Prof Martin Evans - Postgraduate opportunities
Current and previous PhD students
- Emma Shuttleworth: Applying natural tracers to the study of peatland sediment flux (Year 2)
- Elizabeth Lowe: High resolution remote sensing for landscape scale restoration of peatland (Year 3)
- Claire Goulsbra: Monitoring drainage network connectivity (Completed 2010) Laura Liddaman: Approaches to spatial modelling in peatland landscapes (Completed 2009)
- Richard Pawson: The role of particulate carbon in upland carbon budgets (Completed 2008)
- Eleanor Teague: Fine-grained detrital sediment records from upland lakes in Wales (Completed 2007)
- Amer Al-Roichdi: Hyperspectral remote sensing of peat composition (Completed 2007)
- Sarah Crowe: Natural revegetation of eroded blanket peat: implications for blanket bog restoration (Completed 2007)
- Alan Clarke: Evaluating natural variation in upland lake water acidity: a high resolution study of Llyn Llagi, Snowdonia, North Wales (Completed 2006)
- Steve Daniels: Controls on Streamwater Acidity in a South Pennine Headwater catchment (Completed 2006)
- James Rothwell: Fluvial export of heavy metals from contaminated and eroding peatlands, Southern Pennines, UK (Completed 2006) (James won the 2006 SED prize for best thesis)
- Juan Yang: Monitoring and Modelling sediment flux from an eroding peatland (Completed 2005)
I welcome applications from students wishing to carry out graduate work in any of my areas of interest. Particular foci are: peatland erosion and restoration; peatland hydrology, peatland carbon balance, geomorphology and carbon flux, and upland geomorphology. The following is a list of interesting problems relating to ongoing research agendas which could be worked up into more detailed proposals. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any of these further, or to discuss any ideas you might have in this area.
- Investigating the fate of particulate carbon in eroding peatland systems
- Runoff generation in eroding and restored peatlands : the potential for flood mitigation through peatland restoration.
- Gully erosion as a control on carbon flux from peatlands, considering the effects of particulate carbon flux, water table depression and re-vegetation.
- Modelling peatland sediment flux as an input into regional carbon flux modelling.
- Re-vegetation and sediment flux from eroding peatlands a plotscale experimental approach – investigating the utility of buffer strips in the uplands.