Professor Nick Kettridge BSc PhD

Nick Kettridge

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor of Ecohydrology
Deputy Head of School (Geography, Earth and Environmental Science)

Contact details

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

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 drought.

Qualifications

2005 – PhD Geography – University of Sheffield

2002 – BSC Geography – University of Sheffield

Teaching

  • GGM110 Environmental Research Frontiers (Module convener)
  • EVS118 Environmental Science Research Frontiers (Module convener)
  • GGM108 Tutorial and study skills for Geographers
  • GGM216 Research skills and field work.
  • GGM109 Rotterdam field course (Physical Geography Field Lead)
  • GGM308 Wetland Environments (Module convener)
  • GGM506 Environmental Analysis and Modelling
  • GGM301 Geography Dissertations
  • Geography/Geology Dissertations
  • River Environments and their Management dissertations
  • Geography and Environmental Science dissertations
  • Advances in Water Sciences

Postgraduate supervision

Nick Kettridge specialises in characterising 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 drought.

Much of Dr Kettridge’s research focuses on peatlands and aims to understand 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 drought.

Dr Kettridge welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral researchers in his areas of interest.

Research

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 drought.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Little, K, Graham, LJ, Flannigan, M, Belcher, CM & Kettridge, N 2024, 'Landscape controls on fuel moisture variability in fire-prone heathland and peatland landscapes', Fire Ecology, vol. 20, no. 1, 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-024-00248-0

Little, K, Graham, LJ & Kettridge, N 2023, 'Accounting for among-sampler variability improves confidence in fuel moisture content field measurements', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 33, no. 1, WF23078. https://doi.org/10.1071/WF23078

Meier, S, Strobl, E, Elliott, RJR & Kettridge, N 2023, 'Cross-country risk quantification of extreme wildfires in Mediterranean Europe', Risk Analysis, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 1745-1762. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.14075

Asuk, SA, Matthews, TJ, Sadler, JP, Pugh, TAM, Ebu, VT, Ifebueme, NM & Kettridge, N 2023, 'Impact of human foraging on tree diversity, composition, and abundance in a tropical rainforest', Biotropica, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13180

Howard, BC, Baker, I, Kettridge, N, Ullah, S & Krause, S 2023, 'Increasing the scope of the resazurin-resorufin smart tracer system in hydrologic and biogeochemical sciences: the effects of storage duration and temperature on preservation', Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 701-709. https://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10514

Stoof, CR, De Vries, JR, Castellnou Ribau, M, F. Fernández, M, Flores, D, Galarza Villamar, J, Kettridge, N, Lartey, D, Moore, PF, Newman Thacker, F, Prichard, SJ, Tersmette, P, Tuijtel, S, Verhaar, I & Fernandes, PM 2023, 'Megafire: An ambiguous and emotive term best avoided by science', Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13791

Devito, KJ, O’Sullivan, AM, Peters, DL, Hokanson, KJ, Kettridge, N & Mendoza, CA 2023, 'Runoff Threshold Responses in Continental Boreal Catchments: Nexus of Subhumid Climate, Low‐Relief, Surficial Geology, and Land Cover', Water Resources Research, vol. 59, no. 11, e2023WR034752. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023WR034752

Rabbai, A, Wendt, DE, Curioni, G, Quick, SE, MacKenzie, AR, Hannah, DM, Kettridge, N, Ullah, S, Hart, KM & Krause, S 2023, 'Soil moisture and temperature dynamics in juvenile and mature forest as a result of tree growth, hydrometeorological forcings, and drought', Hydrological Processes, vol. 37, no. 6, e14919. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14919

Howard, BC, Baker, I, Kettridge, N, Ullah, S & Krause, S 2023, 'Wood Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Nitrate Removal Rates in River Sediments: Risks and Opportunities for Instream Wood Restoration', ACS ES&T Water, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 2186-2198. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.3c00014

Leonard, R, Moore, P, Krause, S, Chasmer, L, Devito, KJ, Petrone, RM, Mendoza, C, Waddington, JM & Kettridge, N 2022, 'Forest stand complexity controls ecosystem-scale evapotranspiration dynamics: implications for landscape flux simulations', Hydrological Processes, vol. 36, no. 12, e14761. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14761

Tilak, AS, Hoyne, S & Kettridge, N 2022, 'Near-surface controls on peatland hydrology: implications for rapid adaptation and enhanced resilience to disturbances', Ecohydrology, vol. 15, no. 6, e2445. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2445

Comer-Warner, SA, Nguyen, ATQ, Nguyen, MN, Wang, M, Turner, A, Le, H, Sgouridis, F, Krause, S, Kettridge, N, Nguyen, N, Hamilton, RL & Ullah, S 2022, 'Restoration impacts on rates of denitrification and greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical coastal wetlands', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 803, 149577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149577

Worrall, F, Morrison, R, Evans, C, Kaduk, J, Page, SE, Cumming, A, Rayment, M & Kettridge, N 2021, 'Are peatlands in different states with respect to their thermodynamic behaviour? A simple test of peatland energy and entropy budgets', Hydrological Processes, vol. 35, no. 12, e14431. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14431

Comment/debate

Stoof, CR & Kettridge, N 2022, 'Living with fire and the need for diversity', Earth's Future, vol. 10, no. 4, e2021EF002528. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EF002528

Review article

Arnaud, M, Krause, S, Norby, RJ, Dang, TH, Acil, N, Kettridge, N, Gauci, V & Ullah, S 2023, 'Global mangrove root production, its controls and roles in the blue carbon budget of mangroves', Global Change Biology, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 3256-3270. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16701

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