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Jess Neumann

Photograph of Jess Neumann
  • GIS teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Programme Director for MSc Environmental Management and MSc Environmental Pollution

Areas of interest

  • GIS and cartography
  • Flooding, seasonal forecasting, natural flood management
  • Landscape ecology and conservation
  • Science communication

Jess is keen to discuss proposals for postgraduate research in the above areas.

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate (PhD) supervision:

  • Landscape change and biodiversity (co-supervised with Biological Sciences).

Research centres and groups

Environmental Science Research Division

Research projects

LANDWISE: LAND Management in lowland catchments for Integrated flood riSk rEduction, NERC Evaluating the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management Programme. Led by Dr Jo Clark. 2018-2021

IIMPREX (EU Horizon 2020) - IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological Extremes. Horizon 2020. Led by Prof. Hannah Cloke. 2015-2018


Jess has a BSc in Physical Geography, MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation and a PhD in Landscape Ecology (University of Reading). Her postdocs looked at whether improved meteorological forecasts lead to more skilful flood forecasts in the Thames at seasonal timescales.

Previously she worked on valuing Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services in the Loddon (The Loddon Observatory).

Jess is a co-Director of the UK Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (ialeUK) and has been a member of the committee since 2012.

She has also worked as a GIS and ecology consultant on projects concerning landscape change and biodiversity in the UK, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles and Afghanistan.

You can follow Jess on Twitter @jess n1 and @ialeUK