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Oscar Kennedy-Blundell

Lecturer in Physical Geography

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 Amory 

 

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

 Office hours:

Amory C364A (for now…)

10:30 - 11:30 Wednesday 

13:30 - 14:30 Thursday 

Overview

Qualifications

  • 2016 – 2020 University of Manchester

PhD Physical Geography. Viva passed with minor corrections (Aii), PhD award confirmed 2021. Pyrogenic carbon characteristics and short-term degradation trends in UK peatland catchments.

  • 2013 – 2014 University of Manchester:

MSc Environmental Monitoring Modelling and Reconstruction. Final mark: Distinction (70) with a ‘highly commended’ dissertation (80). Post fire charcoal degradation in UK upland environments. 

  • 2011 – 2013 University of Manchester:

BSc (Hons) Geography. Final mark: 2.1 (66). Mid-Holocene Lake District landscape instability and vegetation change, Keskadale

  • 2008 – 2010 Shrewsbury Sixth Form College
  • 2003 – 2008 Belvidere School

Research

Research interests

carbon cycling, peatlands, pyrogenic carbon/biochar, wildfires/prescribed burning

Research projects

Publications

  • Elliott, J., Ritson, J., Reed, M. and Kennedy-Blundell, O., 2022. The opportunities of agri-carbon markets: policy and practice. In Green Alliance and WWF.
  • Ritson, J.P., Kennedy-Blundell, O., Croft, J., Templeton, M.R., Hawkins, C.E, Clark, J.M., Evans, M.G., Brazier, R.E., Smith, D, Graham, N.J.D., 2022. High frequency UV-Vis sensors estimate error in riverine dissolved organic carbon load estimates from grab sampling. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.   

 

Planned submissions

  • Kennedy-Blundell, O., Clay, G.D., Shuttleworth, E.L. and Rothwell, J. Pyrogenic Carbon undergoes degradation and stabilisation in UK peatlands. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

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    Kennedy-Blundell, O., Clay, G.D. and Bishop, T. Chemometric analysis of laboratory and field derived pyrogenic carbon. Intended for submission to Frontiers in Earth Science.

  • ‘Characteristics of pyrogenic carbon from peatland vegetation fires differ across burn severities’ Kennedy-Blundell, O., Clay, G.D., Shuttleworth, E.L. and Rothwell, J. Intended for submission to Frontiers in Earth Science.

  • ‘Fresh peatland pyrogenic carbon undergoes rapid fluvial transformations’ Kennedy-Blundell, O., Clay, G.D., Shuttleworth, E.L. and Rothwell, J. Intended for submission to Journal of Hydrology.

     

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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