Adam Johnston


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Adam is a first year PhD Physical Geography student investigating the potential benefits of peatland restoration for natural flood management (NFM). He will be using airbourne remote sensing to estimate the surface roughness changes, and associated effects on flood risk, arising from revegetation and gully blocking in the Peak District.

His previous research involved developing novel mapping applications of Sentinel-1 InSAR for upland wildfire burn scars and Quaternary glacial geomorphology.  


MSc Geographical Information Systems

University of Leeds | 2017 - 2018

Pass with Distinction


BSc Geography

The University of Manchester | 2014 - 2017

First Class

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Research and Development Lead, Envirosar Ltd

1 Sept 2017 → …

Areas of expertise

  • GB Physical geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Peatlands
  • Hydrology
  • G Geography (General)
  • GIS

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


  • NFM
  • UAV
  • Peatland
  • Geomorphology
  • Sentinel-1


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