Dr Nick Kettridge BSc PhD

Nick Kettridge

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Water Sciences
Senior Admissions Tutor (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

Undergraduate Modules:

  • Earth and Ecological Systems (Module convener; Year 1, GGM102)
  • Global Environmental Issues (Year 1, GGM103)
  • Snowdonia Field Course and Tutorials (Year 1, GGM105)
  • Research Methods for Dissertations (Year 2, GGM201)
  • Geography and Geography/Geology dissertation supervision (Year 3, GGM301)
  • Wetland Environments (Module convener; Year 3, GGM308) 

Masters Modules:

  • Environmental Analysis and Modelling (GGM506)
  • Advances in Water Sciences 
  • Project/dissertation supervision 

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

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

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. 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, '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

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40033-7

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

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

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

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

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

Moore, PA, Lukenbach, MC, Kettridge, N, Petrone, RM, Devito, KJ & Waddington, JM 2017, 'Peatland Water Repellency: Importance of Soil Water Content, Moss Species, and Burn Severity', Journal of Hydrology, pp. 656-665. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.09.036

Mo, S, Zhang, X, Tang, Y, Liu, Z & Kettridge, N 2017, 'Effects of snails, submerged plants and their coexistence on eutrophication in aquatic ecosystems', Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, vol. 418, 44. https://doi.org/10.1051/kmae/2017034

Kettridge, N, Lukenbach, MC, Hokanson, KJ, Hopkinson, C, Devito, KJ, Petrone, RM, Mendoza, C & Waddington, JM 2017, 'Low evapotranspiration enhances the resilience of peatland carbon stocks to fire', Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074186

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

Devito, KJ, Hokanson, KJ, Moore, P, Kettridge, N, Anderson, A, Chasmer, L, Hopkinson, C, Lukenbach, M, Mendoza, C, Morissette, J, Peters, D, Petrone, R, Silins, U, Smerdon, B & Waddington, M 2017, 'Landscape controls on long-term runoff in sub-humid heterogeneous Boreal Plains catchments', Hydrological Processes, vol. 31, no. 15, pp. 2737–2751. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11213

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