Dr Sopan Patil

Lecturer in Catchment Modelling

Contact info

Office: Thoday Building, Room F6

Email: s.d.patil@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: +44 1248 38 8294

 

Research Overview:

I am a catchment hydrologist with research interests along two broad themes: (1) to understand how climate and land-use change will affect the hydrological behaviour of landscapes across multiple observation scales, and (2) to quantify the resilience of linked ecosystem services to hydrological changes in the region. I am especially interested in investigating the spatial and temporal patterns of environmental change through model-based evaluations across numerous river basins.

 

Current Research Group:

Richard Dallison (Post-doc): Climate Change Impacts on the Water-Energy Nexus in Wales and Ireland

Matthew Cooper (PhD): Investigating the Role of Forested Lands for Natural Flood Management in Wales

Rijaa Khan (PhD): Studying the impacts of increased CO2 levels on the habitat of Snow Leopards in Asia using RS/GIS techniques (co-supervised with Dr Isabel Rosa)

Alex Rigby (MScRes): A hydrological modelling toolkit to enhance flood management and infrastructure decisions in Gwynedd County, Wales

Daniel Shaw (MScRes): Handheld remote sensing device for woodland under canopy surveying

 

Wider Academic Contribution:

Associate Editor: Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA)

Guest Editor for the special issue in journal Atmosphere: Impact of Climate and Land-Use Change on the Earth’s Critical Zone

Guest Editor for the special issue in journal Water: Natural Ecosystems Management and Mountain Engineering Works as Tools for Runoff and Sediment Yield Control

Member of the NERC Peer Review College

Member of the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Catchment Hydrology Technical Committee

Contact Info

Office: Thoday Building, Room F6

Email: s.d.patil@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: +44 1248 38 8294

 

Research Overview:

I am a catchment hydrologist with research interests along two broad themes: (1) to understand how climate and land-use change will affect the hydrological behaviour of landscapes across multiple observation scales, and (2) to quantify the resilience of linked ecosystem services to hydrological changes in the region. I am especially interested in investigating the spatial and temporal patterns of environmental change through model-based evaluations across numerous river basins.

 

Current Research Group:

Richard Dallison (Post-doc): Climate Change Impacts on the Water-Energy Nexus in Wales and Ireland

Matthew Cooper (PhD): Investigating the Role of Forested Lands for Natural Flood Management in Wales

Rijaa Khan (PhD): Studying the impacts of increased CO2 levels on the habitat of Snow Leopards in Asia using RS/GIS techniques (co-supervised with Dr Isabel Rosa)

Alex Rigby (MScRes): A hydrological modelling toolkit to enhance flood management and infrastructure decisions in Gwynedd County, Wales

Daniel Shaw (MScRes): Handheld remote sensing device for woodland under canopy surveying

 

Wider Academic Contribution:

Associate Editor: Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA)

Guest Editor for the special issue in journal Atmosphere: Impact of Climate and Land-Use Change on the Earth’s Critical Zone

Guest Editor for the special issue in journal Water: Natural Ecosystems Management and Mountain Engineering Works as Tools for Runoff and Sediment Yield Control

Member of the NERC Peer Review College

Member of the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Catchment Hydrology Technical Committee

Overview

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Teaching and Supervision

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Research students supervised:

Matthew Cooper (PhD): Investigating the Role of Forested Lands for Natural Flood Management in Wales

Rijaa Khan (PhD): Studying the impacts of increased CO2 levels on the habitat of Snow Leopards in Asia using RS/GIS techniques (co-supervised with Dr Isabel Rosa)

Alex Rigby (MScRes): A Hydrological Modelling Toolkit to Enhance Flood Management and Infrastructure Decisions in Gwynedd County, Wales

Daniel Shaw (MScRes): Handheld Remote Sensing Device for Woodland Under Canopy Surveying

Richard Dallison (PhD, graduated: 2020): Climate Change and Welsh Catchments: Implications for Hydrological Regime, Water Quality and Water Abstraction

John Musau (PhD, graduated: 2020): Land Cover Change Impacts on Water and Energy Balance in East Africa

Hosea Mwangi (PhD, graduated: 2016): Impact of Land Use Change and Climate Variability on Watershed Hydrology in the Mara River Basin, East Africa

Research

My research interests are along two broad themes: (1) to understand how climate and land-use change will affect the hydrological behaviour of landscapes across multiple observation scales, and (2) to quantify the resilience of linked ecosystem services to hydrological changes in the region. I am especially interested in investigating the spatial and temporal patterns of environmental change through model-based evaluations across numerous river basins.

Personal

Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies:

PhD, Hydrology and Water Resources; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2011)

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2006)

BE, Civil Engineering; University of Mumbai, India (2005)

Fellow, Higher Education Academy UK (2016)

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society UK (2019)

Member, European Geosciences Union

Member, American Geophysical Union

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