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Environment & Geography PhD and MSc Supervisors

The following staff welcome inquiries from potential students seeking supervision for a PhD or MSc By Research in Environment & Geography

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Name Research Interest
Dr Gideon Baffoe
Livelihood and environmental change; sustainability assessment; vulnerability and resilience; sustainable cities and neighbourhood; urban-rural nexus; climate change adaptation; informality; food security; urban and rural development
Prof Alistair Boxall
Professor Boxall is interested in hearing from self-funded students or students who have a scholarship who wish to pursue a PhD on any topic relating to the the detection, effects and risks of emerging chemical contaminants (such as pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, polymers and degradates) in the natural environment.
Prof Nicola Carslaw
Research interests cover topics related to indoor air quality, particularly understanding the chemistry that drives indoor air pollution. Research is based on existing models that have been constructed and used by the group. Projects could include understanding the impacts of cooking, cleaning and air freshener use on indoor air chemistry, as well as the impacts of interventions such as air cleaning technology. Finally, joint projects are possible with colleagues working in health and social sciences, as well as in architecture.
Prof Andy Dougill
African Food Systems and Climate Change Adaptations in Dryland Farming Systems
Prof Lisa Emberson Modelling air pollution and climate change impacts on arable crops, modelling land surface exchange processes, agricultural adaptation to climate change, air quality mitigation policy, carbon sequestration of forest ecosystems. 
Prof Ioan Fazey Supporting systemic change and transformations to bring about new kinds of regenerative futures in organisations, sectors, geographical regions; Action oriented research and transdisciplinary methods where research is used to support change; Transforming formalized knowledge creation systems and institutions (including renewal of Universities); Deep personal transformations and experiential methods to stimulate this; Designing transformational approaches and business models; Transformational capacity building and education.
Prof Roland Gehrels
Sea-level change and palaeosea-level reconstructions, holocene palaeoecology and palaeoclimate, salt-marsh studies, intertidal micropalaeontology
Dr Andreas Heinemeyer
Peatlands, Ecosystem ecology, Measurements and modelling of climate change and management impacts, Organic soils, Soil hydrology, Water quality, Carbon storage, Greenhouse gas emissions, Methane fluxes, vegetation dynamics, plant-soil processes and soil biota
Dr Jon Hill Numerical modelling of coastal processes, including tsunami, tides, storms. Sedimentological processes, especially integrating into models.  Novel numerical techniques 
Prof Mark Hodson Soil science, earthworm ecology, agriculture, climate change, pollution, contamination, remediation, ecotoxicology, geochemistry, mineralogy 
Paul Hudson Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Management, Impacts, and Risk Reduction, Economics of Nature-based solutions, Perceptions and Understanding of Risk
Dr Eleanor Jew
Land use change/agriculture/biodiversity conservation, climate smart agriculture, natural resource use, ecosystem services
Urban geography, energy transitions, climate and energy justice, community and regional planning, extractive economies and resource frontiers, access to clean and sustainable energy services, human migration, displacement and social inclusion, drawing inspiration from postcolonial studies, critical development studies, environmental planning and geography, science and technology studies (STS), and interdisciplinary approaches.
Prof Robert Marchant
Ecosystem change, forest conservation, participatory scenarios, ecosystem service assessment, impacts of climate change on species distribution, role of green infrastructure in cities, Palaeoecology, Ecosystem carbon assessments
Dr Rob Mills
soil and ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. Alpine ecosystems, forest expansion and upland landscapes, a changing winter, thermodynamics in ecology
Dr Karen Parkhill 
Public and stakeholder attitudes/perceptions/behaviors/practices or policy analyses related to: energy issues (forms of supply, whole system change, low carbon transitions, demand-side); environmental issues (e.g. climate change, plastic waste); emergent technologies (e.g. fusion energy; climate engineering/geoengineering).
Dr David Rippin
Glaciolology - specifically glacier hydrology, glacier dynamics, remote sensing of glacial environments, photogrammetric approaches for exploring glaciated environments.
Dr Marco Sakai Climate change economics, energy-economy modelling, input-output analysis, environmental and social footprints 
Dr Katherine Selby Coastal environments, reconstructing sea level changes, environmental archaeology of coastlines, vegetation changes over time, pollen analysis, diatom analysis. 
Dr Bryce Stewart
Fisheries management, Fish biology, Marine Protected Areas, Effects of climate change on marine life, Seafood sustainability, Science communication, Science-Policy interface.
Prof Lindsay Stringer
Agriculture and food, water, energy, governance, livelihoods, climate change, conservation, land degradation, desertification and sustainable land management, participatory environmental governance, environment-livelihood interlinkages, climate change adaptation
Dr Xun Zhou
Environmental economics, efficiency and productivity analysis, abatement cost estimation, applied microeconometrics, policy impact analysis