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Dr Alistair Hamilton

Dr Alistair Hamilton

Alistair Hamilton

Scotland’s Rural College
West Mains Road


My previous research interests focused on applied ecology and rangeland and woodland management, interests that continue today. However I am increasingly involved in modelling and spatial data approaches, as well as interdisciplinary studies that address environmental issues from different key perspectives. Along with Simon Gibson-Poole I oversee the development and use of UAV (drones) across various research and education initiatives, ranging from pest and disease detection in crops to flood modelling in river systems. This often requires working with external bodies - for example I am currently an advisor on a Thai project using UAV to detect excessive pesticide and fertiliser use in SE Asia. 

Whilst my primary role at SRUC is in MSc programme management and delivery, I maintain a research profile through PhD and MSc students, as well as being involved individually in various research and consultancy projects.