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Gemma Dooling
Associate Research Fellow


Following my PhD, I worked as a Research Fellow in Peatland Science at the School of Geography, University of Leeds.  I worked on three separate projects during this time: Defra SP1202 ‘Investigation of peatland restoration (grip blocking) techniques to achieve best outcomes for methane and greenhouse gas emissions/balance’; Defra SP1210 ‘Lowland peatland systems in England and Wales – evaluating greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances’; and NERC project ‘The role of pools as bioreactors of carbon in northern peatlands

Here at Exeter I work on the ‘Mires Restoration Project’, funded by South West Water.  Overall, the project aims to understand the effects of peatland restoration on water quality, hydrology, greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture and biodiversity.  My role for the project is to monitor and analyse the greenhouse gas emissions. 

Broad research interests:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Peatland restoration
  • Diurnal variation in methane emissions
  • Biogeochemical cycling


PhD ‘The effects of peatland restoration on methane and carbon dioxide fluxes’ (University of Leeds, 2014)
MSc Catchment Dynamics and Management (University of Leeds, 2009)
BSc Physical Geography (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2008)

Contact details

AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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