Craig Hutton

School of Geography and Environmental Science

Prof. Hutton’s applied research lies at the intersection between development, adaptation and the social and policy implications of environmental/climate change and sustainable management. This socio-environmental research emphasises the coordination of spatial data handling and the management/policy/governance implications of climate change/environmental vulnerability of communities, land cover and earth observation in decision-making support systems. Current areas of research include;

(i) The development of spatially explicit sustainable livelihood framework (SLF) capitals (such as social capital, natural capital) that can act as inputs to the development of livelihood policy relevant socio-ecological clusters within poor rural landscapes

(ii) working with Government of Bangladesh, using integrated models to test the socio-environmental consequences of specific coastal engineering intervention as part of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

(iii) Developing an integrated understating of the socio-environmental conditions, SDG applications and policy/management requirements within the changing dynamics of large-scale delta and associated river system in South and South East Asia

(iv) Developing Scenarios of plausible future states of delta systems with stakeholders

(iv) Assessing the potential impacts and barriers to uptake of solar panel use at community level (rural and urban)