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Dr Cristian Estop-Aragones
Associate Research Fellow


Cristian studied Environmental Sciences in Barcelona and completed his BSc degree at the Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey (USA). During his Master he collaborated with Gwenaël Imfeld in a research project in Helmholtz–UFZ, Leipzig (Germany), investigating the geochemical dynamics and associated bacterial communities in a model constructed wetland treating chlorinated solvents. He did his PhD supervised by Christian Blodau at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) investigating the dynamics of belowground carbon cycling of peat soils undergoing drying, rewetting and flooding. Cristian taught soil and water chemistry courses in the University of Münster before he moved to Exeter where he is currently investigating the potential feedback of soil carbon in disturbed permafrost to climate change (CYCLOPS project).

Broad research specialisms:

Biogeochemistry of peatlands, belowground soil redox dynamics linked to hydrology, carbon cycle in permafrost and feedbacks to climate change.


BSc Environmental Sciences (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Master Experimental Biology (University of Barcelona)
PhD Geoecology (University of Bayreuth)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 5892
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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