Dr Brian Barrett

  • Reader in Environmental Remote Sensing (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Research interests

My principal research interests are in the use of microwave remote sensing for applications in the terrestrial environment. From a wider perspective, the use of remote sensing to study the interactions and further understanding of Earth system processes, in the context of environmental and social change, greatly interests me. 

Interdisciplinary research and collaborations are essential to disentangle contemporary socio-ecological and sustainability challenges and most of my current research involves such collaborations, working on projects in Colombia (sustainable food production), China (sustainable land management and land use modelling), and Vietnam (human & environmental resilience).

I am particularly interested in grassland ecosystems and use different machine & deep learning approaches to identify patterns in time-series of multi-configuration remote sensing datasets with the ultimate goal of improving land use inventories and facilitating reporting on national greenhouse gas emissions related to landuse. Additional research focuses on the use of radar and multispectral remote sensing to improve upland habitat inventories, support monitoring of diffuse pollution risk in Scottish catchments, socio-ecological sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa (https://sustainablefuturesinafrica.com/) and in predicting pasture biomass in Irish, Colombian and New Zealand dairy farms. 

 

PhD Opportunities

I am keen to hear from prospective students who wish to study for a PhD. Enquiries are welcome, although please investigate potential funding and/or scholarships (if required) before getting in touch. Please see here for further details.

Publications

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Number of items: 38.

2023

Suter, S., Barrett, B. and Welden, N. (2023) Do biodiversity monitoring citizen science surveys meet the core principles of open science practices? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195(2), 295. (doi: 10.1007/s10661-022-10887-y) (PMID:36633699)

2022

Li, Q., Barrett, B. , Williams, R. , Hoey, T. and Boothroyd, R. (2022) Enhancing performance of multi-temporal tropical river landform classification through downscaling approaches. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(17), pp. 6445-6462. (doi: 10.1080/01431161.2022.2139164)

Killeen, J., Jaupi, L. and Barrett, B. (2022) Impact assessment of humanitarian demining using object-based peri-urban land cover classification and morphological building detection from VHR Worldview imagery. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 27, 100766. (doi: 10.1016/j.rsase.2022.100766)

Renaud, F. G. , Zhou, X., Bosher, L., Barrett, B. and Huang, S. (2022) Synergies and trade-offs between sustainable development goals and targets: innovative approaches and new perspectives. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1317-1322. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-022-01209-9)

Xu, J. , Barrett, B. and Renaud, F. G. (2022) Ecosystem services and disservices in the Luanhe River Basin in China under past, current and future land uses: implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1347-1364. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01078-8) (PMID:35035586) (PMCID:PMC8741573)

Xu, J. , Renaud, F. G. and Barrett, B. (2022) Modelling land system evolution and dynamics of terrestrial carbon stocks in the Luanhe River Basin, China: a scenario analysis of trade-offs and synergies between Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1323-1345. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01004-y) (PMID:34306239) (PMCID:PMC8282888)

Zhao, J., Chen, H., Liang, Q., Xia, X., Xu, J. , Hoey, T. , Barrett, B. , Renaud, F. G. , Bosher, L. and Zhou, X. (2022) Large-scale flood risk assessment under different development strategies: the Luanhe River Basin in China. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1365-1384. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01034-6)

Zhou, X. et al. (2022) Development of an SDG interlinkages analysis model at the river basin scale: a case study in the Luanhe River Basin, China. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1405-1433. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01065-z)

2021

Xu, J. , Barrett, B. and Renaud, F. (2021) Modelling Dynamics of Land Use and Ecosystem Services Changes in the Luanhe River Basin in China. EGU General Assembly 2021, 19-30 Apr 2021. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-1258)

Boothroyd, R. J. , Williams, R. D. , Hoey, T. B. , Barrett, B. and Prasojo, O. A. (2021) Applications of Google Earth Engine in fluvial geomorphology for detecting river channel change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 8(1), e21496. (doi: 10.1002/wat2.1496)

2020

Boothroyd, R.J. , Williams, R.D. , Barrett, B. , Hoey, T.B., Tolentino, P.L.M., Perez, J.E., Guardian, E., David, C.P. and Yang, X. (2020) Detecting and Quantifying Morphological Change in Tropical Rivers Using Google Earth Engine and Image Analysis Techniques. In: River Flow 2020: 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Delft, Netherlands, 07-10 Jul 2020, pp. 1013-1021. ISBN 9780367627737

Aanyu, K., Barrett, B. , Catanzano, B., Checchia, V., Duclos, V., McLean, H., Modise, O. M., Perry, M. , Robinson, J. , Sharp, J. , Strachan, Z. , Todd, H. and Zaman, S. (2020) A Critical Resource for Ethical International Partnerships. Sustainable Futures in Africa Network. (doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/DJTN4)

Raab, C., Riesch, F., Tonn, B., Barrett, B. , Meißner, M., Balkenhol, N. and Isselstein, J. (2020) Target‐oriented habitat and wildlife management: estimating forage quantity and quality of semi‐natural grasslands with Sentinel‐1 and Sentinel‐2 data. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, (doi: 10.1002/rse2.149)

2019

Echeverría, C., Ruiz-Pérez, G., Puertes, C., Samaniego, L., Barrett, B. and Francés, F. (2019) Assessment of remotely sensed near-surface soil moisture for distributed eco-hydrological model implementation. Water, 11(12), 2613. (doi: 10.3390/w11122613)

Nicholson, P. J. , Dixon, D. , Pullanikkatil, D., Moyo, B., Long, H. and Barrett, B. (2019) Malawi stories: mapping an art-science collaborative process. Journal of Maps, 15(3), pp. 39-47. (doi: 10.1080/17445647.2019.1582440)

Tojal, L.-T., Bastarrika, A., Barrett, B. , Sanchez Espeso, J. M., Lopez-Guede, J. M. and Graña, M. (2019) Prediction of aboveground biomass from low-density LiDAR data: validation over P. radiata data from a region north of Spain. Forests, 10(9), 819. (doi: 10.3390/f10090819)

Dingle, E. H., Paringit, E. C., Tolentino, P. L.M., Williams, R. D. , Hoey, T. B. , Barrett, B. , Long, H., Smiley, C. and Stott, E. (2019) Decadal-scale morphological adjustment of a lowland tropical river. Geomorphology, 333, pp. 30-42. (doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.01.022)

2018

Cawkwell, F., Raab, C., Barrett, B. , Green, S. and Finn, J. (2018) TaLAM: Mapping Land Cover in Lowlands and Uplands with Satellite Imagery. Project Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

Hockridge, B., Barrett, B. , Long, H., Wilson, L. and Silgram, M. (2018) Best Use of Remote Sensing Technologies to Assess Effectiveness of Measures for Controlling Rural Diffuse Pollution. Technical Report. ADAS. (Unpublished)

2017

Devaney, J., Redmond, J., Barrett, B. , Cott, G. and O'Halloran, J. (2017) 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland. Project Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

Ali, I., Barrett, B. , Cawkwell, F., Green, S., Dwyer, E. and Neumann, M. (2017) Application of repeat-pass TerraSAR-X staring spotlight interferometric coherence to monitor pasture biophysical parameters: limitations and sensitivity analysis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10(7), pp. 3225-3231. (doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2679761)

Cawkwell, F., Barrett, B. , Nitze, I., Green, S., Black, K. and Hallahan, P. (2017) The Irish Land Mapping Observatory: Mapping and Monitoring Land Cover, Use and Change. Project Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

2016

Ali, I., Cawkwell, F., Dwyer, E., Barrett, B. and Green, S. (2016) Satellite remote sensing of grasslands: from observation to management—a review. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9(6), pp. 649-671. (doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw005)

Barrett, B. , Raab, C., Cawkwell, F. and Green, S. (2016) Upland vegetation mapping using Random Forests with optical and radar satellite data. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2(4), pp. 212-231. (doi: 10.1002/rse2.32)

Barrett, B. , Pratola, C., Gruber, A. and Dwyer, E. (2016) Intercomparison of soil moisture retrievals from in situ, ASAR and ECV SM data sets over different European sites. In: Srivastava, P., Petropoulos, G. and Kerr, Y. (eds.) Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals: Techniques and Applications. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 209-228. ISBN 9780128033883 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00011-5)

2015

Pratola, C., Barrett, B. , Gruber, A. and Dwyer, E. (2015) Quality assessment of the CCI ECV soil moisture product using ENVISAT ASAR wide swath data over Spain, Ireland and Finland. Remote Sensing, 7(11), pp. 15388-15423. (doi: 10.3390/rs71115388)

Nitze, I., Barrett, B. and Cawkwell, F. (2015) Temporal optimisation of image acquisition for land cover classification with random forest and MODIS time-series. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 34, pp. 136-146. (doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.08.001)

Devaney, J., Barrett, B. , Barrett, F., Redmond, J. and O`Halloran, J. (2015) Forest cover estimation in Ireland using radar remote sensing: a comparative analysis of forest cover assessment methodologies. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0133583. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133583) (PMID:26262681) (PMCID:PMC4532497)

Petropoulos, G. P., Ireland, G. and Barrett, B. (2015) Surface soil moisture retrievals from remote sensing: Current status, products & future trends. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 83-84, pp. 36-56. (doi: 10.1016/j.pce.2015.02.009)

Raab, C., Barrett, B. , Cawkwell, F. and Green, S. (2015) Evaluation of multi-temporal and multi-sensor atmospheric correction strategies for land cover accounting and monitoring in Ireland. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(10), pp. 784-793. (doi: 10.1080/2150704X.2015.1076950)

2014

Barrett, B. , Nitze, I., Green, S. and Cawkwell, F. (2014) Assessment of multi-temporal, multi-sensor radar and ancillary spatial data for grasslands monitoring in Ireland using machine learning approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, pp. 109-124. (doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.05.018)

Pratola, C., Barrett, B. , Gruber, A., Kiely, G. and Dwyer, E. (2014) Evaluation of a global soil moisture product from finer spatial resolution sar data and ground measurements at Irish sites. Remote Sensing, 2014(6), pp. 8190-8219. (doi: 10.3390/rs6098190)

2013

Barrett, B. W. and Petropoulos, G. P. (2013) Satellite remote sensing of surface soil moisture. In: Petropoulos, G. P. (ed.) Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 85-120. ISBN 9781466505780

Revill, A., Sus, O., Barrett, B. and Williams, M. (2013) Carbon cycling of European croplands: a framework for the assimilation of optical and microwave earth observation data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 137, pp. 84-93. (doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.002)

Barrett, B. , Dwyer, E. and Whelan, P. (2013) Sensitivity of spaceborne radar to near-surface soil moisture in grasslands across southern Ireland. Irish Geography, 45(2), pp. 131-149. (doi: 10.1080/00750778.2012.758434)

Barrett, B. , Whelan, P. and Dwyer, E. (2013) Detecting changes in surface soil moisture content using differential SAR interferometry. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(20), pp. 7091-7112. (doi: 10.1080/01431161.2013.813654)

2012

Barrett, B. , Whelan, P. and Dwyer, E. (2012) The use of C- and L-band repeat-pass interferometric SAR coherence for soil moisture change detection in vegetated areas. Open Remote Sensing Journal, 5, pp. 37-53. (doi: 10.2174/1875413901205010037)

2009

Barrett, B. , Dwyer, E. and Whelan, P. (2009) Soil moisture retrieval from active spaceborne microwave observations: an evaluation of current techniques. Remote Sensing, 2009(1), pp. 210-242. (doi: 10.3390/rs1030210)

This list was generated on Wed Feb 8 09:13:30 2023 GMT.
Number of items: 38.

Articles

Suter, S., Barrett, B. and Welden, N. (2023) Do biodiversity monitoring citizen science surveys meet the core principles of open science practices? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195(2), 295. (doi: 10.1007/s10661-022-10887-y) (PMID:36633699)

Li, Q., Barrett, B. , Williams, R. , Hoey, T. and Boothroyd, R. (2022) Enhancing performance of multi-temporal tropical river landform classification through downscaling approaches. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(17), pp. 6445-6462. (doi: 10.1080/01431161.2022.2139164)

Killeen, J., Jaupi, L. and Barrett, B. (2022) Impact assessment of humanitarian demining using object-based peri-urban land cover classification and morphological building detection from VHR Worldview imagery. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 27, 100766. (doi: 10.1016/j.rsase.2022.100766)

Renaud, F. G. , Zhou, X., Bosher, L., Barrett, B. and Huang, S. (2022) Synergies and trade-offs between sustainable development goals and targets: innovative approaches and new perspectives. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1317-1322. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-022-01209-9)

Xu, J. , Barrett, B. and Renaud, F. G. (2022) Ecosystem services and disservices in the Luanhe River Basin in China under past, current and future land uses: implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1347-1364. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01078-8) (PMID:35035586) (PMCID:PMC8741573)

Xu, J. , Renaud, F. G. and Barrett, B. (2022) Modelling land system evolution and dynamics of terrestrial carbon stocks in the Luanhe River Basin, China: a scenario analysis of trade-offs and synergies between Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1323-1345. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01004-y) (PMID:34306239) (PMCID:PMC8282888)

Zhao, J., Chen, H., Liang, Q., Xia, X., Xu, J. , Hoey, T. , Barrett, B. , Renaud, F. G. , Bosher, L. and Zhou, X. (2022) Large-scale flood risk assessment under different development strategies: the Luanhe River Basin in China. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1365-1384. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01034-6)

Zhou, X. et al. (2022) Development of an SDG interlinkages analysis model at the river basin scale: a case study in the Luanhe River Basin, China. Sustainability Science, 17(4), pp. 1405-1433. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01065-z)

Boothroyd, R. J. , Williams, R. D. , Hoey, T. B. , Barrett, B. and Prasojo, O. A. (2021) Applications of Google Earth Engine in fluvial geomorphology for detecting river channel change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 8(1), e21496. (doi: 10.1002/wat2.1496)

Raab, C., Riesch, F., Tonn, B., Barrett, B. , Meißner, M., Balkenhol, N. and Isselstein, J. (2020) Target‐oriented habitat and wildlife management: estimating forage quantity and quality of semi‐natural grasslands with Sentinel‐1 and Sentinel‐2 data. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, (doi: 10.1002/rse2.149)

Echeverría, C., Ruiz-Pérez, G., Puertes, C., Samaniego, L., Barrett, B. and Francés, F. (2019) Assessment of remotely sensed near-surface soil moisture for distributed eco-hydrological model implementation. Water, 11(12), 2613. (doi: 10.3390/w11122613)

Nicholson, P. J. , Dixon, D. , Pullanikkatil, D., Moyo, B., Long, H. and Barrett, B. (2019) Malawi stories: mapping an art-science collaborative process. Journal of Maps, 15(3), pp. 39-47. (doi: 10.1080/17445647.2019.1582440)

Tojal, L.-T., Bastarrika, A., Barrett, B. , Sanchez Espeso, J. M., Lopez-Guede, J. M. and Graña, M. (2019) Prediction of aboveground biomass from low-density LiDAR data: validation over P. radiata data from a region north of Spain. Forests, 10(9), 819. (doi: 10.3390/f10090819)

Dingle, E. H., Paringit, E. C., Tolentino, P. L.M., Williams, R. D. , Hoey, T. B. , Barrett, B. , Long, H., Smiley, C. and Stott, E. (2019) Decadal-scale morphological adjustment of a lowland tropical river. Geomorphology, 333, pp. 30-42. (doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.01.022)

Ali, I., Barrett, B. , Cawkwell, F., Green, S., Dwyer, E. and Neumann, M. (2017) Application of repeat-pass TerraSAR-X staring spotlight interferometric coherence to monitor pasture biophysical parameters: limitations and sensitivity analysis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10(7), pp. 3225-3231. (doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2679761)

Ali, I., Cawkwell, F., Dwyer, E., Barrett, B. and Green, S. (2016) Satellite remote sensing of grasslands: from observation to management—a review. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9(6), pp. 649-671. (doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw005)

Barrett, B. , Raab, C., Cawkwell, F. and Green, S. (2016) Upland vegetation mapping using Random Forests with optical and radar satellite data. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2(4), pp. 212-231. (doi: 10.1002/rse2.32)

Pratola, C., Barrett, B. , Gruber, A. and Dwyer, E. (2015) Quality assessment of the CCI ECV soil moisture product using ENVISAT ASAR wide swath data over Spain, Ireland and Finland. Remote Sensing, 7(11), pp. 15388-15423. (doi: 10.3390/rs71115388)

Nitze, I., Barrett, B. and Cawkwell, F. (2015) Temporal optimisation of image acquisition for land cover classification with random forest and MODIS time-series. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 34, pp. 136-146. (doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.08.001)

Devaney, J., Barrett, B. , Barrett, F., Redmond, J. and O`Halloran, J. (2015) Forest cover estimation in Ireland using radar remote sensing: a comparative analysis of forest cover assessment methodologies. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0133583. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133583) (PMID:26262681) (PMCID:PMC4532497)

Petropoulos, G. P., Ireland, G. and Barrett, B. (2015) Surface soil moisture retrievals from remote sensing: Current status, products & future trends. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 83-84, pp. 36-56. (doi: 10.1016/j.pce.2015.02.009)

Raab, C., Barrett, B. , Cawkwell, F. and Green, S. (2015) Evaluation of multi-temporal and multi-sensor atmospheric correction strategies for land cover accounting and monitoring in Ireland. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(10), pp. 784-793. (doi: 10.1080/2150704X.2015.1076950)

Barrett, B. , Nitze, I., Green, S. and Cawkwell, F. (2014) Assessment of multi-temporal, multi-sensor radar and ancillary spatial data for grasslands monitoring in Ireland using machine learning approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, pp. 109-124. (doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.05.018)

Pratola, C., Barrett, B. , Gruber, A., Kiely, G. and Dwyer, E. (2014) Evaluation of a global soil moisture product from finer spatial resolution sar data and ground measurements at Irish sites. Remote Sensing, 2014(6), pp. 8190-8219. (doi: 10.3390/rs6098190)

Revill, A., Sus, O., Barrett, B. and Williams, M. (2013) Carbon cycling of European croplands: a framework for the assimilation of optical and microwave earth observation data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 137, pp. 84-93. (doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.002)

Barrett, B. , Dwyer, E. and Whelan, P. (2013) Sensitivity of spaceborne radar to near-surface soil moisture in grasslands across southern Ireland. Irish Geography, 45(2), pp. 131-149. (doi: 10.1080/00750778.2012.758434)

Barrett, B. , Whelan, P. and Dwyer, E. (2013) Detecting changes in surface soil moisture content using differential SAR interferometry. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(20), pp. 7091-7112. (doi: 10.1080/01431161.2013.813654)

Barrett, B. , Whelan, P. and Dwyer, E. (2012) The use of C- and L-band repeat-pass interferometric SAR coherence for soil moisture change detection in vegetated areas. Open Remote Sensing Journal, 5, pp. 37-53. (doi: 10.2174/1875413901205010037)

Barrett, B. , Dwyer, E. and Whelan, P. (2009) Soil moisture retrieval from active spaceborne microwave observations: an evaluation of current techniques. Remote Sensing, 2009(1), pp. 210-242. (doi: 10.3390/rs1030210)

Books

Aanyu, K., Barrett, B. , Catanzano, B., Checchia, V., Duclos, V., McLean, H., Modise, O. M., Perry, M. , Robinson, J. , Sharp, J. , Strachan, Z. , Todd, H. and Zaman, S. (2020) A Critical Resource for Ethical International Partnerships. Sustainable Futures in Africa Network. (doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/DJTN4)

Book Sections

Barrett, B. , Pratola, C., Gruber, A. and Dwyer, E. (2016) Intercomparison of soil moisture retrievals from in situ, ASAR and ECV SM data sets over different European sites. In: Srivastava, P., Petropoulos, G. and Kerr, Y. (eds.) Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals: Techniques and Applications. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 209-228. ISBN 9780128033883 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00011-5)

Barrett, B. W. and Petropoulos, G. P. (2013) Satellite remote sensing of surface soil moisture. In: Petropoulos, G. P. (ed.) Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 85-120. ISBN 9781466505780

Research Reports or Papers

Cawkwell, F., Raab, C., Barrett, B. , Green, S. and Finn, J. (2018) TaLAM: Mapping Land Cover in Lowlands and Uplands with Satellite Imagery. Project Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

Hockridge, B., Barrett, B. , Long, H., Wilson, L. and Silgram, M. (2018) Best Use of Remote Sensing Technologies to Assess Effectiveness of Measures for Controlling Rural Diffuse Pollution. Technical Report. ADAS. (Unpublished)

Devaney, J., Redmond, J., Barrett, B. , Cott, G. and O'Halloran, J. (2017) 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland. Project Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

Cawkwell, F., Barrett, B. , Nitze, I., Green, S., Black, K. and Hallahan, P. (2017) The Irish Land Mapping Observatory: Mapping and Monitoring Land Cover, Use and Change. Project Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

Conference or Workshop Item

Xu, J. , Barrett, B. and Renaud, F. (2021) Modelling Dynamics of Land Use and Ecosystem Services Changes in the Luanhe River Basin in China. EGU General Assembly 2021, 19-30 Apr 2021. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-1258)

Conference Proceedings

Boothroyd, R.J. , Williams, R.D. , Barrett, B. , Hoey, T.B., Tolentino, P.L.M., Perez, J.E., Guardian, E., David, C.P. and Yang, X. (2020) Detecting and Quantifying Morphological Change in Tropical Rivers Using Google Earth Engine and Image Analysis Techniques. In: River Flow 2020: 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Delft, Netherlands, 07-10 Jul 2020, pp. 1013-1021. ISBN 9780367627737

This list was generated on Wed Feb 8 09:13:30 2023 GMT.

Grants

2022

BBSRC IAA and EPSRC IAA - 'New tools to identify malaria vector habitats from high resolution Earth Observation data’ (£80,000) Co-I: Brian Barrett

2020

UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund - ‘Social and environmental impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnamese provinces bordering China and Laos following border closure’ (£331,409). Co-I: Brian Barrett. Further details at https://covidborderclosures.wordpress.com 

University of Sydney and University of Glasgow Partnership Collaboration Award - A blueprint for the equitable, resilient and ecologically sustainable development of Asia’s deltas ($35,950 (AUD)). Co-I: Brian Barrett.

2019

CoSE IT & Computing Equipment for Research competition, (£10,310). PI: Brian Barrett

Scottish Funding Council GCRF - Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) network’s administrative support (£74,941). PI: Brian Barrett. Further details at https://www.sustainablefuturesinafrica.com/

BBSRC (as part of the RCUK-CIAT Newton-Caldas Fund Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems Programme) - Advancing sustainable forage-based livestock production systems in Colombia (CoForLife) (£819,681 (UofG £411,341)) Co-I and UofG lead: Brian Barrett. Further details at https://colombiagrasslands.com/

NERC (funded through the NERC TaSE (Towards a Sustainable Earth) research programme) - “River basins as 'living laboratories' for achieving sustainable development goals across national and sub-national scales” (£399,237 (UofG £239,273)) Co-I: Brian Barrett. Further details at https://luanhelivinglab.home.blog/

2018

Scottish Funding Council GCRF Lost limbs, lives and livelihoods: understanding community behavioural change and the role of remote data collection approaches for Mine Risk Education (MRE) in Myanmar (£51,430). PI: Brian Barrett

Scottish Funding Council GCRF - Towards resilient and sustainable tropical livestock production systems in Colombia (£22,795). PI: Brian Barrett

BBSRC (as part of the RCUK-CIAT Newton-Caldas Fund Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems Programme) - Advancing sustainable forage-based livestock production systems in Colombia (£135,392 & additional US$111,883 of in-kind contributions from the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)). PI: Brian Barrett. Further details here

2017

Scottish Funding Council – Visualising Violence in Malawi (£46,776) Co-I: Brian Barrett

European Commission - GEONATURA – open educational resources platform for Geomatics applications to social and environmental issues (€247,988 (UofG €60,163)). Universidade Nova de Lisboa (coordinator), TU Delft, University of Florence, and University of Glasgow. 

Industry (UK SME) - Developing a radar model for pasture biomass estimation in New Zealand (£64,648) PI: Brian Barrett

SEPA/Scottish Government - How can SEPA best use remote sensing technology to help assess the effectiveness of measures to address rural diffuse pollution (£75,543, (UofG £18,463)). ADAS RSK Ltd & Brian Barrett.

Scottish Funding Council - Building Sustainable futures in Africa: using capacity-strengthening activities to design and pilot methods for cross-disciplinary research (£36,500) Co-I: Brian Barrett

2016

British Council Newton Fund - Earth Observation in support of sustainable livestock grazing systems in Colombia (£3,932) PI: Brian Barrett

University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Development Fund - Unmmanned Aerial Vechicles in fieldwork teaching and learning (£2,644) Co-I: Brian Barrett

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland - Stevenson in Vulcano: the acquisition of raw materials for Glasgow`s industries in the 19th century (£1,870) Co-I: Brian Barrett. Further details here.

Supervision

Current PhD opportunities

I am keen to hear from prospective students who wish to study for a PhD. Enquiries are welcome, although please investigate potential funding and/or scholarships (if required) before getting in touch. Please see here for further details.

Current PhD research students
  • Adebangbe, Seyi Adewale
    Monitoring and managing oil spillage and Environmental degradation through Geoinformation
  • Affiah, Uduak
    Vulnerability of the Nigerian coastal communities to climate change induced coastal hazard.
  • Li, Qing
    Automated river landforms detection and stability analysis in the North Luzon, the Philippines
  • Liu, Niantang
    A Deep Convolutional Neural Network-based framework for Crop Classification on High-Resolution Radar & Multispectral Imagery
  • Sarnoh, Yusuff
    The effect of climate change on drought and water resources
  • Suter, Samantha
    Open Science in Conservation: Combining Citizen Science and Remote Sensing Approaches for Habitat Monitoring
  • Zhang, Kangyong
    Mangrove Biomass Estimation through Remote Sensing and Machine Learning based Approaches
External to the University of Glasgow
  • Diana María Gutiérrez Zapata - Modelación de la dinámica de la cobertura boscosa y su relación con la percepción comunitaria en la construcción de los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial en municipios del Bajo Cauca, Nordeste y Norte de Antioquia [University of Antioquia, Colombia][Minciencias call for National Doctorates 757 funded] 
  • Isaac Obour Mensah - Detecting Illegal Small-Scale Mines in Ghana Using Data Fusion Deep Learning Approaches [Maynooth University, Rep. of Ireland][Irish Research Council (IRC) funded]
  • Georgina Page - Assisting peatland restoration using satellite radar data [University of Stirling, Scotland][NERC IAPETUS2 funded]
Past Post-doctoral researchers

Dr Marcela Ramos - BBSRC funded CoForLife project

Dr Jiren Xu - NERC-TaSE funded River basins as 'living laboratories' for achieving sustainable development goals across national and sub-national scales project

Past Post-graduate research students

Qi Qin (MSc-by-Research) Mapping environmental factors to Fasciola hepatica at farm-scale. Co- supervised by Prof. Nick Jonsson (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine) (Graduated June 2019).

Visiting postgraduate (PhD and MSc) students

Diana Gutierrez - PhD student from the University of Antioquia, Colombia, July – October 2019 (Colciencias funded).

Carlos Echeverria, PhD student in Water Engineering at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, September – December 2018 (Erasmus funded).

Nikolina Mijic - PhD student from the Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics at the University of Miskolc, Hungary, October 2017 (British Scholarship Trust funded).

Konstantina Bika, MSc student from the University of the Aegean, Greece, July – September 2016.

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Environmental Remote Sensing (Nankai University, China - DUMF-5114)
  • Principles of GIS (GEOG-5019)
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment (GEOG-5056)
  • Applied GIS (GEOG-5102)
  • Managing Sustainable Water Environments: Policy and Practice (GEOG5115)

Undergraduate

  • Remote Sensing (GEOG-4094) Geography/Earth Science Level 3/4

  • Geography Level 2 (GEOG-2001) (GIS)

  • Research Skills (GEOG-3010) (Advanced Geographical Techniques) Geography Level 3

Research datasets

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Number of items: 3.

2022

Li, Q., Williams, R. , Hoey, T., Barrett, B. and Boothroyd, R. (2022) Landform classification through downscaling approaches for the Bislak, Laoag and Abra Rivers, the Philippines. [Data Collection]

2021

Xu, J. , Barrett, B. and Renaud, F. (2021) Ecosystem types and their respective ecosystem services (ES) and disservices (EDS) in the Luanhe River Basin, China. [Data Collection]

2020

Ross, K., Perry, M. , Keith, N. , Ajayi, S., Baird, B., Barrett, B. , Basra, S., Bell, I., Boyce, A. , Brinkmann, K., Brown, R., Burnside, N. , Chechia, V., Chisholm, E., Conroy, J. , Currie, A., Duclos, V., Ehret, C., Fallow, L., Ferdous, R. , Ferguson, C., Harper, A., Hush, G., Judge, J., Kadoma, A., Karakasis, P., Kawecka, M., Keenan, C., Kelly, J., Khalilian, K., Kupiainen, R., LeGrand, P., Macdonald, H., Mcarthur, E., McCaffrey, R., Mcghie, K., Mckenzie, R., O'Neill, D., O'Rourke, J., Paul, S., Piatek, N., Prendergast, E., Proudfoot, B., Pullanikkatil, D., Robertson, E., Robinson, J. , Roth, C., Sharp, J., Sleight, R., Stevens-Rosa, P., Stewart, S., Strazdaite, I., Stricevic, M., Vidal-Lourenco, J., Vincent, A., Wills, N., Yang, S. and Zambonini, H. (2020) Future Experiences: Sustainable Development and the Global South. [Data Collection]

This list was generated on Wed Feb 8 09:13:32 2023 GMT.

Additional information

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head of the Earth Systems Research Group (ESRG)
  • School Principal Web Publisher (PWP)
  • School Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT) contact

Journal Reviewer

  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Nature Plants
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
  • ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
  • Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • Remote Sensing
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Sensors
  • Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  • Comptes Rendus Geoscience
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
  • Environments
  • Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
  • Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Frontiers in Remote Sensing

Professional Society Membership

  • Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)