Projects per year
John was recently appointed as Vice-Principal (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Wider Impact). He is responsible for the overall research strategy of the University, along with growing vibrant relationships bridging the University and diverse partners in Industry, Government and the wider public. These relationships ensure that the superb research in the University achieves its highest potential in innovation and impact throughout society, consistent with our core value of Transforming Lives.
John is a Professor of Physical Geography, with particular expertise in the study of environmental change. His systems-based work on the impacts of climate and land use change - manifested by issues like soil erosion, flooding and biodiversity impacts - has a strong policy focus. His international collaborations extend across multiple countries, e.g., current projects in India, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Turkey. He also has a strong national profile and serves in an advisory capacity to the Scottish Government’s Centres of Expertise in Climate Change (CXC) and Centre for Research on Water (CREW).
John has been at the University of Dundee since 1998. He was Founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR), a strategic and highly successful partnership with the James Hutton Institute, established to tackle interdisciplinary challenges around food, water, energy and health security. He was the inaugural Dean of the new School of Social Sciences created through restructuring in 2015.
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
1/07/19 → 31/03/21
1/10/18 → 30/09/23
InGAME - Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise (Joint with Abertay University and St Andrews University)
1/10/18 → 31/03/23
Community Energy Planning and its Potential for Delivering Environmental, Economic and Social Change
Rowan, J., Soszka, H. & Urbanič, G., Apr 2019, In : Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29, 4, p. 655-669 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Influence of Land Management on Soil Erosion, Connectivity and Sediment Delivery in Agricultural Catchments: Closing the Sediment BudgetSherriff, S., Rowan, J., Fenton, O., Jordan, P. & O hUallachain, D., Dec 2019, In : Land Degradation and Development. 30, 18, p. 2257-2271 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)25 Downloads (Pure)
Large-scale risk screening of raw water quality in the context of drinking water catchments and integrated response strategiesVorstius, C., Rowan, J., Brown, I., Frogbrook, Z. & Palarea-Albaladejo, J., Oct 2019, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 100, p. 84-93 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile35 Downloads (Pure)
Sediment fingerprinting as a tool to identify temporal and spatial variability of sediment sources and transport pathways in agricultural catchmentsSherriff, S., Rowan, J., Fenton, O., Jordan, P. & O hUallachain, D., 15 Nov 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 267, p. 188-200 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Supporting better decisions across the nexus of water, energy and food through earth observation data: Case of the Zambezi basinGomo, F. F., Macleod, C., Rowan, J., Yeluripati, J. & Topp, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. 376, p. 15-23 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile147 Downloads (Pure)
John Rowan (Presenter)7 Jun 2011
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar
John Rowan (Participant)3 Apr 2005 → 9 Apr 2005
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
5th National Hydrology Seminar 2004: The Water Framework Directive - Monitoring & Modelling Issues for River Basin Management
John Rowan (Participant)16 Nov 2004
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course