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Dr Naomi Gatis

Associate Research Fellow

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 +44 (0) 1392 725892

 Amory C255

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

Naomi studied Environmental Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh. Following a brief period as a Field Studies Tutor along the windy North Norfolk coast she returned to Edinburgh to work for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as a Hydrogeologist.  During this time she gained an MSc in Applied Hydrogeology from the University of Newcastle.  Naomi completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in 2015 entitled “Determining the effects of peatland restoration on carbon dioxide exchange and its potential for climate change mitigation.”    

Naomi currently works on the “Mires Restoration Project”, funded by South West Water this project aims to understand the effects of moorland restoration on hydrology, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity and agriculture.  Her specific interests are greenhouse gas emissions and vegetation change (structure, composition and function).

Naomi also works on the South West partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity project Woodlands to Moorlands: Quantitative Habitat Mapping for the South West.  This project aims develop and embed novel remote-sensing methods for routinely mapping the extent and condition of woodland, moorlands and key habitats in support of more profitable and sustainable landscape management.

Qualifications

PhD Physical Geography entitled "Determining the effects of peatland restoration on carbon dioxide exchange and its potential for climate change mitigation" (University of Exeter)

BSc Environmental Geoscience (University of Edinburgh)

MSc Applied Hydrogeology (University of Newcastle)

Research

Research interests

My research aims to characterise the current condition of upland peatlands in the Southwest of England; understand the ecosystem functions, and their drivers, that underpin the ecosystem services these peatlands provide; and monitor the effects of peatland restoration on these ecohydrological functions.  I use a range of methods including dynamic greenhouse gas flux measurements, water quality analysis, vegetation survey, proximal (digital cameras, time-lapse cameras, terrestrial laser scanner), distal (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle mounted cameras, aerial photography, LiDAR, airborne radiometric survey) and satellite (MODIS, Sentinel) remotely sensed data together with geographical information systems to investigate links between land management; vegetation community, phenology, structure and distribution; and ecosystem function and services at a range of spatial extents.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Grand-Clement E, Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Gatis N, Benaud P, Brazier RE (In Press). Antecedent conditions control carbon loss and downstream water quality from shallow, damaged peatlands. Science of the Total Environment, 493, 961-973. Full text.
Gatis N, Anderson K, Grand-Clement E, Luscombe D, Hartley I, Smith D, Brazier R (In Press). Evaluating MODIS vegetation products using digital images for quantifying local peatland CO2 gas fluxes. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation Full text.
Grand-Clement E, Anderson K, Smith D, Angus M, Luscombe D, Gatis N, Bray L, Brazier R (In Press). NEW APPROACHES TO THE RESTORATION OF SHALLOW MARGINAL PEATLANDS. Journal of Environmental Management Abstract.  Full text.
Gatis N, Luscombe D, Grand-Clement E, Hartley I, Anderson K, Smith DM, Brazier RE (In Press). The effect of drainage ditches on vegetation diversity and CO2 fluxes in a Molinia caerulea dominated peatland. Ecohydrology Full text.
Gatis N, Benaud P, Ashe J, Luscombe D, Grand-Clement E, Hartley I, Anderson K, Brazier R (2019). ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF PEAT EROSION ON GROWING SEASON CO2 FLUXES BY COMPARING EROSIONAL PEAT PANS AND SURROUNDING VEGETATED HAGGS. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1-19. Abstract.  Full text.
Carless D, Luscombe DJ, Gatis N, Anderson K, Brazier RE (2019). Mapping landscape-scale peatland degradation using airborne lidar and multispectral data. Landscape Ecology, 34, 1329-1345. Full text.
Gatis N, Luscombe D, Carless D, Parry L, Fyfe R, Harrod T, Brazier RE, Anderson K (2018). Mapping upland peat depth using airborne radiometric and lidar survey data. Geoderma, 335, 78-89. Abstract.  Full text.
Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Grand-Clement E, Gatis N, Ashe J, Benaud P, Smith D, Brazier RE (2016). How does drainage alter the hydrology of shallow degraded peatlands across multiple spatial scales?. Journal of Hydrology, 541, 1329-1339. Abstract.
Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Gatis N, Grand-Clement E, Brazier RE (2015). Using airborne thermal imaging data to measure near-surface hydrology in upland ecosystems. Hydrological Processes, 29(6), 1656-1668. Abstract.  Full text.
Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Gatis N, Wetherelt A, Grand-Clement E, Brazier RE (2014). What does airborne LiDAR really measure in upland ecosystems?. Ecohydrology Abstract.  Full text.
Grand-Clement E, Anderson K, Smith D, Luscombe D, Gatis N, Ross M, Brazier RE (2013). Evaluating ecosystem goods and services after restoration of marginal upland peatlands in South-West England. J Appl Ecol, 50(2), 324-334. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Grand-Clement E, Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Gatis N, Benaud P, Brazier RE (In Press). Antecedent conditions control carbon loss and downstream water quality from shallow, damaged peatlands. Science of the Total Environment, 493, 961-973. Full text.
Gatis N, Anderson K, Grand-Clement E, Luscombe D, Hartley I, Smith D, Brazier R (In Press). Evaluating MODIS vegetation products using digital images for quantifying local peatland CO2 gas fluxes. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation Full text.
Grand-Clement E, Anderson K, Smith D, Angus M, Luscombe D, Gatis N, Bray L, Brazier R (In Press). NEW APPROACHES TO THE RESTORATION OF SHALLOW MARGINAL PEATLANDS. Journal of Environmental Management Abstract.  Full text.
Gatis N, Luscombe D, Grand-Clement E, Hartley I, Anderson K, Smith DM, Brazier RE (In Press). The effect of drainage ditches on vegetation diversity and CO2 fluxes in a Molinia caerulea dominated peatland. Ecohydrology Full text.

2019

Gatis N, Benaud P, Ashe J, Luscombe D, Grand-Clement E, Hartley I, Anderson K, Brazier R (2019). ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF PEAT EROSION ON GROWING SEASON CO2 FLUXES BY COMPARING EROSIONAL PEAT PANS AND SURROUNDING VEGETATED HAGGS. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1-19. Abstract.  Full text.
Gatis NL, Benaud P, Ashe J, Luscombe D, Grand-Clement E, Hartley I, Anderson K, Brazier R (2019). Assessing the impact of peat erosion on growing season CO2 fluxes by comparing erosional peat pans and surrounding vegetated haggs (dataset).  Full text.
Carless D, Luscombe DJ, Gatis N, Anderson K, Brazier RE (2019). Mapping landscape-scale peatland degradation using airborne lidar and multispectral data. Landscape Ecology, 34, 1329-1345. Full text.

2018

Gatis N, Luscombe D, Carless D, Parry L, Fyfe R, Harrod T, Brazier RE, Anderson K (2018). Mapping upland peat depth using airborne radiometric and lidar survey data. Geoderma, 335, 78-89. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Grand-Clement E, Gatis N, Ashe J, Benaud P, Smith D, Brazier RE (2016). How does drainage alter the hydrology of shallow degraded peatlands across multiple spatial scales?. Journal of Hydrology, 541, 1329-1339. Abstract.

2015

Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Gatis N, Grand-Clement E, Brazier RE (2015). Using airborne thermal imaging data to measure near-surface hydrology in upland ecosystems. Hydrological Processes, 29(6), 1656-1668. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Luscombe DJ, Anderson K, Gatis N, Wetherelt A, Grand-Clement E, Brazier RE (2014). What does airborne LiDAR really measure in upland ecosystems?. Ecohydrology Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Grand-Clement E, Anderson K, Smith D, Luscombe D, Gatis N, Ross M, Brazier RE (2013). Evaluating ecosystem goods and services after restoration of marginal upland peatlands in South-West England. J Appl Ecol, 50(2), 324-334. Author URL.

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