Dr John Martin
Profiles

Dr John Martin

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) 
MSc(Distinction), University of Durham
PhD   University of Durham

Roles on external bodies

Vice Chair of South Devon AONB Partnership Committee

Member of Tamar Valley AONB Partnership Committee
Member of Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Steering Group
Member of the International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture Program Committee, Wuyishan City, China 18th - 20th August 2007. 
Technical Program Committee Member of International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Pollution Technology(ICEEPT2015), Phuket Island, Thailand  01-03 October 2015.

Teaching interests

Taught Modules 

ENV5208 Environmental Impact Assessment
ENV5209 Work Placement 
SCI5301 Masters Research Project

Module leader for:

ENV 5111 Professional Practice for Environmental Consultants

Research interests

Landscape Character Assessment.
Use of ubiquitous technologies in landscape management, protection and planning.
Seascape Assessment
The application of Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) in Landscape Character Assessment and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Sustainable and Inclusive development of brownfield sites.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Current PhD Student

2016- 2019  Guy, A. "An investigation into the 'value' of waterways"

Director of studies

2013- 2016 Ahmed Hamdullah Alboabidallah, A. "The use of remote sensing data to automate the design of land use (ground surface) and ecosystem services"
Director of studies

Completed Students

2012 Davey, F.  "A Critical Review of the Application of Geospatial Techniques to Landscape Character Assessment in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" 
HEIF 3 Studentship
Director of studies

2011 Bello-Dambatta, A. "Development of a Decision Support System for Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land"
GWR Studentship
Second supervisor

Grants & contracts

2015 ESF CUC Funding, 'LandscapeConnections and Perceptions', with Fiona Fyfe 

2015 Leverhulme - Artist in residence grant, 'Tagscape', Artist: Dominica Williamson 

2015 Natural England, 'Development of an App for Cultural Ecosystem Services'.

2015  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), ' Blackdown Hills Natural Futures', led by Blackdown Hills AONB.

2014  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), ''Giants Quoit, led by The Sustainable Trust.

2014 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), 'Helping Hands for Heritage', £93,700, led by Tamar Valley AONB. 

2014 South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Plymouth Urban Fringe (Wembury area) Habitat and Landscape Opportunity Mapping', with Dr F Davey.

2013 Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Cornwall AONB Landscape Monitoring Phase 2', with Land Use Consultants and Dr F Davey.

2013 Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Wadebridge Biofuel Survey', with Silvanus Trust.

2013 Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ' Landscape Monitoring', with Dr F Davey.

2012 South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Creation of an App to capture landscape views perception'  http://ratemyview.co.uk/  . 

2012 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, 'Ecosystem services in protected landscapes ', £4,527, with Mr William Dommett.

2011 Cornwall Council, 'Creation of a Toolkit to assess Seascape Character and Sensitivity to Offshore Developments', with Miss E Bowes.

2011 Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ' State of the AONB Atlas', with Mrs F Davey.

2011 Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ' Establishing good practice guidelines for the use of GIS in AONB management', with Mrs F Davey.

2011 South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ‘Digital Atlases for Devon's Outstanding Landscapes', with Mrs F Davey.

2010 RDA/ERDF Proof of Concept Fund, – “ Application of Geospatial Techniques to Landscape Character Assessment” , £12,100, with Mrs F Davey.

2010 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, ' Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) through contemporary moving image practice', £4,300. PI: Heidi Morstang

2008 Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ‘ Landscape Change in the Cornwall AONB ’, with Mrs F Davey.

2008 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, ‘Monitoring Landscape Change in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, £4,950, with Mrs F Davey and Dr S Lavender.

2008 Vice-Chancellor's Community Research Award, ' Geo-environmental Assessment of Brentor Commons', £6,700, with Dr M Donkin.

2005 Tamar Valley AONB Service, 'Development of a Tamar Valley GIS', with Dr S Lavender.

Research groups

  • Expanded Narrative
  • Geomatics

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Fowler B.A., MartinJ.C. & English R. (2015), A toolkit to promote landscape scale spatial planning in relation to landscape capacity and sensitivity to onshore renewable energy installations,Proceedings of the Energy Landscapes:Perception, Planning, Participation, Power Conference, Dresden, Germany, 16 -18 September 2015.

Williamson D. & MartinJ.C. (2015), Landscape stories:collecting, visualising and communicating geo-located perceptual and natural data, Proceedings of the Energy Landscapes:Perception, Planning, Participation, Power Conference, Dresden, Germany, 16 -18 September 2015.

Martin J.C. and Cooper D., (2014), The Role of Landscape Character Assessment and the Managment Planning of Protected Landscapes in England.

Palmer H., Hughes V.,  Norris S and Martin J.C. (2010), The Illegal Tipping of Waste: Geoenvironmental Issues Facing Rural Areas, Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, New Delhi, India, 8 – 12 November, 2010.

Davey, F., Lavender, S., Martin, J.C. and Teverson R. (2008), A Critical Review of Geospatial Techniques for Landscape Character Assessment, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference, University of Exeter, 15th 17th September 2008.


Martin J.C.,
(In preparation), Representing Desk Study Data in the Context of XML/GML, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.


Martin J.C.,
Javadi A.A., and Bello-Dambatta A. (2008), A Framework for Decision Support System for Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land, Proceedings of the Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment, GeoCongress, New Orleans, 9th – 6th March 2008.

Javadi A.A., Martin J.C. and Bello-Dambatta A. (2008), Artificial Intelligence Systems for Geo-Environmental Engineering with Specific Reference to Contaminated Land Investigation , Proceedings of the 12th IACMAG Conference, Goa, 1st- 6th October, 2008.


Martin J.C.
& Toll D.G. (2006), The Development of a Knowledge-Based System for the Preliminary Investigation of Contaminated Land, Computers and Geotechnics, 33/2, pp. 93-107.

Martin J.C. & Tregaskis C. (abstract accepted 2006), Sustainable and Inclusive Development of Contaminated Land, Proceedings of the Environment: Survival and Sustainability International Conference, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, 19th -24th February 2007.

Martin J.C. & Toll D.G. (2006), The Development of a Data Structure for the Storage of Preliminary Site Investigation Data, Proceedings of the IAEG 10th International Congress, Nottingham, 6th -10th September 2006.

Nasir-Habeeb R., Martin J.C., and Lavender S. (abstract accepted), The Use of GIS Techniques in the Landscape Character Assessment of an Area Contaminated by Historical Mining Activity, Proceedings of the Geo-Environment & Landscape Evolution International Conference, 6th – 8th June 2006.


Martin J.C.
, Hatipoglu B., Incecik M. and Toll D.G. (2003), Recent Integrated Knowledge Based Systems Developed for Geotechnical Engineering Purpose, Proceedings of the International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Near East University, Lefkosa, Turkey, 29th -31st May 2003 pp. 119 - 126.

George I. and Martin J.C. (2001), Falmouth Harbour Feasibility Study, Report to Cornwall Enterprise and Regional Development Agency, March 2001.

Reports & invited lectures

The Mobile Apps in Research Summit, University of Birmingham, December 4th 2013. (invited speaker, panel member)  www.appsinresearchsummit.com/ 

Representing Desk Study Data
, Geo-Engineering Data: Representation and Standardisation Workshop, Joint Technical Committee of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, University of Nottingham (invited speaker). 

Geotechnical Databases, Meeting of Case Based Reasoning Systems for Landslides Project, University of Istanbul (invited speaker).

Other academic activities