Dr Richard Gosling
Module Leader on MSc Sustainable Rural Development and Sustainable Mountain Development
PhD in Geography (University of Dundee): Modelling the snow water equivalent in an upland Scottish catchment
M.A. (Hons.) Geography (University of Dundee)
Water resources; Hydro-ecology; Climate change impacts and adaptation
Joined the Centre for Mountain studies in 2015 as a module leader.
Currently holding a post as Principal Scientist in surface water resources at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Role includes:
- Oversight of national surface water resources projects such as ecological classification of rivers and lakes and investigative monitoring to support environmental regulation
- Developing guidance on hydrological support to determine abstraction licence applications, notably from the hydropower, agricultural and public water supply sectors.
- Chair of the Water Framework Directive UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) Water Resources Task Team
- Hydrology lead on climate change, and representative for the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment
Gosling , R. (2014) Assessing the impact of projected climate change on drought vulnerability in Scotland. Hydrology Research 45, 6 pp. 806-816. doi:10.2166/nh.2014.148
Conference papers, presentations and posters
R.D.Gosling, M.Zaidman, M. Wann and P.J.Rodgers (2012) How low can you go? Using drought indices to protect environmental flows in Scottish rivers. 11th BHS National Hydrology Symposium, Dundee, 2012.
Charles E. L. Malcolm, Andrew R. Young, Ellen R. Willmott, Matthew G.R. Holmes and Richard D. Gosling (2012) Can we give up gauging? A comparison of statistical certainty of gauged and modelled flows. 11th BHS National Hydrology Symposium, Dundee, 2012.
R. Gosling, A. Tuhackova (2010) Evaluating the impact of projected climate change on water temperature and ecological health in Scottish rivers. BHS Third International Conference in Newcastle upon Tyne, July 2010.
N. Goody, R. Gosling, P.Copestake (2010) Time series flow modelling at ungauged sites: a simple transformation approach to aid water resources regulation. BHS Third International Conference in Newcastle upon Tyne, July 2010.
Black, A.R., Gosling, R.D., Pillai, A. and Reid, C.T. (2006) Environmental flow provisions of the former North of Scotland Hydro-electric Board: a reappraisal. BHS Ninth National Hydrology Symposium in Durham, September 2006.
Copestake, P.G., Goody, N.P., Gosling, R.D., Logon, F.H and Rodgers, P.J.(2006) The Water Framework Directive: a monitoring strategy for determining the quantity of dynamics of flow in Scotland. BHS Ninth National Hydrology Symposium in Durham, September 2006.
Also lead or co-author on the following documents:
- A proposal for amending the poor and bad status environmental river flow standards at medium and high flows. April 2012
- A proposal for amending the hydrology environmental standards for lakes. April 2012:
- River flow for good ecological potential: final recommendations. December 2013:
- The impact of climate change on water scarcity. April 2015: