Dr Simon J Dixon BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Simon J Dixon

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lecturer in Geography

Contact details

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

Simon is an interdisciplinary lecturer in geography with broad research interests around human interactions with water and landscapes.  Much of his work focuses on “Anthropocene geomorphology” - unique landforms resulting from interactions between human activities and natural processes. Examples include how waste plastic is being incorporated into sediments and fluvial transport processes, and the effects of geomorphological processes in cities producing hybrid human/natural landforms.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Southampton, 2014
  • MSc (Distinction) River Environmental Management, 2009
  • BSc (Hons.) Chemistry, University of Birmingham, 1997 

Teaching

  • Second Year – Geomatics and GIS (module leader)
  • Turkey Field Course
  • Third Year - River Processes & Deposits

Other activities

  • Member of British Society for Geomorphology
  • Member of European Geophysical Union
  • Member of the British Hydrological Society

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Dixon, SJ, Sear, DA & Nislow, KH 2018, 'A conceptual model of riparian forest restoration for natural flood management', Water and Environment Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12425

Sambrook-Smith, G & Dixon, S 2018, 'The sedimentology of river confluences', Sedimentology. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12504

Dixon, S, Sambrook-Smith, G, Best, JL, Nicholas, A, Bull, J, Vardy, ME, Sarker, MH & Goodbred, S 2018, 'The planform mobility of river channel confluences: Insights from analysis of remotely sensed imagery', Earth Science Reviews, vol. 176, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.09.009

Horton, A & Dixon, S 2017, 'Microplastics: An introduction to environmental transport processes', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1268

Dixon, S, Kettridge, N, Moore, PA, Devito, KJ, Tilak, A, Petrone, R, Mendoza, C & Waddington, JM 2017, 'Peat depth as a control on moss water availability under evaporative stress', Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11307

Dixon, S, Viles, H & Garrett, B 2017, 'Ozymandias in the Anthropocene: the city as an emerging landform', Area. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12358

Tooth, S, Viles, H, Dickinson, A, Dixon, S, Falcini, A, Griffiths, H, Hawkins, H, Lloyd-Jones, J, Ruddock, J, Thorndycraft, V & Whalley, B 2016, 'Visualizing geomorphology: improving communication of data and concepts through engagement with the arts', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 1793-1796. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3990

Dixon, S 2016, 'The effects of river restoration on catchment scale flood risk and flood hydrology', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3919

Dixon, S 2016, 'A dimensionless statistical analysis of logjam form and process', Ecohydrology. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1710

Dixon, SJ & Sear, DA 2014, 'The influence of geomorphology on large wood dynamics in a low gradient headwater stream', Water Resources Research, pp. n/a-n/a. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014WR015947

Other contribution

Evans, C, Morrison, R, Burden, A, Williamson, J, Baird, A, Brown, E, Callaghan, N, Chapman, P, Cumming, A, Dean, H, Dixon, S, Dooling, G, Evans, J, Gauci, V, Grayson, R, Haddaway, N, He, Y, Heppell, K, Holden, J, Hughes, S, Kaduk, J, Jones, D, Matthews, R, Menichino, N, Misselbrook, T, Page, S, Pan, G, Peacock, M, Rayment, M, Ridley, L, Robinson, I, Rylett, D, Scowen, M, Stanley, K & Worrall, F 2016, Final report on project SP1210: Lowland peatland systems in England and Wales – evaluating greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances..

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