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Theme 2 Members

*Theme Leaders are: Kate Heal and Susan Waldron*

Name; Institution Research Interests
Philippa Ascough; SUERC My research interests cover a wide range of topics within global biogeochemical cycles, with a focus upon palaeoenvironmental science. My particular interests include radiocarbon (14C) dynamics within marine and terrestrial systems over extended timescales, and the influence of production mechanisms and subsequent environmental conditions upon cycling of ‘Black Carbon’ in natural environments.
William Austin; St AndrewsQuaternary Environmental Change; North West European Shelf Sea Palaeoceanography; Tephrochronology and Radiocarbon Dating; Benthic Foraminifera as palaeoenvironmental indicators
Elizabeth Baggs; AberdeenDevelopment and application of stable isotope techniques to quantify greenhouse gas emissions from soils and to distinguish between different microbial sources.
Adrian Bass; GlasgowAquatic carbon cycle processes.
Mike Billet; StirlingClosing the carbon budget of carbon-rich landscapes such as peatlands, by improved quantification of aquatic C fluxes.
Emanuel Blei; EdinburghResearch Assistant on the GREEN-HOUSE project.
Emma Bryder;DundeeQuantifying carbon losses by peat erosion from the Glenfeshie Moine Mhor in relation to past, present and future management of red deer.
David Burslem; AberdeenResearch in my group investigates the processes that maintain diversity in tropical forests and the mechanisms that control the distribution of tropical tree species and communities.
Kirsty Crocket; SAMS Continent-ocean chemical fluxes, Glacial/interglacial changes in Atlantic ocean circulation, High latitude biogeochemical cycles & Isotope geochemistry.
Mark Cutler; Dundee Hyperspectral remote sensing for the extraction and estimation of biophysical and biochemical properties of vegetation and peat soils, particularly relating to tropical forest and UK upland environments.
Ruth Doherty; EdinburghCoupled climate and atmospheric chemistry modelling; Climate variability - large scale climate indices - ENSO, NAO, IOD and their influence on regional climate; Climate change and variability effects on ecosystems and their uncertainty
Jean François Exbrayat; EdinburghUse data-assimilation techniques and remote sensing observations to constrain a terrestrial carbon cycle model at high resolution.
Ruth Falconer; Abertay Modelling community dynamics of fungi; Modelling urban sustainability indicators; Modelling network traffic flow; Visualization tools
John Grace; Edinburgh Uptake of carbon dioxide by rain forests and savannas; the impact of vegetation on the atmosphere and climate change; upland microclimates and their impacts upon plants; effects of drought on plants and plant water relations; carbon sequestration by vegetation; long-term effects of environmental change upon forests; elevational limits of trees.
Margaret Graham; EdinburghSenior Lecturer in Environmental Geochemistry
Domokos Gyore; SUERCTrack the fate of CO2 injected into deep geological formations using stable (C, O) and noble gas (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) isotopes.
Kate Heal; EdinburghBiogeochemical cycling; treatment of mine drainage in wetlands; sustainable urban drainage; hydrochemical processes in upland catchments.
Renee Hermans; StirlingGreenhouse gas budget measurements in forest-to-bog restoration sites in the Flow country, Scotland.
David Johnson; AberdeenUnderstanding the biological drivers of biogeochemical cycles, especially C, N and P cycles.
Archana Juyal; AbertayInfluence of soil structure on spatial and temporal distribution of bacteria on soil.
Hazel Long; GlasgowFresh Waters degas CO2 to the atmosphere: Why? How much? When? Where?
Gillian MacKinnon; SUERCLecturer, Environmental Chemistry
Jill McColl; GlasgowClimate variability over the past 1000 years in Japan; a multi-biomarker approach.
Roseanne McDonald;Stirling Greenhouse gas release from UK reservoirs.
Iain McLellan; UWS Land contamination & remediation, air quality, ecosystem services, onshore oil & gas extraction.
Andy McLeod; EdinburghGlobal environmental change; environmental sustainability; impacts on stratospheric ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation on ecosystems; air pollution; climate change; environmental change and sustainability
Dmitri Mauquoy; Aberdeen Long-term climate and environmental change; Geochronologies; Palaeoecology; Holocene climate change; Pollen/non-pollen microfossil, plant macrofossil and testate amoebae analyses
Patrick Meir; Edinburgh Ecosystem science; carbon-water relationship of plants and ecosystems; terrestrial carbon cycle; tropical forests.
Coralie Mills; St AndrewsResearcher on the NERC-funded SCOT2K native pine dendrochronology project. SCOT2K aims to build a 2000 year native pine tree-ring record for Scotland, for multiple objectives including climate reconstruction and cultural heritage applications.
Edward Mitchard; EdinburghNew methods for using satellite data to monitor forests, mostly in Africa, and to communicate these results to projects and governments.
John Moncrieff; EdinburghLand-atmosphere exchange of radiately active gases (CO2 and CH4); transport and diffusion in the Planetary Boundary Layer.
Isla Myers-Smith; EdinburghMy research involves understanding the influence of climate aas s driver of vegetation change in tundra ecosystems.
Caroline Nichol; EdinburghThe use of multi scale remote sensing (ground, airborne and satellite) for detecting seasonal changes in photosynthesis, light use efficiency and stress
David Oliver; StirlingUnderstanding of behavioural traits of pollutants in the soil-water continuum and advance process understanding in environmental and agricultural systems. To use this knowledge to solve real world issues through applied research and knowledge exchange.
Paul Palmer; EdinburghModelling atmospheric chemistry, measuring and modelling biogenic voc fluxes, inverse modelling, and satellite remote sensing
Lauren Parry; GlasgowEnvironmental change and land-use impact upon the development and functioning of peatlands.
Genevieve Patenaude; EdinburghForestry: function, diversity and structural complexities; influence of forests on climate. Remote sensing; Knowledge Transfer: Disseminating knowledge and expertise for policy making and private/public forestry sectors
Antony Phin; EdinburghEnvironmental science; Quantifying impacts from windfarm development on peatland for aquatic carbon and nutrient fluxes
Julien Plancq; GlasgowI use organic geochemistry and micropalaeontology as tools to understand how the Earth system responds to climate change, mostly using Holocene marine sediments, but also sediments dating back to the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Rong Qu; AberdeenSoil carbon cycling as affected by aggregate structure collapse and reformation.
Richard Quilliam; StirlingMy research is at the interface of agriculture and the environment and focuses on a number of sustainability and disease-related topics.
Joss Ratcliffe; ERI/UHIThe Flow Country peatlands: Studying the past to shape the future.
David Reay; EdinburghNitrous oxide emissions from agriculture; Methane oxidation in soils; Microbial ecology; Diffuse water pollution; Land use impacts on greenhouse gas fluxes; Carbon dioxide emission from soils and biomass; Global methane budgets; Science communication
Alison Reeves; DundeeWater quality: Sediment fingerprinting; Use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study oil binding in sediments; Changes to EU legislation regarding the aquatic environment; Water resource management and environmental impact assessment
Katherine Roucoux; St AndrewsI specialise in Quaternary palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology and ecology.
Christian Schroeder; Stirling The (bio)geochemical iron cycle and how it is linked to the cycling of other elements such as carbon, sulphur or phosphorus.
Longwin Sii; AberdeenImpacts on Nitrogen Flux brought about by the addition of Biochar in peat.
Craig Smeaton; St AndrewsLong-term perspective on the cycling and storage of carbon in Scottish coastal waters (from source to sink).
Pete Smith; AberdeenSoil modelling, Global change impacts on ecosystems.
Andrew Speirs; AbertayEcology and molecular biology of bacteria, specifically, of the pseudomonads, many of which are foud in soils or associated with plants.
Jens-Arne Subke; StirlingResponse of biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems to changes in environmental conditions, including: Climatic change, human land use & perturbations from pollution.
Yit Arn Teh; AberdeenTerrestrial ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, process-based soil microbial ecology, biosphere-atmosphere exchange and land-use/land cover change.
Alex Thomas; EdinburghLecturer in GeoSciences.
Jaime Toney; GlasgowI use organic geochemistry as a tool to understand how the Earth system responds to climate change.
Leena Vihermaa; Glasgow Studying the carbon in the Amazonian rivers and streams. The aim is to quantify outgassing of CO2 from water. The study is part of the NECR founded Amazonica project on the carbon balance of the Amazon rainforest.
Rebecca Wade; AbertayUrban Environments, Urban Ecosystem Services, Water & Rivers/Hydromorphology.
Thomas Wade; EdinburghResearch Assistant - Airborne GeoScience.
Susan Waldron; GlasgowBiogeochemical cycles, especially carbon and within aquatic systems; Applications of stable isotope analyses to biogeochemical cycling; Stoichiometry of natural systems; Continuous data-logging of water chemistry parameters.
Nia White; AbertayThe physiology, molecular biology, ecology and environmental control of Serpula lacrymans the dry rot fungus.
Mat Williams; EdinburghVegetation-atmosphere gas exchange; interactions of carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles; primary productivity and plant allocation; ecosystem models and scaling; climate controls on vegetation distribution; data assimilation
Clare Wilson; StirlingGeoarchaeology; Soil micromorphology and micro-analytical techniques; Knowledge transfer of geoarchaeological techniques and methods to field archaeologists.
Deborah Wood; StirlingLinking carbon and iron cycles by investigating transport, fate and mineralogy of iron-bearing colloids from peat-draining rivers - Scotland as model for high-latitude rivers.
Iain Woodhouse; EdinburghRadar Remote Sensing; Polar Decomposition Methods for Visualising SAR Data; Novel Visualisation Techniques for the Analysis of Multichannel Remote Sensing Data; DEM Generation and Regional Scale Geomorphology; Synergistic Remote Sensing of Vegetation; Macroecology and Telemacroscopics.