Dr David Kidd


I am a Geographical Information Scientist with a wide range of interests related to the integration, analysis and visualisation of diverse and disparate data to address complex environmental and historical questions and problems such as, climate change, the evolution of the planet and life, place names, and the 19th Centaury Prussian explorer Alexander von Humboldt. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer


  • PhD Applications of Geographical Information Systems to Phylogeography , University of St. Andrews, 2005.
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems, UNIGIS University of Huddersfield, 1998.
  • PG Diploma Environmental Impact Assessment, University of Aberystwyth, 1990.
  • BSc (Hons) Plant and Environmental Biology, University of St. Andrews, 1989.

Teaching and learning

My teaching duties are:

  • I am Course Director for the the MSc in Environmental Management.
  • I lead and tech the fist-year 15-credit GG4003 Digital Mapping module that teaches students how to use desktop and cloud-based Geographical Information Systems to make publication quality maps.
  • I teach land use land cover change mapping and species distribution modelling in the second year module GG5180 Ecology and Conservation,
  • I teach coastal change mapping,  geomorphological mapping and risk mapping in GG5190 Geomorphology and Geophysical Hazards.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate tutor.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations that use GIS or that evaluate environmental problems related to sustainability.

Undergraduate courses taught


My research is concerned with the application of geographical information systems in evolutionary, ecological, environmental and historical sciences with an emphasis on data integration and visualization.

Areas of specialism

  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Data and Databases
  • Cartography and Data Visualisation
  • Web Technologies
  • Environmental Science


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Traill, Lochran W., Wanger, Thomas C. and Kidd, David (2012) Large, particular bovids may require localised conservation effort to prevent extinction. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 25(Suppl.), pp. 111-116. ISSN (print) 0217-2445

Kidd, David M. (2010) Geophylogenies and the map of life. Systematic Biology, 59(6), pp. 741-752. ISSN (print) 1063-5157

Sidlauskas, Brian, Ganapathy, Ganeshkumar, Hazkani-Covo, Einat, Jenkins, Kristin P., Lapp, Hilmar, McCall, Lauren W., Price, Samantha, Scherle, Ryan, Spaeth, Paula A. and Kidd, David M. (2009) Linking big: the continuing promise of evolutionary synthesis. Evolution, 64(4), pp. 871-880. ISSN (print) 0014-3820

Kidd, David and Liu, Xianhua (2008) Geophylobuilder 1.0: an ArcGiS extension for creating 'geophylogenies'. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(1), pp. 88-91. ISSN (print) 1755-098X

Kidd, David M. and Ritchie, Michael G. (2006) Phylogeographic information systems: putting the geography into phylogeography. Journal Of Biogeography, 33(11), pp. 1851-1865. ISSN (print) 0305-0270

Pepin, Nicholas and Kidd, David (2006) Spatial temperature variation in the Eastern Pyrenees. Weather, 61(11), pp. 300-310. ISSN (print) 0043-1656

Duane, William, Livingstone, David and Kidd, David (2000) Integrating environmental models with GIS: An object-oriented approach utilising a hierarchical data format (HDF) data repository. Transactions in GIS, 4(3), pp. 263-280. ISSN (print) 1361-1682

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