Cutler, Mark


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1993 …2024

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Mark Cutler’s research revolves around the application of Earth Observation data and methods to extract environmental information relating to terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems that can help address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  This includes exploiting data from hyperspectral and hyperspatial sensors to monitor the long-term impacts of climatic and logging disturbance in SE Asian forests, and forest exploitation and landscape change resulting from displaced peoples in Eastern Africa.  Other projects include the GloboLakes project ( which combined state-of-the-art satellite observations with catchment properties, to map and understand spatial and temporal patterns in the changing status of over 1000 lakes across the globe, and UK Space Agency funded work looking at the potential of Earth Observation to map and aid responses to human trafficking. 


I have a varied teaching portfolio, which includes undergraduate teaching on modules relating to Biogeography, Remote Sensing and physical geography fieldwork, as well as contributions to MSc programmes on topics of forests, restoration and sustainability.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • A global typological approach to classify lakes based on their eutrophication risk

    Politi, E., Cutler, M. E. J., Carvalho, L. & Rowan, J. S., Apr 2024, In: Aquatic Sciences. 86, 2, 16 p., 52.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Assessing forest carbon accumulation potential across different treatments using field inventory data

    Mazlan, S. M., Wan Mohd Jaafar, W. S., Omar, H., Teh, Y. A. & Cutler, M. E. J., 2023, In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1167, 11 p., 012028.

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  • Mudflat surface sediment type mapping by remote sensing considering the effect of the chlorophyll-a content

    Zhao, Y., Zhang, D., Deng, H. & Cutler, M., 5 May 2023, In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 284, 13 p., 108276.

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  • The road to recovery: a synthesis of outcomes from ecosystem restoration in tropical and sub-tropical Asian forests

    Banin, L. F., Raine, E. H., Rowland, L. M., Chazdon, R. L., Smith, S. W., Rahman, N. E. B., Butler, A., Philipson, C., Applegate, G. G., Axelsson, E. P., Budiharta, S., Chua, S. C., Cutler, M. E. J., Elliott, S., Gemita, E., Godoong, E., Graham, L. L. B., Hayward, R. M., Hector, A., Ilstedt, U., & 19 othersJensen, J., Kasinathan, S., Kettle, C. J., Lussetti, D., Manohan, B., Maycock, C., Ngo, K. M., O'Brien, M. J., Osuri, A. M., Reynolds, G., Sauwai, Y., Scheu, S., Silalahi, M., Slade, E. M., Swinfield, T., Wardle, D. A., Wheeler, C., Yeong, K. L. & Burslem, D. F. R. P., 2 Jan 2023, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 378, 1867, 17 p., 20210090.

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    25 Citations (Scopus)
    38 Downloads (Pure)
  • Aboveground biomass density models for NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar mission

    Duncanson, L., Kellner, J. R., Armston, J., Dubayah, R., Minor, D. M., Hancock, S., Healey, S. P., Patterson, P. L., Saarela, S., Marselis, S., Silva, C. E., Bruening, J., Goetz, S. J., Tang, H., Hofton, M., Blair, B., Luthcke, S., Fatoyinbo, L., Abernethy, K., Alonso, A., & 98 othersAndersen, H. E., Aplin, P., Baker, T. R., Barbier, N., Bastin, J. F., Biber, P., Boeckx, P., Bogaert, J., Boschetti, L., Boucher, P. B., Boyd, D. S., Burslem, D. F. R. P., Calvo-Rodriguez, S., Chave, J., Chazdon, R. L., Clark, D. B., Clark, D. A., Cohen, W. B., Coomes, D. A., Corona, P., Cushman, K. C., Cutler, M. E. J., Dalling, J. W., Dalponte, M., Dash, J., de-Miguel, S., Deng, S., Ellis, P. W., Erasmus, B., Fekety, P. A., Fernandez-Landa, A., Ferraz, A., Fischer, R., Fisher, A. G., García-Abril, A., Gobakken, T., Hacker, J. M., Heurich, M., Hill, R. A., Hopkinson, C., Huang, H., Hubbell, S. P., Hudak, A. T., Huth, A., Imbach, B., Jeffery, K. J., Katoh, M., Kearsley, E., Kenfack, D., Kljun, N., Knapp, N., Král, K., Krůček, M., Labrière, N., Lewis, S. L., Longo, M., Lucas, R. M., Main, R., Manzanera, J. A., Martínez, R. V., Mathieu, R., Memiaghe, H., Meyer, V., Mendoza, A. M., Monerris, A., Montesano, P., Morsdorf, F., Næsset, E., Naidoo, L., Nilus, R., O'Brien, M., Orwig, D. A., Papathanassiou, K., Parker, G., Philipson, C., Phillips, O. L., Pisek, J., Poulsen, J. R., Pretzsch, H., Rüdiger, C., Saatchi, S., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Sanchez-Lopez, N., Scholes, R., Silva, C. A., Simard, M., Skidmore, A., Stereńczak, K., Tanase, M., Torresan, C., Valbuena, R., Verbeeck, H., Vrska, T., Wessels, K., White, J. C., White, L. J. T., Zahabu, E. & Zgraggen, C., 1 Mar 2022, In: Remote Sensing of Environment. 270, 20 p., 112845.

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    121 Citations (Scopus)
    124 Downloads (Pure)