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paul harris


Prof. Paul Harris

Project Leader - North Wyke Farm Platform

Net Zero and Resilient Farming

North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2SB
+44 (0) 1837 512 335
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Paul has a number of research themes: spatial/spatio-temporal statistics, geostatistics and geographically weighted (GW) models; development of R statistical packages for above themes (see GWmodel on CRAN); analyses of agricultural, marine, ecological, environmental and socio-economic data; analyses of remote sensing, crowd-sourced, land cover and land use data; hybridisation of agri-process-based models with statistical models; statistical and data mining methods for quality control of large, multivariate, spatio-temporal environmental data sets; visualisation; methodological development in robust, non-stationary and scale-dependent statistical models.

Science Projects

  • Developing metrics and use of long term datasets in grassland systems
  • Modelling and managing critical zone relationships between soil, water and ecosystem processes across the Loess Plateau

PhD Projects

  • Statistical analysis of extremes in the measured and simulated fine-resolution temporal data sets from the North Wyke Farm Platform
  • Remote sensing of grassland condition and responses to environmental stress


  • 2009 - PhD Geography (Non-stationary Geostatistics), University of Newcastle, UK
  • 1996 - MSc Environmental Geostatistics, University of Leeds, UK
  • 1989 - BSc (Joint Hons.) Mathematics & Statistics, University of London (Goldsmiths), UK