Prof Martin Evans - Research
Completed research projects
Significance of macroscale peat flux for carbon export in upland fluvial systems
This is a joint project with Jeff Warburton at the University of Durham focusing on estimating the importance of peat blocks as a component of fluvial carbon flux in heavily instrumented reaches of the Trout Beck, Moor House NNR, N. Pennines.
Funded by NERC.
Monitoring carbon flux from restoration and wildfire sites on blanket peat
This project examined the impact of moorland restoration on gas flux and fluvial carbon loss from sites across the Bleaklow Plateau in the south Pennines. Joint project with Fred Worrall, University of Durham Funded by Moors for the Future, DEFRA and Natural England
Long term geomorphological monitoring at a Environmental Change. Network Site In collaboration with Jeff Warburton, Geography, Durham University. Looking at changes in peatland gully erosion and fluvial erosion over a 10 year timespan.
Funded by the British Geomorphological Research Group.
Understanding gully blocking in deep peat
This report assessed the effectiveness of different types of gully blocking used for moorland restoration and recommended approaches to the siting and construction of gully blocks.
Funded by Moors for the Future Project.
Hyperspectral remote sensing of blanket peat moorlands
Researchers: Julia McMorrow, Martin Evans, Amer Al-Roichdi in collaboration with University of Dundee. Supported by NERC/BNSC SHAC and SWIR airborne campaigns and Manchester University.
Current research projects
Making Space for Water
This project in collaboration with Moors for the Future is looking at the impact of moorland restoration on runoff generation. Five intensively instrumented micro-catchments on Kinder Scout and Bleaklow in the south Pennines are being monitored over a five year period during which two of the catchments will be restored.
Funded by DEFRA and the Environment agency
Greenhouse gas emissions associated with non gaseous losses of carbon from peatlands - fate of particulate and dissolved carbon
This project in collaboration with CEH Bangor and the Universities of Leeds and Durham is looking at the fate of fluvial carbon lost from peatland systems, i.e. the degree to which particulate and dissolved carbon are oxidized to atmospheric carbon. The Manchester work is focused on the fate of particulate carbon, particularly on gaseous losses from peat deposited in floodplain situations.
Funded by DEFRA.