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Academic Staff





Dr Stuart Black Associate Professor in Environmental Radioactivity/ School Director for Teaching and Learning +44 (0)118 378 8946
Professor Nicholas Branch Professor in Palaeoecology + 44 (0)118 378 6564
Professor Joanna Clark Professor in Environmental Science + 44 (0)118 378 6581
Professor Hannah Cloke Professor in Hydrology + 44 (0)118 378 6974
Professor Chris Collins Professor of Environmental Chemistry + 44 (0)118 378 8910
Dr Sylvie Dubuc Lecturer in Human Geography & Population Studies + 44 (0)118 378 8657
Dr Ruth Evans Associate Professor in Human Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7755
Professor Hilary Geoghegan Professor of Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8915
Professor Mike Goodman Professor of Geography(Environment and Development) + 44 (0)118 378 7686
Dr Thomas Grisaffi Lecturer in Human Geography (Environment and Development) +44 (0)118 378 7496
Professor Sandy Harrison Professor in Global Palaeoclimates and Biogeochemical Cycles + 44 (0)118 378 5258
Dr Alan Howard Associate Professor in Computational Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8763
Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans Associate Professor in Human Geography/ Deputy Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science  + 44 (0)118 378 7293
Dr Alison MacLeod Lecturer in Physical Geography/ Deputy School Director for Teaching and Learning + 44 (0)118 378 7909
Professor Avril Maddrell Professor in Human Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7756  
Professor Frank Mayle Professor in Ecosystems Ecology + 44 (0)118 378 6260
Dr Hazel McGoff Lecturer in Environmental Science/ School Director of Academic Tutoring + 44 (0)118 378 6743
Dr Filippo Menga Lecturer in Human Geography  +44 (0)118 378 7766
Professor Steven Musson Professor of Geography/ Head of School + 44 (0)118 378 6102
Dr Jess Neumann Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) + 44 (0) 118 378 8912
Dr Steve Robinson Associate Professor in Soil and Water Biogeochemistry + 44 (0)118 378 6075
Dr Shovonlal Roy Associate Professor  + 44 (0)118 378 8944
Dr Eirini Saratsi

Teaching Fellow in Human Geography - Environment and Development

+44 (0)118 378 6559
Professor Maria Shahgedanova Professor in Climate Science + 44 (0)118 378 7745
Professor Liz Shaw Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry + 44 (0)118 378 6971
Dr Mike Simmonds Lecturer in Physical Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8853
Dr Tom Sizmur Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry + 44 (0)118 378 8913
Dr Elisabeth Stephens Associate Professor +44 (0)118 378 7586
Professor Anne Verhoef Professor of Soil Physics and Micrometeorology + 44 (0)118 378 6074
Professor Andrew Wade  Professor of Hydrology/ Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science + 44 (0)118 378 7315
Dr Kevin White Associate Professor in Environmental Remote Sensing + 44 (0)118 378 7752
Dr Edward Wigley Teaching Fellow in Human Geography - Cultural Geography  +44 (0)118 378 6559
Dr Hong Yang Lecturer in Environmental Science +44 (0)118 378 7750

Research Staff





Kamolphat Atsawawaranunt Scientific Programmer and Data Manager  +44 (0)118 378 7146
Joanne Beales Landwise Research Project Administrator +44 (0)118 378 7902
Sharon Burton Project Support Officer + 44 (0)118 378 7323
Dr Laia Comas-Bru Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Palaeohydrological Data Analysis  +44 (0)118 378 7146
Dr Arnaud Duranel Research Co-ordinator - Loddon Observatory + 44 (0)118 378 8137
Mrs Sonia Duval Community Administrator, Whitley for Real Project
Ms Angie Elwin Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Geography
Dr Andrea Ficchi Post-Doctoral Research Assistant- Extended-range Flood Forecast Researcher  +44 (0)118 378 7586
Bernice Kuang Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Quantitative Social Sciences/Demography

Dr Guangqi Li

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 6805

Dr David Mason

Senior Research Fellow

+ 44 (0)118 378 8740

Dr Rodolfo Nobrega Research Assistant Ecosystem Modeller
Dr Trish O'Flynn Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Social Science
Dr Tobias Pforr Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Political Economy of Forecast based Financing +44 (0)118 378 7602
Ms Jessica Ponting Knowledge Exchange Manager for the Soil Security Programme +44 (0)118 378 7323
Mr Gerard Stewart Communications Co-ordinator +44 (0)118 378 7902
Dr Geoff Warren Research Technician +44 (0)118 378 7909
Ms Azin Wright Post-Doctoral Research Assistant +44 (0)118 378 6557
Dr Xin Shu Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Soil Biogeochemistry  +44 (0)118 378 7896
Dr Lorna Zischka Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Whitely for Real Project

Postgraduate Research Students




Selam Abebe Operationalizing the concept of equitable access to sustainable development
Alex Adekanmbi Impact of climate change on soil respiration and resilience.
Zainab Aliyu How effective is the Climate Justice Movement (CJM) in sub-Saharan Africa?
Nouf Alshehri Study Sewerage Network Pollution in the East Coast of Saudi Arabia.
Betty Amponsah-Doku  Investigating the contribution of abiotic stresses to the Ghanaian cocoa yield gap.
Dedy Antony Factors affecting soil carbon storage at depth in agricultural systems in the UK.
Prima Anugerahanti A marine biogeochemical model with explicit representation of phytoplankton functional types.
Maureen Anyango Wanzala Assessment of the potential and applicability of the seamless seasonal to sub seasonal flood ris kat river Nzioa Basin in Western Kenya.
Louise Arnal  Seasonal  hydrological forecasting over Europe: prospects and applications. 
Edward Baker Developing soil health indicators to inform land management decisions and increase crop yield and quality.
James Bishop Quantifying the effectiveness of natural flood management in lowland catchments.
Robin Boyd  Individual-based Model of North Sea Fish using Satellite Remote Sensing.
Michelle Brooks  Belonging: perspectives of belonging amongst women for whom Islam is a significant influence. 
Mercio Cerbaro An analysis of the role of satellite-based information in the management of forests.
Irene Christianus The urban ecology of insects.

Brian Chirambo

UN-REDD+ implementation process in Zambia. 

Francesca Church

Preservationism and Development in Rural England 1926-2016: Policy and Practice. 
Philip Coventry  Climate Justice within the Multilateral Governance Regime: An Analysis of Discourse and Policy Output. 
Merry Crowson Capitalising on the Big Data era: establishing a multi-source monitoring framework for England's natural capital assets and flows.

Mark Dobson

Localism and the future of participatory planning. 
Siobhan Dolan Early warning of flash flood and landslide risk in S Asia
Srujana Donthula   Novel physical and numerical methods for simulating water and heat transfer in land surface models.
Vevila Dornelles Gendered geographies of online gaming.
Baktybek Duisebek  Climate change, water resource and agriculture in Kazakhstan. 
Idegbe Ebereonwu Strategic Environmental Assessment in Nigeria's Energy Sector.
Angie Elwin  Enhancing social and ecological mangrove resilience in shrimp farming communities. 

Nerea Ferrando

Evaluating the impact of land management on urban trees using citizen science.
Eleanor Fletcher Exploring young refugees' experiences of resettlement and care in the UK.
Henny Folorunso  How do earthworms and soil microbial communities interact to determine the fate of organic matter amendments to soil? 

Anna Freeman

Why is knowledge of environmental factors insufficient to predict river grazing phytoplankton blooms? A study of the role of phytoplankton and predatory grazing. 
Eleni Geropanagioti Dissolved organic matter in wetlands: distribution, chemical quality and controls on metal toxicity.
Jessica Goodenough Citizen science in the global South: effects on participation in urban agriculture in Rio de Janeiro's informal settlements.
Helen Griffith Atmospheric rivers and the land surface - drivers of extreme floods.

Jo Hamilton

Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements. 
Josie Handley Testing the resilience of agricultural systems to human activities and climate change in the Peruvian Andes.
Charlotte Hawkins  Developing optical methods for catchment to protect drinking water. 
James Hill Millennial-style history of Amazon Forest dynamics.
Md. Sazzad Hossain Extended range hydrometeorological forecasting for improved flood early warning in Bangladesh to supporting earlier flood preparedness in Bangladesh
Mohammad Badsha Hossain   Family planning in Bangladesh: implementation and health impact.

Ben Jones

Quantifying and understanding uptake of plant protection products from soil into plants. 

Noor Jalilah Binti Jumaat

The Effectiveness of Management Strategies in Reducing Visitor Impacts at National Parks: A Comparative Study on Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
Prakash Khanal Lives and Livelihood Experiences of Transnational Nepali Migrants in the UK.

Lee Kyung-Kun

Global Climate Governance and the Political Economy of CDP.  

Kirsten Lees

Measuring peatland carbon sequestration and emissions by remote sensing. 

David Macdonald

Groundwater flows in an urbanised floodplain and implications for environmental management. 

Sabine Mayeux

Food Justice in the City: Austerity, Citizenship and Creative Urban Space. 

Aliki McDonald

Widening Participation in Higher Education - the Role of Parents.

Phiala Mehring

Understanding and surmounting the barriers inhibiting the implementation of Natural Flood Risk Management. 
Faith Mitheu A model for impact-based flood early warning in Uganda.

Diego Molina Franco

Floristic miscegenation in the citizen's bodies and the urban landscape in Colombia. 
Alice Mpofu-Coles Identity, Transnationalism and Resilience Among the Young Zimbabwean Diaspora in UK.
Anastasia Ngenyi Land-use planning, alternative livelihood and current approach to biodiversity conservation in the Congo Basin, Central Africa.
Callum Nolan  A Political Ecology of Oil and Climate Change in Cape Three Points, Ghana.. 
Chinonso Ogbuagu Remediation of contaminated field soils using biochar
Sarah Parker Reconstruction of monsoon dynamics during the Holocene using speleothem and lake-level data and model simulations.
Roweena Patel Energy transfer in marine ecosystems based on phytoplankton size structure from satellite remote sensing.
Ayla Paul Provenance, authenticity & traceability of UK Honey: enhancing consumer confidence for a sustainable industry.
Fatima Pillosu Statistical analysis of ECMWF Ensemble to improve rainfall inputs in real-time flood forecasting systems.

Heather Plumpton

Amazonia and the 6K drought. 
Jessica Ponting Impact of extreme rainfall events on the mobility of potentially toxic elements in floodplains.
Shahrina Rahman Enhancing social resilience and adaptation to climate change: a case study of disabled people in Southern Bangladesh.
David Richardson  

Harriet Robson

Do competitive plant x plant interactions impact rhizosphere microbial community structure and function? 
Susan Rodgers Can Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides), a tropic grass, be a viable cost-effective solution for Diffuse Water Pollution in the UK?

Nathan Salvidge

Precarious lifescapes and informality: an urban gender and generational analysis.
Raennon Sinclair River Macrophyte Succession Under Multiple Stresses.

Richard Smith

Amazonia under mid-Holocene drought. 

Marijke Struijk

How can we make better use of crop residues? 

Victoria Struthers

Exploring the role of deadwood in the forest carbon cycle. 
Saule Suleimenova Adaptation of Water Use in Agriculture to Climate Change in South-eastern Kazakhstan.
Daniel Teeling  Quantifying responses to abrupt climate change in the Andes, South America: empirical data and model synergies.

Fanen Terdoo

Assessing vulnerability and adaptation of rice value chains to multiple, combined pressures in Benue State, Nigeria.
Sofia Theofanidi Improving and evaluating flood forecasting models for improved flood resilience from local to global scales.

Sarah Thoma

Examining the relationship between environmental and societal change during the past 1000 years. 

Patrick Thomson

Health impacts of intermittent water supply in rural Africa. 
Rachael Thornley Using Sentinel satellite remote sensing data to monitor the state of grasslands across a range of management intensities.
Helen Titley Global flood predictability, early warning and the communication of probabilistic forecasts.
Jamie Towner  Climate variability and extended-range flood forecasting for the Peruvian Amazon. 
Mark Turner Impacts of rapid climate change on vegetation dynamics and biodiversity
Daniel Waite  A study of the Mechanics, Dynamics, Positions, Roles and Influences of the AGN and AILAC Blocs in the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations. 
Oliver Wilson  Assessing the resilience of Brazil's iconic Araucaria forest to past and future climate change. 
Azin Wright  The effect of land surface hydrological process representation (paramaterization and parameter uncertainty) on drought prediction, at a range of spatio-temporal scales. 

Yoshie Yageta

Evaluation of farmers' indigenous knowledge about soil to maintain crop productivity under soil diversity. 
Hannah Young Attributing extreme events in Africa to climate change: Science, policy and practice.

Ervin Zsoter

Understanding global flood hazard climatology for improved early flood warning. 

Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Staff




Professor Brian Alloway

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Max Coleman

Emeritus Professor

Professor Brian Goodall

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Stephen Nortcliff

Emeritus Professor

Professor Richard Skeffington Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Paul Whitehead

Emeritus Professor

Professor Alan Wild

Emeritus Professor

Professor Peter Worsley

Emeritus Professor

Professor Paul Bardos

Visiting Professor

Professor Simon Dadson Visiting Professor  
Professor Penny Hirsch Visiting Professor  
Professor Jane McCarthy Visiting Professor  

Professor Andy Moffat

Visiting Professor

Professor Margaret Oliver Visiting Professor

Dr Sophie Bowlby

Visiting Research fellow

Dr Macarena Cardenas Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr James Ormond

Visiting Research Fellow


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