Dr Alistair Rennie

  • Honorary Research Fellow (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Biography

I am a coastal geomorphologist. Over the last 20 years I have researched the changes to Scotland’s coastline. 

 

Research interests

My early work focussed on the coastal evolution of beach systems during rapid periods of relative sea level rise (the last 8,000 years).  Through work commissioned in my role at Scottish Natural Heritage (now NatureScot) I have commissioned many coastal change assessments.

In 2015, I developed and led the Scottish Government's Dynamic Coast project, which was published in 2017. This work was delivered by colleagues in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.  

In 2018, I managed the second phase of Dynamic Coast, with colleagues in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.  

Dynamic Coast provides a public evidence base, which has informed national and local government, land-owners and the public of the need to become 'sea level wise'. 

I'm still keen to explore how innovative coastal science can improve our resilience to coastal climate change. 

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2021 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015
Number of items: 19.

2023

Muir, F. , Hurst, M. , Richardson-Foulger, L., Rennie, A. and Naylor, L. (2023) Watching the Grass Grow: Delineating Coastal Vegetation Edges from Satellite Imagery. 2023 British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 4-6 Sept 2023. (Unpublished)

2021

Dunkley, R. , MacDonell, C. , Naylor, L. A. , Muir, F. M.E. , Fitton, J., Rennie, A., Hansom, J. and Hurst, M. (2021) Using Coastal Erosion Disadvantage Maps as a Climate Change and Strategic Urban Planning Tool for Scotland. Built Environment and Net Zero – A COP26 Conference from the Centre for Sustainable Solutions, 11 Nov 2021.

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast Research Summary (2021). Technical Report. Centre of Expertise for Waters.

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: The National Overview (2021). CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Fitton, J., Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J. and Muir, F.M.E. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Coast X-Ray. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Future Coastal Erosion (2021). CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Muir, F.M.E. , Hansom, J.D. , Rennie, A.F., Hurst, M.D. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Central Tiree. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Muir, F.M.E. , Hurst, M.D. , Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: National Coastal Erosion Risk Assessment. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. , Mitchell, D., Muir, F.M.E. , Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. and Hurst, M.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Dumbarton to Bowling. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. and Muir, F.M.E. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Enhanced Change Analysis. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options at the Bay of Skaill. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Golspie and Coul. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Montrose Bay. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for St Andrews Links. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. and Hansom, J.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Erosion Enhanced Flooding (2021). CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

2018

Rennie, A., Hansom, J. and Fitton, J. (2018) Scotland’s dynamic coast. Earth Heritage, 49, pp. 28-29.

2017

Green, D. R., Hagon, J., Mauquoy, D., Angus, S., Rennie, A., Gourlay, C., Bowie, J. and Hansom, J. (2017) Monitoring, mapping and modelling saltmarsh. GIS Professional,

Hansom, J.D. , Rennie, A.F. and Fitton, J.M. (2017) Scotland's Dynamic Coast. [Website]

2015

Fitton, J.M., Hansom, J.D. and Rennie, A.F. (2015) Coastal Erosion Susceptibility Model (CESM). [Website]

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Number of items: 19.

Articles

Rennie, A., Hansom, J. and Fitton, J. (2018) Scotland’s dynamic coast. Earth Heritage, 49, pp. 28-29.

Green, D. R., Hagon, J., Mauquoy, D., Angus, S., Rennie, A., Gourlay, C., Bowie, J. and Hansom, J. (2017) Monitoring, mapping and modelling saltmarsh. GIS Professional,

Research Reports or Papers

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast Research Summary (2021). Technical Report. Centre of Expertise for Waters.

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: The National Overview (2021). CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Fitton, J., Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J. and Muir, F.M.E. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Coast X-Ray. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Future Coastal Erosion (2021). CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Muir, F.M.E. , Hansom, J.D. , Rennie, A.F., Hurst, M.D. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Central Tiree. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Muir, F.M.E. , Hurst, M.D. , Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: National Coastal Erosion Risk Assessment. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. , Mitchell, D., Muir, F.M.E. , Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. and Hurst, M.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Dumbarton to Bowling. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. and Muir, F.M.E. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Enhanced Change Analysis. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options at the Bay of Skaill. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Golspie and Coul. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for Montrose Bay. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hansom, J.D. , Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. , Naylor, L.A. , Dunkley, R.A. and MacDonell, C.J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Adaptation and Resilience Options for St Andrews Links. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Rennie, A.F., Hurst, M.D. , Muir, F.M.E. and Hansom, J.D. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Erosion Enhanced Flooding (2021). CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Conference or Workshop Item

Muir, F. , Hurst, M. , Richardson-Foulger, L., Rennie, A. and Naylor, L. (2023) Watching the Grass Grow: Delineating Coastal Vegetation Edges from Satellite Imagery. 2023 British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 4-6 Sept 2023. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. , MacDonell, C. , Naylor, L. A. , Muir, F. M.E. , Fitton, J., Rennie, A., Hansom, J. and Hurst, M. (2021) Using Coastal Erosion Disadvantage Maps as a Climate Change and Strategic Urban Planning Tool for Scotland. Built Environment and Net Zero – A COP26 Conference from the Centre for Sustainable Solutions, 11 Nov 2021.

Website

Hansom, J.D. , Rennie, A.F. and Fitton, J.M. (2017) Scotland's Dynamic Coast. [Website]

Fitton, J.M., Hansom, J.D. and Rennie, A.F. (2015) Coastal Erosion Susceptibility Model (CESM). [Website]

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Supervision

Nicola Horsburgh: "Natural capital and ecosystem services, Economics, Land use and climate policy, Coastal adaptation, Nature-based solutions." (University of Stirling, UK)

Freya Muir: "Real-time monitoring and forecasting of coastal erosion" (University of Glasgow, UK). 

 

Dr James Fitton: “A national coastal erosion risk assessment for Scotland” (University of Glasgow, UK). 

 

Research datasets

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Number of items: 1.

2023

Muir, F. , Rennie, A. and Everett, N. (2023) Using satellite-derived vegetation edges to quantify coastal change across varied coastal environments (validation data). [Data Collection]

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Additional information

To get in touch about research, please email: ali.rennie@glasgow.ac.uk 

To get in touch about Dynamic Coast, please email: Dynamic.Coast@nature.scot