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Dr Emily Lines

University Associate Professor in Physical Geography, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Turing Fellow



  • 2023-, University Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
  • 2020-2023, University Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
  • 2014-2020, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2012-2014, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, University College London


  • PhD, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • MRes, Mathematics in the Living Environment, University of York
  • MSci, Mathematics, Imperial College London


Current research projects

Current PhD students

  • Will Flynn (QMUL) NERC London DTP. Quantify the Impacts of Forest Disturbance Using Novel High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Data.
  • Matt Allen (UKRI AI4ER CDT). Machine Learning and Remote Sensing for Enhanced Environmental Monitoring.
  • Amandine Debus (NERC C-CLEAR DTP). Deforestation dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: combining Earth Observation and socio-economic data to understand unregulated land use change.
  • Adam Noach (NERC C-CLEAR DPTP). The forgotten forests: remote sensing and predictive modelling to understand the structure, function and future of wet woodlands.

Completed PhD students

Prospective PhD students

I’m interested in supervising projects in the areas of forest ecology and remote sensing. Some projects I am currently advertising may be found on my NERC C-CLEAR DTP page, and I offer supervision through the AI4ER programme.

External activities


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  • Geographical Tripos Part 1A, Paper 2
  • MPhil in Holocene Climates