Water & Ice
Water & Ice

Understanding the temporal and spatial dynamics of water and ice across our landscapes is critical not only for the hazards and resources that they provide, but also for understanding the interplay with other Earth system components, notably the biosphere. Currently, data volumes are exploding as satellite technology advances and in-situ sensor networks begin to stream data in real time. Our research aims to find better ways to use these data, in combination with large complex Earth system, ice and hydrological models to monitor changes in this valuable resource, and to improve our predictive ability to determine its future evolution.

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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Mal McMillan

Director
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Mal is a Co-Director of CEEDS, Reader in Environmental Sensing at the Lancaster Environment Centre, and a Principle Investigator for the UK Centre…

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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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Eleanor Blyth

Theme Leader
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I work with the JULES model, ensuring that it correctly represents what we know about the water cycle. This involves studying processes such as soil…

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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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Matthew Fry

Theme Leader
UKCEH - Water Resources

Matt is an Environmental Informatics Manager in the Water Resources Systems Group at UKCEH, He leads a team of data managers, analysts and software…

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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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Amber Leeson

Theme Leader
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Amber Leeson is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Data Science at Lancaster University, where she is Theme Lead for Environment in the Data Science…

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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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Vasileios Antoniou

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I work as a spatial data scientist in Water Resourses SA. I am an expert in spatial analysis, earth processes, active tectonics. Programming…

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Helen Baron

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

Helen Baron is a Hydrological Modeller in the Water Resources Systems Group at UKCEH, with a focus on model development and a background is in…

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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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Casey Benkwitt

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am a postdoctoral researcher broadly interested in the behavioural, population, and community ecology of reef fishes, with a focus on how human…

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Andrew Binley

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My research focuses on improved understanding of the transport of fluids within the shallow (top 100m) subsurface environment. Much of this work…

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Christine Braban

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

I am Atmospheric Composition Change Group leader in the Atmopsheric Chemistry and Effects Science Area (pre November 2017: Biosphere-Atmospheric…

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Matt Brown

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I am a numerical modeller interested in doing the modelling and programming behind any project involving the physics of the natural world, especially…

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Erick Chacón Montalván

Member (Staff)
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

I am a senior research associate in environmental data science at DSNE with a PhD degree in Statistics and Epidemiology. My research focus is to…

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Rhian Chapman

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I started at CEH in June 2018 with a background in modelling planetary climates, atmospheres, and surface-atmosphere interactions. I have experience…

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Hongmei Chen

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am a research associate in the Natural Environment Research Council ‘highlights’ Award project ‘Locked up: The role of biotic and abiotic…

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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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Bernard Cosby

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I've enjoyed more than 40 years of research and teaching in the environmental sciences in the US, Canada and Europe. Prior to Joining UKCEH I…

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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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Christopher Feeney

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

Environmental Data Analyst (Research Associate) working in the Catchment to Coast team and Soils and Land Use Research Area at UKCEH, Bangor.

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Gemma Fenwick

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am working as a research associate, currently assessing the declines in coral reef fish biomass in remote wilderness reserves and coral reef fish…

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Heidrun Feuchtmayr

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

My overarching research theme within 20 years as a freshwater ecologist involves environmental and anthropogenic impacts on aquatic biotic and…

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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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Prateek Gantayat

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I work as a postdoc under Dr. Amber Leeson.

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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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Marika Glasby

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Geological Hazard from the University of Portsmouth. I have experience working in GIS, and am interested in learning…

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Nick Graham

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Nick is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Chair in Marine Ecology. His research tackles large scale ecosystem science, using both…

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Adam Griffin

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

Hydrological statistician working on the Flood Estimation Handbook, researching quantification of changes in flooding over time and space due to land…

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Rachel Gunn

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My research focusses on the behavioural responses on reef fish to climate change, specifically focussing on individual level differences in behaviour…

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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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Michael Hollaway

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I am a meteorologist and atmospheric chemist by background with specific interests in the impacts of air pollution on human health and plants. I also…

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Helen Houghton-Carr

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I am involved in hydrologically varied projects, both in the UK and overseas, the latter primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. These have…

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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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Rucha Karkarey

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am a Royal Society Newton International PostDoc Fellow working with Dr Sally Keith at the Lancaster Environment Centre. I am studying how…

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Rebecca Killick

Member (Staff)
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

I see my research as a feedback loop, being inspired by problems in real-world applications, creating solutions to those problems and then feeding…

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Caroline King-Okumu

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

CEH International Development Opportunities Manager

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Ann Kretzschmar

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

BSc Environmental Science (1977), Masters - Engineering Hydrology (1978) and Environmental Informatics (2011), PhD (2017) - "Utilising Reverse…

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Rosanna Lane

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I am a Hydrological Modeller based in the Hydro-Climate Risks group at UKCEH, Wallingford. My main research interests are the development and…

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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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Juan Pablo Lobo-Guerrero Villegas

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

I work as a Research Associate Environmental Data Scientist in the Emissions, Sources, Sinks and Solutions group at Edinburgh, working on…

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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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Linda May

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I have more than 40 years’ of experience as a freshwater ecologist. Initially, my main research focus was the population dynamics of zooplankton and…

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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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Deena Mobbs

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Biodiversity

I am a member of the Ecological and Socio-Ecological Interactions Group at Edinburgh, working as a modeller and data specialist. I am also a member…

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Robert Moore

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

I work within the Hydrological Forecasting Group at UKCEH with an interest in modelling how landscape properties shape a storm pattern to yield a…

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Katie Muchan

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

My main research interests are in hydrology, with a focus on hydrometric data management, analysis and interpretation. I joined UKCEH in 2012 as a…

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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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Luke Parry

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Luke is a social scientist interested in identifying pathways towards socially-just and sustainable futures for tropical forest regions, particularly…

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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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Susannah Rennie

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I have over 20 years of experience in environmental data management - the main focus of my work has been on developing information management systems…

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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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Clarissa Rizzo

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I'm an early career scientist in the Water Resources Group at UKCEH. I’m currently involved in hydrological modelling and data processing.

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James Robinson

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My research aims to understand how climate changes are impacting tropical ecosystems and fisheries, and to understand how fish can continue to…

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Clare Rowland

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Soils & Land Use

I am an Earth Observation Scientist. I use satellite data to produce maps of land cover, land cover change and plant biophysical variables. My work…

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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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Maria Salama

Member (Staff)
LU - School of Computing and Communications

Maria Salama is a senior research associate at Data Science of the Natural Environment (DSNE) research project.

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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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Rod Scott

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I am a software engineer developing data systems and data visualisations

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Kevin Sene

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I’m an Honorary Researcher at LEC where my interest is in using statistical tools to help understand complex hydrological systems to inform the…

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Stuart Sharp

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

Stuart is an animal ecologist working principally with wild populations of birds and mammals to address questions at the interface between animal…

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Barry Simons

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

LEC Business Partnerships Manager
I have over 20 years experience working in environmental and sustainability policy and strategy including…

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Andrew Singer

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I'm an environmental microbiologist with an interest in pollution, it's impact on the environment, AMR selection, and human health

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Katie Smith

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

Katie is a hydrologist at UKCEH specialising in drought and seasonal streamflow forecasting. She has expertise in hydrological modelling and the…

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Maya Suryawanshi

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My research interest is application of satellite altimetry on polar region. My Ph.D. work mainly involves estimation of mass balance of the Greenland…

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Adam Sykulski

Member (Staff)
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

I am a statistician focussing on spatiotemporal data, in other words data collected over space and time (for example an of array of sensors…

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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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Maliko Tanguy

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

I am a spatial data analyst in the Hydrological Status and Outlooks group at UKCEH. On the one hand, my job consists in creating, developing and…

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Stephen Thackeray

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

My research focuses on the impacts of climate change, and other environmental stressors, on freshwater ecosystems. I am especially interested in how…

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Michael Tso

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Pollution

I am a hydrologist and geophysicist by background with specific interests in the impacts of soil moisture and contaminant transport. I also have an…

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Stephen Turner

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Water Resources

My main research interests are in hydrology, with a focus on hydrometric data management, analysis and interpretation. I joined UKCEH in 2016 as a…

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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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Matthew Wiggins

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

Currently a Research Associate new to the field of Land Surface Modelling with a focus on hydrological aspects.

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Megan Williams

Member (Staff)
UKCEH - Atmospheric Chemistry & Effects

I work as a Research Associate / Spatial Data Analyst within the Emissions Sources, Sinks and Solutions group at the UK Centre for Ecology and…

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Gabriel Yesuf

Member (Staff)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist and modeler. My research interest aims to provide evidence-based assessment of environmental change…

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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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Thomas Barnes

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

MRes glaciology student

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James Boon

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

James is an ENVISION DTP NERC funded PhD student based at the University of Nottingham, supervised by Dr Richard Field (University of Nottingham), Dr…

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Jade Bowling

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I'm a glaciology PhD student, supervised by Amber Leeson and Mal McMillan. My research focuses on Greenland subglacial lakes; I use radar and…

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Jeremy Daniel Carter

Member (Student)
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

I'm a PhD student at Lancaster, based in the Mathematics and Statistics department within the Data Science for the Natural Environment (DSNE)…

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Dan Clarkson

Member (Student)
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

I'm a PhD student at Lancaster in the Mathematics and Statistics department. My research focuses on developing spatial extreme value methodology…

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Diarmuid Corr

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I'm a PhD student in LEC, supervised by Amber Leeson and Mal McMillan. My research focuses on assessing supra-glacial melt in Antarctica. I…

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Merry Crowson

Member (Student)
UKCEH - Biodiversity

I am a PhD student at ZSL Institute of Zoology and UKCEH. I have a background in remote sensing, but my PhD is on big data and its role in the…

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Carol Diffenthal

Member (Student)
UKCEH - Hydro-Climate Risks

Science Area Coordinator for Hydro-Climate Risks

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Noelia Dominguez Alvarez

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

I'm currently doing a PhD focused on the long-term effect of environmental changes on the behaviour and population ecology of the dipper in the…

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Laura Melling

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

MSci Natural Sciences (Physical Geography and Environmental Science) student with particular interests in glaciology and remote sensing.

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Cristine Rauber Oliveira

Member (Student)
LU - School of Mathematics and Statistics

I am currently a Stats PhD student working on statistical modelling of space weather extremes.

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Catherine Sheppard

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

My research aims to understand how the behaviour of reef fish influences the resilience of coral reefs to environmental change. Specifically, I look…

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Andrew Slater

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

1st year PhD student - Sequencing to Satellites: integrating biodiversity surveys across scales.
I will be learning Occupancy and Joint…

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Vincent Verjans

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

PhD student in glaciology. My research focuses on firn densification modelling. I apply physically-based models and use statistical methodologies in…

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Robert John Wassink

Member (Student)
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre

PhD student at Lancaster supervised by Mal McMillan, Amber Leeson and Lai Bun Lok. My research focusses on using satellite and ground-based radar to…

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Kate Wright

Member (Student)
LU - School of Computing and Communications

I am a PhD student looking at understanding how stakeholders derive valid and actionable decisions from data science in the face of uncertainty.

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