People and Publications

Name Position and Specialisms

Professor Mark Macklin

Co-Director. River geomorphology, flood-risk assessment, human-river environment interactions, mining pollution and hydrological controls of malaria.

Professor Chris Thomas

Co-Director. Spatial ecologyhuman, malaria vector ecology, antimicrobial resistance, spatial modelling, remote sensing and GIS, climate change, ecohealth, wildlife biolog and conservation.

Professor Edward Hanna

Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology. Climate change links with extreme weather events and ice-sheet mass balance.

Dr Mark Schuerch

Coastal geomorphology with particular focus in fine-sediment coasts and coastal ecosystems.

Dr Luca Mao

Fluvial geomorphology with expertise on sediment transport, river morphodynamics, river management/restoration.

Dr Dilkushi de Alwis Pitts

Modelling surface dynamics at regional and global scales.

Dr Daniel Magnone

Nutrients and contaminants in waters and soils

Dr Joseph Harwood

Analytical Geochemistry (XRF, XRD, SEM), Sedimentology and Photogrammetry utilising UAV technology.

Dr Kristen Beck

Palaeoecology focusing on the impacts of climate on the environment, society, and human health.

Dr Matthew Hannaford

Interaction between climate and society over the last millennium.

Dr Harriet Moore

River restoration, including the problem of maintenance, and the distribution of projects in river basins.

Dr Theresa Mercer 

Environmental biogeochemistry, biogeography, ecosystem services, soil science, waste management, environmental pollution, environmental and climate policy

Dr Andrew Kythreotis

Climate change and the environment: policy, politics and governance

Josephine Westlake 

Hydrology, Geomorphology, Geophysical Hazards

Dr Amogh Mudbhatkal

Climate change impacts on river hydrology, Catchment/Watershed hydrology, Remote sensing/GIS applications in hydrology.
Ms Miyo Yoshizaki Estuarine hydro- and morphodynamics



Chen, HL, T.K. Nath, S. Chong, V. Foo, C. Gibbins, A.M. Lechner (2021) The plastic waste problem in Malaysia: management, recycling and disposal of local and global plastic waste. SN Applied Sciences.  

Delhasse, A, E. Hanna, C. Kittel, X. Fettweis (2021) Brief communication: CMIP6 does not suggest any atmospheric blocking increase in summer over Greenland by 2100. International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.6977. 

Fletcher, M.-S., Bowman, D.M.J.S., Whitlock, C., Mariani, M., Beck, K.K., Stahle, L., Hopf, F., Benson, A., Hall, T., Heijnis, H., & Zawadki, A. (2021) The influence of climatic change, fire and species invasion on a southern temperate rainforest system over the past 18,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 106824 

Ghirardelli, A., Tarolli, P., Rajasekaran, M. K., Mudbhatkal, Amogh., Macklin, Mark., Masin, R. (2021) Organic contaminants in Ganga basin: from the Green Revolution to the emerging concerns of modern India. iScience. ISSN 2589-0042 

Hall, R, E. Hanna, L. Chen (2021) Winter Arctic Amplification at the synoptic timescale, 1979-2018, its regional variation and response to tropical and extratropical variability. Climate Dynamics, 

Hanna, E., J. Cappelen, X. Fettweis, S.H. Mernild, T.L. Mote, R. Mottram, K. Steffen, T.J. Ballinger, R.J. Hall (2021) Greenland surface air temperature changes from 1981 to 2019 and implications for ice-sheet melt and mass-balance change. International Journal of Climatology 41 (S1), E1336-E1352. 


Beck, Kristen, Mariani, M., Fletcher, M.-S., Schneider, L., Aquino-López, M.-A., Gadd, P. S., Heijnis, H., Saunders, K. M. and Zawadzki, A. (2020) The impacts of intensive mining on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems: A case of sediment pollution and calcium decline in cool temperate Tasmania, Australia. Environmental Pollution . ISSN 0269-7491  

Cross, D.E., Thomas, C.J., McKeown, N., Siaziyu, V., Healey, A., Willis, T., Singini, D., Liywali, F., Silumesi, A., Sakala, J., Smith, M., Macklin, M.G. and Thomas, C.J., 2020. Geographically extensive larval surveys reveal an unexpected scarcity of primary vector mosquitoes in a region of persistent malaria transmission in western Zambia.  

Davies, Peter, Lawrence, Susan, Turnbull, Jodi, Rutherfurd, Ian, Grove, James, Silvester, Ewen and Macklin, Mark (2020) Mining Modification of River Systems: A case study from the Australian Gold Rush. Geoarchaeology . ISSN 1520-6548 

De la Torre, J.A., E.P. Wong, A.M. Lechner, N. Zulaikha, A. Zawawi, P.A. Patah, S. Saaban, B. Goossens, A. Campos-Arceiz (2020) There will be conflict – agricultural landscapes are prime, rather than marginal, habitats for Asian elephants. Animal Conservation.  

Ern Ang, M.L., D. Arts, D. Crawford, B.V. Labatos, K.D. Ngo, J.R. Owen, C. Gibbins, A.M. Lechner (2020). Socio-environmental land cover time series analysis of mining landscapes using Google Earth Engine and web-based mapping. Remote Sens. Appl. Soc. Environ. 100458.  

Hanna, E., F. Pattyn, F. Navarro, V. Favier, H. Goelzer, M.R. van den Broeke, M. Vizcaino, P.L. Whitehouse, C. Ritz, K. Bulthuis, B. Smith (2020) Mass balance of the ice sheets and glaciers – progress since AR5 and challenges. Earth Science Reviews 201, 102976. 

Jamhuri, J., M.A. Edinoor, N. Kamarudin, A.M. Lechner, A. Ashton-Butt, B. Azhar (2020) Higher mortality rates for large- and medium-sized mammals on plantation roads compared to highways in Peninsular Malaysia. Ecol. Evol 

Kiesel, Joshua, Schuerch, Mark, Christie, Elizabeth K., Möller, Iris, Spencer, Tom and Vafeidis, Athanasios T. (2020) Effective design of managed realignment schemes can reduce coastal flood risks. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 242 . p. 106844. ISSN 0272-7714 

Teo, H.C., A.M. Lechner, S. Sagala, A. Campos-Arceiz (2020) Environmental Impacts of Planned Capitals and Lessons for Indonesia’s New Capital. Land 9, 438. 

Lechner, Alex, Gomes, Rachel L., Rodrigues, LuceliaAshfold, Matthew J., Selvam, Sivathass Bannir, Wong, Ee Phin, Raymond, Christopher M., Zieritz, Alexandra, Sing, Kong Wah, Moug, Peter, Billa, Lawal, SagalaSautCheshmehzangi, Ali, Lourdes, Karen, AzharBadrul, Sanusi, Ruzana, Ives, Christopher D., Tang, Yu-Ting, Tan, David T., Chan, Faith Ka Shun, Nath, Tapan Kumar, Sabarudin, Nur Aliya Binti, Metcalfe, Sarah E., Gulsrud, Natalie M., Schuerch, Mark, Campos-Arceiz, Ahimsa, Macklin, Mark and Gibbins, Chris (2020) Challenges and considerations of applying nature-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia. Blue-Green Systems, 2 (1). pp. 331-351.  

Lechner, A.M., L.N.H. Verbrugge, A. Chelliah, M. Ang, C.M. Raymond (2020) Rethinking tourism conflict potential within and between groups using participatory mapping. Landscape and Urban Planning, 203 

Lintern, A., Schneider, L., Beck, K. K., Mariani, M., Fletcher, M.-S., Gell, P., Haberle, S. (2020) Background concentrations of mercury in Australian freshwater sediments: the role of catchment’s physico-chemical parameters on mercury deposition Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene: Special Issue on Mercury, 8 (1): 019. 

Lourdes, K.T., C.N. Gibbins, P. Hamel, R. Sanusi, B. Azhar, A.M. Lechner (2020) A Review of Urban Ecosystem Services Research in Southeast Asia. Land. 10(1), 40; 

McKenna, P.B., A.M. Lechner, S. Phinn, P.D. Erskine (2020) Remote sensing of mine site rehabilitation for ecological outcomes: A global systematic review. Remote Sens. 12, 1–32.  

Macklin, M.G. and Lewin, J., 2020. The Rivers of Humankind. In Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis. Emerald Publishing Limited. 

Myers, S., S. Hemstock, E. Hanna (2020) Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis. Emerald. 

Ng, L., A. Campos-Arceiz, S. Sloan, A.C. Hughes, D. Tiang, B. Li, A.M. Lechner (2020) The scale of biodiversity impacts of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation. 248 

Paul A, T.K. Nath S.J. Noon, A.M. Lechner (2020) Public Open space, Green exercise and well-being in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Urban Forest and Urban Greening 55:126825. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126825 

Schneider, L., Shulmeister, N., Mariani, M., Beck, K.K., Fletcher, M.-S., Zawadzki, A., Saunders, K., Aquino-Lopez M. & Haberle, S. G. (2020) Colonialism and the environment: the anthropogenic legacies of the Southern Hemisphere's largest copper mine of the 20th century The Anthropocene Review, 1-20 

Smith, M.W., Willis, T., Alfieri, L., James, W.H.M., Trigg, M.A., Yamazaki, D., Hardy, A.J., Bisselink, B., De Roo, A., Macklin, M.G. and Thomas, C.J., 2020. Incorporating hydrology into climate suitability models changes projections of malaria transmission in Africa. Nature communications, 11(1), pp.1-9. 

Teo, H.C., A. Campos-Arceiz, B. Li, M. Wu, A. Lechner (2020) Building a Green Belt and Road: A Systematic Review and Comparative Assessment of the Chinese and English-Language Literature. PLoS One 15. 


Ballinger, T.J. and Mote, T.L. and Mattingly, K. and Bliss, A.C. and Hanna, Edward and van As, D. and Prieto, M. and Gharehchahi, S. and Fettweis, X. and Noel, B. and Smeets, P.C.J.P. and Ribergaard, M.H. and Cappelen, J. (2019) Greenland Ice Sheet late-season melt: investigating multi-scale drivers of K-transect events. Cryosphere . ISSN 1994-0416  

Beck, Kristen, Fletcher, Michael-Shawn, Gadd, Patricia, Heijnis, Henk, Saunders, Krystyna and Zawadzki, Atun (2019) The long-term impacts of climate and fire on catchment processes and aquatic ecosystem response in Tasmania, Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 221 . p. 105892. ISSN 0277-3791  

Briant, R.M., Cohen, K.M., Cordier, S., Demoulin, A.J., Macklin, M.G., Mather, A.E., Rixhon, G., Veldkamp, T., Wainwright, J., Whittaker, A. and Wittmann, H., 2018. Applying Pattern Oriented Sampling in current fieldwork practice to enable more effective model evaluation in fluvial landscape evolution research. Earth surface processes and landforms43(14), pp.2964-2980. 

Fuller, IC, Macklin, Mark, Toonen, WHJ, Turner, J and Norton, K (2019) A 2000 year record of palaeofloods in a volcanically-reset catchment: Whanganui River, New Zealand. Global and Planetary Change, 181 (10298). ISSN 0921-8181 

Grove, J, Turnbull, J, Lawrence, S, Davies, P, Rutherfurd, I, Silvester, E, Colombi, F and Macklin, Mark (2019) Mining to mud: a multidisciplinary approach to understanding Victoria’s riverine landscape as a product of historical gold mining. Preview, 200 . pp. 44-56. ISSN 1443-2471 

Hall, R.J., H. Wei, E. Hanna (2019) Complex systems modelling for statistical forecasting of winter North Atlantic atmospheric variability: a new approach. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 145, 2568-2585.  

Hudson-Edwards, KA, Byrne, P, Bird, G, Brewer, P, Burke, IT, Jamieson, H, Macklin, Mark and Williams, RD (2019) Origin and Fate of Vanadium in the Hazeltine Creek Catchment following the 2014 Mount Polley Mine Tailings Spill in British Columbia, Canada. Environmental Science & Technology, 53 (8). pp. 4088-4098. ISSN 0013-936X 

Kiesel, Joshua, Schuerch, Mark, Möller, Iris, Spencer, Tom and Vafeidis, Athanasios (2019) Attenuation of high water levels over restored saltmarshes can be limited. Insights from Freiston Shore, Lincolnshire, UK. Ecological Engineering, 136 . pp. 89-100. ISSN 0925-8574 

Schuerch, Mark, Spencer, Tom and Evans, Ben (2019) Coupling between tidal mudflats and salt marshes affects marsh morphology. Marine Geology, 412 . pp. 95-106. ISSN 0025-3227 

Macklin, M.G. and Lewin, J., 2019. River stresses in anthropogenic times: Large-scale global patterns and extended environmental timelines. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment43(1), pp.3-23. 

Lamine, S, Petropoulos, G, Brewer, P, Srivastava, PK, Manevski, K, Prashant, K, Kalaitzidis, C and Macklin, Mark (2019) Heavy metals soil contamination detection using combined geochemistry and ASD Field Spectrometry over a highly contaminated floodplain site in the United Kingdom. Sensors, 19 (4). ISSN 1424-8220 

Longfield, Sean, Faulkner, Duncan, Kjeldsen, Thomas, Macklin, Mark, Jones, Anna, Foulds, Simon, Brewer, Paul and Griffiths, Hywel (2019) Incorporating sedimentological data in UK flood frequency estimation. Journal of Flood Risk Management . ISSN 1753-318X 

Schuerch, Mark and Spencer, Tom and Evans, Ben (2019) Coupling between tidal mudflats and salt marshes affects marsh morphology. Marine Geology, 412. pp. 95-106. ISSN 0025-3227 

Vafeidis, Athanasios T. and Schuerch, Mark and Wolff, Claudia and Spencer, Tom and Merkens, Jan L. and Hinkel, Jochen and Lincke, Daniel and Brown, Sally and Nicholls, Robert J. (2019) Water-level attenuation in global-scale assessments of exposure to coastal flooding: a sensitivity analysis. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 19 (5). pp. 973-984. ISSN 1561-8633 


Adamson, G.C., Hannaford, M.J. and Rohland, E.J., 2018. Re-thinking the present: The role of a historical focus in climate change adaptation research. Global Environmental Change, 48, pp.195-205. 

Beck, K. K., Fletcher, M.-S., Gadd, P. S., Heijnis, H., Saunders, K. M., Simpson, G. L., &  Zawadzki, A. (2018) Variance and rate-of-change as early warning signals for a critical transition in an aquatic ecosystem state: A test case from Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123, 495–508  

Briant, R.M., Cohen, K.M., Cordier, S., Demoulin, A.J., Macklin, M.G., Mather, A.E., Rixhon, G., Veldkamp, T., Wainwright, J., Whittaker, A. and Wittmann, H., 2018. Applying Pattern Oriented Sampling in current fieldwork practice to enable more effective model evaluation in fluvial landscape evolution research. Earth surface processes and landforms, 43(14), pp.2964-2980. 

Byrne, P and Hudson-Edwards, K A and Bird, G and Macklin, Mark and Brewer, P A and Williams, R D and Jamieson, H E (2018) Water quality impacts and river system recovery following the 2014 Mount Polley mine tailings dam spill, British Columbia, Canada. Applied Geochemistry, 91 . pp. 64-74. ISSN 0883-2927 

Chen, L. and Francis, J. and Hanna, Edward (2018) The ‘Warm-Arctic/Cold-Continents’ pattern during 1901-2010. International Journal of Climatology . ISSN 0899-8418 

Davies, P and Lawrence, S and Turnbull, J and Rutherford, I and Grove, J and Silvester, E and Baldwin, D and Macklin, Mark (2018) Reconstruction of historical riverine sediment production on the goldfields of Victoria, Australia. Anthropocene, 21 . pp. 1-15. ISSN 2213-3054 

Fuller, Ian C. and Macklin, Mark G. and Toonen, Willem H. J. and Holt, Katherine A. (2018) Storm-generated Holocene and historical floods in the Manawatu River, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 310 . pp. 102-124. ISSN 0169-555X 

Hall, Richard J. and Hanna, Edward (2018) North Atlantic circulation indices: links with summer and winter UK temperature and precipitation and implications for seasonal forecasting. International Journal of Climatology . ISSN 0899-8418 

Hanna, Edward and Fettweis, Xavier and Hall, Richard (2018) Brief communication: Recent changes in summer Greenland blocking captured by none of the CMIP5 models. The Cryosphere . ISSN 1994-0416 

Hanna, E. and Hall, R. J. and Cropper, T. E. and Ballinger, T. J. and Wake, L. and Mote, T. and Cappelen, J. (2018) Greenland Blocking Index daily series 1851-2015: analysis of changes in extremes and links with North Atlantic and UK climate variability and change. International Journal of Climatology . ISSN 0899-8418 

Hannaford, M.J., 2018. Long-term drivers of vulnerability and resilience to drought in the Zambezi-Save area of southern Africa, 1505–1830. Global and planetary change, 166, pp.94-106. 

K.K., Fletcher, M-S.,Kattel, G., Barry, L., Gadd, P.S.,Heijnis, H., Jacobsen, G., &  Saunders, K.M. (2018) The indirect response of an aquatic ecosystem to long term climate-driven terrestrial vegetation in a subalpine temperate lake. Journal of Biogeography, 45, 713-725 

Overland, J.E. and Hanna, Edward and Hanssen-Bauer, I. and Kim, S.-J. and Walsh, J.E. and Wang, M. and Bhatt, U.S. and Thoman, R.L. (2018) Surface air temperature. Arctic Report Card, NOAA, 

Panyushkina, Irina P. and Meko, D. M. and Macklin, M. G. and Toonen, W. H. J. and Mukhamadiev, N. S. and Konovalov, V. G. and Ashikbaev, N. Z. and Sagitov, A. O. (2018) Storm-generated Holocene and, Central Asia, 1779-2015, inferred from tree rings. Climate Dynamics . ISSN 0930-7575 

Schuerch, Mark and Spencer, Tom and Temmerman, Stijn and Kirwan, Matthew L. and Wolff, Claudia and Lincke, Daniel and McOwen, Chris J. and Pickering, Mark D. and Reef, Ruth and Vafeidis, Athanasios T. and Hinkel, Jochen and Nicholls, Robert J. and Brown, Sally (2018) Future response of global coastal wetlands to sea level rise. Nature . ISSN 0028-0836 

Wilem, Bruno and Canovas, Juan Antonio Ballesteros and Macdonald, Neil and Toonen, Willem H J and Baker, Victor and Barriendos, Mariano and Benito, Gerardo and Brauer, Achim and Corella, Juan Pablo and Denniston, Rhawn and Glaser, Rudiger and Ionita, Monica and Kahle, Michael and Liu, tao and Luetscher, Marc and Macklin, Mark and Mudelsee, Manfred and Munoz, Samuel and Schulte, Lothar and St. George, Scott and Stoffel, Markus and Wetter, Oliver (2018) Interpreting historical, botanical, and geological evidence to aid preparations for future floods. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water . ISSN 1939-5078 


Beck, K.K., Fletcher, M.S., Gadd, P.S., Heijnis, H. & Jacobsen, G. (2017) An early onset of ENSO influence in the extra-tropics of the southwest Pacific inferred from a 14,600 year high resolution multi-proxy record from Paddy’s Lake, northwest Tasmania. Quaternary Science Reviews, 157, 164-175 

Clement, A. J. H. and Novakova, T. and Hudson-Edwards, K.A. and Fuller, I.C. and Macklin, M. G. and Fox, E.G. and Zapico, I. (2017) The environmental and geomorphological impacts of historical gold mining in the Ohinemuri and Waihou river catchments, Coromandel, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 295 . pp. 159-175. ISSN 0169-555X 

Daley, James and Croke, Jacky and Thompson, Chris and Cohen, Tim and Macklin, Mark and Sharma, Ashneel (2017) Late Quaternary channel and floodplain formation in a partly confined subtropical river, eastern Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science . ISSN 0267-8179 

Hall, Richard J. and Scaife, Adam A. and Hanna, Edward and Jones, Julie M. and Erdelyi, Robert (2017) Simple statistical probabilistic forecasts of the winter NAO. Weather and Forecasting, 32 (4). pp. 1585-1601. ISSN 0882-8156 

Hanna, Edward and Hall, Richard J. and Overland, James E. (2017) Can Arctic warming influence UK extreme weather? Weather, 72 (11). pp. 346-352. ISSN 0043-1656 

Lam, Daryl and Thompson, Chris and Croke, Jacky and Sharma, Ashneel and Macklin, Mark (2017) Reducing uncertainty with flood frequency analysis: the contribution of palaeoflood and historical flood information. Water Resources Research, 53 (3). pp. 2312-2327. ISSN 1944-7973 

Naylor, Larissa A. and Spencer, Tom and Lane, Stuart N. and Darby, Stephen E. and Magilligan, Francis J. and Macklin, Mark G. and Moller, Iris (2017) Stormy geomorphology: geomorphic contributions in an age of climate extremes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (1). pp. 166-190. ISSN 0197-9337 

Toonen, Willem H. J. and Foulds, Simon A. and Macklin, Mark G. and Lewin, John (2017) Events, episodes, and phases: signal from noise in flood-sediment archives. Geology, 45 (4). pp. 331-334. ISSN 0091-7613 

Van den Broeke, M. and Box, J. and Fettweis, X. and Hanna, E. and Noel, B. and Tedesco, M. and van As, D. and van de Berg, W. and van Kampenhaout, L. (2017) Greenland ice sheet surface mass loss: recent developments in observation and modeling. Current Climate Change Reports 3, 345-356 

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