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Steve Carver Dr Steve Carver

Contact details

Room 10.120 Manton
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33318

Student hours:
9:30am - 4:30pm or please email

Research overview

Dr Carver is a Geographer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. He has over 25 years' experience in the field of GIS and multi-criteria evaluation with special interests in wild land, rewilding, landscape evaluation and public participation. He has worked extensively on the development of wild land mapping and evaluation methodologies and has tested and applied these across a variety of locations and spatial scales including Scotland, England, Britain, Europe, and North America.


Selected publications

  • Carver S; Comber A; McMorran R; Nutter S (2012) A GIS model for mapping spatial patterns and distribution of wild land in Scotland, Landscape and Urban Planning, 104, pp.395-409. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.11.016
  • Tenerelli P; Carver S (2012) Multi-criteria, multi-objective and uncertainty analysis for agro-energy spatial modelling, Applied Geography, 32, pp.724-736. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.08.013
  • Comber A; Carver S; Fritz S; McMorran R; Washtell J et al. (2010) Different methods, different wilds: Evaluating alternative mappings of wildness using fuzzy MCE and Dempster-Shafer MCE, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 34, pp.142-152. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2009.10.006
  • Gabriel D; Carver SJ; Durham H; Kunin WE; Palmer RC et al. (2009) The spatial aggregation of organic farming in England and its underlying environmental correlates, Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, pp.323-333. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01624.x
  • Carver SJ; Watson A; Waters T; Matt R; Gunderson K et al. (2009) Developing computer-based participatory approaches to mapping landscape values for landscape and resource management, In: Geertman S; Stillwell J (Ed) Best Practice and New Methods in Planning Support Systems, Springer, pp.431-448.

Additional recent publications

Current projects

  • Interpolating environmental variables from Southeast Alaska Forest Inventory using Artificial Neural Networks and GeoStatistics
  • USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and University of Leeds Joint Venture Agreement

More work in progress


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