Dr Richard Gosling
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Research interests and papers content
- Water Resources in a Changing Climate 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 Resources in a Changing Climate
Research interests and papers
- Inland flood modelling and mapping; Water resources; Hydro-ecology; Climate change impacts and adaptation
- Centre for Mountain Studies Module Leader since 2015: delivering online 12 week MSc and CPD module on Water Resources in a Changing Climate. Course lements include hydrological data collection and analysis, impacts on the water environment, water management and climate change adaptation.
- Scottish Environment Protection Agency: Principal Scientist – Water Resources/Flood modelling (2011 – 2022), Senior Scientist – Water Resources Unit (2007 – 2011), Scientist – Water Resources Unit (2005 – 2007). Lead scientist in the surface water resources skill set and lead on inland flood modelling.
- Self-employed GIS analyst (2004): contracts included the Highland Community Planning Partnership and the Highland Council planning department
- Field and Teaching Assistant, Dundee University (1999 - 2004)
- Annie Visser-Quinn, Lindsay Beevers, Tiffany Lau, Richard Gosling (2021) Mapping future water scarcity in a water abundant nation: Near-term projections for Scotland, Climate Risk Management, Volume 32 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100302
- 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: