Dr Graham Ferrier

Reader in Earth Observation Science and Head of the Department of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science

Faculty of Science and Engineering

g.ferrier@hull.ac.uk

01482 466060

Dr Graham Ferrier is the Head of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Hull.

The focus of his research is Earth observation science, with a particular specialism in environmental and geological applications.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Thermal hyperspectral remote sensing
  • Mapping and monitoring geological processes
  • Environmental monitoring and modelling
  • Agri-sustainability, bio-renewables and energy from waste
  • Urban environmental modelling

Publications

Mohammed M S, Ferrier G, Abouda G and Corless L, 'Socio-economic deprivation significantly impacts clinical management and survival in hepatocellular carcinoma', Journal of Hepatology, 68, 3, pp 623-625 (2018)

Cai W, Gibbs D, Zhang L, Ferrier G and Cai Y, 'Identifying hotspots and management of critical ecosystem services in rapidly urbanising Yangtze River Delta Region, China', Journal of Environmental Management, 191, pp 258-267 (2017)

Neave D A, Black M, Riley T R, Gibson S A, Ferrier G, Wall F and Broom-Fendley S, 'On the feasibility of imaging carbonatite-hosted rare earth element (REE) deposits using remote sensing', Economic Geology, no 3, pp 73-77 (2016)

Black M, Riley T, Ferrier G, Fleming A and Fretwell P, 'Automated lithological mapping using airborne hyperspectral thermal infrared data: A case study from Anchorage Island, Antarctica', Remote Sensing of Environment, 176, pp 225-241 (2016)

 

Teaching

Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Global Issues: Hazardous Worlds
  • Advanced Field Studies : Iceland Field Study
  • Advanced GIS
  • Principles of GIS

Research PhDs

Dr Ferrier welcomes applications in any aspect of remote mapping and monitoring of geological and environmental processes and products.

Completed PhDs

  • Wenbo Cai (Chinese Scholarship Scheme) 2014 – 2018 [2nd supervisor]
  • Martin Black PhD (NERC) 2013-2016 [Principal Supervisor]
  • Amanda Sherratt PhD (self-funded) 2012-2018 (part-time) [3rd supervisor]
  • Sumal Singh PhD (University of Hull Scholarship) 2010-2014 [2nd supervisor]
  • Chris Skinner PhD (University of Hull Scholarship) 2009-2013 [2nd supervisor]
  • Nanna Carlson PhD (University of Hull Scholarship) 2007-2010 [3rd supervisor]
  • Natalie Horsfield PhD (University of Hull Scholarship) 2002-2006 [2nd supervisor]
  • Magnus Wettle PhD (University of Hull Scholarship) 2001-2005 [principal supervisor], 2013-2016: [2nd supervisor]
  • Tanya Splayt PhD (Wastewise, Ltd) 2000-2004 [joint principal supervisor]
  • Simon Neill (EPSRC) 1996-2000 [joint principal supervisor]

 

Current PhD supervisions

  • Qian Zuo, Chinese Scholarship Scheme, Spatial Distribution and Prediction of Endemic Fluorosis in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China [principal supervisor]
  • Muneera Alharbi: Saudi Arabian Government, Analysis of the spatial and temporal patterns of shoplifting crime in Hull and Jeddah city [principal supervisor]
  • Charlotte Mummary (University of Hull Scholarship) 2010-2014 [2nd supervisor]

 

 

 

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Earth Observation Science, University of Dundee
  • MSc Computer Science, University of Dundee
  • MSc Mineral Exploration, Imperial College, University of London
  • BSc Geology, University of St Andrews

External roles

  • Member of the NERC Peer Review College (2011- )
  • Member of the NERC EO Facilities Review Panel (2018)
  • Member of the NERC Airborne Remote Sensing Facility Steering Committee (2005-2009)
  • Member of the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility Steering Committee, (2007–2011)
  • Expert Evaluator on the FP7-SPACE-2013-1
  • Expert Evaluator on the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
  • Expert Evaluator on the H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
  • Expert Evaluator for the Irish Research Council (2017- )

Awards and accolades

  • NERC Lectureship in Earth Observation Science (funded post for five years) University of Hull