Faye Jackson


Doctoral Researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Faye Jackson

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


PhD Title: River temperature sensitivity and response to drivers of change

Supervisors: David Hannah, Jon Sadler, Iain Malcolm (Marine Scotland Science)

I am a hydroclimatologist interested in the interactions between hydrological and climatological systems. I am particularly interested in the drivers and controls of stream temperature and how thermal regimes may alter with climate change. I am also interested by science, policy and management interactions.

My doctoral research focuses on the influence of climate change on river temperature and to what extent hydrology and basin/site properties can moderate these changes. It is envisaged that this research will have direct management implications for stream temperature in Scottish rivers. This research is funded by a Natural Environment Research Council Open Case Studentship.


Distinction, MSc Catchment Dynamics & Management, University of Leeds, 2013

Class 1, BSc Geography, University of Birmingham, 2012


I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham. I was part of a research team who secured an RGS Undergraduate Fieldwork Grant to undertake their dissertation research. My dissertation was focused on understanding stream temperature variability in an alpine catchment (Taillon-Gabietous, French Pyrenees), whilst also utilising thermal imaging. I undertook my MSc in Catchment Dynamics and Management at the University of Leeds and my dissertation assessed the temperature dependence of in-stream sediment respiration in the Odenwinklekeiss catchment, Austrian Alps.


Research interests

Hydroclimatology, thermal regimes, climate change, research/policy/management interface

Research group

Water Sciences

Other activities


  • NERC Open-Case Studentship (2013)
  • British Hydrological Society and JBA MSc Studentship (2012)
  • Royal Geographical Society Geographical Fieldwork Grant (2011)


  • British Hydrological Society (BHS)
  • Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Managers (CIWEM)
  • Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)


  • Qualified C Award Netball Umpire - 2009
  • Qualified Level One Netball Coach - 2008



Review on a BHS National Meeting held at the University of Birmingham (8th May 2011) – River Temperature: research and management in a changing climate. Circulation (British Hydrological Societies Newsletter) August 2011

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