Meet our students

SCENARIO students share a common interest in improving scientific understanding to address today’s and tomorrow’s environmental challenges, including climate change, air and water pollution, and biodiversity loss. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, having first degrees and/or Masters degrees in Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Geography, Meteorology, and Environmental Sciences; their PhD projects span many fascinating aspects of the sciences of the environment, from the atmosphere and ocean to space weather, from earthworms to elephants.

SCENARIO has hosted over 160 students since 2014. 65 students have completed their PhDs and are now working in academia, government, and the private and public sectors, in the UK and abroad. The names and projects of current students are listed below and you can find our alumni here.

Cohort 9 (Autumn 2022 entry)

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Izzi Ariail
 

Lead supervisor: David Brayshaw, University of Reading

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Penny Coulthard
Toward next generation sea ice models: taking the rough with the smooth?

Lead supervisor: Danny Feltham, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Ed Blockley, Met Office
Co-supervisor: David Schroeder, University of Reading

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Rose Foster
The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics

Lead supervisor: Marco Placidi, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Philip Hancock, University of Surrey

Isabelle Gorst
How does Boundary Layer Variability affect Cumulus and Convective Storm Development?

Lead supervisor: Thorwald Stein, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Peter Clark, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Lindsay Bennett, National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Co-supervisor: Kirsty Hanley, Met Office

Hette Houtman
Trapped lee waves as a source of low-level drag on the atmosphere 

Lead supervisor: Miguel Teixeira, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Sue Gray, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Annelize Van Niekirk, ECMWF
Co-supervisor: Simon Vosper, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Peter Sheridan, Met Office

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Ben Hutchins
Decadal climate forecasting for the energy-sector

Lead supervisor: David Brayshaw, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Len Shaffrey, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Hazel Thornton, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Doug Smith, Met Office

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Soheila Khalili
A holistic framework for assessing co-benefits of street-scale green infrastructure interventions

Lead supervisor: Prashant Kumar, University of Surrey
Co-supervisors: Laurence Jones, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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Ellen Knight
Does pollinator diversity moderate ecosystem function in agroforestry systems?

Lead supervisor: Robbie Girling, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tom Breeze, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Alexa Varaha, Natural History Museum
Co-supervisor: Emma Gardener, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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Rosie Mammatt
Ice cloud microphysics and its connection to cloud optics and remote sensing

Lead supervisor: Chris Westbrook, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Jonathon Crosier, University of Manchester
Co-supervisor: Karina McCusker, University of Reading

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Sharon Mandipe
Evaluating the efficacy of particle image velocimetry to estimate flow velocity in vegetated rivers 

Lead supervisor: Ponnambalam Rameshwaran, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Co-supervisor: Andrew Wade, University of Reading

Philippa Oppenheimer
Developing a next-generation global biodiversity indicator to provide improved estimates of trends in wildlife abundance

Lead supervisor: Robin Freeman, Institute of Zoology
Co-supervisor: Manuela González-Suárez, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Louise McRae, Institute of Zoology
Co-supervisor: Mike Hoffman, ZSL

Rana Ozturk
Assessing the threat of exposure of UK birds of prey species to Microplastic pollution based on diet and trophic level

Lead supervisor: Campbell Murn, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Manuela González-Suárez, University of Reading

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Chris Pesso
High resolution mapping of fine sediment and pollutants throughout large river cross sections with innovative uncrewed survey boats; supporting improved flux estimation, habitat assessment and bathing water safety

Lead supervisor: Ponnambalam Rameshwaran, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Co-supervisor: Andrew Wade, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Nick Everard, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Co-supervisor: Gareth Old, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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Andra-Ştefania Şerban
Evaluating the ability of human communities and environmental systems to adapt and recover to Late Holocene climate change in the Peruvian Andes

Lead supervisor: Nicholas Branch, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Joy Singarayer, University of Reading

Fiona Spuler
Lead supervisor: Ted Shepherd, University of Reading

Thea Stevens
Upper tropospheric humidity and climate change

Lead supervisor: Richard Allan, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Michaela Hegglin, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Viju John, EUMETSAT
Co-supervisor: Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo, Met Office

Catherine Toolan
The role of anthropogenic aerosol in near-future sub-Saharan precipitation change

Lead supervisor: Laura Wilcox, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Bjørn Samset, CICERO, Oslo
Co-supervisor: Andy Turner, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading

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Sarah Watson
Solar Wind Interactions with Planets and Minor Planetary Bodies

Lead supervisor: Chris Scott, University of Reading

 

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Doug Wood
Lead supervisor: Sue GrayUniversity of Reading
Co-supervisor: John MethvenUniversity of Reading 

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Ana Carolina Yamakawa

The role of rats and mice in dissemination of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance

Lead supervisor: Soon Gweon, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Sheila MacIntyre, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Colin Prescott, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Alan Buckle, University of Reading

 

Cohort 8 (Autumn 2021 entry)

Flynn Ames
Ice-Ocean interactions and the circulation of salty oceans on icy moons

Lead supervisor: David Ferreira, University of Reading

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Meryl Chittethazhathu Anil
The role of ozone in sub-seasonal to seasonal weather prediction

Lead supervisor: Michaela Hegglin, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tim Stockdale, ECMWF
Co-supervisor: Inna Polichtchouk, ECMWF
Co-supervisor: Robin Hogan, ECMWF/University of Reading

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Martina Frid
Modelling cities in a global weather model

Lead supervisor: Sue Grimmond, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Joe McNorton, ECMWF

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Adam Gainford
Exploiting the benefits of convective-scale ensemble forecasts

Lead supervisor: Suzanne Gray, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Aurore Porson, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Tom Frame, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Marco Milan, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

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Marimel Gler
Modelling and forecasting the Indian Ocean Dipole

Lead supervisor: Andy Turner, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Linda Hirons, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Caroline Wainwright, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading. Caroline is a Scenario Alumna
Co-supervisor: Charline Marzon, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

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Harshita Gupta
Modelling the frequency of extreme event forecasts for the management of funds for humanitarian action

Lead supervisor: Liz Stephens, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: David Brayshaw, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Erin Coughlan de Perez, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Co-supervisor: Jonathan Day, ECMWF
CASE support from The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Kyle Hepburn
Coatings for Agriculture: Food Security without a Microplastics Problem

Lead supervisor: Peter Roth, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Maya Al Sid Cheikh, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Joseph Keddie, University of Surrey
CASE support from Syngenta

Caitlin Jones
Carbon gain vs water loss – using state-of-the-art simulation models and remote sensing to examine the potential impacts of woodland expansion

Lead supervisor: Anne Verhoef, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tristan Quaife, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tom Nisbet, Forest Research
CASE support from Forest Research

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Vitor Lavor
Airborne infection risk in complex urban environments: modelling, mapping and mitigation

Lead supervisor: Zhiwen Luo, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Sue Grimmond, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Omduth Coceal, University of Reading

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Jiheun Lee
Ocean heat uptake and transport

Lead supervisor: Till Kuhlbrot, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Remi Tailleux, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Helene Hewitt, Met Office

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Clare Lewis
UK meteotsunamis in a changing climate

Lead supervisor: Hannah Cloke, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Jess Neumann, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tim Smyth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

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Caleb Miller
Improvement of fog forecasting using atmospheric electricity

Lead supervisor: Keri Nicoll, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Giles Harrison, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Chris Westbrook, University of Reading

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Mac-Anthony Nnorom
Understanding risks and optimising anaerobic digestion to minimise pathogen and antimicrobial resistance genes entering the environment

Lead supervisor: Bing Guo, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Devendra Saroj, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Lisa Avery, The James Hutton Institute
Co-supervisor: Rupert Hough, The James Hutton Institute

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Laura Risley
Assimilation of future ocean-current measurements from satellites

Lead supervisor: Amos Lawless, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Matthew Martin, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Anthony Weaver, CERFACS, Toulouse
CASE support from The Met Office

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Kerry Stewart (Smith)
A global assessment of functional biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene

Lead supervisor: Manuela González Suárez, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Chris Venditti, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Carlos P Carmona, University of Tartu
Co-supervisor: Joseph Tobias, Imperial College London
Co-supervisor: Chris Clements, University of Bristol

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Cameron Southgate-Ash
The effect of multi-scale roughness on the structure of atmospheric turbulence

Lead supervisor: Marco Placidi, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Sue Grimmond, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Alan Robins, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Humphrey Lean, Met Office

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Jen Stout
Snowflake dynamics: in the lab, in the atmosphere, in models

Lead supervisor: Chris Westbrook, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Thorwald Stein, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Jonathan Crosier, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Manchester

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Jessica Underwood
Using simple spectral technology to engage farmers in building soil health to enhance environmental outcomes

Lead supervisor: Chris Collins, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Alister Leggatt, Affinity Water
Co-supervisor: Aiden Keith, UK CEH
This project is co-funded by Affinity Water

Cohort 7 (Autumn 2020 entry)

Hannah Croad
Fundamental Mechanisms of Arctic Summer-time Cyclone Growth and Sea-Ice Interaction

Lead supervisor: John Methven, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Ben Harvey, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: David Parsons, University of Oklahoma
Co-supervisor: Sarah Keeley, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Tasha Harris
Sensors for real-time monitoring of drinking water quality and treatment processes

Lead supervisor: Dan Lapworth, British Geological Survey
Co-supervisor: Tom Bond, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Kathy Pond, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: James Sorensen, British Geological Survey
This project is a British Geological Survey Collaborative Studentship

Joe Hirst
The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies

Lead supervisor: Frank Mayle, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Joy Singarayer, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Umberto Lombardo, University of Bern
Co-supervisor: Marco Razcka, University of Reading

Helen Hooker
Enhancing forecasting flood inundation mapping through data assimilation

Lead supervisor: Sarah Dance, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: David Mason, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: John Bevington, JBA
Co-supervisor: Kay Shelton, JBA
CASE support from JBA

Karolina Krupska
Extreme rainfall, flooding and climate change impact on water quality in south west catchments of the UK

Lead supervisor: Hannah Cloke, University of Reading

Brian Lo
Detecting severe weather with radars for observations-based nowcasting

Lead supervisor: Thorwald Stein, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Chris Westbrook, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tim Darlington, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Humphrey Lean, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

Blair McGinness
Venus Ionised Droplet Investigations

Lead Supervisor: Giles Harrison, University of Reading

Caitlin McLaughlin
Maximising the environmental benefits of gardens through optimal planting choices and understanding of occupants’ engagement

Lead supervisor: Jake Bishop, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tijana Blanusa, Royal Horticultural Society
Co-supervisor: Ross Cameron, University of Sheffield
Co-supervisor: Martin Lukac, University of Reading
CASE support from The Royal Horticultural Society

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Marta O’Brien
The impact of air pollution on children’s health in Reading, UK

Lead supervisor: Hong Yang, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Janet Barlow, University of Reading

Joy Ommer
Reducing risk to hydrological extremes with Nature-based Solutions

Lead supervisor: Hannah Cloke, University of Reading

Daisy O’Neill
Predicting the ecological and societal impacts of species on the move with climate change in the UK

Lead supervisor: Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology
Co-supervisor: Jess Neuman, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Ken Norris, Institute of Zoology
Co-supervisor: Len Shaffrey, University of Reading
CASE support from The Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Alanna Power
Improving convective storm simulations through scale-adaptive and flow-adaptive sub-grid methods

Lead supervisor: Bob Plant, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Peter Clark, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: George Efstathiou, University of Exeter

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Natalie Ratcliffe
Using Aircraft Observations and Modelling to Improve Understanding of Mineral Dust Transport and Deposition Processes

Lead supervisor: Claire Ryder, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Nicolas Bellouin, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Stephanie Woodward, Met Office

Joy Schmeer
(Wingrave)

Pollutant transport, air quality and the urban environment
Lead supervisor: David Birch, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Marco Placidi, University of Surrey
 

Isabel Smith
Using high-resolution climate models to predict increases in atmospheric turbulence

Lead supervisor: Paul Williams, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Reinhard Schiemann, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading

Charlie Suitters
Atmosphere blocking dynamics: Persistence, re-intensification and interaction with other weather systems

Lead supervisor: Oscar Martinez-Alvarado, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Reinhard Schiemann, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Kevin Hodges, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Duncan Ackerley, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

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Harriet Turner
Forecast improvements from solar wind data assimilation

Lead supervisor: Matt Owens, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Matthew Lang, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Siegfried Gonzi, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Mike Marsh, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

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Pablo Vallhonrat Blanco
 

Robustness of bridge structures under extreme hydraulic actions

Lead supervisor: Boulent Imam, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Juan Sagaseta, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Mark Pooley, Highways England

 

Cohort 6 (Autumn 2019 entry)

Shammi Akhter
Controls on the track and intensity of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal

Lead Supervisor: Chris Holloway, University of Reading

 

Rabiul Awal
 Energy transportation in monsoon system and its variability

Lead supervisor: Andy Turner, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: David Ferreira, University of Reading

Daniel Ayers
Combining Machine Learning and Data Assimilation to Infer, Estimate and Characterise Model Errors

Lead supervisor: Peter Jan Van Leeuwen, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Javier Amezcua, University of Reading

 

Fraser Baird
Exploiting the UK and Global COSMOS Soil Moisture Sensor Network to Provide Space Weather Alerts for Aviation and Critical Infrastructure

Lead supervisor: Keith Ryden, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Jonathan Evans, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: David Jackson, Met Office 
Co-supervisor: Rafael Rosolem, University of Bristol

Wilson Chan
A new approach to navigating uncertainty in climate-related hydrologic risk

Lead supervisor: Ted Shepherd, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Katie Smith, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: Nigel Arnell, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Geoff Darch, Anglian Water
CASE support from Anglian Water

Max Coleman
Climate Response to Short-lived Pollutants (CReSP)

Lead supervisor: Bill Collins, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Keith Shine, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Nicolas Bellouin, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Fiona O’Connor, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

Sophie Cuckow
The feeder stream: investigating the mechanisms causing extreme precipitation in cyclones

Lead supervisor: Helen Dacre, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Oscar Martinez Alvarado, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Samantha Smith, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

Carys Cunningham
Roles of woodland birds in the transmission of emerging tree diseases

Lead supervisor: Glynn Barrett, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Richard Broughton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: Karsten Schönrogge, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: Robert Jackson, University of Reading
CASE support from Barletts Tree Experts

Zoë Dennehy-Carr
Climate and Speciation in the Mediterranean biome

Lead supervisor: Alastair Culham, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: David John, Royal Horticultural Society
Co-supervisor: Joy Singarayer, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Chris Yesson, Institute of Zoology
CASE support from The Royal Horticultural Society

James Fallon
Understanding forecast value in complex decision-making systems

Lead supervisor: David Brayshaw, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: John Methven, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Kjeld Jensen, BT
CASE support from BT

William Farren
The impact of megafaunal loss and climate change on ecosystem functions in aridland ephemeral river systems

Lead supervisor: Emily Black, University of Reading 

Devon Francis
Advanced methods for assimilating satellite data in numerical weather prediction

Lead supervisor: Alison Fowler, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Amos Lawless, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: John Eyre, The Met Office

Anna Marie Frost
Origins of the solar wind

Lead supervisor: Matt Owens, University of Reading

 

Elaine Halliday
Evaluating the impact of woodland management and drinking water abstraction on groundwater-fed wetlands

Lead supervisor: Jo Clark, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Anne Verhoef, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Debbie Wilkinson, South East Water
Co-supervisor: David Macdonald, British Geological Survey
CASE support from South East Water

Jo Herschan
Impact of risk assessments for small water supplies in low income countries in the Southern Hemisphere

Lead supervisor: Kathy Pond, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Dan Lapworth, British Geological Survey
Co-supervisor: Sue Hughes, University of Surrey
This project is a British Geological Survey Collaborative Studentship

Lauren James
Origin and evolution of detailed structure in coronal mass ejections

Lead supervisor: Chris Scott, University of Reading

Caitlin Lewis
Nutrient release from coniferous woodland stimulated by changes in forest management: A new nitrate time bomb? 

Lead supervisor: Martin Lukac, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Matthew Ascott, British Geological Survey
Co-supervisor: Elena Vanguelova, Forest Research 
CASE support from Forest Research

Gwyneth Matthews
Multi-model data assimilation techniques for flood forecasting

Lead supervisor: Sarah Dance, University of Reading 
Co-supervisor: Hannah Cloke, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Christel Prudhomme, ECMWF

 

Gabrielle Powell
Evaluating the multiple functions of woodlands for Natural Flood Management

Lead supervisor: Joanna Clark, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Hilary Geoghegan, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tom Nisbet, Forest Research
Co-supervisor: Andrew Hagger, Thames Water 

Katie Powell
The impacts of long-term declines in insect abundance on ecosystem function

Lead supervisor: David Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: Tom Oliver, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tim Johns, Environment Agency
Co-supervisor: Jeremy Thomas, University of Oxford 

CASE support from the Environment Agency

Linda Toča
Analysis of peatland carbon dynamics using combined optical and microwave satellite data

Lead supervisor: Keith Morrison, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tristan Quaife, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Rebecca Artz, James Hutton Institute
Co-supervisor: Alessandro Gioma, James Hutton Institute

Co-sponsorship from The James Hutton Institute

Zoe Withey
Understanding microbial community dynamics and resilience in communal sink drains

Lead supervisor: Soon Gweon, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Sheila MacIntyre, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Andrew Meade, University of Reading

 

Cohort 5 (Autumn 2018 entry)

James Bishop

Quantifying the effectiveness of natural flood management in lowland catchments

Lead supervisor: Gareth Old, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: Ponnamblam Rameshwaran, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
Co-supervisor: Andrew Wade, University of Reading
CASE support from the Evenlode Catchment Partnership

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Jake Bland
The control of cloud and moisture on extratropical cyclone evolution

Lead supervisor: Suzanne Gray, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Richard Forbes, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Co-supervisor: John Methven, University of Reading

Harry Frost
Do microplastics transfer potentially toxic elements from water to soil?

Lead supervisor: Mónica Felipe-Sotelo, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Tom Sizmur, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tom Bond, University of Surrey

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Austin Jones
Solar wind modulation of lightning

Lead supervisor: Chris Scott, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Mathew Owens, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Clare Watt, University of Reading

Roweena Patel
Energy transfer in marine ecosystems based on phytoplankton size structure from satellite remote sensing

Lead supervisor: Shovonlal Roy, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Eliza Capuzzo, Centre for Environment, Fihseries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
Co-supervisor: Jeroen Van Der Kooij, Centre for Environment, Fihseries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
CASE support from Cefas

Mark Prosser
Using aviation meteorology to improve aircraft safety

Lead supervisor: Paul Williams, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Giles Harrison, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Andy Wells, Civil Aviation Authority
Co-supervisor: Graham Green, Civil Aviation Authority

Dan Teeling
Quantifying responses to abrupt climate change in the Andes, South America: empirical data and model synergies

Lead supervisor: Stuart Black, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Nicolas Branch, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Christopher Vane, British Geological Survey
Co-supervisor: Joy Singarayer, University of Reading

Rachael Thornley
Using Sentinel satellite remote sensing data to monitor the state of grasslands across a range of management intensities

Lead supervisor: Tom Sizmur, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Michael Watts, British Geological Survey (BGS).
CASE support from BGS Universities Funding Initiative.

Nick Williams
Arctic sea-ice reduction: gaining new knowledge from data assimilation

Lead supervisor: Danny Feltham, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Peter Jan Van Leeuwen, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Andy Shepherd, University of Leeds.

 

Cohort 4 (Autumn 2017 Entry)

 

Tomos Jones
British garden plants: a threat to the natural environment due to climate change?

Lead supervisor: Alastair Culham, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Brian Pickles, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Eleanor Webster, Royal Horticultural Society.
CASE support from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Laura Merritt
 
Predicting species’ responses to climate change using spread models, data inference and climate velocities

Lead supervisor: James Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.
Co-supervisor: Tom Oliver, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Justin Travis, Aberdeen University.
Co-supervisor: Rob Salguero-Gomez, Sheffield University.
Co-supervisor: Steven White, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.

 

Beth Saunders
Surface fluxes, temperatures and Boundary Layer evolutions in the building grey zone in London

Lead supervisor: Sue Grimmond, University of Edinburgh.
Co-supervisor: Sylvia Bohenstengel, Met Office.
Co-supervisor: Humphrey Lean, Met Office.
Co-supervisor: Martin Best, Met Office.
CASE support from The Met Office.

 

Cohort 3 (Autumn 2017 Entry)

Charlotte Hawkins
Developing optical methods for catchment management to protect drinking water

Lead supervisor: Joanna Clark, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Chris Collins, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Robin Oliver, University of Reading.

Victoria Struthers
Exploring the role of deadwood in the forest carbon cycle
Lead supervisor: Joanna Clark, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Elena Vanguelova
Co-supervisor: Liz Shaw, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: James Morrison
CASE support from Forest Research