Dr Nick Kettridge's research crossed many disciplines (see Ecohydrology, Landscape Ecology)

Nick Kettridge is a leading co-investigator in a £2.4m NERC Highlight Grant, “Toward a UK fire danger rating system: Understanding fuels, fire behaviour and impacts.” This project will deliver the science required to build a UK-specific Wildfire Danger Rating System. In addition, through his Pyrolife EU ITN project, Nick will also work with University of Birmingham colleagues to train the next generation of (European) wildfire experts.

Doctoral Research

Kerryn Little is a PhD student supervised by Nick Kettridge. Her research focus is research focus The Importance of Local Landscape Controls on Fuel Moisture Content Variability for Fire Behaviour and Danger

Recent Publications

Kettridge, N., et al (2019) Severe wildfire exposes remnant peat carbon stocks to increased post-fire drying. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 3727. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40033-7 

Hokanson, KJ, et al (2018) A hydrogeological landscape framework to identify peatland wildfire smouldering hotspots, Ecohydrology. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1942   

Leonard, R, Kettridge, N, et al (2018) Disturbance impacts on thermal hotspots and hot moments at the peatland-atmosphere interface, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 185-193. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075974