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Prof Mark Danson
Prof Mark Danson
postal addressRoom 305 Peel Building, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, The Crescent, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressf.m.danson@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 4038
website addresshttp://www.cesr.salford.ac.uk/
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Environmental Systems & Wildlife Research
From October 2009 to September 2011.
Profile Summary
Remote sensing of vegetation biophysical properties with an emphasis on forests and crops Techniques for modelling the reflectance of vegetation canopies and in related work The spatial modelling of land use change
Key Projects
2017
Mar
Nature and nurture in arsenic induced toxicity of Bihar, India
UK-India Education and Research Initiative, 47,043.00.
Principal Investigator: D Mondal (50%). Co-Investigators: H Matthews (15%), M Danson (15%), P Cook (20%).
2013
Nov
Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship 2013
Royal Society, 49,601.00.
Principal Investigator: M Danson (100%).
2011
Feb
Full-waveform multispectral lidar to measure vegetation dynamics
NERC, 52,709.00.
Principal Investigator: M Danson (100%).
2005
Jun
Ecosystem disturbance and multiscale transmission of zoonotic wildlife pathogen
United States - National Institutes of Health/National Science Foundation , 349,160.00.
Investigators: P Craig (60%), M Danson (40%).
2005
Feb
Parasitic Zoonosis (Echinococcososis) Transmission in China
United States - National Institutes of Health/National Science Foundation , 173,798.00.
Investigators: P Craig (75%), M Danson (25%).
2002
Jan
Forest Fire Spread Prevention and Mitigation
EC (Framework), 43,632.00.
Investigator: M Danson (100%).
2001
Sep
Risk Assessment and Prevention of Alveolar Echinococcisis (Network)
EC (Framework), 21,724.00.
Investigators: M Danson (50%), P Craig (50%).
2000
Oct
Parasitic zoonosis (echinococcosis) transmission in China
US Nat. Inst for Health, 465,532.00.
Investigators: P Craig (75%), M Danson (25%).
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2019
Fourth International Workshop on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications to Forest Fire Management, Ghent, Belgium, June 2003
2019
Foresty Commission, ForestSat: Operational tools in forestry using remote sensing technology, Edinburgh, August 2002
External Examiner Duties
2019
Eternal examiner MRes Edinburgh (1997)
2019
External examiner BSc Geography, University of Leicester (2004-2007)
2019
External examiner for PhD - Cambridge (1994, 2000) Reading (1996) Swansea (1997) Southampton (1998) King's College London (2000) Nottingham (1993, 2001, 2004) Edinburgh (2001)
Honours and Awards
2019
National Geographic Research and Travel Grants, January 2003
Invited Papers and Lectures
2019
Department of Geography, University of Leicester, October 2000, Landscape change and human disease transmission in rural China
2019
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Workshop on innovative plant soil systems for sustainable agriculture, Athens, September 2002
2019
Joint Royal Geographical Society and Manchester Geographical Society Lecture, Fighting forest fires: the role of satellite remote sensing, Manchester, November 2003
2019
5th International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, invited speaker, Bangkok, November 2003
2019
NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Poznan, Poland, September 2000, Remote sensing and GIS for modelling human disease transmission
2019
Society for the Chemical Industry (SCI), Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture, London, January 2002
Memberships of External Bodies
2019
UK representative for EU Cooperative Action in Science and Technology (COST) 718, Meteorological applications for Agriculture (1998-2005).
2019
Member of Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Dundee Satellite Station Steering Committee (1996-01)
2019
Member of Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Peer Review College (2006-2009)
2019
Member of Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Equipment Pool for Field Spectroscopy Steering Committee (2002-2005)
2006
Jan
UK representative for EU COST Action 734 Climate Variability and Agriculture
2006
Jan
Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Field Spectroscopy Facility Steering Committee (2002-2007)
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2019
Convenor of Remote Sensing Society Membership and Publicity Committee (1998-2001)
2019
Director of Telford Institute of Environmental Systems (August 2001)
2019
Elected Member of Council of Remote Sensing Society (1996-2002)
2019
Convenor of Remote Sensing Society External Relations Committee (2000-2001)
2019
Professor of Environmental Remote Sensing (August 2001)
Other Research Activity
2019
Referee for numerous NERC Standard Grant, Small Grant and Special Topic Awards, British National Space Centre LINK awards
2019
Referee for international journals - Applied Geography - Computers and Geosciences - International Journal of Remote Sensing - International Journal of Geographic Information Science - Remote Sensing of Environment
Other University Research Roles
2019
Member of Senate
2019
Member of Council and Board of Faculty of Science Engineering and Environment - Faculty
2019
Chair of Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment Research Sub-Committee - Faculty
2019
Member of Research Committee
2019
Member of Postgraduate Research Awards Board (2001-2004)
2019
Member of Professorial Promotions Committee
2019
Member of Research Institute Directors Group
2019
Member of Working Group on Postgraduate Research Student Finance (reported January 2003)
2019
Member of Council of Faculty of Science (1995 ÿ¿ 1997)
2019
Member of School Executive (2002 - 2004)
2019
Member of Management Group