School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Research Staff & Students



Andrea Moring. NEWS Post-doctoral research assistant (2016-2019). Newton NEWS Programme

Dr Clare Howard. ENA post-doctoral fellow (2008-2012), ECLAIRE post-doctoral fellow (2012-2016) European Nitrogen Assessment, INMS (2014-)

Teaching and development

Rachel Chisholm. GESA Academic Facilitator (2014-).

Erika Warnatszch. Online MSc Carbon Management programme developer (2014-).

Stephen Porter. University Teacher, Climate Change (2014-)

Hannah Ritchie. NEWS MOOC Fellow (2016-)

Meredith Corey. Disaster Risk Reduction online developer (2016-)

PhD students

Hannah Ritchie . PhD (2016-2019) Climate change mitigation and human nutrition [Lead supervisor]

Erika Thompson . PhD (2016-2019) Climate change impacts on food spoilage and human health in Sub-saharan Africa. [Lead supervisor]

Juliette Maire . PhD (2016-2019) Scaling reactive nitrogen mitigation in grassland systems. [co- supervisor]

Daniele Ferraretto. PhD (2015-2018) Impacts of nitrogen deposition on the forest carbon and nitrogen cycle. [co- supervisor]

Jeremy Turk. PhD (2014-2017) The carbon intensity of US and UK energy supply: hydraulic fracturing, fuel switching, and future carbon lock-in. [Lead supervisor]

Stephen Porter. PhD (2013-2019) Climate change mitigation and global food waste. [Lead supervisor]

Lettice Hicks. PhD (2012-2015) Soil carbon dynamics in the Peruvian rain forest biome. [co- supervisor]

MSc Carbon Management research supervisees 2016/17

Georgina Wade. Product carbon labelling and consumer behaviour.

Holly Morgan. Sustainable agriculture in Kenya.

Kevin Meier. Climate vulnerability of the coastal zone in Barbados.

Robyn Lockyer. Life-cycle GHG emissions of Scottish salmon and mitigation options.

Kirsten Leggatt. Climate-smart historic buildings.

Elisabeth Muratori. Mental health in climate change adaptation planning.

Rita Laurent-Desmyter. Decision-support tools for climate-smart agriculture.

Former staff and MSc research supervisees

Nick Cowan. PhD (2012-2015) Measurements of nitrous oxide fluxes at the farm and field scale. [with CEH]

Bill Bealey. PhD (2008-2015). Environmental pollution and global change. [with CEH]

Sam Jones. PhD (2009-2012) Trace gas emissions from tropical Andean soils and their biological composition. [co- supervisor]

Quincy Seale. PhD (2014-2016) Fugitive methane emissions from fracking in the Barnett Shale and their mitigation. [Lead supervisor]

Dr Nick Berry. Post-doctoral research fellow (2011-2014). I-REDD - reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Jeremy Turk. Teaching fellow in Climate Change (2012-2014).

Teri Angst. PhD (2009-2012) Evaluating the impacts of biochar on the fate and dynamics of organic amendement in agriculture. [co- supervisor]

Sean Case. PhD (2009-2012) Assessing biochar for climate change mitigation in agri-ecosystems. [with CEH]

Rachel Howell. SAGES PhD (2009-2012) Potential for Climate Change Mitigation Through Education [Lead supervisor]

Willena McAuley. PhD (2006-2009). Diffuse nitrate pollution: Improving mitigation and reducing pollution swapping. [Lead supervisor]

Anthony Bloom. PhD (2007-2010). Global Methane Budgets. [co-supervisor]

Nancy Burns. SAGES PhD (2007-2010). Temperature sensitivity of soil carbon decomposition. [co-supervisor]

Dr Wesley Fraser. Post-doctoral researcher assistant (2009-2012). Methane emissions from vegetation [co-I].

Dr Casey Ryan. Post-doctoral researcher, i-REDD.

Tom Speller. Potential of wheat varieties for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Europe.

Dhiah Karsiwulan. Greenhouse gas reduction from use of oil palm residues as a biofuel.

Samantha Metaxas. Addressing food waste and c;climate change through food resale.

Erin Miller. Entomophagy and climate change mitigation.

David Jackson. Climate change impacts and adaptation for food production in Malawi.

Tom Fredriksson. Economic benefits for rural users of solar home systems: A case study from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Deri Thomas. How can reductions of post harvest losses of maize in Kenya contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions?.

Hannah Ritchie. Convergence stabilisation and contraction: A new model for emissions quality.

Marek Soanes. The impact of climate change energy demand in India: A regional study.

Caterina Margiotta. An assessment of impacts from projected climate change on current mitigation techniques used in nitrogen vulnerable zones: Ythan catchment case study.

Karl Hsu. Climate change effects on Scottish peatland carbon dynamics and reductions in carbon loss through peatland management.

Katelin Hanson. An implementation of the ECCI sustainable island framework in Hawai'I for decarbonizing the energy system.

Mark Ockendon. RIIO-ED1 plans of the UK DNOs - does it add up?.

Fiona Graham. Carbon Management Potential of Blue Carbon Sinks in Scotland - Size of Sinks & Drivers of Change in Future Climate Scenarios.

Kandila Ramotar. Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts o Guyana's Low Coastal Plain

Anastasia Roussou. Integrated Water Resource Management and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States: A Case Study for Mauritius.

Yuzhou Zheng. North China Plain Agricultural Nitrogen Fluxes and its Environmental Impacts.

Soraya Abdel Wahab. The potential use of second-generation biofuels in aviation and its impact on carbon emissions.

Bruce Leishman. The effects of increased dissolved oceanic carbon on the growth rates of North Sea fishes.

Sang Feng. The global freshwater carbon sink: how big and can we make it bigger?.

Siobhan Pereira. Re-use Consumerism: the climate change benefits of large-scale distribution of used products and an exploration of the cultural perceptions of second hand goods.

Philippe Artner. Market Assessment Study to Support the Creation of a Social Sustainable Energy Consultancy and Investment Unit in Malawi.

Rachel Burn. Social vulnerability to climate change in the Isle of Islay.

Damien Canning. The impact of electronic reading devices upon the emissions of the UK print industry, past and future; an analysis of Newspapers, Magazines and Books.

Alison Hunter. Projected Climate Change in Spain and Britain: the push and pull of British tourist travel patterns.

Rosalie Marsden. An assessment of the additional adaptation costs and benefits that could result from mitigation projects that induce the protection and restoration of mangroves in Kenya.

Kt Michaelson. An assessment of climate change and land use impacts on methane production of termites in tropical forests.

Stephen Porter. Black Carbon: The direct and indirect impacts of the 2012/13 bush fires in Australia.

Manu Ravishankar. Reducing conventional energy use and GHG emissions through Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) irrigation pumps for rice cultivation in Tamil Nadu- A preliminary assessment.

Christopher Stephenson. Citrifine Plantations Ltd. (CPL): A feasibility study on access to the CDM and voluntary carbon markets for a medium-scale, sustainable forestry business in Malawi.

Aine Lane. What are the plausible adaptation strategies that the cocoa market in West Africa can take to ensure the sustainable supply of cocoa to the chocolate confectionary industry, with particular reference to Fairtrade mechanisms?

Quincy Seale. Fugitive Methane Emissions for U.S. Shale Gas.

Trinh Thang Long. Analysis of land use options and climate change impacts in a village in the Lower Mekong delta, Vietnam.

Danielle Eiseman. Feasibility of an interactive map to increase PEB in Scotland.

Ummah Khan. Transboundary Impacts on Riverine Floods in Bangladesh at regional and national level.

Corinne Boddy. Energy Efficiency in Asset Management: Opportunities and Barriers in the Scottish Residential Care Sector

Jeremy Turk. Fugitive Methane Emissions from Global Shale Gas Procurement

Antonio Guiso. Gas Flaring in Nigeria: quantitative analysis, impacts and possible solutions.

Azra Hussain. Wedge analysis of typical building design in the UAE by adopting a vernacular concept

Kritika Singh. ‘Examining the potential for reducing methane emissions from India’s landfill sites using wedge analysis ’

Brian Derham. “Adaptation Strategies for Kiribati under different Scenarios of projected Sea Level Rise”

Kun Zhang. Commercialization Potential of Algae-based Third Generation biofuel Production in the Chinese Transport Sector .

Kirsty Macleod. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. The greenhouse gas mitigation potential of a rail-based intermodal freight network in Scotland.

Jon Campbell-Copp. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. The carbon abatement and finance potential of chemical fertilizer replacement with bio-slurry in Vietnam.

Jonathan Mcelhatton. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Lighter-than-air: A solution to value chain emissions? A case study of Tesco Pla.

Natalia Faryna. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Mitigation potential of the coal mine methane emissions in Poland.

Seb Rae. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. The ‘greening of the CAP’: the catalyst for a new emissions trajectory for the agricultural sector in Scotland?.

Alex Ebert. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in a Chilean city.

Caroline Sindrey. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Barriers to the Uptake of Anaerobic Digestion in Scotland.

Craig Thom. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. An investigation into the impacts of climate change and the various adaptation strategies available for the Scottish whiskey industry with an in-depth case study analysis of Tullibardine Distillery, Blackford, Scotland.

Greg Bishop. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Quantifying methane emissions from constructed Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) wetlands in the UK. .

Jennifer Gregory. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Listed Building and Conservation Area Legislation: A Constraint on Climate Change Mitigation in Existing Buildings?g.

Brandon Ware. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Climate change impacts and adaptation in the golf industry.

Joe Nightingale. MSc Carbon Management 2010/11. Wood waste and GHG emissions in the UK.

Yasmin Bushby. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Biochar and N2O.

Laura Fidao. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. US domestic energy use and emission reductions.

Yunzhi Li. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. CDM project development in China.

Cheong Shuen Chan. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Carbon implications of road construction and use.

Shivani Kanodia. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Methane hydrates: climate risks and exploitation potential.

Katie Molyneaux. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Cryospheric archaeology and climate change impacts.

Rachel Sachs. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Climate adaptation and land use by indigenous peoples.

Doug Campbell. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. The legal basis of carbon capture and storage.

Jeremy Kemp. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Transboundary climate change impacts and vulnerability.

Storm Steenkamp. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Methane emissions in South African and Australian coal mining.

Brandon Ware. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Climate change impacts and adaptation in the golf industry.

Mark McFarland. MSc Carbon Management 2009/10. Methane mitigation from livestock.

Mike Passway. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. Assessing the Carbon Footprint of a distillery.

Kevin Houston. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. Are GHG emissions from rapidly emerging Virtual world technologies like second life adding to carbon stocks or do they offer emissions reduction opportunities by reducing business travel?.

Ikenna Ikejiofor. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. GHG emissions from and health impacts of diesel generators in Nigeria and their mitigation.

Aphra Morrison. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. REDD and indigenous rights: can the lessons leart from forest-carbon projects be successfully incorporated into the REDD framework.

Michael Schmitt. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. Low carbon transport in the US.

Le Wang. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. CDM project of wind energy in China and analys wind energy developing potential in China through CDM projects analysis.

Erika Warnatsch. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. A low carbon future electricity supply in the US.

Andrew Wright. MSc Carbon Management 2008/9. Decarbonisation options for the transportation infrastructure of large geopolitically united areas.

Sunitha Pangala. MRes Global Change (2007-2008). Inhibition of wetland greenhouse gas emissions.

Hilda GaltBSc Honours Year (2007-2008). Corn ethanol as a biofuel for US transportation: net climate forcings.

Graham Paul. MRes Global Environmental Change (2006-2007). Wetland Methane Emissions.

Amanda Korane. MSc Environmental Sustainability (2006-2007). Greenhouse gas emissions from US households.

Marjan van de Weg. MRes Global Environmental Change (2005-2006). Nitrogen interception and greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and ponds.