Dr Mark Kincey
2018 - present: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, Durham University
2015 - 2019: Teaching Fellow in GIS and Physical Geography, Department of Geography, Durham University
2015 - 2017: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, Durham University
2011 – 2016: PhD in Physical Geography and Archaeology, Durham University (Durham Doctoral Studentship Award)
Title: “Assessing the impact of historical metal mining on upland landscapes: a nested sediment budget approach”
2008 – 2011: Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham
2005 – 2008: Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham
2003 – 2005: Field Archaeologist, Birmingham Archaeology, University of Birmingham
2002 – 2006: MA Practical Archaeology (Distinction), University of Birmingham (part-time)
1999 – 2002: BA Archaeology and Ancient History (1st Class), University of Birmingham
My primary research focus is on understanding how anthropogenic land use practices influence the nature and rates of geomorphological processes, and in turn, how such processes then impact on people’s interactions with the environment. I have a particular emphasis on the impact of historical and contemporary mining on the physical environment, with my underlying motivation being to constrain physical and geochemical impacts of mineral exploitation, both at present and into the future, to help inform how legacy impacts are managed and how future mineral exploitation is planned.
Recent and ongoing collaborative research includes monitoring of sediment and contaminant flux from eroding abandoned metal mines, upland sediment source connectivity following large storm events and analysis of quantitative linkages between mining-induced land subsidence and rates of coastal erosion.
More recently, my research focus has expanded to consider interactions between natural hazards and anthropogenic land use, especially relating to patterns and impacts of landsliding in mountainous environments. This work has been driven by an ongoing DFID-funded project using remote sensing to analyse spatial and temporal variability in earthquake-triggered landsliding in Nepal following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
Department of Archaeology
- Heritage, Archaeology, People & Places Research & Impact Group
- Landscapes of Complex Society Research Group
- North East Research Group
Department of Geography
Chapter in book
- Challis, K. & Kincey, M.E. (2013). Immersive visualisation of survey and laser scanning: the case for using computer game engines. In Interpreting Archaeological Topography: 3D Data, Visualisation and Observation. Opitz, R. & Cowley, D. Oxbow Books.
- Kincey, M.E., Warburton, J. & Brewer, P. (2018). Contaminated sediment flux from eroding abandoned historical metal mines: Spatial and temporal variability in geomorphological drivers. Geomorphology 319: 199-215.
- Williams, J.G., Rosser, N.J., Kincey, M.E., Benjamin, J., Oven, K.J., Densmore, A.L., Milledge, D.G., Robinson, T.R., Jordan, C.A. & Dijkstra, T.A. (2018). Satellite-based emergency mapping using optical imagery: experience and reflections from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 18: 185-205.
- Kincey, M.E., Gerrard, C.M. & Warburton, J. (2017). Quantifying erosion of at risk archaeological sites using repeat terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12: 405-424.
- Robinson, T.R., Rosser, N.J., Densmore, A.L., Williams, J.G., Kincey, M.E., Benjamin, J. & Bell, H.J.A. (2017). Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landsliding intensity and distribution for emergency response decision support. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 17(9): 1521-1540.
- Howard, A.J., Kincey, M. & Carey, C. (2015). Preserving the Legacy of Historic Metal-Mining Industries in the Light of the Water Framework Directive and Future Environmental Change in mainland Britain: Challenges for the Heritage Community. The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice 6(1): 3-15.
- Kincey, M.E., Batty, L., Chapman, H., Gearey, B., Ainsworth, S. & Challis, K. (2014). Assessing the changing condition of industrial archaeological remains on Alston Moor, UK, using multisensor remote sensing. Journal of Archaeological Science 45: 36-51.
- Challis, K., Forlin, P. & Kincey, M. (2011). A Generic Toolkit for the Visualization of Archaeological Features on Airborne LiDAR Elevation Data. Archaeological Prospection 18(4): 279.
- Challis, K., Carey, C., Kincey, M.E. & Howard, A.J. (2011). Airborne lidar intensity and geoarchaeological prospection in river valley floors. Archaeological Prospection 18(1): 1.
- Challis, K., Carey, C., Kincey, M.E. & Howard, A.J. (2011). Assessing the preservation potential of temperate, lowland alluvial sediments using airborne lidar intensity. Journal of Archaeological Science 38(2): 301-311.
- Kincey, M.E. & Challis, K. (2010). Monitoring fragile upland landscapes: The application of airborne lidar. Journal for Nature Conservation 18(2): 126-134.
- Challis, K., Kincey, M.E. & Howard, A.J. (2009). Airborne remote sensing of valley floor geoarchaeology using Daedalus ATM and CASI. Archaeological Prospection 16(1): 17-33.
- Challis, K., Kokalj, Z., Kincey, M.E., Moscrop, D. & Howard, A.J. (2008). Airborne lidar and historic environment records. Antiquity 82(318): 1055-1064.
- Howard, A.J., Brown, A.G., Carey, C.J., Challis, K., Cooper, L.P., Kincey, M.E. & Toms, P. (2008). Archaeological resource modelling in temperate river valleys: a case study from the Trent Valley, UK. Antiquity 82(318): 1040-1054.
- Kincey, M.E., Challis, K. & Howard, A.J. (2008). Modelling selected implications of potential future climate change on the archaeological resource of river catchments: an application of geographical information systems. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 10(2): 113-131.
- Howard, A.J., Challis, K., Holden, J., Kincey, M.E. & Passmore, D.G. (2008). The impact of climate change on archaeological resources in Britain: a catchment scale assessment. Climatic Change 91(3-4): 405-422.