Lecturer in Physical Geography
Nick is a glaciologist, specialising in mass balance and dynamics of the Earth's glaciers and ice sheets. His research aims to understand how and why Earth's land ice cover is changing and the impact of these changes on global sea levels. This research involves application and analysis of airborne and satellite remote sensing tools, in situ measurements and numerical models.
Lecturer in Biogeochemistry
Adam's research focuses on the ecology of bees, beetles, spiders and green roofs in urban and riparian systems. He is currently employed on the Open Air Laboratories project facilitating scientific learning in local communities.
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
Lesley Batty is the programme lead for Environmental Science and brings her enthusiasm and expertise in this area to all aspects of her work.
She has a particular interest in the ecology of industrial pollution and has spent a lot of time working in and around old metal and coal mines. Lesley is also highly active outside Birmingham and has published several textbooks, ...
Project Officer Environmental Science
Chris has been a lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Birmingham from 1994 and became Senior Lecturer from 2007.
Julian Clark researches the political geographies of Europe, the governance of natural resources, and the interrelations between political geography and political science. He has written widely on political geography and environmental governance, and has research monographs published with Oxford University Press and Routledge.
Head of School / Professor of Geosystems
Ian Fairchild is a geoscientist with broad interests in the geochemistry of the Earth’s surface, climate change and Quaternary and Neoproterozoic earth history. He employs this breadth of knowledge in teaching, in public outreach, and professional activities such as examining and research assessment. He is equally at home in the field and the laboratory with a wealth of ...
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Dr. Deb Finn is funded at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences under a European Union Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. She is part of the Water Sciences group and is hosted by Dr Alexander Milner. Her project is called “SHIRMAN” short for “SHIfting Range MArgiNs”, which refers to the expanding ranges of freshwater species (such as fish ...
Professor of Hydrology
David is a physical geographer with interdisciplinary research interests focusing on 3 complementary themes within hydroclimatology(interface between hydrology-climatology): (1) hydroclimatological processes within alpine, Arctic, mountain and glacierized river basins; (2) climate and river flow regimes; and (3) river energy budget and thermal dynamics. He has cross-cutting ...
Lecturer in Water Sciences
Dr Nick Kettridge specializes in characterizing the ecohydrological resilience of ecosystems to both natural and anthropogenic disturbance. Much of his research focuses on peatlands; understanding the processes that control the provision of key ecosystem services within these environments, and quantifying their response to changing climatic conditions and extreme events such as fire and ...
Senior Lecturer in Water Sciences
Professor of Environmental Nanoscience and Director the Facility of Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation
Dr Mark Ledger is a freshwater ecologist with research interests which encompass disturbance ecology, food webs, species interactions, and stressor effects on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. He has worked at a range of spatial and temporal scales, using laboratory microcosms, field mesocosms, and natural environmental gradients.
Professor Lloyd was appointed to the University of Birmingham in 1973 to set-up the Hydrogeology MSc Course and Research Group in Earth Sciences. The focus of the hydrogeology throughout has been to adopt a holistic approach to the subject. As Professor Lloyd’s pre-University career was chiefly in desert environments his personal research was carried out predominantly in regional arid ...
Professor of River Ecosystems
Professor Alexander Milner has been at the University of Birmingham for 15 years, where he was initially responsible for setting up the Environmental Science and Environmental Management degrees. He is now responsible for the Masters degree in River Environmental Management. His research involves river ecosystems in alpine and Arctic environments and has long term studies in Glacier Bay ...
Dr Matt O’Callaghan is an ecologist specializing in stream and floodplain invertebrate responses to disturbance. His current research is investigating the impact of drought on the functioning of stream ecosystems, part of a NERC funded project led by Dr Mark Ledger.
Lecturer in Biogeochemistry
Joanna is a microbiologist and radiochemist with extensive experience of research into microbial interactions with radionuclides and metals, working at the interface between microbiology and analytical & radio-chemistry. She is one of the very few people in the UK who is experienced in both microbiology and the chemistry of transuranic and fission product elements, and has the skills required ...
Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology
Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences (Contaminant Hydrogeology)
Dr Michael Rivett is a Senior Lecturer in Contaminant Hydrogeology in the Water Sciences research groupwith a specialist field-scale research interest in the transport and remediation of organic contaminants in groundwater and contaminated land systems. He has published extensively on chlorinated solvents, DNAPLs and urban contamination and has additional on-going research interests in hyporheic ...
Professor of Biogeography
Deputy Head of School
Head of Education
Jon Sadler is a biogeographer and ecologist who focuses on species population and assemblage dynamics in urban and riparian environments. His research involves interdisciplinary science using a combination of detailed field studies and field experimentation. His work emphasizes the links between environmental variability and species responses, with particular emphasis on urbanisation and ...
Over the last 20 years Dr Sambrook Smith has been investigating the linkages between river processes and sedimentology at scales ranging from individual pores within a river bed up to km-long bars in some of the Worlds largest rivers. Research aims to generate new, generic and quantitative understanding of how rivers function across these scales. This is facilitated by development of ...
Professor of Hydrogeology
John Tellam’s main research interests are in inorganic, surface-interacting, solute and particle transport in groundwaters, with a particular emphasis on sandstone aquifers.