Biography

My academic background is in human geography and since I moved to UEA in 1990 I have been involved in a range of projects concerned with applications of geographical information systems (GIS), landscape visualisation software and statistical techniques.

At present I have particular interests in issues of rural land-use change, natural capital and ecosystem services, future energy pathways and catchment management.  My main research projects are:

Co-leader of the Wensum Demonstration Test Catchment project (2010-17) (http://www.wensumalliance.org.uk) funded by Defra and the Environment Agency.

Co-I and Theme Leader for work on green infrastructure and GIS applications in the ESRC-funded Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGDRC, 2014-19) http://www.blgdataresearch.org.

PI on a NERC funded ADVENT consortium grant (ADdressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together, 2015-20) which is developing conceptual frameworks and modelling tools to integrate the analysis of prospective UK energy pathways with considerations relating to the value of natural capital (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/programmes/challenges/advent.html).

PI on a NERC International Opportunities Fund project KAPtEN (Knowledge Assessment Platform for the valuation of Energy and Nature together, 2016-19) linked to ADVENT.

Career History

  • 1977-80: UG Student, Dept. of Geography, UCW Aberystwyth.
  • 1980-83: PhD Student, Dept. of Geography, UCW Aberystwyth.
  • 1983-84: Research Associate, Dept. of Geography, University of Lancaster.
  • 1984-90: Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Geography, University of Lancaster.
  • 1990-96: Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
  • 1996-2005: Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
  • 2005-07: Reader, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
  • 2007-Date: Professor of Geography, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.
  • 2010-15: Deputy Head of School, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA.

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences. However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

  

All Publications

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Cooper, R. J., Hama-Aziz, Z., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A., Dugdale, S. J., Sünnenberg, G., Noble, L., Beamish, J., Hovesen, P.

(2017)

Assessing the farm-scale impacts of cover crops and non-inversion tillage regimes on nutrient losses from an arable catchment,

in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

237

pp. 181-193

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Nesbitt, A., Dorling, S., Kemp, B., Steele, C., Lovett, A.

(2016)

Impact of recent climate change and weather variability on the viability of UK viticulture - combining weather and climate records with producers' perspectives,

in Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research

22

(2)

pp. 324–335

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Milner, S., Holland, R. A., Lovett, A., Sunnenberg, G., Hastings, A., Smith, P., Wang, S., Taylor, G.

(2016)

Potential impacts on ecosystem services of land use transitions to second-generation bioenergy crops in GB,

in GCB Bioenergy

8

(2)

pp. 317-333

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Collins, A. L., Zhang, Y. S., Winter, M., Inman, A., Jones, J. I., Johnes, P. J., Cleasby, W., Vrain, E., Lovett, A., Noble, L.

(2016)

Tackling agricultural diffuse pollution: What might uptake of farmer-preferred measures deliver for emissions to water and air?,

in Science of the Total Environment

547

pp. 269-281

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Outram, F. N., Cooper, R. J., Sünnenberg, G., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A.

(2016)

Antecedent conditions, hydrological connectivity and anthropogenic inputs: Factors affecting nitrate and phosphorus transfers to agricultural headwater streams,

in Science of the Total Environment

545-546

pp. 184-199

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Albert, C., Galler, C., Hermes, J., Neuendorf, F., Von Haaren, C., Lovett, A.

(2016)

Applying ecosystem services indicators in landscape planning and management: The ES-in-Planning framework,

in Ecological Indicators

61

pp. 100-113

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Holland, R. A., Scott, K., Hinton, E. D., Austen, M. C., Barrett, J., Beaumont, N., Blaber-Wegg, T., Brown, G., Carter-Silk, E., Cazenave, P., Eigenbrod, F., Hiscock, K., Hooper, T., Lovett, A., Papathanasopoulou, E., Smith, P., Thomas, A., Tickner, R., Torres, R., Taylor, G.

(2016)

Bridging the gap between energy and the environment,

in Energy Policy

92

pp. 181-189

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Vrain, E., Lovett, A.

(2016)

The roles of farm advisors in the uptake of measures for the mitigation of diffuse water pollution,

in Land Use Policy

54

pp. 413-422

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Bateman, I., Agarwala, M., Binner, A., Coombes, E., Day, B., Ferrini, S., Fezzi, C., Hutchins, M., Lovett, A., Posen, P.

(2016)

Spatially explicit integrated modeling and economic valuation of climate driven land use change and its indirect effects,

in Journal of Environmental Management

181

pp. 172-184

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Cooper, R. J., Fitt, P., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A., Gumm, L., Dugdale, S. J., Rambohul, J., Williamson, A., Noble, L., Beamish, J., Hovesen, P.

(2016)

Assessing the effectiveness of a three-stage on-farm biobed in treating pesticide contaminated wastewater,

in Journal of Environmental Management

181

pp. 874–882

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Fezzi, C., Harwood, A., Lovett, A., Bateman, I.

(2015)

The environmental impact of climate change adaptation on land use and water quality,

in Nature Climate Change

5

pp. 255–260

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Lake, I., Foxall, C., Fernandes, A., Lewis, M., Rose, M., White, O., Lovett, A., White, S., Dowding, A., Mortimer, D.

(2015)

The Effects of Flooding on Dioxin and PCB Levels in Food Produced on Industrial River Catchments,

in Environment International

77

pp. 106–115

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Papathanasopoulou, E., Holland, R., Dockerty, T., Scott, K., Wegg, T., Beaumont, N., Taylor, G., Sünnenberg, G., Lovett, A., Smith, P., Austen, M.

(2015)

Energy and Ecosystem Service Impacts,

in Global Energy : Issues, Potentials and Policy Implications.

Oxford University Press

ISBN 978-0-19-871953-3, 978-0-19-871952-6

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Harwood, A. R., Lovett, A. A., Turner, J. A.

(2015)

Customising virtual globe tours to enhance community awareness of local landscape benefits,

in Landscape and Urban Planning

142

pp. 106-119

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Lovett, A., Appleton, K., Warren-kretzschmar, B., Von Haaren, C.

(2015)

Using 3D visualization methods in landscape planning: An evaluation of options and practical issues,

in Landscape and Urban Planning

142

pp. 85-94

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Lovett, A., Dockerty, T., Papathanasopoulou, E., Beaumont, N., Smith, P.

(2015)

A framework for assessing the impacts on ecosystem services of energy provision in the UK: An example relating to the production and combustion life cycle of UK produced biomass crops (short rotation coppice and Miscanthus),

in Biomass and Bioenergy

83

pp. 311-321

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Strassburg, B. B. N., Latawiec, A. E., Creed, A., Nguyen, N., Sunnenberg, G., Miles, L., Lovett, A., Joppa, L., Ashton, R., Scharlemann, J. P. W., Cronenberger, F., Iribarrem, A.

(2014)

Biophysical suitability, economic pressure and land-cover change: a global probabilistic approach and insights for REDD+,

in Sustainability Science

9

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pp. 129-141

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Sen, A., Harwood, A. R., Bateman, I. J., Munday, P., Crowe, A., Brander, L., Raychaudhuri, J., Lovett, A. A., Foden, J., Provins, A.

(2014)

Economic Assessment of the Recreational Value of Ecosystems: Methodological Development and National and Local Application,

in Environmental and Resource Economics

57

(2)

pp. 233-249

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Lovett, A., Sünnenberg, G., Dockerty, T.

(2014)

The availability of land for perennial energy crops in Great Britain,

in GCB Bioenergy

6

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pp. 99-107

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Mcgonigle, D. F., Burke, S. P., Collins, A. L., Gartner, R., Haft, M. R., Harris, R. C., Haygarth, P. M., Hedges, M. C., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A.

(2014)

Developing Demonstration Test Catchments as a platform for transdisciplinary land management research in England and Wales,

in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

16

pp. 1618-1628

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Key Research Interests

Applications of geographical information systems (GIS) and statistical methods in the geographical and environmental sciences, particularly with respect to landscape planning and visualisation; catchment management, renewable energy and environmental economics.
 
Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Teaching Interests

Since joining UEA in 1990 I have contributed to modules on environmental epidemiology, regional planning, waste management, catchment management, research skills, concepts and methods in geography and geographical information systems (GIS).  My teaching responsibilities now focus mainly on GIS, human geography and catchment management. 

Professional Activities

  • Session Chair, Digital Landscape Architecture 2014, ETH Zurich - May 2014
  • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Environmental and Occupational Health (ICEOH) 2014, Putrajaya, Malaysia - April 2014
  • Steering group member for the UKERC Energy Futures under Uncertainty Flagship project - 2012-2014
  • Editorial Board Member: Health and Place - 2005-2010
  • Editorial Board Member: Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design - 2004-2008
  • Chair of the Geography of Health Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) - 2002-2005
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference series. Organiser of the 2004 conference held at the University of East Anglia in April 2004 - 2000-2007
  • Editorial Board Member: Computers, Environment & Urban Systems - 1997-2008
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Quantitative Methods Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) - 1991-1994

Key Responsibilities

  • Social Sciences Sector Head
  • BSc Geography Course Director