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 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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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

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Cameron Harvey
Exploration of Spaceborne Coherent GNSS Reflectometry for High Resolution Hydrological and Ice Observation

Lead supervisor: Chris Bridges, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Martin Unwin, SSTL Ltd
CASE support from SSTL Ltd

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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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 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

Georgia England
Love isn’t in the air: Assessing how air pollution interrupts insect sex pheromone signaling

Lead supervisor: Robbie Girling, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Stephen Elmore, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Ben Langford, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

George Gunn
Developing an urban canopy model for improved weather forecasts in cities

Lead supervisor: Janet Barlow, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Omduth Coceal, National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Matteo Carpentieri, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Humphrey Lean, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

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

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

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

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

Joy Wingrave
Pollutant transport, air quality and the urban environment

Lead supervisor: David Birch, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Marco Placidi, University of Surrey

 

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

Chloe Brimicombe
Pan-African Heatwave Health Hazard Forecasting

Lead supervisor: Hannah Cloke, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Claudia Di Napoli, University of Reading/ECMWF
Co-supervisor: Ros Cornforth, Walker Institute
This project is in partnership with the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

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
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

Elliott Sainsbury
The role of post-tropical cyclones for European extreme weather

Lead supervisor: Reinhard Schiemann, University of Reading/ National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Co-supervisor: Kevin Hodges, University of Reading/ National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Co-supervisor: Len Shaffrey, University of Reading/ National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Co-supervisor: Alexander Baker, University of Reading/ National Centre for Atmospheric Science

CASE support from BP

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

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Kris Boykin
Extracting likely scenarios from high resolution ensemble forecasts in real-time

Lead supervisor: John Methven, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Tom Frame, University of Reading
Co-supervisors: Nigel Roberts Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

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Alex Doyle
Understanding monsoon cloud development using Doppler weather radar and high-resolution modelling

Lead supervisor: Andy Turner, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Thorwald Stein, 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

Daniel Galea
Deep learning atmospheric features

Lead supervisor: Bryan Lawrence, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Giuseppe di Fatta, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Julian Kunkel, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Reading

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Emanuele Silvio Gentile
The impact of atmosphere-wave-ocean coupling on extreme surface wind forecasts

Lead supervisor: Suzanne Gray, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Huw Lewis, Met Office 
Co-supervisor: Joachim Fallmann, Met Office
CASE support from The Met Office

 

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Carl Haines
Quantifying the risk of high-impact space weather events for the power industry

Lead supervisor: Mathew Owens, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Alexis Ruffenach, EDF Energy
Co-supervisor: Luke Barnard, University of Reading
CASE support from EDF Energy

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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

Lucy King
Optimal exploitation of GNSS reflectometry signals for sensing land parameters

Lead-supervisor: Craig Underwood, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Martin Unwin, Surrey Satellite Tehncology Ltd (SSTL)
Co-supervisor: Raffaelle Guida, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: France Gerrard, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
CASE support from SSTL

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Michael Lai
Understanding the influence of anthropogenic aerosols on Atlantic multi-decadal variability

Lead supervisor: Jon Robson, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Rowan Sutton, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Nick Dunstone, Met Office
Co-supervisor: Doug Smith, Met Offce
CASE support from The Met Office

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

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Kieran Pope
Interactions between radiation and convective organization

Lead supervisor: Christopher Holloway, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Thorwald Sten, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Michael Whitall, Met Office

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

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Meg Stretton
A global perspective on the urban heat island effect

Lead supervisor: Sue Grimmond, University of Reading
Co-supervisor: Robin Hogan, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF)

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)

Ana Andries
Translation of Remote Sensing data into Sustainable Development Indicators (TRISDI)

Lead supervisor: Stephen Morse, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Richard Murphy, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: John Fonweban, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Ghana
Co-supervisor: Emma Williams, National Physical Laboratory
Co-supervisor: Jim Lynch, University of Surrey
CASE support from the National Physical Laboratory

Rebecca Atkinson
Optimal mitigation of sampling error in ensemble data assimilation

Lead supervisor: Ian Roulstone, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Jonathan Flowerdew, Met Office.
Co-supervisor: Sue Hughes, University of Surrey. CASE sponsorship by the Met Office

 

James Hill
Millennial-Scale History of Amazon Forest Dynamics

Lead-supervisor: Francis Mayle, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Stuart Black, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Shovonlal Roy, University of Reading.

 

Dominic Jones
Explaining Timescales associated with Jet Stream Variability

Lead supervisor: John Methven, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Tom Frame, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Paul Berrisford, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

 

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.

 

Nigel Lawton
The analysis of urban growth and surface permeability informed by earth observation data

Lead supervisor: Alex Hagen-Sanker, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Belen Marti-Cardona, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Michael Hutchins, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.

 

Pinelopi Loizou
Decadal variability of tropical cyclones: natural variability or anthropogenic influence?

Lead supervisor: Pier Luigi Vidale, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Kevin Hodges, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Silke Dierer, AXIS Capital.
CASE support from AXIS-Capital, Zurich

 

Andrea Marcheggiani
High resolution air-sea coupling for downstream storm prediction

Lead supervisor: Maarten Ambaum, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Huw Lewis, Met Office.
CASE support from The Met Office

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