Dr Rocio Hernandez-Clemente


  1. & Measurement of Diurnal Variation in Needle PRI and Shoot Photosynthesis in a Boreal Forest. Remote Sensing 10(7), 1019
  2. & Previsual symptoms of Xylella fastidiosa infection revealed in spectral plant-trait alterations. Nature Plants 4(7), 432-439.
  3. Understanding the temporal dimension of the red-edge spectral region for forest decline detection using high-resolution hyperspectral and Sentinel-2a imagery.
  4. & Determination of forest fuels characteristics in mortality-affected Pinus forests using integrated hyperspectral and ALS data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 68, 157-167.
  5. & In situ measurement of Scots pine needle PRI. Plant Methods 13(1)

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  • GEG103 Global environmental change: The human impact

    This unit is an introduction to global environmental change and provides a wide range of examples how humans change there environment. The module covers the following aspects of global change: Tropical deforestation, desertification, sea-level rise, and climate change. We will explore the evidence provided for each of these aspects of global change and discuss their projected impacts. The aims of this unit are: 1) to consider past human impact in prehistoric and historical times; 2) to take selected human impacts on environments today and investigate the intentional and unintentional human modifications to the environment; 3) to review the likelihood of future human-induced global environmental change and the predicted effects; 4) to introduce students to recent methods in geography used to monitor and model aspects of global environmental change.

  • GEG264B Environmental Research Methods B

    The module builds upon student knowledge covers research project design, data collection and data analysis. Students are introduced to a range of laboratory and field techniques in physical geography along with statistical analyses and presentation skills. They gain experience in describing and interpreting results derived from laboratory techniques concerned with reconstructing the depositional history of sediments, chemical analysis of sediments from a variety of sources and the simulation of geomorphological processes. Students are also introduced to dissertation research. The module culminates in a poster presentation (including short oral introduction to poster) on one of the projects they have undertaken.

  • GEG268 Dissertation Preparation

    The module prepares students for their independent research dissertation through dissertation fairs, lectures and a series of tutorials focusing upon the formulation and construction of a research proposal. The module also includes three lectures which explore career opportunities for Geography graduates and skills to enhance graduate employability.

  • GEG338 Spatial modelling and monitoring of plant species distribution and functional traits

    This course aims to teach students about the existing techniques of spatial species distribution models, plant functional traits and challenges associated with land degradation and climate. The student will learn the basic concepts through lectures and practical based on real case studies as an example and develop new skills for undertaking similar studies with other species.


  • Quantitative estimation of vegetation traits and temporal dynamics using 3-D radiative transfer models, high-resolution hyperspectral images and satellite imagery (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Jacqueline Rosette
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter North