Room 525, 4th Floor Brambell, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University
I teach and research in the fields of aquatic biogeochemistry, carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Current research is focussed on optimising drinking water treatment processes, using novel constructed wetland and impoundment systems to reduce eutrophication in industrial and rare habitat applications, biofuel production and biodiversity and carbon fluxes in mangrove ecosystems. I have work published in Nature, Nature Geoscience and other leading journals. I am currently the lead for Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences, and head an Aquatic Ecosystems research group.
I am currently the lead for Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences, and head an Aquatic Ecosystems research group. I convene modules on freshwater ecosystems, wetland ecosystem goods and services and a field trip to the mangroves of South West Florida (in collaboration with Florida Gulf Coast University).
Potential PhD and Masters by Research can be seen in the following section. Make a difference and study in a field that might help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eutrophication or habitat degredation!
I would consider applications with funding to study in the following fields:
- Mangrove Ecosystems
- Surf Snowdonia (and inland wave garden)
- Drinking Water Quality
- Waste Water Treatment
- Carbon Sequestration
- Ecological and Geoengineering strategies
- Carbon Neutral Biofuels
Mangrove Ecosystems - carbon sequestration and biodiversity themes
Surf Snowdonia (and inland wave garden) - various opportunites relating to water quality and ecosystem goods and services
Drinking Water Quality (with particular focus on algal blooms and/or DOC)
Waste Water Treatment - novel approaches using constructed aquatic systems
Ecological and Geoengineering strategies - including carbon sequestration in wetlands and peatlands, but also aquatic ecosystems
Carbon Sequestration - in mangroves, peatlands, lakes and reservoirs
Biodiversity - focussing on lower trophic levels of aquatic ecosytems (e.g. algae and phytoplankton)
Carbon Neutral Biofuels - focussing on novel sources and production