Dr Joshua Larsen

Dr Joshua Larsen

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

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

Dr Joshua Larsen is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography. His research interests include:  Hydrology, ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, water quality, and palaeohydrology.


BSc, PhD


  • Environmental Research Frontiers
  • Catchment Water Management
  • Dissertation Labs and Fieldwork: Theory and Practice
  • Spatial Data Analysis and Environmental Geophysics
  • Surface Water Interactions


Recent publications


Wendt, DE, Bloomfield, JP, Van Loon, AF, Garcia, M, Heudorfer, B, Larsen, J & Hannah, DM 2021, 'Evaluating integrated water management strategies to inform hydrological drought mitigation', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 3113-3139. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3113-2021

Trancoso, R, Larsen, JR, McVicar, TR, Phinn, SR & McAlpine, CA 2017, 'CO2-vegetation feedbacks and other climate changes implicated in reducing base flow', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 2310-2318. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL072759

Berghuijs, WR, Aalbers, EE, Larsen, JR, Trancoso, R & Woods, RA 2017, 'Recent changes in extreme floods across multiple continents', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 12, no. 11, 114035. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa8847

Hartland, A, Larsen, JR, Andersen, MS, Baalousha, M & Ocarroll, D 2015, 'Association of Arsenic and Phosphorus with Iron Nanoparticles between Streams and Aquifers: Implications for Arsenic Mobility', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 49, no. 24, pp. 14101-14109. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b03506

Cohen, TJ, Jansen, JD, Gliganic, LA, Larsen, JR, Nanson, GC, May, JH, Jones, BG & Price, DM 2015, 'Hydrological transformation coincided with megafaunal extinction in central Australia', Geology, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 195-198. https://doi.org/10.1130/G36346.1

Woodward, C, Shulmeister, J, Larsen, J, Jacobsen, GE & Zawadzki, A 2014, 'The hydrological legacy of deforestation on global wetlands', Science, vol. 346, no. 6211, pp. 844-847. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1260510

Review article

Jones, MD, Abu-Jaber, N, AlShdaifat, A, Baird, D, Cook, BI, Cuthbert, M, Dean, JR, Djamali, M, Eastwood, W, Fleitmann, D, Haywood, AM, Kwiecien, O, Larsen, J, Maher, LA, Metcalfe, SE, Parker, A, Petrie, CA, Primmer, N, Richter, T, Roberts, N, Roe, J, Tindall, JC, Ünal‐İmer, E & Weeks, L 2019, '20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1330

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