Lancaster University

Matthew Clark

PhD: Delivering Ecoacoustic Net Gain in the UK Location: Lancaster University Email: LinkedIn: I graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Zoology in 2015. I then worked, volunteered, and studied at several conservation NGOs and research institutes in Latin America and Europe, before returning to the UK and working in […]

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Fiona Pearce

Location: Lancaster University Email: I’ve taken the scenic route to starting my PhD, having worked in GIS, policy and catchment management in the UK and New Zealand. My work has always been related to sustainable agriculture, and I’m broadly interested in how we can ensure the long-term sustainability of food production while protecting the […]

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Katrina Woodfield

PhD: Investigating the role of organic nutrient resources in controlling biodiversity and production in freshwater ecosystems Location: Lancaster University Email: I graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Environmental Science. As an undergraduate, I focused most of my time on the study of freshwater environments and the numerous challenges threatening them. My enthusiasm […]

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Katherine Vest

PhD: Understanding the indirect climate impacts of halogens in the troposphere Location: Lancaster University Email: LinkedIn: X: @Kathrynvxx I graduated from Lancaster University in 2023 with a BSc in Environmental Science. My main interests during my undergraduate degree included atmospheric science, climate change and I enjoyed pursuing research projects including a microclimate study […]

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The Pollution-Climate-Health Dilemma: Cleaner Air but Poorer Health Outcomes under a Changing Climate?

Orange glow over city

In the UK, air pollution has been identified as the largest environmental risk to public health, causing between 28-36,000 deaths per year. The WHO have stated that 99% of the world’s population are exposed to air quality that fails to meet their Guideline limits. Health impacts, such as hospital admissions or increased GP visits, can […]

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Measuring Meltwater Fluxes into the Arctic Ocean


This project offers the exciting opportunity to assess pan-Arctic meltwater fluxes from the Greenland Ice Sheet and Arctic ice caps, using novel satellite datasets and advanced processing techniques. The Arctic is one of the most rapidly changing environments on the planet. Surface melting across pan-Arctic glaciers contributes freshwater fluxes into the Arctic Ocean that have […]

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Redrawing the lines of battle in coral reef fish communities

Fish swimming over coral

Coexistence of competing species in ecological communities is made possible by co-evolved “rules of engagement”. During competition, these rules enable contest resolution through avoidance or signals, without the need to escalate to direct attacks, which prevents unnecessary energy loss for both individuals. However, rapid environmental change can disrupt established competitor hierarchies as the effect of […]

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Hot to cold: the exceptional mobility and hazard of volcanic block and ash flows

Ten percent of the world’s population (i.e. 100s of millions) live within 100 km of an active volcano. During all explosive volcanic eruptions pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) can form – high temperature mixtures of rock and gas that rapidly flow away from the volcanic vent. These phenomena are the most lethal of all volcanic hazards […]

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