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

Leonard, R, Moore, P, Krause, S, Devito, KJ, Petrone, GR, Mendoza, C, Waddington, JM & Kettridge, N 2021, 'The influence of system heterogeneity on peat-surface temperature dynamics', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, no. 2, 024002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abd4ff

Comer-Warner, SA, Gooddy, DC, Ullah, S, Glover, L, Kettridge, N, Wexler, SK, Kaiser, J & Krause, S 2020, 'Seasonal variability of sediment controls of nitrogen cycling in an agricultural stream', Biogeochemistry, vol. 148, no. 1, pp. 31-48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-020-00644-z

Comer-Warner, SA, Romeijn, P, Gooddy, DC, Ullah, S, Kettridge, N, Marchant, B, Hannah, DM & Krause, S 2019, 'Addendum: Thermal sensitivity of CO2 and CH4 emissions varies with streambed sediment properties', Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 3093 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11185-x

Little-Devito, M, Mendoza, C, Chasmer, L, Kettridge, N & Devito, K 2019, 'Opportunistic wetland formation on reconstructed landforms in a sub-humid climate: influence of site and landscape-scale factors', Wetlands Ecology and Management, vol. 27, no. 5-6, pp. 587-608. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-019-09679-y

Comer-Warner, SA, Romeijn, P, Gooddy, DC, Ullah, S, Kettridge, N, Marchant, B, Hannah, DM & Krause, S 2019, 'Reply to ‘Pseudoreplication and greenhouse-gas emissions from rivers'', Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13304-0

Comer-Warner, SA, Gooddy, DC, Ullah, S, Glover, L, Percival, A, Kettridge, N & Krause, S 2019, 'Seasonal variability of sediment controls of carbon cycling in an agricultural stream', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 688, pp. 732-741. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.317

Kettridge, N, Lukenbach, MC, Hokanson, KJ, Devito, KJ, Petrone, RM, Mendoza, C & Waddington, JM 2019, 'Severe wildfire exposes remnant peat carbon stocks to increased post-fire drying', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, 3727 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40033-7

Hokanson, KJ, Moore, PA, Lukenbach, M, Devito, KJ, Kettridge, N, Petrone, R, Mendoza, C & Waddington, JM 2018, 'A HYDROGEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY PEATLAND WILDFIRE SMOULDERING HOTSPOTS', Ecohydrology. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1942

Oliver, C, Leader, S & Kettridge, N 2018, 'Birmingham Bog outdoor laboratory: potentials and possibilities for embedding field-based teaching within the undergraduate classroom', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2018.1455816

Leonard, R, Kettridge, N, Devito, KJ, Petrone, R, Mendoza, C, Waddington, JM & Krause, S 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

Depante, M, Petrone, RM, Devito, KJ, Kettridge, N, Macrae, ML, Mendoza, C & Waddington, JM 2018, 'Potential influence of nutrient availability along a hillslope: Peatland gradient on aspen recovery following fire', Ecohydrology. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1955

Comer-Warner, SA, Romeijn, P, Gooddy, DC, Ullah, S, Kettridge, N, Marchant, B, Hannah, DM & Krause, S 2018, 'Thermal sensitivity of CO <inf>2</inf> and CH <inf>4</inf> emissions varies with streambed sediment properties', Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04756-x

Comer-warner, SA, Romeijn, P, Gooddy, DC, Ullah, S, Kettridge, N, Marchant, B, Hannah, DM & Krause, S 2018, 'Thermal sensitivity of CO2 and CH4 emissions varies with streambed sediment properties', Nature Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, 2803. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04756-x

Worrall, F, Moody, C, Clay, G, Burt, T, Kettridge, N & Rose, R 2018, 'Thermodynamic control of the carbon budget of a peatland', Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JG003996

Review article

Comer-Warner, S, Knapp, JLA, Blaen, P, Klaar, M, Shelley, F, Zarnetske, J, Lee-Cullin, J, Folegot, S, Kurz, M, Lewandowski, J, Harvey, J, Ward, A, Mendoza-Lera, C, Ullah, S, Datry, T, Kettridge, N, Gooddy, D, Drummond, J, Martí, E, Milner, A, Hannah, D & Krause, S 2020, 'The method controls the story - Sampling method impacts on the detection of pore-water nitrogen concentrations in streambeds', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 709, 136075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136075

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