Development and applications of ecosystem services mapping, modelling and valuation using the Co$tingNature platform. Ecosystem services of protected areas and conservation prioritisation.
Mark Mulligan is Reader in Geography and Head of Department at King’s College London and Senior Fellow of UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre. He works with a large team of PhD students on a variety of topics in the areas of environmental spatial policy support, ecosystem service modelling and understanding environmental change. This research is at scales from local to global and with a particular emphasis on tropical forests in Latin America and semi-arid drylands in the Mediterranean and Africa. He is developer of a range of open datasets at geodata.policysupport.org and free web-based policy support systems at www.policysupport.org. These include hydroclimatic and land cover datasets and the WaterWorld hydrological and Co$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.