Dr Richard Gosling
- Water Management Module Leader
- PhD in Geography (University of Dundee): Modelling the snow water equivalent in an upland Scottish catchment
- M.A. (Hons.) Geography (University of Dundee)
- Water Management
Research interests and papers
- 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: