Mike Newland

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

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

Mike Newland is a post-doctoral researcher in atmospheric chemistry. His current work focuses on oxidation mechanisms in the troposphere.


MSc Atmospheric Sciences, BSc Environmental Geoscience


Mike Newland did his BSc in Environmental Geoscience at the University of Bristol before completing his MSc in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He then worked as an offshore engineer before going on to do a PhD in atmospheric modeling of tropospheric and stratospheric chemistry at the University of East Anglia. In June 2013 he started a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Birmingham investigating oxidation mechanisms in the troposphere.


Lecturing in Stratospheric Chemistry


Tropospheric oxidation mechanisms, Oxidative capacity of the atmosphere, Paleoclimatology from ice-cores, Ozone depleting substances

Other activities

Co-organiser of ClimateSnack at University of Birmingham


Newland, M. J., C. E. Reeves, D. E. Oram, J. C. Laube, W. T. Sturges, C. Hogan, P. Begley, and P. J. Fraser, Southern hemispheric halon trends and global halon emissions, 1978 – 2011, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5551-5565, 2013

Sturges, W. T., D. E. Oram, J. CLaube, C. E. Reeves, M. J. Newland, C. Hogan, P. Martinerie, E. Witrant, C. A. M. Brenninkmeijer, T. J. Schuck, and P. J. Fraser, Emissions halted of the potent greenhouse gas SF5CF3, Atmos. Chem. Phys.12, 3653-3658, 2012

Oram, D. E., F. S. Mani, J. C. Laube, M. J. Newland, C. E. Reeves, W. T. Sturges, S. A. Penkett, C. A. M. Brenninkmeijer, T. Röckmann, and P. J. Fraser, Long-term tropospheric trend of octafluorocyclobutane (c-C4F8 or PFC-318), Atmos. Chem. Phys.12, 261-269, 2012

Laube, J. C., C. Hogan, M. J. Newland, F. S. Mani, P. J. Fraser, C. A. M. Brenninkmeijer, P. Martinerie, D. E. Oram, T. Röckmann, J. Schwander, E. Witrant, G. P. Mills, C. E. Reeves, and W. T. Sturges, Distributions, long term trends and emissions of four perfluorocarbons in remote parts of the atmosphere and firn air, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,  12, 4073-4100, 2012

Worton, D. R., W. T. Sturges, C. E. Reeves, M. J. Newland, S. A. Penkett, E. Atlas, V. Stroud, K. Johnson, N. Schmidbauer, S. Solberg, J. Schwander, J-M. Barnola, Evidence from firn air for recent decreases in non-methane hydrocarbons and a 20th century increase in nitrogen oxides in the northern hemisphere, Atmos. Env., 54, 592-602, 2012

Laube, J. C., P. Martinerie, E. Witrant, T. Blunier, J. Schwander, C. A. M. Brenninkmeijer, T. J. Schuck, M. Bolder, T. Röckmann, C. van der Veen, H. Bönisch, A. Engel, G. P. Mills, M. J. Newland, D. E. Oram, C. E. Reeves, and W. T. Sturges, Accelerating growth of HFC-227ea (1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane) in the atmosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys.10, 5903-5910, 2010