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Professor Graham Ferrier

Head of Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Summary

My main research interests are in the development of new remote sensing methods to improve understanding of geological and environmental processes. My research seeks to develop new insights into environmental processes and anthropogenic related effects on the environment at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales using novel monitoring and mapping methodologies. My research approach is interdisciplinary, highly applied and internationally focused.

My research is currently focused on the following themes:

Thermal hyperspectral remote sensing

Mapping and monitoring geological processes

Environmental monitoring and modelling

Urban environmental modelling

Quantification of Geothermal Energy Potential

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Prospectivity mapping for epithermal deposits of Western Milos using a fuzzy multi criteria evaluation approach parameterized by airborne hyperspectral remote sensing data

Ferrier, G., Ganas, A., Pope, R., & Jo Miles, A. (2019). Prospectivity mapping for epithermal deposits of Western Milos using a fuzzy multi criteria evaluation approach parameterized by airborne hyperspectral remote sensing data. Geosciences, 9(3), 116. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9030116

Prospectivity mapping for high sulfidation epithermal porphyry deposits using an integrated compositional and topographic remote sensing dataset

Ferrier, G., Ganas, A., & Pope, R. (2019). Prospectivity mapping for high sulfidation epithermal porphyry deposits using an integrated compositional and topographic remote sensing dataset. Ore Geology Reviews, 107, 353-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.02.029

On the feasibility of imaging carbonatite-hosted rare earth element deposits using remote sensing

Neave, D. A., Black, M., Riley, T. R., Gibson, S. A., Ferrier, G., Wall, F., & Broom-Fendley, S. (2016). On the feasibility of imaging carbonatite-hosted rare earth element deposits using remote sensing. Economic Geology, 111(3), 641-665. https://doi.org/10.2113/econgeo.111.3.641

Identification of multi-style hydrothermal alteration using integrated compositional and topographic remote sensing datasets

Ferrier, G., Naden, J., Ganas, A., Kemp, S., & Pope, R. (2016). Identification of multi-style hydrothermal alteration using integrated compositional and topographic remote sensing datasets. Geosciences, 6(3), 36. doi:10.3390/geosciences6030036

Identifying hotspots and management of critical ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing Yangtze River Delta Region, China

Cai, W., Gibbs, D., Zhang, L., Ferrier, G., & Cai, Y. (2017). Identifying hotspots and management of critical ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing Yangtze River Delta Region, China. Journal of environmental management, 191, 258-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.01.003

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

IOF - Development of an international research group in hyperspectral thermal remote sensing of volcanic processes and terrains

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£13,500.00

Started

1 December 2017

Status

Ongoing

Project

Shanghai-UK Industrial Challenge programme Innovate UK

Funder

Innovate UK (use I0075A)

Grant

£94,287.00

Started

1 February 2018

Status

Ongoing

Project

Development of a UAV-mounted Imaging FTIR for real-time monitoring of natural and anthropogenic hazards

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£98,992.00

Started

30 June 2016

Status

Complete

Project

Quantitative 3D remote digital compositional and structural characterisation of outcrops

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£75,734.00

Started

1 July 2016

Status

Complete

Project

Evaluation of the potential of UAV mounted Imaging FTIR Spectroscopy for Enhanced Detection of Yellow Rust Infection in Winter Wheat Crops in China

Funder

STFC Science & Technology Facilities Council

Grant

£59,991.00

Started

1 January 2018

Status

Complete