Members of the University of Reading’s Land Surface Processes Cluster

The cross-School interdisciplinary Land Surface Processes cluster combines research carried out at the University of Reading within the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, the Department of Meteorology, and NCAS-Climate together with external collaborators, in particular the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the British Geological survey (BGS), the Met Office Hadley Centre and the European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

The cluster aims to generate impactful knowledge on the Critical Zone in the context of a range of research (predominantly NERC funded) and PhD projects, ranging from studies on climate extremes (flooding, droughts, heatwaves), to renewable energy (ground source heat pumps, biofuels). More widely, we participate in (inter)national research efforts on monitoring and modelling (e.g. CMIP) of the global water, energy and carbon balance (WRCP, GEWEX).

Who 1: Academic staff, Research staff, and PDRAs
Within SAGES: Geography & Environmental Science
Joanna Clark; Papers: Google Scholar
Hannah Cloke; Papers: Google Scholar
Arnaud Duranel; Papers: Google Scholar
Angie Elwin
Sebastien Garrigues (visitor from INRA, France); Papers: Google Scholar
Sandy Harrison; Papers: Google Scholar
Jess Neumann
Rodolfo Nobrega
Suvarna Punalekar; Papers: Google Scholar
Shovonlal Roy; Papers: Google Scholar
Maria Shahgedanova; Papers: Google Scholar
Anne Verhoef; Papers: Google Scholar
Andrew Wade; Papers: Google Scholar
Kevin White; Papers: Google Scholar
Azin Howells Wright
Within Meteorology or NCAS Climate
Emily Black; Papers: Google Scholar
Cristina Charlton Perez
Peter Cook
Rebecca Emerton; Papers: Google Scholar
Sue Grimmond; Papers: Google Scholar
Patrick McGuire; Papers: Google Scholar
Omar Müller; Papers: Google Scholar
Ewan Pinnington; Papers: Google Scholar
Tristan Quaife
Reinhard Schiemann; Papers: Google Scholar
Markus Todt
Pier Luigi Vidale; Papers: Google Scholar
Charlie Williams (visitor from the University of Bristol); Papers: Google Scholar
Within Agriculture
Michelle Felton

Who 2: PhD Students
Dedy Antony
Factors affecting soil carbon storage at depth in different land uses in UK
Dagmawi Teklu Asfaw; Papers: Google Scholar
Combining multiple streams of environmental dataset to decision support tools for a maize-based system in sub-Saharan Africa
Noel Clancy
Impacts of air pollutants on vegetation, carbon dioxide and climate
Amsalework Ejigu
Combining multiple streams of environmental data into a soil moisture dataset for maize-based systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Helen Johnson; Papers: Google Scholar
Impact of black carbon impurities in snow on medium range weather forecasts (based at Met Office)
Phiala Mehring
Get your water out of my lounge
Beth Saunders
Surface fluxes, temperatures and boundary layer evolution at the building greyzone in London

Who 3: recent PhD alumni
Ahmed Al-Arazah
Monitoring and modelling of drought in Iraq (awarded 2017)
Renato Braghiere; Papers: Google Scholar
Improving short wave radiative transfer for vegetation in land surface models. (viva 2017)
Rebecca Emerton (now at the University of Reading); Papers: Google Scholar
Extending the predictability of flood hazard at the global scale (viva 2019)
Andrea Manrique Suñén (now at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Representation of vegetation processes in land surface models (awarded 2017)
Catharine Pschenyckyj (now at Northumbria University)
Recent changes in carbon cycling in upland organic soils in response to changing acidity (viva 2018)
Jennifer Price
Remote sensing data to test and constrain a dynamic global vegetation model (awarded 2015)
Azin Howells Wright (now at the University of Reading)
The effect of land surface hydrological process representation on drought prediction (viva 2018)
Duick Young (now at Meteogroup, Wageningen, the Netherlands)
Representing urban vegetation in weather and climate models
(viva 2019)

Who 4: recent other alumni
Chloe Largeron (now at Météo-France); Papers: Google Scholar
Vadim Yapiyev (visitor from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan); Papers: Google Scholar
Ian Davenport (now at the University of Edinburgh)
Charlie Williams (now at Univ. Bristol, with a visiting position at Univ. Reading); Papers: Google Scholar