BSc, Aberystwyth University, 1974; PhD, Auckland University, 1978; Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin, 1979-82; Lecturer / Reader / Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1982-92; Professor, Huddersfield University, 1993-2007.
Member, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the WCPA Cave & Karst Protection Task Force. 2001-12
Chairman, Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union 1996-2004.
Editor of the Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2003), which was awarded a prize in the category Most Significant Publication on a Cave or Karst topic at the 2005 International Congress of Speleology.
Awarded Honorary Life Membership of the National Speleological Society, 2006
Distinguished Lecturer, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, March 2007
Key Publications since 2001
Gunn J. 2010. Is the term ‘Karst Aquifer’ misleading? In : Andreo B, Carrasco F, Duran JJ & LaMoreaux JW (Eds) Advances in research in karst media, Springer, 57-62.
Worthington SRH & Gunn J. 2009. Hydrogeology of carbonate aquifers: a short history. Ground Water, 47, 462-467.
Banks VJ, Gunn J & Lowe DJ. 2009. Stratigraphical influences on the limestone hydrogeology of the Wye catchment, Derbyshire. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 42, 211–225.
Stubbington R, Greenwood AM, Armitage PD, Gunn J, Robertson AL & Wood PJ. 2009. The response of perennial and temporary headwater stream invertebrate communities to hydrological extremes. Hydrobiologia, 630, 299-312.
Asrat A, Baker A, Leng MJ, Gunn J & Umer M. 2008. Environmental monitoring in the Mechara caves, southeastern Ethiopia: Implications for speleothem palaeoclimate studies. International Journal of Speleology, 37, 207-220.
Wood PJ, Gunn J & Rundle SD. 2008. Response of benthic cave invertebrates to organic pollution events Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 18, 909-922
Gunn J. 2007. Groundwater source protection zones in karst: the problem of catchment definition. In : Parise, M & Gunn, J (Eds.), 2007. Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst areas: recognition, analysis and mitigation. Geological Society of London Special Publication 279, 97-109.
Parise M & Gunn J (Eds). 2007. Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Karst Areas. Geological Society Special Publication 279, 202pp.
Gunn J, Bottrell SH, Lowe DJ & Worthington SRH 2006. Deep groundwater flow and geochemical processes in limestone aquifers: evidence from thermal waters in Derbyshire, England, UK. Hydrogeology Journal, 14 (6), 868-881.
Gunn J. (Ed). 2004. Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York & London, ISBN 1-57958-399-7. 902pp.
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