L. A., Mulligan, M. & Van Dijk, A. I. J. M., 1 Jul 2019, In : JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY. 574, p. 946-963 18 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.04.064
Willcock, S., A.P. Hooftman, D., Balbi, S., Blanchard, R., Dawson, T., J. O'Farrell, P., Hickler, T., D. Hudson, M., Lindeskog, M., Martinez-Lopez, J., Mulligan, M., Reyers, B., Shackleton, C., Sitas, N., Villa, F., M. Watts, S., Eigenbrod, F. & M. Bullock, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : ECOSYSTEMS. 22, 8, p. 1902-1917 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00380-y