Earth Systems & Processes

Our Earth Systems & Processes Projects available below.  Please click on the project number to read the project outline.

Please contact the relevant supervisor to discuss the project and how to apply.

 

OP19_01 - Arctic Weather Forecasting

Dr Nick Rutter, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_03 - Internal Solitary Waves in Ice-Covered Waters

Dr Magda Carr, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, Newcastle University

 

OP19_04 - Understanding the role of clay mineral redox reactions for metal contaminant fate

Dr Anke Neumann, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_06 - How are large permafrost rock faces responding to climate change?

Dr Matt Westoby, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_07 Understanding the impact of aerosol generated at the sea surface microlayer on the atmosphere

Dr Antonia Carruthers, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_09  - Robust protection of water resources in a changing climate

Dr David Werner, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_10  - Glaciers and ice sheets: pressurized nutrient bioreactors for the oceans

Dr Jon Telling, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_47 Oligocene to Miocene vegetation and climate dynamics on the edge of Europe.

Dr Matthew Pound, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_44  Integrated biological-chemical-physical modelling to predict early signs of land degradation

Dr Maria del Carmen Montero-Calasanz, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_43  Organic Carbon Sequestration on the Arctic Seafloor along a Changing Sea-Ice Gradient

Dr Geoffrey Abbott, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_42  Determining the impact of seasonal meltwater on the subglacial hydrology and basal slipperiness of Icelandic glaciers

Dr Neil Ross, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_41  Simulating evolving snow processes in the changing climate of High Mountain Asia

Dr Nathan Forsythe, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_39 - If a slope in Antarctica falls down does it matter? Quantifying landslide erosion rates, timing, and the transport of debris to the Southern Ocean

Dr Stuart Dunning, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_38 - Are glacial lake hazards increasing in the Bhutan Hilmaya?

Dr Stuart Dunning, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_12 - Machine Learning & Earth Observation to detect rainfall induced landslide

Professor Zhenhong Li, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_13  - Novel materials for (crowd) sensing geological processes

Dr Toby Hallam, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_14  - Synthetic Terraformation: engineering biology to counterbalance ecosystems decline

Dr Angel Goñi-Moreno, School of Computing, Newcastle University

 

OP19_37 - Landslide hazard in response to changing climate forcing

Dr Stuart Dunning, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_36 - Timing of large landslides and ice-melt controlled nutrient cycling in their debris in Western Greenland.

Dr Stuart Dunning, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_35 - What comes before the slide and where does it all go? Pre-failure deformation and debris tracking of large slope failures using time-series remote sensing 

Dr Stuart Dunning, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_34 - Carbon flux from shallow landslides and rivers in fjords of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Stuart Dunning, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_33  - Weather Generator for Future Climates

Professor Chris Kilsby, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_32 - Ice Sheet Influences on Tropical Climate

Dr William Roberts, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_31  - Effects of changing climate on a tropical peat in Brazil: greenhouse gas sink or source?

Geoffrey Abbott, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_30- Developing novel geophysical tools to investigate urban tree-water processes

Dr Ross Stirling, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_19  - Climate planning and implementations of infrastructures-CLIPI

Dr Oliver Heidrich, School of Engineering, Newcastle University 

 

OP19_28 - The rocky road to recovery – The role of microbialites in coral reef recovery after abrupt environmental change

Dr Cees van der Land, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_27 - Coastal geohazard analyses and decision making tools for asset management

Dr Mike Lim, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University

 

OP19_26 - Monitoring and modelling the drivers and responses of permafrost coastal

Dr Mike Lim, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University

 

OP19_24 From Greenhouse to Icehouse: Past changes in southern hemisphere vegetation and the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet

Professor Ulrich Salzmann, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_23 Comparing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions of Restored and Natural Mangrove Forests in Indonesia using Palynology and plant DNA metabarcoding

Professor Ulrich Salzmann, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_16  The role of microorganisms in the cycling of climate active gases

Professor David A. Pearce, Applied Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_20 Cross-fertilizing materials science with geology to study microscopic mechanisms of the rock cycle

Dr Hemantha Yeddu, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_17  Catchment Systems Restoration: how to build and model leaky barriers

Dr Caspar Hewett, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_63  Greenhouse Gas Cycling in Supraglacial Debris Covers

Professor Benjamin Brock, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_62 How will the persistence and intensity of precipitation events change in the future?

Professor Hayley Fowler, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_61 ‘Storylines’ of future flooding

Professor Hayley Fowler, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_60  Understanding the life strategy of geophytes and their behaviour in extreme environments

Dr Lenka Franková, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_59  Terrestrial climate reconstructions in Central Europe during past interglacials

Dr Vasile Ersek, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_57 A Volume and Mass Conserving Ocean Model for Climate Studies

Dr Miguel Angel Morales Maqueda, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

OP19_55 Using ocean tides as a natural experiment to learn about ice sheet dynamics

Dr Sebastian Rosier, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

 

OP19_54 Monitoring, forecasting and remediating sediment in estuary zones

Dr Claire Walsh, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_21 Evaluating Catchment Scale Natural Flood Management Projects in the UK

Dr Paul Quinn, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_22 Working with natural processes to reduce floods, sediment and phosphorus losses from farmed landscapes

Dr Matt Perks, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_47 Ocean wave field and climate monitoring with a GNSS Wave Glider

Dr Nigel Penna, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_48 Controls on the causes, dynamics and impacts of the catastrophic mass flows (aluviónes), northern Patagonia, Chile.

Professor Andy Russell, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_49 - Controls on the hydro-geomorphological impact of the 2017 El Niño Costero floods, northern Peru.

Professor Andy Russell, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

 

OP19_51  - North Tyne Crayfish Investigation.

Dr Claire Walsh, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

 

OP19_52 - Better projections of ocean-driven ice loss from Antarctica

Jan De Rydt, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University