Climate & Environmental Sustainability

Project TitlePartnerProject SupervisorsKeywords
Project TitlePartnerProject SupervisorsKeywords
Identification of types of tropical forest disturbance using satellite data and artificial intelligence University of Leicester Prof. Heiko Baltzer, Prof. Ivan Tyukin & Dr. Pedro Rodriguez-Veiga
Chasing convective storm evolution with swarms of space-borne Ka-band radars University of Leicester Dr. Alessandro Battaglia, Prof. H. Boesch & K. Mroz
Satellite Observations of CO2 in support of the Paris Agrement for Emission Reduction University of Leicester Prof. Hartmut Boesch, Dr. Robert Parker & Dr. Joshua Vande Hey
Towards improved weather forecasting: the retrieval of temperature and cloud properties from IASI using new carbon dioxide spectroscopic line parameters University of Leicester Dr. Jeremy Harrison, Dr. Stephan Havemann & Dr. David Moore
Developing a long-term merged all-sky surface temperature record for evaluation and application in climate models University of Leicester Prof. John Remedios & Dr. Darren Ghent
Greener Aircraft: Enhanced combustion of second-generation biofuels Cranfield University Prof. Kevin Knowles & Dr. Karthik Depuru-Mohan
Developing a new near surface low-cost observational capability. The (X-rack)-1 project (inverse X-rack project). Cranfield University M I Mead, Neil Harris & Stephane Bauguitte
Valuing field-scale land management interventions Cranfield University Prof. Tim Hess & Dr. Anil Graves
There’s something in the air. Developing a new field-deployable capability for ammonia observations. Cranfield University M I Mead & N R P Harris
Initiating Near REal time Demand response (INRED) Cranfield University Dr. Nazmiye Ozkan, Dr. Steven Firth & Dr. Zakwan Skaf
Impact of sand dams on local aquifers in Kenya Cranfield University Alison Parker & Paul Hutchings
Evaluation of mining lagoon silt as a suitable medium for restoring land to arable conditions Cranfield University Ruben Sakrabani & Sami Ullah
Development of a comprehensive framework of experimental and computational methods to determine the fate and transport of hazardous substances in the environment Cranfield University Tracey Temple, Melissa Ladyman, Nathalie Mai & Frederic Coulon
Developing high-resolution above- and below-ground 3-D carbon maps for farm and landscape management Cranfield University Dr. Paul Burgess & Prof. Ron Corstanje
Reading the molecular fine print: Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry and the environmental impact of the Athabasca oil sands industry University of Warwick Dr. Mark P. Barrow, Prof. Gary Bending & Dr. John V. Headley
A better understanding of environmental impact through ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry and organic geochemistry University of Warwick Dr. Mark P. Barrow & Dr. Christopher H. Vane
Monsoon evolution through vegetation and fire reconstructions The Open University Pallavi Anand, Luke Mander, Shonil Bhagwat, Kate Littler & Claire Belcher
The Environmental Impact of Plastic Pollution The Open University Dr. Carl Boardman, Dr. Simon Collinson & Dr. Rachel McMullan
Resilience to change in a fast-changing environment: vegetation productivity in the high Arctic The Open University Dr. Kadmiel Maseyk, Prof. Mark Brandon, Prof. Peter Convey & Prof. Kevin Newsham
Plant-mycorrhizal associations and response to global change in a species-rich calcareous grassland The Open University Dr. Kadmiel Maseyk, Dr. Phil Staddon, Prof. Gary Bending, Prof. David Gowing & Dr. Mike Morecroft
Deadly Climate Hazards Combined: Tropical Cyclones and Deadly Heat Loughborough University Dr. Tom Matthews & Dr. John Hillier
Quantifying patch-scale eco-hydraulic interactions in rivers Loughborough University Tim Majoribanks, Prof. Chris Keylock & Dr. Ponnambalam Rameshwaran
How to balance the design of multi-functional cities with flood resilience Loughborough University Dr. Ian Pattison & Dr. Falli Palaiologou
Natural Capital and its role in improving rural land planning and management at different spatial scales Loughborough University Dr. Ian Pattison & Dr. Anthony Glass
Nucleation of Atmospheric Aerosols University of Leicester
Process Design for Efficient Metal Extraction from Concentrates University of Leicester Prof. Andrew Abbott & Prof. Gawen Jenkin
What can hydrocarbon fingerprints tell us about fracking in organic-rich shales? University of Leicester Prof. Paul Monks, Prof. Sarah Davies, Dr. Rob Cuss & Dr. Jon Harrington
Assessment of ClNO2 as a missing oxidant in the UK atmosphere University of Leicester Dr. Stephen Ball, Prof. Paul Monks & Dr. Roberto Sommariva
Miocene Evolution of the Asian monsoon University of Leicester Dr. Arnoud Boom, Prof. Sarah Davies & Dr. Mike Norry
Understanding and mitigating the environmental impacts of metal ore processing wastes produced using “green” solvents University of Leicester Prof. Gawen Jenkin, Dr. Mick Whelan & Dr. Dan Smith
Tracing Pacific-Indian Ocean heat and salt exchange by the Indonesian Throughflow and its impact on global climate variabi University of Leicester Professor Jens Zinke & Dr. Arnoud Boom
Climate change impacts on subsistence agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa – an exploration using data assimilation with the JULES land surface model. University of Leicester Dr. Joerg Kaduk & Dr. Darren Ghent
Understanding nitrous oxide “hot-spot” dynamics in upland soils University of Leicester Dr. Mick Whelan, Dr. Joerg Kaduk, Dr. Laura Cardenas & Prof. Dave Chadwick
Plastic a new anthropogenic component of the geological cycle: its chemical and physical behaviour and transformation University of Leicester Sarah Gabbott, Dr. Arnoud Boom, Prof. Jan Zalasiewicz, Prof. Mark Williams & Prof. Mark Purnell
Carbon Down the Drain: Controls on DOC production and transport in oil palm plantations and forests on tropical peatland University of Leicester Prof. Sue Page, Dr. Mick Whelan, Prof. Chris Evans & Dr. Lip Khoon Kho
Chasing weather with a state-of-the-art constellation of low cost microwave sensor satellites University of Leicester Alessandro Battaglia, Al Gasiewski, H.Boesch
Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Extensive Agriculture in the Indio-Gangetic Plain University of Leicester Prof. Hartmut Boesch, Dr. Harjinder Sembi & Dr. Joerg Kaduk
The elusive BVOC: mapping atmospheric isoprene from space University of Leicester Dr. Jeremy Harrison, Dr. Michael BArkley & Dr. David Moore
High Resolution Thermal Imaging Data at the forefront of Earth Observation Research and Services University of Leicester John Remedios, Paolo D'Arrighi, Prof. Mark Sims & Darren Ghent
Improving undestanding of real world vehicle tailpipe air pollution through driving scenario emissions modelling University of Leicester Dr. Joshua Vande Hey & Dr. Adrian Spencer
Solar energy input from the Earth’s magnetosphere to its atmosphere University of Leicester Dr. Darren Wright & Prof. Tim Yeoman
Microplastics as conduits of flame retardants in birds feeding on landfills University of Birmingham Dr. Mohamed Abdallah, Dr. S. James Reynolds, Dr. Kim Fernie
Leaf chemistry response to elevated CO­2: decomposition and nutrient cycle impacts University of Birmingham Rebecca Bartlett & Lesley Batty
Anticipating climate change: understanding impacts on the water environment in a major UK river basin. University of Birmingham Dr. Chris Bradley, Prof. David Hannah & Dr. Mike Bowes
Next generation winter road maintenance forecasts using data from the Internet of Things University of Birmingham Prof. Lee Chapman & Simon Bell
Seismically triggered greenhouse gas eruptions from carbon rich wetland environments. University of Birmingham Vincent Gauci, Nicholas Ketteridge, Sami Ullah & Stefan Krause
Carbon emissions from volcanism: the Karoo-Ferrar large igneous province and the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event University of Birmingham Sarah Greene,e Steve Jones, Micha Ruhl & Aisha Al-Suwaidi
River temperature under change: understanding potential of riparian forest and landscape properties for climate adaptation University of Birmingham Professor David M. Hannah, Dr. Iain A. Malcolm, Dr. Faye L. Jackson & professor Stefan Krause
Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants University of Birmingham Professor Stuart Harrad, Dr Mohamed Abdallah, Dr Christopher Van Dr Mark Cave
Enhancing peatland resilience to wildfire through peatland habitat restoration; building the evidence base. University of Birmingham Nichaolas Ketteridge, Alistair Crowle, Jonathan Millet, Dave O'Hara & Dave Chandler
The fate of microplastics accumulating at groundwater-surface water interfaces University of Birmingham Prof. Stefan Krause, Prof. Iseult Lynch, Prof. Greg Sambrook Smith, Prof. Daren Gooddy & Dr Dan Lapworth
Seasonal to sub-decadal variability of extreme wind storms over Europe University of Birmingham Dr. GC Leckebusch & Prof. Adam Scaife
How will forested watersheds store, mix and release water in a Greenhouse World? Effects of elevated CO2 on tree water source apportionment University of Birmingham Jeffrey McDonnell, David Hannah & Stefan Krause
Time travelling as a powerful approach for the screening of biodiversity University of Birmingham Dr. Luis Orsini, De Shan He, Prof. James Brown, Dr. David Ryves & Dr. Glenn Watts
Self-Organisation of Cooking Emissions in Urban Aerosols? University of Birmingham Dr Christian Pfrang, Dr Ben Langford, Dr Zongbo Shi
Future Climate: Future Pollen and Spores University of Birmingham Prof. Francis Pope & Dr. Debbie Hemming
Wood burning in the West Midlands: impact on air quality and health University of Birmingham Zongbo Shi, Roy Harrison, Xiaoming Cai & Peter Porter
Sustainable management of Agricultural soils: Reducing greenhouse gas emission and enhancing natural fertility University of Birmingham Sami Ullah, Stefan Krause, Niall McNamara, Vincent Gauci & Felicity Roos
The importance of land-atmosphere interactions for future changes in extreme rainfall in convection permitting models University of Birmingham Martin Widmann, Giorgia Fosser, Elizabeth Kendon, Eleanor Blyth, Ronald Corstanje & Xiaoming Cai
Investigating the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere with induction coil magnetometer data University of Leicester Prof. Tim Yeoman, Dr. Darren Wright, Dr. Ciarán Beggan & Prof. Alan Thomson
Land use change monitoring from satellites using artificial intelligence University of Leicester Prof. Heiko Baltzer & Dr. Aihua Zhang
Advancing the development and application of spatial decision support tools for the sustainable reuse of brownfield land British Geological Survey Dr. Darren Beriro, Prof. Fred Coulon, Prof. Russell Thomas, Drew Hardy & Richard Boyle
Downstream dispersal and transfer of macroplastics in river systems: a travel distance approach University of Leicester Dr. Mark Powell, Prof. Sarah Gabbott & Dr. Arnoud Boom
Space-based solutions to air pollution in the UK University of Leicester Dr. Eloise A Marais, Prof. Paul Monks & Dr. Jasdeep Anand
Investigations of atmospheric gravity waves with SuperDARN University of Leicester Prof. Tim Yeoman & Prof. Steve E. Milan