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Mark Mulligan

Fellow | Fellows

Area of collaboration with UNEP-WCMC


Development and applications of ecosystem services mapping,  modelling and valuation using the Co$tingNature platform.  Ecosystem services of protected areas and conservation prioritisation.

Previous experience & expertise

Mark Mulligan is Reader in Geography and Head of Department  at King’s College London and Senior Fellow of UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre.  He works with a large team of PhD students on a variety of topics in the areas of environmental spatial policy support, ecosystem service modelling and understanding environmental change.  This research is at scales from local to global and with a particular emphasis on tropical forests in Latin America and semi-arid drylands in the Mediterranean and Africa.  He is developer of a range of open datasets at and free web-based policy support systems at  These include hydroclimatic and land cover datasets and the WaterWorld hydrological and Co$ting Nature ecosystem services modelling tools.  His research involves fieldwork around the world and he is also developer of a range of open source instruments for environmental monitoring through the FreeStation and FreeSensor projects.