Our Students

Project: Out from the shadow of the dinosaurs? Dietary diversity and niche partitioning in Cretaceous and Paleocene mammals

Neil Adams

Neil Adams

University of Leicester

Project: Aquatic ecosystem response to changing ice margin dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet

Keechy Akkerman

Keechy Akkerman

Loughborough University

Project: Extreme climatic events: impacts of floods and droughts on freshwater ecosystems

Thomas Aspin

Thomas Aspin

University of Birmingham

Project: Development of a smart and autonomous environmental multi-physics sensor monitoring system using networked Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UAVs)

Daniel Babatunde

Daniel Babatunde

Loughborough University

Project: Atmospheric iron biogeochemistry

Clarissa Baldo

Clarissa Baldo

University of Birmingham

Project: Advancing micro-analytical isotopic and trace element ICP-MS techniques for future application to ore genesis and exploration

Lewis Banks

Lewis Banks

University of Leicester

Project: Life on the precipice: stress physiology of polar terrestrial invertebrates

Jesamine Bartlett

Jesamine Bartlett

University of Birmingham

Project: Parasite life cycles in changing environments: experimental and modelling approaches

Boris Berkhout

Boris Berkhout

University of Leicester

Project: Resolving pterosaur dietary ecology using tooth microwear and biomechanics

Jordan Bestwick

Jordan Bestwick

University of Leicester

Project: Forestry on the Edge: Hydrology and nutrient spiralling at forest groundwater – surface-water interfaces

Nicolai Brekenfeld

Nicolai Brekenfeld

University of Birmingham

Project: Hot in the city: how does the urban heat island effect influence activity budgets of birds

Richard Bufton

Richard Bufton

University of Birmingham

Project: The geomorphic and hydraulic impacts of complex weir removals: Field evaluation and numerical modelling of risks and benefits

Amelia Bulcock

Amelia Bulcock

Loughborough University

Project: Plastic oceans, can microbes clean our mess?

Gabriel Erni Cassola

Gabriel Erni Cassola

University of Warwick

Project: Investigating the role of oceanic plateaus in early continental growth

David Cavell

David Cavell

University of Birmingham

Project: Understanding groundwater controls on microbial metabolic activity, biogeochemical cycling and associated greenhouse gas production in streambed sediments

Sophie Comer-Warner

Sophie Comer-Warner

University of Birmingham

Project: Fluvial carbon losses from oil palm plantations on tropical peat, Southeast Asia

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

University of Leicester

Project: Interactions between flood and subsidence events in the UK

Paolo De Luca

Paolo De Luca

Loughborough University

Project: Nano-pollutants – Big Impact? Investigating the Ecotoxicological Effects of Nanomaterials in our Oceans

Craig Dedman

Craig Dedman

University of Warwick

Project: Promoting wildtype behavioural ecology in sanctuary great apes to aid reintroduction programmes

Jamie Dolling

Jamie Dolling

University of Birmingham

Project: Tropical lake ecosystems in the Anthropocene: quantifying recent human impacts on aquatic biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling

Tessa Driessen

Tessa Driessen

Loughborough University

Project: Controls on UK Lower Namurian Gas Shale Prospectivity: Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Organic Matter in Siliciclastic Mudstones

Joe Emmings

Joe Emmings

University of Leicester

Project: Crustal recycling in the magmatic evolution of gold telluride districts

Vlad-Victor Ene

Vlad-Victor Ene

University of Leicester

Project: Organic matter in the most extreme environments: arid zone soils, rock varnishes and multi-technique analyses of Mars analogues

Berivan Esen

Berivan Esen

University of Leicester

Project: Using sedimentary DNA to explore the neolithisation of the UK

Rosie Everett

Rosie Everett

University of Warwick

Project: Comparative and functional genomics of bacteria driving cycling of methylated sulphur compounds

Richard Featherstone

Richard Featherstone

University of Warwick

Project: Social and genetic networks in a huge seabird colony

Lucy Garrett

Lucy Garrett

University of Birmingham

Project: Invasive alien carnivorous plants: ecology, function and management of the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) in Europe

Ellen Goddard

Ellen Goddard

Loughborough University

Project: Sexually deceptive orchid pollination strategies: is one true love or broad sex appeal best?

Kelleigh Greene

Kelleigh Greene

The Open University

Project: Unravelling the tectonic and climatic controls on Upper Jurassic mass flow deposits in NE Scotland

Julie Harrald

Julie Harrald

The Open University

Project: Impact and use of geo-resources underneath cities for resilient urban design.

Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris

University of Warwick

Project: Future climate – Future forests: Gas and particle measurement in a CO2 enriched forest

Daniel Haynes

Daniel Haynes

University of Birmingham

Project: Constraining the marine environment of the Cambrian metazoan adaptive radiation

Tom Hearing

Tom Hearing

University of Leicester

Project: Ice-mass dynamics and evolution on the Svalbard Archipelago since the last glaciation

Peter Hill

Peter Hill

Loughborough University

Project: Volcanic hazards in the Mexico City region: probing a 500,000 year record of diverse eruptions from a lacustrine succession

Alastair Hodgetts

Alastair Hodgetts

University of Birmingham

Project: Innovative Digital Technologies Enhancing Citizen Monitoring of Breeding Success of Birds as Monitors of Environmental Health

Nigel Hopper

Nigel Hopper

University of Birmingham

Project: Resilience of Microbial Communities to Extreme Weather

Emma Johnstone

Emma Johnstone

University of Warwick

Project: Testing hypotheses of deep time functional convergence between phytosaurs and crocodilians

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

University of Birmingham

Project: Macroevolution and Biogeography of Eocene to Oligocene Coccolithophores

Amy Jones

Amy Jones

University of Birmingham

Project: Reconstructing the Indian monsoon response to global climate change

Katrina Kerr

Katrina Kerr

The Open University

Project: Putting ‘ecology’ into environmental flows – multiple pressures and biological processes

Henk Krajenbrink

Henk Krajenbrink

Loughborough University

Project: Exploring the Daphnia magna metabolome through novel computational methods of storage, analysis and multi-omic data integration

Thomas Lawson

Thomas Lawson

University of Birmingham

Project: Glacial, hydrological and landscape change in a deglaciating catchment: Virkisjokull, Iceland

Jon MacKay

Jon MacKay

University of Birmingham

Project: Parentally Defined Methylation in the Social Insect; Bombus terrestris.

Hollie Marshall

Hollie Marshall

University of Leicester

Project: The effect of Caddisfly on Sediment Transport in Rivers

Richard Mason

Richard Mason

Loughborough University

Project: Direct Measurement of On-Road Vehicle Emissions in the UK : Implications for Air Quality

Vasileios Matthaios

Vasileios Matthaios

University of Birmingham

Project: Climate and carbon cycle instability during extreme ‘greenhouse’ warmth

Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre

The Open University

Project: Marine bacteriophages: important players in antibiotic resistance gene transfer?

Slawomir Michniewski

Slawomir Michniewski

University of Warwick

Project: Tindfjallajökull volcano, Iceland

Jonathan Moles

Jonathan Moles

The Open University

Project: The hidden hazard of melting ground-ice in Northern Iceland

Costanza Morino

Costanza Morino

The Open University

Project: Can genomic re-arrangement be induced in maize through stress-causing controlled growth conditions?

Ryan Morrison

Ryan Morrison

University of Warwick

Project: Safer-by-design nanomaterials: strategies to design-in or design-out toxicity

Nathan Langford

Nathan Langford

University of Birmingham

Project: Unravelling

Amy Newman

Amy Newman

University of Warwick

Project: Compound-specific isotope analysis for palaeoclimate reconstruction

Kate Newton

Kate Newton

University of Birmingham

Project: Pigmented and organically preserved soft-bodied fossils – using taphonomic mode to interpret anatomy

Chris Nezda

Chris Nezda

University of Leicester

Project: Adjustment of bed surface grain size and structure in coarse-grained alluvial rivers

Rosalinde Nicholls

Rosalinde Nicholls

University of Leicester

Project: Ecological drivers and evolutionary patterns: diet, feeding, evolution and extinction in conodonts

Aileen O'Brien

Aileen O'Brien

University of Leicester

Project: Exploring the taxonomic and functional diversity of tree phyllosphere microbiota

Jess Palmer

Jess Palmer

University of Warwick

Project: Locomotion, manipulation and musculoskeletal disease of elderly chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes sp.) in wild and captive environments

David Pettifer

David Pettifer

University of Birmingham

Project: When did crustal melting form the soft centre at the heart of the Himalaya?

Stacy Phillips

Stacy Phillips

The Open University

Project: Engineering captive environments to promote wildtype behaviour in orangutans and bonobos

Rachel Pietragallo-Brown

Rachel Pietragallo-Brown

University of Birmingham

Project: Integrating forest allometric models, LIDAR and SAR remote sensing for monitoring deforestation and forest degradation at global scale

Tom Potter

Tom Potter

University of Leicester

Project: The role of lakes on the global carbon and silica cycles: drivers of seasonal variability at RostherneMere, Cheshire.

Alan Radbourne

Alan Radbourne

Loughborough University

Project: Investigating the impact of hospital effluent on the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the environment

Séverine Rangama

Séverine Rangama

University of Warwick

Project: Earth Observation and Modelling of Ecosystem Services in the Welland River Catchment

Maxwell Rayner

Maxwell Rayner

University of Leicester

Project: Dissecting regulation of 'cyanophage' photosynthesis: a role for non-coding RNAs?

Tamsin Redgwell

Tamsin Redgwell

University of Warwick

Project: Electroanalytical Chemistry meets Lake Biogeochemistry: pH and Heavy Metal Concentration Monitoring in Lakes with Deep-Water Anoxia

Nicole Reilly

Nicole Reilly

University of Warwick

Project: Biogeomicrobiology of Hydrothermal Systems

Vincent Rennie

Vincent Rennie

The Open University

Project: A constellation of small satellites for air quality monitoring: design, prototyping and scientific concept development

Cristina Ruiz Villena

Cristina Ruiz Villena

University of Leicester

Project: Climatic changes in Morocco over the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE).

Matthew Saker-Clark

Matthew Saker-Clark

The Open University

Project: Dissecting the genetics and physiological consequences of light responses in an ecologically important marine phototroph

Betty Sands

Betty Sands

University of Warwick

Project: Determination of plant root – microbe interactions

Chrysi Sergaki

Chrysi Sergaki

University of Warwick

Project: Jekyll-and-Hyde interactions in marine microbial ecosystems

Despoina Sousoni

Despoina Sousoni

University of Warwick

Project: Are sills a record of horizontal compression?

Tara Stephens

Tara Stephens

University of Leicester

Project: Resilience of calcareous grassland under climate change

Melanie Stone

Melanie Stone

The Open University

Project: Predicting the sensitivity of coastal dune wetlands to climate change and eutrophication

Ciara Sugrue

Ciara Sugrue

Loughborough University

Project: Feeling the heat: Birds as bioindicators of flame retardant emissions from landfill

Andrew Tongue

Andrew Tongue

University of Birmingham

Project: The Role of Fine Sediment in Catchment Scale Flood Risk Management

Sarah Twohig

Sarah Twohig

Loughborough University

Project: Diversity and disparity at the dawn of fern evolution

Carrie Walker

Project: Hazard Uncertainty and Related Damage Potentials of Extra-Tropical Cyclones (HURD-ETC)

Michael Walz

Michael Walz

University of Birmingham

Project: Crustal controls on craton-margin magmatic ore deposits: insights from south eastern Africa

Laura Ward

Laura Ward

University of Leicester

Project: Time-tagged photon detection for measuring air pollutants

Jasmine Wareham

Jasmine Wareham

University of Leicester

Project: A constellation of small satellites for air quality monitoring: Design, prototyping and scientific concept development

Joseph Watkins

Joseph Watkins

University of Leicester

Project: Diabatic effects of clouds and precipitation over the Atlantic Ocean

Daniel Watters

Daniel Watters

University of Leicester

Project: Understanding hydrological drought

Doris Wendt

Doris Wendt

University of Birmingham

Project: Novel metal containing enzymes: missing links in the marine P cycle?

Linda Westermann

Linda Westermann

University of Warwick

Project: A Study of Magnetohydrodynamic waves in the ionosphere-magnetosphere system.

Samuel Wharton

Samuel Wharton

University of Leicester

Project: Quantifying the influences of groundwater abstraction and hydromorphological controls on river ecosystems.

James White

James White

Loughborough University

Project: Airborne Mapping of the 3-Dimensional Structure of Urban Boundary Layers

Jordan White

Jordan White

University of Leicester

Project: Hazardous explosive eruptions at a flooded caldera volcano, Philippines

Yannick Withoos

Yannick Withoos

University of Leicester

Project: Crust-mantle Exchange in Orogenic Lower Crust: the Record in High Temperature Eclogites

Eleni Wood

Eleni Wood

The Open University