Guaduneth Chico Leon

Guaduneth Chico Leon


School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Environment History, Heritage and Geography


I started my BSc (Hons) Geography in La Laguna University (Tenerife) and completed my degree at Plymouth University in 2014. I was awarded an EU studentship to do my MSc in Climate Change and Geographic Information at Swansea University, where I won a prize for the best dissertation project in geographical information systems (GIS).

I am currently doing my PhD at NTU, researching the use of new geospatial technology, including Terrestrial Laser Scanning, to measure erosion in peatland environments in north Spain. We have strong collaborations with the regional governments there, and I have participated in the Ordunte Sostenible LIFE+ project, funded by the European Union. In addition, I am leading a research project of 3 years (2018-2020, PostLIFE Ordunte Sostenible) in Spain in collaboration with Bizkaia Provincial Council.

After my PhD I would like to become a university lecturer and promote the protection of peatland environments in Northern Spain.

Career overview

  • Research assistant at Swansea University
  • GIS Research assistant at Nottingham Trent University
  • Hourly paid Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

Research areas

  • GIS
  • Peatland environment and conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Peatland management
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning

External activity

  • Collaboration with HAZI and Bizkaia government in LIFE+ Ordunte Sostenible (2018-2019)
  • Collaboration with Bizkaia government in post-LIFE+ Ordunte Sostenible (2018-2020)

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Diputación of Bizkaia
  • Cantabria government
  • Natural England
  • LIFE+ Ordunte Sostenible
  • Fundación HAZI

Course(s) I teach on

  • Student using geography equipment
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019

  • Students using Geography equipment
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019

  • mammal trap
    Foundation degree / Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019