Dr Daniel Morton

Dr Daniel Morton,
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster University

Dr Daniel Morton is an ecological remote sensing scientist working for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Lancaster University. Daniel completed a BSc in Zoology at Liverpool University in 1988. He followed this with an MSc in Biological Computation and a Doctorate in Ecology from the University of York. After various short-term academic posts Daniel joined the private sector to work as a geospatial software engineer.

He returned to science when he joined his current employer CEH in 2008. His first task was to manage the production of a UK land cover map derived from satellite images, LCM2007. Daniel now specialises in the production of and ecological analysis of large scale (national an larger) satellite derived datasets. Recently he was worked projects to explore the potential of satellites to monitor biodiversity in the Amazon basin, a satellite based system to monitor fruit production in Chile, a GB-wide study on the interaction of modern agricultural practices with wild insect pollinators.

In 2016 Daniel was part of a team involving CEH and Remote Sensing Application Consultants Ltd to produce the first National scale detailed UK-crop map from ESA’s Sentinel-1 radar satellite.