Mr Craig MacDonell

  • GIS and Remote Sensing Technician (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

telephone: 0141 330 4694
email: Craig.MacDonell@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

Room 409 (429), School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, East Quadrangle, Gilbert Scott (Main) Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5516-5078

Biography

Craig came to the University of Glasgow in his current role as GIS & Remote Sensing Technician in 2019, having completed both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Craig's degrees were primarily undertaken in the National School of Surveying at the University of Otago. 

 

 

Research interests

Craig's day-to-day role is to provide office and field-based technical support to research, knowledge exchange/impact and teaching activities in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES), mainly in the fields of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing/earth observation. He works across many facets of the School, but most extensively with members of the Earth Systems Research Group (ESRG), in both Geography and Earth Sciences/Geology.

Research activities involve collecting and processing a wide range of geographic data, often with UAVs (including development and ongoing compliance with commercial UAV permissions as one of the two qualified UK PfCO UAV pilots in GES) or other field survey equipment. Craig's involvement in teaching activities has included writing, preparing, and updating lab materials for GIS and Remote Sensing courses, as well as delivering these to students (undergraduate and postgraduate taught) with academic staff. General duties include troubleshooting GIS issues for staff/students, providing advice and support for other research (methods etc.), collating data from both students & staff, and general field assistance.

Craig is also one of the key contacts for ArcGIS licensing across the University of Glasgow.

Since moving to Glasgow, Craig has been involved in several major projects, most notably as part of the second National Coastal Change Assessment (NCCA2) for Scotland, better known as Dynamic Coast. Departing a little from Craig's usual physical topics, he was a key member of the team that undertook a novel assessment of social vulnerability and disadvantage to these actual and predicted coastal hazards around Scotland.

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2021 | 2018
Number of items: 16.

2024

Cavazzin, B. , MacDonell, C. , Green, N. and Rothwell, J. (2024) Air pollution biomonitoring in an urban-industrial setting (Taranto, Italy) using Mediterranean plant species. Atmospheric Pollution Research, (doi: 10.1016/j.apr.2024.102105) (In Press)

2023

MacDonell, C. J. , Williams, R. D. , Maniatis, G., Roberts, K. and Naylor, M. (2023) Consumer-grade UAV solid-state LiDAR accurately quantifies topography in a vegetated fluvial environment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 48(11), pp. 2211-2229. (doi: 10.1002/esp.5608)

Boothroyd, R. J. et al. (2023) National-scale geodatabase of catchment characteristics in the Philippines for river management applications. PLoS ONE, 18(3), e0281933. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281933) (PMID:36888610) (PMCID:PMC9994713)

2021

MacDonell, C. (2021) Mapping coastal erosion disadvantage in Scotland. GIS Days 2021, London, Ontario, Canada, 15 - 19 November 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).

Dunkley, R.A. , MacDonell, C.J. , Naylor, L.A. , Muir, F.M.E. and Fitton, J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Mapping Coastal Erosion Disadvantage in Scotland. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Dunkley, R.A. , MacDonell, C.J. , Naylor, L.A. , Muir, F.M.E. and Fitton, J.M. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Mapping Coastal Erosion Disadvantage in Scotland. Technical Report. Centre of Expertise for Waters.

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).

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).

2018

MacDonell, C. (2018) Practical planning of RPAS operations: an example on Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. In: GeoCart'2018: Cartographies of Change: Then, Now and Tomorrow, Wellington, New Zealand, 5 - 7 September 2018, ISBN 9780473452575

MacDonell, C. , Sirguey, P. and Redpath, T. (2018) Meeting expectations with RPAS topographic surveys, a practical example at mapping Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. In: GeoCart'2018: Cartographies of Change: Then, Now and Tomorrow, Wellington, New Zealand, 5 - 7 September 2018, ISBN 9780473452575

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 20:59:04 2024 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Cavazzin, B. , MacDonell, C. , Green, N. and Rothwell, J. (2024) Air pollution biomonitoring in an urban-industrial setting (Taranto, Italy) using Mediterranean plant species. Atmospheric Pollution Research, (doi: 10.1016/j.apr.2024.102105) (In Press)

MacDonell, C. J. , Williams, R. D. , Maniatis, G., Roberts, K. and Naylor, M. (2023) Consumer-grade UAV solid-state LiDAR accurately quantifies topography in a vegetated fluvial environment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 48(11), pp. 2211-2229. (doi: 10.1002/esp.5608)

Boothroyd, R. J. et al. (2023) National-scale geodatabase of catchment characteristics in the Philippines for river management applications. PLoS ONE, 18(3), e0281933. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281933) (PMID:36888610) (PMCID:PMC9994713)

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).

Dunkley, R.A. , MacDonell, C.J. , Naylor, L.A. , Muir, F.M.E. and Fitton, J. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Mapping Coastal Erosion Disadvantage in Scotland. CRW2017_08. Technical Report. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

Dunkley, R.A. , MacDonell, C.J. , Naylor, L.A. , Muir, F.M.E. and Fitton, J.M. (2021) Dynamic Coast: Mapping Coastal Erosion Disadvantage in Scotland. Technical Report. Centre of Expertise for Waters.

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).

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).

Conference or Workshop Item

MacDonell, C. (2021) Mapping coastal erosion disadvantage in Scotland. GIS Days 2021, London, Ontario, Canada, 15 - 19 November 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.

Conference Proceedings

MacDonell, C. (2018) Practical planning of RPAS operations: an example on Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. In: GeoCart'2018: Cartographies of Change: Then, Now and Tomorrow, Wellington, New Zealand, 5 - 7 September 2018, ISBN 9780473452575

MacDonell, C. , Sirguey, P. and Redpath, T. (2018) Meeting expectations with RPAS topographic surveys, a practical example at mapping Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. In: GeoCart'2018: Cartographies of Change: Then, Now and Tomorrow, Wellington, New Zealand, 5 - 7 September 2018, ISBN 9780473452575

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 20:59:04 2024 BST.

Teaching

  • Topographic Modelling & Landscape Monitoring (GEOG5025)
  • Remote Sensing (undergraduate, postgraduate & Nankai)
  • Assorted GIS courses (support & advise)