Land & Soil
Land & Soil

Land and healthy soils are some of our most precious and pressured natural resources. With multiple functions, multiple drivers of change and multiple beneficiaries, managing this resource is a complex task. We seek to address this complexity by combining the state-of-the-art in data and modelling approaches. By advancing our capacity to understand and predict land use and soil system change and ecosystem services, we can support better management of this vital resource. Our research involves a diverse range of approaches: from Earth Observation and data fusion to mechanistic modelling and machine learning.

Associated Members

Paula Harrison

Director
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

Paula is a Co-Director of CEEDS, Professor of Land and Water Modelling and Principal Natural Capital Scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology &…

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Lindsay Banin

Theme Leader
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

I am a scientist at UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh. My research focuses on plant and ecosystem ecology, how plants interact with…

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Rob Dunford-Brown

Theme Leader
UKCEH - Biodiversity

Rob Dunford is a Geographer with over 15 years experience working as an interdisciplinary research scientist. He specialises in approaches that…

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Yehia Elkhatib

Theme Leader
LU - School of Computing and Communications

Dr Yehia Elkhatib is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Computing and Communications of Lancaster University, UK, where he…

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Pete Henrys

Theme Leader
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

Peter Henrys is a chartered statistician at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology specialising in long term large scale spatial-temporal modelling…

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Bran Knowles

Theme Leader
LU - School of Computing and Communications

My research interest is the phenomenon of trust - how people come to trust (or not), and what the character or quality of that phenomenon is in…

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Christopher Nemeth

Theme Leader
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

Chris Nemeth is a Lecturer in Statistical Learning in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University. His research is in the…

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Alona Armstrong

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My research and innovation activities focus on developing understanding of the interactions between energy infrastructure and the environment. I use…

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Richard Bassett

Member (Staff)
LU - School of Computing and Communications

Richard an atmospheric scientist working in the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. I have expertise in urban climate and…

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Chris Bell

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

General interest in CEEDS topic areas - just observing.

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Fabio Carvalho

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My main research focuses on plant-soil interactions and the impact of land-use change on biodiversity and ecosystem processes and services (e.g.,…

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Thomas Chitson

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I am an early career researcher at UKCEH in the Hydrological Status and Outlooks group. Currently I am working on developing an interactive Shiny App…

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Graham Dean

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I am an experienced computer scientist and technical manager who has worked within research & development activities in academia, industry and…

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Michael Eastman

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I am a hydrological analyst who is involved in hydrological simulation, forecasting and extreme value theory.

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Andrew Folkard

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I work primarily in aquatic environments where my main interest is in bio-physical interactions between hydrodynamics and ecosystem functioning,…

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Charles George

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I am an Earth Observation Scientist using optical remote sensing technologies to extract biogeochemical properties of land surface vegetation.

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France Gerard

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I am a senior research scientist at CEH Wallingford. I develop the Earth Observation research carried out at CEH Wallingford. The main focus of the…

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Sam Harrison

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

Environmental modeller specialising in the fate of contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic environments.

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Victoria Janes-Bassett

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I'm a postdoctoral researcher at Lancaster based in both the Environment Centre and the School of Computing and Communications. As an…

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Caroline King-Okumu

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

CEH International Development Opportunities Manager

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Peter Levy

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

My work focusses on greenhouse gas fluxes from ecosystems and the effects of land use change. I have experience in plant physiology, micrometeorology…

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Stephen Maberly

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I am a lake ecologist with a particular interest in understanding how external stressors and internal interactions affect the structure and function…

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Ellie Mackay

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I am a freshwater ecologist with an interest in the collection and use of long term and high frequency data to answer critical questions about how…

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Cristina Martin Hernandez

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

Research Associate in information systems and a data analyst. Manage, develop and maintain websites such as APIS, SCAIL and UK Critical Loads and…

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Kelly Mason

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I am interested in carbon and nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems in relation to climate and land-use change. I specialize in trace gases…

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Cristina McBride-Serrano

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am a soil science research technician at the Lancaster Environment Centre. I am interested in soil and water conservation in a world with a…

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Anthea Milnes

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

I am the Head of Communications and Engagement at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

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David Norris

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I am a member of the UKCEH Informatics Liaison Network

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Simon Oakley

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I investigate the effects of climate and land use change on plant-soil biogeochemical processes in terrestrial ecosystems, delivering research to…

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Oliver L. Pescott

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Biodiversity

I'm a plant ecologist and botanist with a strong interest in statistics, meta-science, and communicating uncertainty. A lot of my work at UKCEH…

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John Quinton

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Soil Scientist with interests in the sustainable use of soils, their interaction with water and approaches to monitoring and modelling their…

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Eftathios Reppas Chrysovitsinos

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am an environmental engineer with a PhD in Applied Environmental Science. At the moment, I am working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at…

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Ed Rowe

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I'm a user and designer of ecosystem models, with particular interests in soil / vegetation biogeochemistry, and dynamic niche occupancy models…

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Ali Rudd

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

Ali is a Hydrological Modeller at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. She has experience in the application and evaluation of national-scale…

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Reto Schmucki

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Biodiversity

Community ecologist, working on the impact of global changes on species distribution, plant-insect interactions and the mechanisms that structure…

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Paul Scholefield

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

My research interests examine the impact of environmental change and disturbance on terrestrial ecosystems , focusing on the interaction between the…

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Simon Smart

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

Ecologist interested in understanding human impacts on soils, vegetation and plant biodiversity via modelling and retrospective analysis of…

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Amin Soltangheisi

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I do research in soil chemistry and plant nutrition and fertilization. I am mostly focused on the fate of phosphorus in agroecosystems. My current…

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Stacia Stetkiewicz

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am an interdisciplinary researcher who works across the boundaries of agroecology, biology, and social science in order to identify win-wins for…

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Joshua Talib

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

After completing my PhD titled "what determines the location and intensity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone" at the University of…

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Yuk Tang

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

I am an atmospheric scientist with expertise in the development and application of low-cost and innovative air sampling methods for the monitoring of…

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Wlodek Tych

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My main interest and background is in developing methods and tools for time series analysis and, in general, analysis of uncertain dynamic and non-…

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Claire Wood

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I currently work in the Land Use Group at Lancaster, working as a (spatial) data manager and analyst. Additionally, I work as a member of the…

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Peter Young

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Retired Professor Emeritus but continuing with research and development, mainly on data-based mechanistic (DBM) modelling , forecasting and control…

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Ce Zhang

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Ce is a Lecturer in Geospatial Data Science based in CEEDS. He has extensive expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning…

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Guillaume Blanchy

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Currently doing a PhD on applying geophysics to monitor soil moisture changes under large variety field trial for high-throughput phenotyping.…

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Associated Projects

Explainable AI for UK Agricultural Land Use Decision-making

Agricultural land use dynamics and their associated driving factors represent highly complex systems of flows that are subject to non-linearities, sensitivities, and uncertainties across spatial and…

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