Peter Atkinson is full Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton. Prior to joining the University of Southampton, he spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Geography, University of Bristol. He obtained his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Geography, University of Nottingham in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield (NERC CASE award with Rothamsted Experimental Station) in 1990. His main research interests are in spatial statistics and spatial modelling, with particular emphasis on geostatistics, GIS, remote sensing and spatially distributed dynamic modelling. His substantive interests are varied and include biogeography, ecology, epidemiology, soil survey, geomorphology, land surface hydrology, and a range of natural hazards within these (e.g., disease, landsliding, flooding). Peter Atkinson has published numerous refereed journal articles. In addition, he has edited five books on remote sensing or GIS and seven journal special issues. He is joint Editor of International Journal of Remote Sensing Letters, and is an Editorial Board member for several journals. He has been PI on several grants and contracts and currently sits on numerous international scientific committees.