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Research interests

Ian is an Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Leader of Geography Education at Heriot Watt. His research interests relate to holistic flood management, ranging from Natural Flood Management at the catchment scale or Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in citiies, to flood forecasting and warning systems.


  • GB Physical geography
  • Hydrology
  • Floods
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Rivers
  • Natural Flood Management
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • G Geography (General)
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • QE Geology
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering

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Research Output

Disaster Risk Resilience in Colima-Villa de Alvarez, Mexico: Application of the Resilience Index to Flash Flooding Events

Mendoza-Cano, O., López de la Cruz, J., Pattison, I., Martinez-Preciado, M., Uribe-Ramos, J. M., Edwards, R. M., Ramierez-Lomeli, C. I., Rincón-Avalos, P. & Velazco-Cruz, J. A., 16 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 12, p. 2128-2140 13 p.

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Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Tropical cyclone—Induced heavy rainfall and flow in Colima, Western Mexico

    Khouakhi, A., Pattison, I., López-de la Cruz, J., Martinez-Diaz, T., Mendoza-Cano, O. & Martínez, M., 7 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Climatology. p. 1-10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • City-scale accessibility of emergency responders operating during flood events

    Green, D., Yu, D., Pattison, I., Wilby, R., Bosher, L., Patel, R., Thompson, P., Trowell, K., Draycon, J., Halse, M., Yang, L. & Ryley, T., 3 Jan 2017, In : Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 17, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    74 Downloads (Pure)

    The magnitude and significance of sediment oxygen demand in gravel spawning beds for the incubation of salmonid embryos

    Sear, D. A., Pattison, I., Collins, A. L., Smallman, D. J., Jones, J. I. & Naden, P. S., 12 Dec 2017, In : River Research and Applications. 33, 10, p. 1642–1654 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Does fine sediment source as well as quantity affect salmonid embryo mortality and development?

    Sear, D. A., Jones, J. I., Collins, A. L., Hulin, A., Burke, N., Bateman, S., Pattison, I. & Naden, P. S., 15 Jan 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 541, p. 957-968 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)