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Geography and Environmental Science Staff

Academic Staff





Dr Stuart Black Associate Professor in Environmental Radioactivity +44 (0)118 378 8946
Dr Nick Branch Head of School / Associate Professor in Palaeoecology + 44 (0)118 378 6102
Dr Joanna Clark Associate Professor in Soil Carbon + 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
Dr Hilary Geoghegan Associate Professor in Human Geography
Professor Mike Goodman Chair in Geography (Environment and Development) + 44 (0)118 378 7686
Dr Geoffrey Griffiths Associate Professor in Physical Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8737
Professor Sandy Harrison Professor in Global Palaeoclimates and Biogeochemical Cycles + 44 (0)118 378 5258
Dr Alan Howard School Director of Teaching & Learning / Associate Professor in Computational Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8763
Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans Associate Professor in Human Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7293
Dr Alison MacLeod Lecturer in Physical Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7909
Dr Avril Maddrell  Associate Professor in Human Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7756  
Professor Frank Mayle Professor in Ecosystems Ecology + 44 (0)118 378 6260
Dr Hazel McGoff Environmental Science Programme Director + 44 (0)118 378 6743
Dr Filippo Menga Lecturer in Human Geography  +44 (0)118 378 7766
Dr Steven Musson Head of the Department of Geography & Environmental Science / Associate Professor in Economic Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7753
Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Professor in Environment & Development + 44 (0)118 378 6230
Dr Steve Robinson Associate Professor in Soil and Water Biogeochemistry + 44 (0)118 378 6075
Dr Shovonlal Roy Lecturer in Remote Sensing in Ecosystems Sciences + 44 (0)118 378 8944
Dr Maria Shahgedanova Associate Professor in Climate Science + 44 (0)118 378 7745
Dr Liz Shaw Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry + 44 (0)118 378 6971
Dr Tom Sizmur Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry + 44 (0) 118 378 8913
Professor Richard Skeffington Principal Research Fellow / Lecturer + 44 (0)118 378 7323
Professor Anne Verhoef Professor of Soil Physics and Micrometeorology + 44 (0)118 378 6074
Professor Andrew Wade Professor of Hydrology + 44 (0)118 378 7315
Dr Kevin White Director of Postgraduate Studies (SAGES), Associate Professor in Environmental Remote Sensing + 44 (0)118 378 7752
Dr Hong Yang Lecturer in Environmental Science +44 (0)118 378 7750

Research Staff





Dr Mohammed Afzal Postdoctoral Researcher + 44 (0)118 378 7285
Kamolphat Atsawawaranunt Scientific Programmer and Data Manager  +44 (0)118 378 7146
Sharon Burton Project Support Officer + 44 (0)118 378 7323

Dr Ian Davenport

Postdoctoral Research Associate

+ 44 (0)118 378 7762

Dr Claudia Di Napoli Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Arnaud Duranel Research Co-ordinator - Loddon Observatory + 44 (0)118 378 8137
Dr Andrea Ficchi Post-Doctoral Research Assistant- Extended-range Flood Forecast Researcher  +44 (0)118 378 7586

Dr Guangqi Li

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 6805

Dr Chloe Largeron Post Doctoral Research Assistant - Land Surface Modeller
Jeremy LeLean Soil Security Programme – Web and Communication Officer + 44 (0)118 378 7323

Dr David Mason

Senior Research Fellow

+ 44 (0)118 378 8740

Dr Brenda Mathijssen Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Human Geography +44 (0) 118 378 7138
Dr Jess Neumann Post-Doctoral Research Assistant + 44 (0) 118 378 7285
Dr Suvarna Punalekar Postdoctoral Researcher + 44 (0)118 378 6997
Dr Beena Balan Sarojini  Postdoctoral Researcher + 44 (0)118 378 6238
Dr Sumit Sinha Postdoctoral Researcher + 44 (0)118 378 7896

Dr Liz Stephens

Geography and Environmental Science Research Group ESSRG

Postgraduate Research Students




Ahmed Al-Arazah

Reclaimed water and drought management.
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.
Louise Arnal  Seasonal  hydrological forecasting over Europe: prospects and applications. 
Alice Barrett  Developing a global model for leafy phenology and photosynthetic activity. 
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. 

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. 

Mark Dobson

Localism and the future of participatory planning. 

Sarah Duddigan

The fate of carbon from soil amendments in horticultural systems. 
Baktybek Duisebek  Climate change, water resource and agriculture in Kazakhstan. 
Angie Elwin  Enhancing social and ecological mangrove resilience in shrimp farming communities. 

Rebecca Emerton

Implications of changes in climate regime for flood characteristics and global flood forecasting. 
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. 

Jo Hamilton

Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements. 
Charlotte Hawkins  Developing optical methods for catchment to protect drinking water. 
Rebecca Heil  Food, community and health impacts: a participatory assessment of the Whitley foodscape. 
Mark Hennen  Characterising desert dust emissions in the Middle East using remote sensing. 

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.

Jan Klaassen

Lee Kyung-Kun

Global Climate Governance and the Political Economy of CDP.  

Kirsten Lees

Measuring peatland carbon sequestration and emissions by remote sensing. 

Stephen Lowe

Developing a sustainable method for the determination of bioaccessibility of organic contaminants from polluted sites. 

Stephen Lowe

The Social Relations of Property: Motives, Means and Outcomes of the Community Right to Bid. 

Tessa Lynn


David Macdonald

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

Abu-Bakar Massaquoi

Addressing Tenure and Livelihood Matters for REDD+: Exploring the Problems and Prospects of an Adaptive Co-management Approach. 

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. 

Diego Molina Franco

Floristic miscegenation in the citizen's bodies and the urban landscape in Colombia. 
Mohamad Nobakht  Assessment of dust deposition events and their impacts on glaciers of Central Asia using remote sensing. 
Callum Nolan  Multinational Oil Corporations and Climate Justice: a frame analysis of climate change and corporate climate responsibility in Nigeria. 

(Kofoworola) Amudat Olatunde

Characterization of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination in Soils Using Visible Near Infrared Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (Vis-VIR DRS). 

Heather Plumpton

Amazonia and the 6K drought. 

Catharine Pschenyckyj

Application of microbial fingerprinting techniques to attribute biological controls on recent changes in carbon cycling in organic soils. 

Harriet Robson

Do competitive plant x plant interactions impact rhizosphere microbial community structure and function? 

Abdul-Razak Saeed

Ensuring Community Benefits: a case study of REDD+ in Ghana. 

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. 

Fanen Terdoo

Vulnerability of rice crop value-chain to the combined pressure of markets and climate change in North-Central Nigeria: a system dynamics modelling approach. 

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. 
Jamie Towner  Climate variability and extended-range flood forecasting for the Peruvian Amazon. 
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. 

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

Emeritus Professor Paul Whitehead

Emeritus Professor

Professor Alan Wild

Emeritus Professor

Professor Peter Worsley

Emeritus Professor

Professor Paul Bardos

Visiting Professor

Professor Andy Moffat

Visiting Professor

Dr Sophie Bowlby

Visiting research fellow

Dr Margaret Oliver

Visiting research fellow

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