Dr Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage

Unit Tutor
University of Salford

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 (0)161 295 5646
Email: r.p.armitage@salford.ac.uk

Dr Richard Armitage is a Senior Lecturer in GIS and Programme Leader for Geography and Environmental Management in the School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford.


He is also a member of the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu), and Research Seminar series co-ordinator for BuHu’s Centre for Environmental Systems Research (CESR).


Richard’s current research interests include:

linking environmental information from remotely sensed data with demographic information to produce neighbourhood characterisations

Application of GIS and Remote Sensing to the mapping of landscape, particularly the characterisation of landscape boundaries

Measurement of landscape change using landscape metrics and application of ground-based remote sensing techniques (including field spectoscopy and terrestrial laser scanning)


He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society.

Selected Publications

Danson, F.M., Armitage, R.P. and Marston, C.G., 2008. Spatial and temporal modelling for parasite transmission studies and risk assessment. Parasite, 15, 463 - 468.


Zang, L., Gao, Z., Armitage R. and Kent, M., 2008. Spectral characteristics of plant communities from salt marshes: A case-study from Chongming Dongtan, Yangtze estuary China. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering in China, 2, 187 -197.


Armitage, R.P., Ramirez, F.A., Ogunbadewa, E.Y. and Danson, F.M., 2007, Comparison of AVHRR and MODIS cloud products for estimating cloud cover probabilities for the United Kingdom. Challenges for Earth Observation: Scientific, Technical and Commercial, Proceedings of the AnnualConference of the Remote Sensing &Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc 2007). The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, ISBN 978-0-7017-0216-8.


Walford, N.S. and Armitage, R.P. 2007, Census-based socio-economic A comparison between OS Landline™ and Mastermap™ products as a means for identifying socio-economic areas in a rural-urban mosaic, Proceedings of the Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference, National University of Ireland Maynooth, pp 322 -325.


Boyd, D.S., Entwistle, J.A., Flowers, A.G., Armitage, R.P. and Goldsmith, P.C., 2006. Remote sensing the radionuclide contaminated Belarusian landscape: a potential for imaging spectroscopy? International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 1865 - 1874.


Binney, H.A., Waller, M.P., Binney, H.A., Bunting, M.J. and Armitage, R. 2005. The interpretation of fen carr pollen diagrams: the representation of dry land vegetation. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 134, 197-218.


Bunting, M.J., Armitage, R., Binney, H.A. and Waller, M.P., 2005. Estimates of relevant source area of pollen assemblages from moss polsters in two Norfolk (UK) wet woodlands. The Holocene, Vol. 15, 459 - 465.


Waller, M.P., Binney, H.A., Bunting, M.J. and Armitage, R. 2005. The interpretation of fen carr pollen diagrams: pollen-vegetation relationships within the fen carr. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 133, 179-202.


Armitage, R.P., Kent, M. and Weaver, R.E., 2004. Identification of spectral characteristics of British semi-natural upland vegetation using direct ordination: a case study from Dartmoor. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 3369 – 3388.


Morad, M., Jay, M., and Armitage, R.P., 2004 Soil biodiversity and ecosystem functions: a New Zealand perspective. SEESOIL - the Journal of the South-East England Soils Discussion Group, 15, 87 – 95.