James Edward Sample
Stilling: Senioringeniør
Telefon: +47 982 94 144
Seksjon: Miljøinformatikk
Following a Masters’ degree in Natural Sciences (geology, mathematics, physics and chemistry) in 2004, James worked as a GIS specialist at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. Responsibilities included overseeing all undergraduate teaching in ArcGIS for geological mapping, as well as contributing research and imagery to a series of popular science books describing the landscape evolution of the UK. He also provided GIS support to the Cambridge Arctic Shelf Project, developing geotectonic models for the evolution of the Arctic Basin. Since 2010, James’ research has focused on spatio-temporal modelling of surface and groundwater hydrology and geochemistry, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between land use, climate change and water resources. Before moving to NIVA, he worked at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, where he led a number of Scottish Government work packages including “Water Futures”, “Hydropower” and “Impacts of Change on Water”. He has worked closely with policy makers and environmental regulators at the Scottish Government, providing modelling results for Scotland’s four-yearly review of the EU Nitrates Directive, as well as contributing research to support the second cycle of River Basin Management Planning under the EU Water Framework Directive. James is especially interested in how environmental models can or cannot be used to effectively support practical decision making. Key research challenges in this area include issues of scale, complexity, uncertainty and communication. His recent research projects have explored varied modelling approaches, ranging from the application of dynamic, process-based models calibrated using Bayesian MCMC methods, to simpler, qualitative risk classification frameworks underpinned by expert elicitation.

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Vitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

  1. Norling, Magnus Dahler; Jackson-Blake, Leah Amber; Sample, James Edward; Guerrero, Jose-Luis; (2021) Rapid development of fast and flexible environmental models: the Mobius framework v1.0. Geoscientific Model Development ISSN 1991-959X. Vol 14 s1885-1897 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1885-2021
  2. Schneider, Susanne C; Sample, James E; Moe, S. Jannicke; Petrin, Zlatko; Meissner, Thomas; Hering, Daniel; (2018) Unravelling the effect of flow regime on macroinvertebrates and benthic algae in regulated versus unregulated streams. Ecohydrology ISSN 1936-0584. Vol 11 No7 doi: 10.1002/eco.1996
  3. Stutter, Marc; Dawson, Julian; Glendell, Miriam; Napier, Fiona; Potts, Jacqueline M.; Sample, James Edward; Vinten, Andrew; Watson, Helen; (2017) Evaluating the use of in-situ turbidity measurements to quantify fluvial sediment and phosphorus concentrations and fluxes in agricultural streams. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 607-608 s391-402 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.013
  4. Jackson-Blake, Leah Amber; Sample, James Edward; Wade, Andrew J.; Helliwell, Rachel C.; Skeffington, Richard A.; (2017) Are our dynamic water quality models too complex? A comparison of a new parsimonious phosphorus model, SimplyP, and INCA-P. Water Resources Research ISSN 0043-1397. Vol 53 No7 s5382-5399 doi: 10.1002/2016WR020132
  5. Vinten, Andy; Sample, James; Ibiyemi, Adekunle; Abdul-Salam, Yakubu; Stutter, Marc; (2017) A tool for cost-effectiveness analysis of field scale sediment-bound phosphorus mitigation measures and application to analysis of spatial and temporal targeting in the Lunan Water catchment, Scotland. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 586 s631-641 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.034
  6. Sample, James Edward; Baber, Ingrid; Badger, Rebecca; (2016) A spatially distributed risk screening tool to assess climate and land use change impacts on water-related ecosystem services. Environmental Modelling & Software ISSN 1364-8152. Vol 83 s12-26 doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.05.011
  7. Sample, James Edward; Duncan, Niall; Ferguson, Michael; Cooksley, Susan; (2015) Scotland’s hydropower: current capacity, future potential and the possible impacts of climate change. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews ISSN 1364-0321. Vol 52 s111-122 doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.071
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