Daniel Colson


I am a PGR based in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds working with Dr Paul Morris, Dr Mark Smith and Dr Duncan Quincey, investigating remote sensing of northern peatlands. I previously completed my Masters in Remote Sensing and GIS at Aberystwyth University and undergraduate degree in Geography at Aberystwyth University. I am particularly interested in nature conservation and conveying a passion for novel science through earth observation techniques.

Email: eedwc@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @daniel_colson


2015 – 2016: Masters in Remote Sensing and GIS from Aberystwyth University

2012 – 2015: Undergraduate in Geography from Aberystwyth University

Research Interests

  • Earth Observation
  • GIS
  • Peatlands
  • Environmental Change
  • Climate Change
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar

Project Title

Remote Sensing of Northern Peatlands


Dr Paul Morris, Dr Mark Smith, Dr Duncan Quincey


Panorama NERC DTP, 2020

Project outline

The overarching aim of my research is to explore changes in northern peatland environments from remote sensing sources. This project will use a powerful combination of remote sensing techniques at a range of scales, and instrumental climate data, to study recent changes in northern peatlands. Specifically, detecting and quantifying changes in vegetation, surface wetness and geomorphology and establishing the role of recent climate change in driving these changes.