Gary Watmough's Personal Website

Gary Watmough's Personal Website

Research and teaching in geospatial livelihoods and sustainability in the School of Geosciences.


Citations can be found from google scholar

Open access versions of papers can be found here

Peer-reviewed research articles


21. Watmough, G.R., Hagdorn, M., Brumhead, J., Seth, S., Haddon, C., Delamonica, E., Smith, W. (2022) Using open-source data to construct 20 metre resolution maps of children’s travel time to the nearest health facility, Scientific Data

20. Mansour, S. Abulibdeh, A., Alahmadi, M., Al-Said, A., Al-Said, A., Watmough, G., Atkinson, P.M. (2022) Spatial Associations between COVID-19 Incidence Rates and Work Sectors: Geospatial Modeling of Infection Patterns among Migrants in Oman, Annals of the American Association of Geographers

19. Marcinko C.L.J., Samanta, S., Basu, O., Harfoot A., Hornby D., Hutton, C.W., Pal, S., Watmough G.R., (2022) Earth observation and geospatial data can predict the relative distribution of village level poverty in the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India, Journal of Environmental Management 313; 114950.

18. Neal, I., Seth, S., Watmough, G., Diallo, M.S. (2022) Census‑independent population
estimation using representation learning, Scientific Reports 12, 5185


17. Watmough, G.R.,  Marcinko, C.L.J. (2021) Towards achieving the UN’s Data Revolution: Combining Earth Observation and socioeconomic data for geographic targeting of resources for the Sustainable Development Goals in Dunn and Balapraksah (eds) Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis; 1st Edition; Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128179765

16. Hargreaves, P.K., Watmough, G.R., (2021) Satellite Earth Observation to support sustainable rural development, International Journal of Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 103; 102466. DOI:


15. Hargreaves, P.K., Watmough, G.R., (2020) Satellite Earth observation of socioeconomic conditions for improved poverty reporting, SPIE 11527, Space, Satellites, and Sustainability, 1152708 (20 September 2020);

14. Lesley Gibson, Bothwell N. Sibanda, Onalenna Gwate, Sikhanyisile Sibanda, Peter Hargreaves, G.R. Watmough, Bulawayo Operational Observatory and mapping in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, SPIE 11527, Space, Satellites, and Sustainability, 115270A (16 September 2020);


13. Berchoux, T., Amoako Johnson, F., Hutton, C.W., Watmough, G.R., Atkinson, P.M. (2019) Collective influence of household and community capitals on agricultural employment as a measure of rural poverty in the Mahanadi Delta, India, Ambio 49(1), 281-298

12. Berchoux, T., Watmough, G.R., Hutton, C.W., Atkinson, P.M. (2019) Agricultural shocks and drivers of livelihood precariousness across Indian rural communities, Landscape and Urban Planning, 189; 307-319.

11. Kolyaie, S., Treier, U., Watmough, G.R., Bøcher, P.K., Madsen, B., Normand, S. (2019) Transferability and the effect of colour calibration during multi-image classification of Arctic vegetation change. Polar Biology 42 1227–1239 here

10. Watmough, G.R., Marcinko, C.L.J., Sullivan, C. Tschirhart, K., Mutuo, P.K., Palm, C.A., Svenning, J-C. (2019) Socio-ecologically informed use of fine-grained remote sensing data allows prediction of rural household poverty, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,116(4); 1213-1218.


9. Aswani, S., Howard, J., Gasalla, M.A., Jennings, S., Malherbe, W. Martins, I.M., Salim, S.S., van Putten, E.I., Swathilekshmi, P.S., Narayanakumar, R., Watmough, G.R., (2018) An integrated framework for assessing coastal community vulnerability across cultures, oceans and scales, Climate and Development DOI: 1080/17565529.2018.1442795.


8. Watmough, G.R., Sullivan, C., Palm, C.A. (2017) An Operational framework for object-based land use classification of heterogeneous rural landscapes International Journal of Earth Observation and Geo-information, 54; 134-144. DOI: 2016/j.jag.2016.09.012.

2011 – 2016

7. Watmough, G.R., Atkinson, P.M., Saikia, A., Hutton, C.W. (2016) Understanding the evidence base for poverty-environment relationships using remotely sensed satellite data: An example from Assam, India; World Development. 78; 188-201 DOI: 1016/j.worlddev.2015.10.031.

6. Watmough, G.R., Atkinson, P.M., Hutton, C.W. (2013) Predicting socioeconomic census variables from satellite sensor data in rural developing countries: a case study in Assam, India, Applied Geography, 44; 192-200 DOI:1016/j.apgeog.2013.07.023.

5. Frampton, W.J., Dash, J., Watmough, G.R., Milton, E.J. (2013) Evaluating the capabilities of Sentinel-2 for quantitative estimation of biophysical variables in vegetation, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 82; 83-92 DOI:1016/j.isprsjprs.2013.04.007.

4. Watmough, G.R., Atkinson, P.M., Hutton, C.W. (2012) Exploring the links between census and environment using remotely sensed satellite sensor imagery, Journal of Land Use Science, 8(3); 284-303, DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2012.667447.

3. Biggs, E.M., Watmough, G.R., (2012) A community-level assessment of factors affecting livelihoods in Nawalparasi District, Nepal, Journal of International Development, 24(2); 255-263, DOI: 10.1002/jod.1844.

2. Watmough, G.R., Atkinson, P.M., Hutton, C.W. (2011) A combined spectral and object-based approach to transparent cloud removal in an operational setting for Landsat ETM+, International Journal of earth Observation and Geo-information, 13(2); 220-227, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2010.11.006,

1 Biggs, E.M., Watmough, G.R., Hutton, C.W. (2011) Community-level climate and environmental change adaptation initiatives in Nawalparasi, Nepal. In, Leal-Filho, W. (ed) Climate Change and the sustainable management of water resources, Climate Change Management, part 4; 591-609. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22266-5_36.


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