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


Larsen, A, Larsen, J & Lane, SN 2021, 'Dam builders and their works: beaver influences on the structure and function of river corridor hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecosystems', Earth Science Reviews, vol. 218, 103623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103623

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

Jankowski, N, Cohen, TJ, Larsen, J, Larsen, A & May, JH 2021, 'Revisiting the abandoned shorelines of Lake George, Australia: a refined optical dating framework', Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1052-1072. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.3348

Arnold, S, Bulovic, N, McIntyre, N, Finch, WK, Larsen, J, Reading, LP & Baumgartl, T 2020, 'Event‐based deep drainage and percolation dynamics in Vertosols and Chromosols', Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13592

Beria, H, Larsen, J, Michelon, A, Ceperley, N & Schaefli, B 2020, 'HydroMix v1.0: a new Bayesian mixing framework for attributing uncertain hydrological sources', Geoscientific Model Development. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2433-2020, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2433-2020

Ceperley, N, Zuecco, G, Beria, H, Carturan, L, Michelon, A, Penna, D, Larsen, J & Schaefli, B 2020, 'Seasonal snow cover decreases young water fractions in high Alpine catchments', Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13937

Beria, H, Larsen, J, Ceperley, N, Michelon, A, Vennemann, T & Schaefli, B 2018, 'Understanding snow hydrological processes through the lens of stable water isotopes', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1311, https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1311

Berghuijs, WR, Larsen, J, van Emmerik, THM & Woods, RA 2017, 'A Global Assessment of Runoff Sensitivity to Changes in Precipitation, Potential Evaporation, and Other Factors', Water Resources Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017wr021593

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

Perez-Saez, J, Mande, T, Larsen, J, Ceperley, N & Rinaldo, A 2017, 'Classification and prediction of river network ephemerality and its relevance for waterborne disease epidemiology', Advances in Water Resources. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.10.003

Palmer, J, Thorburn, PJ, Biggs, JS, Dominati, EJ, Probert, ME, Meier, EA, Huth, NI, Dodd, M, Snow, V, Larsen, JR & Parton, W 2017, 'Nitrogen cycling from increased soil organic carbon contributes both positively and negatively to ecosystem services in wheat agro-ecosystems', Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00731, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00731

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

Trancoso, R, Phinn, S, Mcvicar, TR, Larsen, JR & Mcalpine, CA 2017, 'Regional variation in streamflow drivers across a continental climatic gradient', Ecohydrology. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1816

Larsen, A, Heckmann, T, Larsen, JR & Bork, H-R 2016, 'Gully catchments as a sediment sink, not just a source: Results from a long-term (~12 500 year) sediment budget', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3839

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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