Dr Emilie Grand-Clement
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Emilie’s background is in Physical Geography. During her Masters and her Postgraduate diploma at Strasbourg University, she worked on the modifications of organic carbon storage and 13C signatures in soils of the forest-savanna boundary in eastern Cameroon and Congo. She pursued these interests further during a placement at the Australian National University (Canberra).

In 2008 she completed her PhD at Reading University, entitled “Heather burning in peatland environments: effects on soil organic matter characteristics and soil accumulation”. This enabled her to master techniques of Black Carbon measurements and peat dating (210Pb, 137Cs and stable Pb isotopes). Following her PhD, Emilie worked as a Research assistant for Dr Claire Rambeau on the "Water, Life and Civilisation" project at Reading University, looking at technical aspects of carbonate and peat sequences from semi arid environments.

Emilie joined the department in November 2010, when she started as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate working on the “Mires Restoration Project” for both South West Water and Exeter University.

The “Mires Restoration Project”, based on Exmoor and Dartmoor and funded by South West Water, NERC/TSB and the University of Exeter, aims at understanding the effects of moorland restoration on hydrology, water quality and biodiversity. Emilie’s specific interests in this project concern water quality, looking specifically at Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) and colour.


BSc Geography - Strasbourg (France)

MSc Physical Geography - Strasbourg (France)

PhD Soil Science - Reading

Broad research interests:

Peatland restoration, water quality, catchment management, peat dating, biochar.

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