Rowan, John

Professor, Vice-Principal (Research, Knowledge Exchange & Wider Impact) & Personal Chair of Physical Geography

  • 599 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Research expertise on water resources and different aspects of river basin management including erosion and sedimentation issues, environmental change, governance and ecohydrology.



Global resources, ecosystem services and water resources management



  • GB Physical geography
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • QE Geology

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Research Output 2000 2018

Open Access
ecosystem service
1 Citations

Natural flood management, land use and climate change trade-offs: the case of Tarland catchment, Scotland

Iacob, O., Brown, I. & Rowan, J. Aug 2017 In : Hydrological Sciences Journal. 62, 12, p. 1931-1948 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land use change
peak flow
climate change
1 Citations
Open Access
environmental change

Collective Intelligence and Participatory Citizen Science for Growing for Food and Sustainable Land Use

Hemment, D. , Woods, M. , Skalsky, R. , Buontempo, C. , Neilson, R. , Khawaja, M. , Georgiadis, P. , Caon, L. , Xaver, A. , van der Velden, N. , Cobley, A. , Taylor, N. , Georgiou, S. , Mollfulleda, A. , Knippers, T. , Bouvard, J. , Rowan, J. , Diez, T. , Dobos, E. , McKenzie, B. & 5 others Locke, M., Wagner, W., Moore, O., Rowlands, T. & Poynton, S. 20 May 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Selection of a network of large lakes and reservoirs suitable for global environmental change analysis using Earth Observation

Politi, E., MacCallum, S., Cutler, M. E. J., Merchant, C. J., Rowan, J. S. & Dawson, T. P. 2 Jul 2016 In : International Journal of Remote Sensing. 37, 13, p. 3042-3060 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
environmental change
remote sensing
lake ecosystem

Activities 2004 2011

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Environmental change and the drive for sustainable futures

Rowan, J. (Presenter)
7 Jun 2011

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Seventh Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Rowan, J. (Participant)
3 Apr 20059 Apr 2005

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

Anthology celebrates collaboration between scientists, writers and artists

John Rowan & Jean Duncan


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other


An evaluation of the determinants of resilience to drought in Malawi

Author: Chiroro, C., 2013

Supervisor: Findlay, A. (Supervisor), Rowan, J. (Supervisor) & Gregory, P. J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Investigating the potential of remote sensing for long-term limnological analysis at pan-continental scales

Author: Politi, E., 2010

Supervisor: Cutler, M. (Supervisor) & Rowan, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Linking soil erosion processes with arable weed seedbank dynamics to inform sustainable cropping

Author: Lewis, T. D., 2014

Supervisor: Rowan, J. (Supervisor), McKenzie, B. (External person) (Supervisor) & Hawes, C. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Natural flood management - an Ecosystem based Adaptation response for climate change

Author: Iacob, O., 2015

Supervisor: Rowan, J. (Supervisor), Brown, I. (External person) (Supervisor) & Ellis, C. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy