David Milan

Dr David Milan

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography; Programme Director BSc Physical Geography and Geography; Employability Officer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Worcester)
  • MSc (Loughborough University)
  • PhD (Newcastle University)
  • MSc (University of Gloucestershire)

Summary

David's research is focused at the interface between fluvial geomorphology and freshwater ecology.

It aims to tackle issues related to the effects of changing flow and sediment supply regimes upon river habitat quality, in response to climate change and human activities.

David has a particular interest in the application of new technologies to address river science problems.

His work using terrestrial LiDAR demonstrates how the technology can be used to provide improved assessments of bed roughness and grain-size at the reach-scale, assess rapid morphological change in dynamic proglacial rivers, and map river habitat.

Journal Article

Quantifying and contextualising cyclone-driven, extreme flood magnitudes in bedrock-influenced dryland rivers

Heritage, G., Entwistle, N., Milan, D., & Tooth, S. (2019). Quantifying and contextualising cyclone-driven, extreme flood magnitudes in bedrock-influenced dryland rivers. Advances in Water Resources, 123, 145-159. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.11.006

Morphodynamics of bedrock-influenced dryland rivers during extreme floods: Insights from the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Milan, D., Heritage, G., Tooth, S., & Entwistle, N. (2018). Morphodynamics of bedrock-influenced dryland rivers during extreme floods: Insights from the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 130(11-12), 1825-1841. doi:10.1130/B31839.1

Flood energy dissipation in anabranching channels

Entwistle, N., Heritage, G., & Milan, D. (2018). Flood energy dissipation in anabranching channels. River Research and Applications, 34(7), 709-720. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3299

Recent remote sensing applications for hydro and morphodynamic monitoring and modelling

Entwistle, N., Heritage, G., & Milan, D. (2018). Recent remote sensing applications for hydro and morphodynamic monitoring and modelling. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, 43(10), 2283-2291. doi:10.1002/esp.4378

Morphodynamic simulation of sediment deposition patterns on a recently stripped bedrock anastomosed channel

Milan, D., Heritage, G., Entwistle, N., & Tooth, S. (2018). Morphodynamic simulation of sediment deposition patterns on a recently stripped bedrock anastomosed channel. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 377, 51-56. https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-377-51-2018

Postgraduate supervision

David welcomes applications for PhD research in

- natural flood management

- geomorphic change detection using LiDAR

- geospatial analyses of river channel morphology and roughness

- sediment transport processes in gravel-bed rivers

- siltation of salmonid spawning areas

- monitoring and modelling sediment pathways in river systems

Completed PhDs

- Jason Stopps (University of Gloucestershire), Sediment sources and delivery to ecological sensitive instream sites, River Lugg, Herefordshire, UK

- Andrew Parker (University of Gloucestershire), Sediment sourcing in a catchment heaviliy influenced by histric metal mining: a case study from the South Tyne, UK

Current PhD supervisions

- Shona Thompson PhD, Modelling the impact of extreme events on South African dryland rivers

Awards and prizes

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2003

Committee/Steering group role

BSG Chair of Outreach sub committee

2012 - 2015

Journal editorial role

Editorial Board Member "Remote Sensing"

2019