Dr Ruth Weaver
Deputy Head of School
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
I am Deputy Head of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and, currently, programme lead for the School's undergraduate programmes in Environmental Science and Environmental Management and Sustainability. I have a broad remit in the school for financial resources, timetabling and teaching and learning. I chair the School and Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committees.
B.A. (Hons) Geography University of Reading 1981
PhD Remote sensing of moorland vegetation University of Durham 1987
Before joining the Unversity at Plymouth I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working on a NERC-funded project examining vegetation succession
British Ecological Society
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
My teaching responsibilities lie in the fields of landscape ecology, biogeography, biological conservation and remote sensing. I lead a final year module in Biological Conservation, contribute to Stage 1 teaching in the area of biogeography and biodiversity loss and to modules in GIS and remote sensing. I advise undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking dissertations in these areas. I contribute to a variety of field courses and modules on geographical methods, including quantitative techniques.
My main interests are in:
• developing methodologies to identify, describe and account for spatial pattern in vegetation, particularly in areas of rapid change between plant communities or ecosystems.
• determining the extent to which information on such pattern can be extracted from remotely sensed data
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