Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei, he moved to King’s College London for his PhD on “Modelling Hydrology and Vegetation Change in a Degraded Semi-arid Area”. Mark took up the post of lecturer in Geography at King’s in September 1994 at the age of 24 and has been teaching and researching in the Department since with a year (2003-2004) on research secondment to Istituto di Botanica, Universita’ di Napoli, Italy. In 2003 Mark was appointed Reader in Geography and in 2004 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award for ‘innovative monitoring and modelling’ of environmental systems.
Mark has a keen interest in field research as well as simulation modelling and remote sensing and develops and maintains a series of very large environmental databases which are freely accessible from his Impact, Innovation & Outreach page.
Mark is senior fellow at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), adjunct Doctoral Graduate Faculty at Texas State University 2007-2012, and trustee of PROAVES UK. He is one of the creators of Co$ting Nature.