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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Dr David Kidd

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Senior Lecturer - GIS


Many 'big' questions in the ecological, environmental and evolutionary sciences require the integration of diverse, and currently disparate, information. I aim to develop innovative ways by which these data are discovered, exchanged, integrated, visualised and analysed. A particular interest is the representation and visualisation of georeferenced dendrograms or "geophylogenies". I am a supporter of open software and data.
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Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2002 - 2005 Ph.D. Applications of Geographical Information Systems to Phylogeography, University of St. Andrews
  • 1995 - 1998 MSc. Geographical Information Systems. UNIGIS University of Huddersfield
  • 1989 - 1990 PG Diploma. Environmental Impact Assessment. University of Wales (Aberystwyth)
  • 1985 - 1989 BSc. (Hons.). Plant and Environmental Biology. University of St. Andrews

Research Interests

Modelling and mapping evolution in space and time
Biodiversity informatics
Open source software
Ecological niche modelling
The geological, climatic and biological histories of Europe and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

Teaching Area

Geographical Information Systems; Spatial Databases; Programming GIS with Python; Geographical Information on the WWW; Geovisualisation

Other Professional Activity

Subject Editor Biodiversity Data Journal

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