Dr Peter Hunter

SIEC/Forth-ERA Science Director

Scotland's International Environment Centre University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Peter Hunter

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About me

My research directly addresses the growing demand for innovative, scalable solutions to environmental assessment and monitoring that facilitate cost-efficient data capture across multiple scales, with short latency and high reproducibility. In this space, I am delivering pioneering research on the development, validation and application of methodologies for processing, analysing and visualising data from drones, aircraft and satellites with recent emphasis on the integration of these data with observations from wireless sensor networks, citizen scientists and ecosystem models. This work is not only delivering pioneering insights on the condition of ecosystems, and the pressures that act upon them, but also operational and potentially marketable tools and services capable of transforming approaches to environmental management, regulation and evidence-based policy-formation.

Research (22)

Projects

Inventive forecasting tools for adapting water quality management to a new climate
PI: Dr Ian Jones
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Water scenarios - For Copernicus Exploitation (Water-FORCE)
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Microbial hitch-hikers of marine plastics: survival, persistence and ecology of microbial communities in the 'Plastisphere'.
PI: Professor Richard Quilliam
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Copernicus Evolution – Research for Transitional-water Observations
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical Monitoring of Coastal Waters, Lakes and Estuaries
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Developing statistical downscaling to improve water quality understanding and management in the Ramganga Sub-Basin
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ESA CNN - CCI LAKES + Consistency
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Space Agency

LIMNADES DATA BASED DEVELOPMENT
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: World Bank Group

Commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring services based on Earth observation
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Delivering Resilience to Climate Impacts on UK Freshwater Quality
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Earth Observation based services for Monitoring and Reporting of Ecological Status
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Preparatory Phase for the Pan-European Research Infrastructure Danubius–RI “The International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Global Observatory of Lake responses to Environmental change (Globolakes)
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Provision of Radiological Habit Surveys
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Improved monitoring and forecasting of European INland waters by combining Future earth ObseRvation
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Radiological Habit Surveys
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Reconstructing the changing impact of the Danube on the Black Sea and Coastal Region (ReCoReD)
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

International cooperation in the context of Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Imager (OLCI) validation studies over lake
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Hyperspectral imaging of lake biogeochemical properties in optically-complex systems
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Development and validation of algorithms for the retrieval of lake bio-optical and biochemical properties from Sentinel-2 MSI data
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: Royal Society

Algal Bloom Pilot Project
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: Freshwater Biological Association

Remote Sensing of plant Functional types in Peatlands: a pilot study in the Flow Country
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Outputs (46)

Outputs

Conference Proceeding

Simpson M, Marino A, de Maagt P, Gandini E, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Tyler A, Ackermann N, Hajnsek I, Nunziata F & Telfer T (2021) Monitoring Surfactants Pollution Potentially Related to Plastics in the World Gyres Using Radar Remote Sensing. In: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS. IGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 11.07.2021-16.07.2021. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9553406

Article

Gong M, Miller C, Scott M, O'Donnell R, Simis S, Groom S, Tyler A, Hunter P & Spyrakos E (2021) State space functional principal component analysis to identify spatiotemporal patterns in remote sensing lake water quality. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 35 (12), pp. 2521-2536. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-021-02017-w

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Pahlevan N, Mangin A, Balasubramanian SV, Smith B, Alikas K, Arai K, Barbosa C, Bélanger S, Binding C, Bresciani M, Giardino C, Hunter P, Simis S, Spyrakos E & Tyler A (2021) ACIX-Aqua: A global assessment of atmospheric correction methods for Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 over lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, 258, Art. No.: 112366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2021.112366

Conference Proceeding

Spyrakos E, Hunter P, Simis S, Neil C, Riddick C, Wang S, Varley A, Blake M, Groom S, Palenzuela JT, Gonzalez LV, Cardenas C, Frangopulos M, Vega XA, Iriarte JL & Tyler A (2020) Moving towards global satellite based products for monitoring of inland and coastal waters. Regional examples from Europe and South America. In: 2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS and ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference, LAGIRS 2020. IEEE Latin American GRSS & ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference (LAGIRS 2020), Santiago, Chile, 22.03.2020-26.03.2020. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 363-368. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAGIRS48042.2020.9165653

Article

De Keukelaere L, Sterckx S, Adriaensen S, Knaeps E, Reusen I, Giardino C, Bresciani M, Hunter P, Neil C, Van der Zande D & Vaiciute D (2018) Atmospheric correction of Landsat-8/OLI and Sentinel-2/MSI data using iCOR algorithm: validation for coastal and inland waters. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 51 (1), pp. 525-542. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2018.1457937

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Spyrakos E, O'Donnell R, Hunter P, Miller C, Scott EM, Simis S, Neil C, Barbosa C, Binding C, Bradt S, Bresciani M, Dall'Olmo G, Giardino C, Gitelson A, Kutser T, Li L, Matsushita B, Martinez-Vicente V, Matthews M, Ogashawara I, Ruiz-Verdu A, Schalles J, Tebbs E, Zhang Y & Tyler A (2018) Optical types of inland and coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography, 63 (2), pp. 846-870. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10674

Article

Amer M, Tyler A, Fouda T, Hunter P, Elmetwalli AMH, Wilson C & Vallejo-Marín M (2017) Spectral Characteristics for Estimation Heavy Metals Accumulation in Wheat Plants and Grain. Scientific Papers Series: Management, Economic Engineering and Rural Development, 17 (3), pp. 47-55. http://managementjournal.usamv.ro/index.php/scientific-papers/1451-spectral-characteristics-for-estimation-heavy-metals-accumulation-in-wheat-plants-and-grain-1451

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Aulló-Maestro ME, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Mercatoris P, Kovács AW, Horváth H, Preston T, Présing M, Torres Palenzuela J & Tyler A (2017) Spatio-seasonal variability of chromophoric dissolved organic matter absorption and responses to photobleaching in a large shallow temperate lake. Biogeosciences, 14 (5), pp. 1215-1233. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1215-2017

Article

Aullo-Maestro ME, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Mercatoris P, Kovacs AW, Horvath H, Preston T, Presing M, Torres-Palenzuela JM & Tyler A (2016) Spatio-seasonal variability of chromophoric dissolved organic matter absorption and responses to photobleaching in a large shallow temperate lake. Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2016-329

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Riddick C, Hunter P, Tyler A, Martinez-Vicente V, Horvath H, Kovacs AW, Voros L, Preston T & Presing M (2015) Spatial variability of absorption coefficients over a biogeochemical gradient in a large and optically complex shallow lake [Light absorption in Lake Balaton]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120 (10), pp. 7040-7066. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011202

Article

Hunter P, Hanley N, Czajkowski M, Mearns KJ, Tyler A, Carvalho L & Codd G (2012) The effect of risk perception on public preferences and willingness to pay for reductions in the health risks posed by toxic cyanobacterial blooms. Science of the Total Environment, 426, pp. 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.02.017

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Lejot J, Piegay H, Hunter P, Moulin B & Gagnage M (2011) Utilisation de la télédétection pour la caractérisation des corridors fluviaux: Exemples d'applications et enjeux actuels [Characterisation of alluvial plains by remote sensing: Cases studies and current stakes]. Geomorphologie, 2011 (2), pp. 157-172. https://doi.org/10.4000/geomorphologie.9362

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Hunter P, Gilvear D, Tyler A, Willby N & Kelly A (2010) Mapping macrophytic vegetation in shallow lakes using the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 20 (7), pp. 717-727. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.1144/abstract;jsessionid=9A60C3A3A526B76FA9ABCD6D7B39D6C4.d03t03; https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.1144

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Tyler A, Hunter P, Carvalho L, Codd G, Elliott JA, Ferguson CA, Hanley N, Hopkins D, Maberly SC, Mearns KJ & Scott EM (2009) Strategies for monitoring and managing mass populations of toxic cyanobacteria in recreational waters: a multi-interdisciplinary approach. Environmental Health, 8 (Suppl 1), p. S11. http://www.ehjournal.net/content/8/S1/S11; https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-8-S1-S11

Article

Hunter P, Tyler A, Willby N & Gilvear D (2008) The spatial dynamics of vertical migration by Microcystis aeruginosa in a eutrophic shallow lake: A case study using high spatial resolution time-series airborne remote sensing. Limnology and Oceanography, 53 (6), pp. 2391-2406. https://doi.org/10.4319/lo.2008.53.6.2391

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Gilvear D, Hunter P & Higgins T (2007) An experimental approach to the measurement of the effects of water depth and substrate on optical and near infra-red reflectance: a field-based assessment of the feasibility of mapping submerged instream habitat. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28 (10), pp. 2241-2256. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431160600976079