Doll, Christopher

Research Fellow

  • Christopher Doll
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
    +81 (0)3-5467-1212
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Research Interests

    • Applications of geospatial technologies to sustainable development
    • Climate change and biodiversity in cities
    • Urbanization processes


    • Ph.D., Remote Sensing, University College London
    • M.Sc., Remote Sensing, University College London
    • Bachelor's Degree, Geography and Mathematics, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Biographical Statement

    Christopher Doll is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). He has a broad range of research interests, initially focusing on using spatially explicit datasets to understand regional scale urbanization and development.  More recently, he has complemented this with city level work on biodiversity and developing tools to plan for global/local co-benefits across urban sectors (transport, waste and energy). He teaches an elective course on geospatial techniques for environmental governance within the IAS MSc. programme.

    Dr.Doll was born and educated in the UK. He has previously held positions at Columbia University (CIESIN) in New York and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria as well as the JSPS Fellowship with UNU-IAS and the University of Tokyo.

  • Peer-reviewed Books

    • Puppim de Oliveira, J.A., Balaban, O., Doll, C.N.H., Moreno-Penaranda, R., Gasparatos, A., Iossifova, D., Suwa, A., 2011. Cities and Biodiversity: Perspectives and Governance Challenges for CBD at the City Level. Biological Conservation. (144) 1302-1313. http://doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2010.12.007
    • Doll, C.N.H. and Pachauri. S. 2010. Estimating rural electricity access from Night-time light satellite data. Energy Policy. (38) 5661-5670. http://doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.05.014

    Other Publications (Conference Proceedings, etc)

    • Doll, Christopher. 2012. Behind the number? Implications of 7bn. Our World2.0. United Nations University. Available Onine:
    • Doll, Christopher & Balaban, Osman. 2012. Mind the gap: Development options for Delhi’s Metro. Our World2.0. United Nations University. Available Onine: