Dr Alan Puttock
Associate Research Fellow


In 2008 I gained a BSc in Physical Geography, from the University of Exeter and then went on to complete an MSc in Sustainable Development and Environmental Change (2009). The dissertations for both my BSc and MSc focused upon the relationships between land use and water quality. Furthermore, they made me realise that I wanted to continue undertaking environmental research.

In 2009 I started a PhD (awarded 2013), investigating water, sediment and carbon dynamics in semi-arid environments, undergoing vegetation change. My PhD was sponsored by the University of Exeter and Rothamsted Research, North Wyke. Additionally, research for my PhD involved extensive fieldwork in New Mexico, which was supported by summer fellowships from the University of New Mexico and Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research.

I am currently conducting research with Professor Richard Brazier, at the University of Exeter quantifying the hydrological and multiple other environmental impacts of reintroducing the Eurasian beaver to Great Britain.

Broad research interests:

Ecohydrology; soil erosion; water quality; biogeochemical cycling; land use and environmental change; environmental ecosystem services


BSc Physical Geography (University of Exeter)
MSc Sustainable Development and Environmental Change (University of Exeter)
PhD (University of Exeter and Rothamsted Research, North Wyke)

Contact details

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AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
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