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Environmental Science Techniques

Behind the Science

Remote sensing data captured by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can be used to study geomorphological and environmental processes.

Gas measurements
can be made in the laboratory and the field to analyse the fluxes of greenhouse gasses from land to the atmosphere.

can be analysed to determine the concentrations of nutrients or pollutants in plant tissues and assess crop health.


Soils and sediments can be characterised to identify pollutants, assess soil biological health, chemical fertility, physical structure and water release characteristics.

can be subjected to a wide range of laboratory chemical analysis to characterise nutrient and pollutant loadings or monitored in-situ using high frequency analysis

Contact us

Archaeological Science:

Rob Batchelor

+44 (0) 118 378 8941;

+44 (0) 7734 530 438 

Hester Crothers

Mike Simmonds  

+44 (0) 118 378 8853

Rhys Timms


Postal Address:

Quaternary Scientific, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES),
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 227, Reading, RG6 6AB, UK