Peter’s research focuses on climate events and climate change, atmospheric weather systems, hazard and risk datasets. His work with the climateprediction.net team has produced large atmospheric model simulation datasets at a resolution high enough to resolve extratropical storm systems, with the potential to drive hydrological models in the future.
Dave’s research is in aqueous geochemistry and mineralogy. His work involves developing a molecular-level understanding of the geochemical processes that couple the lithosphere, hydrosophere and biosphere. He uses synchrotron-based spectroscopy and theoretical (quantum mechanical) calculations to explore the complexation of aqueous ions by dissolved ligands and mineral surfaces.
Guy is a Visiting Research Fellow with interests in active microwave remote sensing and flood hydrology.
Andrew’s research interests are in mathematically modelling environmental phenomena such as avalanches of rocks and snow, volcanic ash clouds, landslides, debris and mud flows. Modelling these flows requires the development of physically-relevant mathematical models and the computation of their solutions using analytical and numerical techniques. Much of Andrew’s research is interdisciplinary, collaborating with colleagues from Bristol and beyond.
Valentina’s research interests include the development of tools and workflows to transfer sensitivity analysis methods and knowledge to industrial practitioners. This knowledge transfer aims at improving the consideration of uncertainty in mathematical models used in industry. Her current project aims to transfer methods, tools and expertise on sensitivity analysis to the (re)insurance sector in order to facilitate more informed decisions about the risks being underwritten.
Tim’s work addresses issues of security sector reform, civil-military relations and capacity building, with a recent focus on the maritime environment. His current research focuses on responses to transnational organised crime at sea. Tim is also co-director of the SafeSeas Network along with Christian Bueger.
Thorsten’s research includes predictions in ungauged basins, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, catchment classification, and the integrated assessment of change impacts. He advocates the development of freely available teaching material for hydrologists worldwide.
Susan’s research covers interdisciplinary links relating to glacial retreat and impacts on local communities in the Andes, water quality, water infrastructure, storage and conservation and natural flood management.
Ryerson’s main research interests focus on the application of critical security studies to the analysis of human security, peacebuilding, and natural disasters. My work has focused on how these shape the relationships between local communities, civil society and the state. His research has had a geographic focus on Southeast Asia and Cambodia.
Ross’s research interests cover topics including hydrology, water resources, hazards and hydroclimatology.
Rafael is an ecohydrometeorologist with an interest in understanding the processes and interactions that happen in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere domain, in particular how soil moisture and evapotranspiration are interconnected. He combines hydrological and land models with field experiments available from different regions facing environmental pressures such as droughts and deforestation. His current interests include improving predictions of extreme hydrometeorological events in developing countries (Africa and South America) where data availability is limited.
Peter is an environmental historian, mainly of the US and UK, but also interested in continental Europe and beyond. His research includes creatures of watery environments (mosquitoes, eels and aquatic and semi-aquatic nonnative invasive species such as American signal crayfish, North American muskrats and American mink), natural history film-making and marine environments.
Penny is an environmental scientist by background who has worked on the biogeochemistry of aquatic systems, and the impacts of food production and environmental change on the quality of inland and coastal waters for the past 25 years. She has interests in environmental pollution, risk, adaptation, policy and management, and in the challenges we face in resolving the inherent conflicts between meeting demand for water, food and energy security.
Paul is a hydrologist by background, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. He has widespread research interests in risk, resilience, uncertainty, governance and decision-making in relation to natural hazards and global water issues.
Patricia’s research aims to understand how cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) have contributed to global nutrient cycles (e.g., nitrogen, carbon, oxygen) through geological time.
Nicholas’ research aims to provide a better understanding of how climate, land use and land management affect the quantity and quality of surface and groundwater over the short and long term. Interests include the diffuse transport of nitrate from agricultural watersheds.
Miguel’s research interests fall in the area of flood forecasting with radar and numerical weather prediction models for the real-time prediction and management of severe storms.
Martin researches spatial and temporal patterns of biological diversity, primarily in aquatic environments with a focus on European marine and African freshwater fish. His current projects include ‘Characterising the biodiversity of freshwater fishes of Africa using environmental DNA metabarcoding: A case study within the Kilombero river system of Tanzania’ and ‘SeaDNA – Assessing marine biodiversity and structure using environmental DNA: from groundtruthing to ecosystem structuring’.
Marianna is an environmental historian of modern Britain with a focus on environmental change and its impacts on communities, places, and politics. Her current research explores wind and wave power, and the rise of renewable energy technologies more broadly, in the twentieth century.
Marian’s current research covers various aspects of the structure and functioning of freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems with a particular focus on microbial ecology.
Maria’s research interests include flood risk assessment of builidng infrastructure, a focus on impact of flooding on systems (eg: transport), structural health monitoring of riverine bridges, impact assessment of climate change and extreme events, policy and decision making about flood risk and cities.
Liz has a research background in dynamic slope hydrology and stability modelling with a particular focus on urban landslide risk management in the Humid Tropics. Her wider research interests include decision-making in uncertain environments, ‘building back better’ for resilience and sustainability, and community-based approaches.
Katerina’s research focuses on rainfall-driven processes at the Earth’s surface, including overland flow generation, sediment transport, erosion and biogeochemical fluxes with a specific focus on dryland basins where water and nutrients are greatly limited. Current projects include ‘Drought Resistance in East African Dryland Regions’ and ‘Re-work of Mobile Phone App Development for Drought Adaptation in Drylands’.
Jemma’s research interests cover hydrological and biogeochemical processes that occur within glacier and ice sheet systems, and in their fore fields and which have a potential regional or global impact. She is currently working on various water projects.
Jeff’s research interests include the development of hydraulic models and the assimilation of observations with such models across and range of spatial scales. He also researches support for flood risk management, which includes work on modelling flood hazard in urban areas and methods to increase the computational efficiency of hydraulic models.
Heather has expertise in low-temperature geochemistry and biogeochemistry with a focus on weathering and mineral nutrient cycling in soils. Specific research goals include resolving rates of mineral weathering and soil formation and quantifying feedbacks between weathering, erosion, and biology in the critical zone. The extreme complexity of the critical zone gives rise to the need to identify how spatial and temporal heterogeneity in physical, geochemical and biological properties impacts critical zone mineral nutrient cycles.
Guy’s research interests cover the resilience of sanitation systems to climate change, decentralised treatment systems, barriers to disease transmission and burden costs, cryptosporidium genomics, water and environmental health, focus on smaller rural communities in UK and nationally, politics around transboundary rivers, and hydropower.
Francesca’s research interests include the application of mathematical modelling to advance the understanding and support the sustainable management of human-environment systems, and in particular water resource systems.
Erica is the Bristol lead on the EU training network grant for 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhDs) coordinated by Willem Renema, Naturalis (Netherlands) and involving 12 institutes. Using a variety of paleo-ecological and present-day data, the 4D-REEF project will investigate the hypothesis that turbid coastal environments in SE Asia provide a refuge for coral reefs in periods of warm climate.
Dawei’s research interests include real-time flood forecasting, flood risk assessment, water resources management, GIS and remote sensing, natural hazards and environmental engineering.
Dave holds the posts of Professor of Social Justice, Director of the Bristol Poverty Institute and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol. He provides research leadership for multidisciplinary poverty relevant research and advised the World Health Organisation on measurement issues concerning water and sanitation access and policy in low and middle income countries.
Charlotte’s current research forms part of the NERC-funded DOMAINE project (Dissolved Organic MAtter IN freshwater Ecosystems). This project aims to characterise the nature, origins and ecological significance of dissolved organic matter in freshwater ecosystems.