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Professor Richard Brazier

Professor Richard Brazier

Professor of Earth Surface Processes

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 Amory C410

 

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

 Office hours:

Week 8

Tuesday 5th March 13:30

Friday 8th March 13:00

 

 

Overview

Richard obtained his first degree in Physical Geography (1992-1995) in the Department of Geography at the University of Lancaster. He returned to Lancaster to study for his PhD (1996 – 2000) in the Environmental Science Department, on a project which modelled soil erosion in England and Wales, with associated uncertainty. The following two and a half years were spent as a NERC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Geography Departments at Leicester University and King’s College, London working on soil erosion monitoring and modelling in the Sonoran Desert. In 2002 Richard was appointed as Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Sheffield where he worked for four years. He was employed as a Senior Lecturer at Exeter in 2006, promoted to Associate Professor of Earth Surface Processes in 2011 and Professor in 2015.

Broad research specialisms:

Soil erosion, water quality, modelling, issues of data and model uncertainty, understanding the environmental effects of landscape restoration

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Qualifications

BSc Physical Geography (Lancaster),
PhD Environmental Science (Lancaster)

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Research

Research interests

My research interests are in geomorphology and hydrology with an emphasis on soil erosion, sediment and nutrient mobilisation and delivery, water quality and landform evolution from hillslope to landscape scales. I take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding earth surface processes which involves field observations and characterisation, laboratory analysis, numerical modelling, use of GIS and remotely sensed data.

Research projects

Understanding the ecohydrological impacts of reintroducing the Eurasian Beaver to sites in England

Working across two sites in south west England, we are monitoring the reintroduction of Beavers to understand how they modify the hydrology of a wet woodland in mid-Devon and a catchment-scale landscape, the River Otter.  We are interested in the hydrology, water quality and carbon storage that Beavers, as keystone species within ecosystems, may alter, both through the construction of dams and canals and the felling of trees.  Early results from the mid-Devon Beaver trial indicate that Beavers may have a profound impact by increasing water storage and engineering woodland to release significantly cleaner water. The work is funded by Devon Wildlife Trust and the UK Higher Education Innovation Fund.

Building a national framework to monitor soil erosion in the UK

This Defra funded project (2013-2016) will establish a framework to monitor soil erosion at a national scale. The research will quantify the costs of such a monitoring program and build an evidence base for how effective such monitoring might be in determining whether the UK suffers from a significant soil erosion problem and if so, where this problem is most significant and how it might be monitored in future years.

Providing an evidence base for the restoration of Culm grasslands to understand impacts on water resources of southwest England under changing climates

The research will deliver understanding of the function of unimproved grasslands (Culm or Rhos pastures) in terms of their water quantity, quality and carbon storage.  The project focusses on six field sites across three Nature Reserves run by the Devon Wildlife Trust (Stowford Moor, Meshaw Moor and Hallsdon).  The work is funded as a partnership project between Devon Wildlife Trust, the EA and the UK Higher Education Innovation fund.

Understanding the effects of moorland restoration on hydrology, water quality and biodiversity

This work is based  in Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks in the south west of the UK and is funded by South West Water, NERC/TSB and the University of Exeter. The research will establish an evidence base for the effectiveness of moorland restoration across Exmoor and at local sites within Dartmoor between 2010 and 2015.  The project involves a number of monitoring sites, where high-resolution sensor networks are deployed to quantify changes in water table depths, as a function of restoration (primarily ditch blocking) alongside fluxes of sediment, carbon and GHG's from the landscape.

Quantifying the effectiveness of a catchment-scale, ecosystem management approach to deliver water quality improvements

Whilst field or farm-scale management (often mitigation) to reduce the effects of diffuse pollution on water quality is increasingly popular, this project takes a more holistic approach to understand how whole catchments can be manipulated or managed differently to effect water quality changes. The work is funded by the National Trust and is based on the Holnicote Estate, land which lies within the Horner and Aller catchments, in Somerset, UK. The research sits within a wider Defra-funded Flood demonstration project, as part of the restoration works will involve both ditch blocking in the uplands and also lowland floodplain landscaping and the reintroduction of bunds and levees for water management. We will demonstrate the effects of these works during the 2009-2012 period, in order to learn how holistic management approaches impact on in-stream sediments, nutrients and aquatic ecology.

Modelling soil erosion with uncertainty
All model predictions are uncertain. This branch of my work explores how well soil erosion models perform against the best available observed datasets (and how uncertain those observations are also), in order to be explicit about the quality of model predictions and to improve process representation in soil erosion models.

The New Conceptual Framework for understanding soil erosion
Field and modelling-based research into developing new approaches to understand soil erosion from hillslope to catchment scales in the semi-arid, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of Arizona and New Mexico.

Biogeochemical Fluxes in Deserts of the US South-West
Ongoing work in the south-west USA (Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed and the Jornada and Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (NSF funded) sites) has been investigating the spatial reorganization of resources at scales from plant-interplant to landscape level, and the causes and consequences of land degradation.

Calibrating and validating the Phosphorus Indicators Tool (PIT)

This project has developed a GIS-based, national scale model which predicts delivery of P to water courses in England and Wales as a function of both diffuse and point source pollution.

Phosphorus Export and Delivery from Agricultural Land (PEDAL)
Ongoing work funded by Defra to develop a modelling approach which is both parsimonious and explicit about uncertainty associated with model results predicting P delivery in headwater catchments.

Grassland Sediment and Phosphorus loss with colloids (GRASP)
This work investigates the importance of grasslands in providing not just sediments (both mineral and organic), but also high concentrations of phosphorus and colloids to water courses in temperate grasslands.

Landscape evolution of the US South-West
I am becoming increasingly interested in how reductionist datasets and understanding can be used to improve larger scale problems, such as landscape evolution. This work is ongoing at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed.

My research involves observations over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales and the development and application of predictive models over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales (from individual particles to landscape). Therefore I am particularly interested in questions relating to upscaling of understanding, dominant processes at different scales and the representation of spatial and temporal variability within datasets and models describing the landscape.

Research grants

  • 2015 Devon Wildlife Trust
    The River Otter Beaver Trial
  • 2015 South West Water
    Understanding the impact of moorland restoration on water quantity, quality and gas fluxes � Phase II
  • 2015 South West Water
    Evaluating the impact of the Upstream Thinking program on water quality and water treatment costs 2015-2020
  • 2015 James Hutton Institute
    Using aerial imagery to identify multiple functions and services from agricultural systems.
  • 2014 Devon Wildlife Trust
    Understanding the hydrological impact of reintroducing the European Beaver in the UK.
  • 2014 UK Wildlife Trust Strategic Fund
    Valuing ecosystem services from Rh�s pastures.
  • 2014 EU COST Action
    Connecteur: Connecting European Connectivity Research.
  • 2013 NERC
    Developing a biomonitoring tool to identify and quantify the impacts of particulate matter in freshwater ecosystems
  • 2012 Higher Education Innovation Fund
    Providing an evidence base for the restoration of Culm grasslands to understand impacts on water resources of southwest England under changing climates.
  • 2012 NERC
    Dissolved organic carbon in marginal peatlands: using 14C to understand the effect of restoration on DOC losses in shallow peat
  • 2011 South West Water
    Determining the potential of peatland restoration for carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation
  • 2011 South West Water
    Extended monitoring of water quality responses to moorland restoration in Exmoor National Park
  • 2011 Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
    Understanding the response of shellfish to pathogen-rich, diffuse and point-source pollution in Scottish shellfisheries.
  • 2011 Wessex Water
    Understanding the impacts of moorland restoration on the water quality of Nutscale Reservoir
  • 2010 NERC/TSB and South West Water
    Understanding the impact of moorland restoration on water quantity and biodiversity
  • 2010 DEFRA
    Developing a cost effective framework for monitoring soil erosion in England and Wales
  • 2010 NERC
    Impacts of farm-scale ecosystem management on water quality in intensively managed grasslands
  • 2009 Natural England and Environment Agency
    Understanding the impact of sub-soiling on soil and water quality � Elbury Farm pilot project.
  • 2009 National Trust
    Determining the effectiveness of an ecosystem management approach to deliver water quality improvements on the Holnicote Estate.
  • 2008 NERC
    Combining radiocarbon and δ13C and δ15N analysis from a semi-arid, grass - shrubland ecotone to elucidate rates of vegetation transition

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Extence CA, Brazier RE (2014). Evaluation of a fine sediment biomonitoring tool across a wide range of temperate rivers and streams. Freshwater Biology, 59(11), 2268-2277. Abstract.  Full text.
Ritson JP, Bell M, Graham NJD, Templeton MR, Brazier RE, Verhoef A, Freeman C, Clark JM (2014). Simulated climate change impact on summer dissolved organic carbon release from peat and surface vegetation: implications for drinking water treatment. Water Res, 67, 66-76. Abstract.  Author URL.
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2008). A conceptual framework for understanding semi-arid land degradation: ecohydrological interactions across multiple-space and time scales. ECOHYDROLOGY, 1(1), 23-34. Abstract.  Full text.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM, Macleod CJA, Butler P, Granger S, Krueger T, Freer J, Quinton J (2008). Rethinking the contribution of drained and undrained grasslands to sediment-related water quality problems. J Environ Qual, 37(3), 906-914. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE (2008). Understanding the influence of suspended solids on water quality and aquatic biota. WATER RES, 42(12), 2849-2861. Abstract.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Wainwright J (2007). Upscaling understanding of nitrogen dynamics associated with overland flow in a semi-arid environment. Biogeochemistry, 82(3), 265-278.

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.
Forsmoo J, Anderson K, Macleod C, Wilkinson M, Brazier RE (In Press). Drone-based Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry captures grassland sward height variability. Journal of Applied Ecology 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.
Ritson JP, Bell M, Brazier RE, Grand-Clement E, Graham NJD, Freeman C, Smith D, Templeton MR, Clark JM (In Press). Managing peatland vegetation for drinking water treatment. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
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.
Glendell M, Macshane G, Farrow L, Quinton J, Anderson K, Evans M, Benaud P, Rawlins B, Morgan D, Jones L, et al (In Press). Testing the utility of structure from motion photogrammetry reconstructions using small unmanned aerial vehicles and ground photography to estimate the extent of upland soil erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 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.
Brazier RE, humphries RN (2018). Exploring the case for a national-scale soil conservation and soil condition 1 framework for evaluating and reporting on environmental and land use 2 policies. Soil Use and Management 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.
Brown AG, Lespez L, Sear DA, Macaire JJ, Houben P, Klimek K, Brazier RE, Van Oost K, Pears B (2018). Natural vs anthropogenic streams in Europe: History, ecology and implications for restoration, river-rewilding and riverine ecosystem services. Earth-Science Reviews, 180, 185-205. Abstract.  Full text.
Puttock A, Brazier R, Graham H, Carless D (2018). Sediment and nutrient storage in a beaver engineered wetland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Full text.
Bell MC, Ritson JP, Verhoef A, Brazier RE, Templeton MR, Graham NJD, Freeman C, Clark JM (2018). Sensitivity of peatland litter decomposition to changes in temperature and rainfall. Geoderma, 331, 29-37. Abstract.  Full text.
Eludoyin AO, Griffith B, Orr RJ, Bol R, Quine TA, Brazier RE (2017). An evaluation of the hysteresis in chemical concentration–discharge (C–Q) relationships from drained, intensively managed grasslands in southwest England. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(8), 1243-1254. Abstract.
Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Arbociute G, Chadd RP, Extence CA, Brazier RE (2017). Quantifying Submerged Deposited Fine Sediments in Rivers and Streams Using Digital Image Analysis. River Research and Applications, 33(10), 1585-1595. Abstract.
Ritson JP, Brazier RE, Graham NJD, Freeman C, Templeton MR, Clark JM (2017). The effect of drought on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) release from peatland soil and vegetation sources. Biogeosciences, 14(11), 2891-2902. Abstract.  Full text.
Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Chadd RP, Extence CA, Brazier RE, Burnside NG, Pickwell AGG (2016). A sediment-specific family-level biomonitoring tool to identify the impacts of fine sediment in temperate rivers and streams. Ecological Indicators, 70, 151-165. Abstract.
Cunliffe AM, Puttock AK, Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2016). Dryland, calcareous soils store (and lose) significant quantities of near-surface organic carbon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121(4), 684-702. Abstract.  Full text.
Puttock A, Graham HA, Cunliffe AM, Elliott M, Brazier RE (2016). Eurasian beaver activity increases water storage, attenuates flow and mitigates diffuse pollution from intensively-managed grasslands. Science of the Total Environment, 576, 430-443. 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.
Peukert S, Griffith BA, Murray PJ, Macleod CJA, Brazier RE (2016). Spatial variation in soil properties and diffuse losses between and within grassland fields with similar short-term management. European Journal of Soil Science, 67(4), 386-396. Abstract.
Cunliffe A, Brazier RE, Anderson K (2016). Ultra-fine grain landscape-scale quantification of dryland vegetation structure with drone-acquired structure-from-motion photogrammetry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, 129-143. Abstract.  Full text.
Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Krueger T, Brazier RE, Extence CA (2015). Developing an improved biomonitoring tool for fine sediment: Combining expert knowledge and empirical data. Ecological Indicators, 54, 82-86. Abstract.  Full text.
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.
DeBell L, Anderson K, Brazier RE, Jones L, King N (2015). Water resource management at catchment scales using lightweight UAVs: current capabilities and future perspectives. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems Abstract.  Full text.
Glendell M, Brazier RE (2014). Accelerated export of sediment and carbon from a landscape under intensive agriculture. Sci Total Environ, 476-477, 643-656. Abstract.  Author URL.
Brazier RE, Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Bol R (2014). Carbon loss by water erosion in drylands: Implications from a study of vegetation change in the south-west USA. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 2212-2222. Abstract.  Full text.
Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Extence CA, Brazier RE (2014). Evaluation of a fine sediment biomonitoring tool across a wide range of temperate rivers and streams. Freshwater Biology, 59(11), 2268-2277. Abstract.  Full text.
Liu S, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Liu W (2014). Fully integrated approach: an alternative solution of coupling a GIS and diffuse pollution models. FRONTIERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, 8(4), 616-623. Author URL.
Peukert S, Griffith BA, Murray PJ, Macleod CJA, Brazier RE (2014). Intensive management in grasslands causes diffuse water pollution at the farm scale. Journal of Environmental Quality, 43(6), 2009-2023. Abstract.  Full text.
Glendell M, Granger SJ, Bol R, Brazier RE (2014). Quantifying the spatial variability of soil physical and chemical properties in relation to mitigation of diffuse water pollution. Geoderma, 214-215, 25-41. Abstract.
Ritson JP, Bell M, Graham NJD, Templeton MR, Brazier RE, Verhoef A, Freeman C, Clark JM (2014). Simulated climate change impact on summer dissolved organic carbon release from peat and surface vegetation: implications for drinking water treatment. Water Res, 67, 66-76. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hutton C, Nicholas A, Brazier R (2014). Sub-grid scale parameterization of hillslope runoff and erosion processes for catchment-scale models of semi-arid landscapes. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 1713-1721. Abstract.
Glendell M, Extence C, Chadd R, Brazier RE (2014). Testing the pressure-specific invertebrate index (PSI) as a tool for determining ecologically relevant targets for reducing sedimentation in streams. Freshwater Biology, 59(2), 353-367. 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.
Puttock A, Dungait JAJ, Macleod CJA, Bol R, Brazier RE (2014). Woody plant encroachment into grasslands leads to accelerated erosion of previously stable organic carbon from dryland soils. Journal of Geophysical Research G: Biogeosciences, 119(12), 2345-2357. Abstract.  Full text.
Brazier RE, Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Bol R (2013). Carbon loss by water erosion in drylands: Implications from a study of vegetation change in the south-west USA. Hydrological Processes
Puttock A, Macleod CJA, Bol R, Sessford P, Dungait J, Brazier RE (2013). Changes in ecosystem structure, function and hydrological connectivity control water, soil and carbon losses in semi-arid grass to woody vegetation transitions. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(13), 1602-1611. Abstract.
Brazier RE (2013). Erosion and Sediment Transport: Finding Simplicity in a Complicated Erosion Model. , 253-266. Abstract.
Peukert S, Bol R, Roberts W, MacLeod CJA, Murray PJ, Dixon ER, Brazier RE (2013). Erratum: Understanding spatial variability of soil properties: a key step in establishing field to farmscale agroecosystem experiments (Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2012) 26 (2413-2421) DOI: 10.1002/rcm.6336). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 27(1).
Scholefield P, Heathwaite AL, Brazier RE, Page T, Schärer M, Beven K, Hodgkinson R, Withers P, Walling D, Haygarth PM, et al (2013). Estimating phosphorus delivery from land to water in headwater catchments using a fuzzy decision tree approach. Soil Use and Management, 29(SUPPL.1), 175-186. Abstract.
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.
Croft H, Anderson K, Brazier RE, Kuhn NJ (2013). Modeling fine-scale soil surface structure using geostatistics. Water Resources Research, 49(4), 1858-1870. Abstract.
Hutton C, Nicholas A, Brazier R (2013). Sub-grid scale parameterization of hillslope runoff and erosion processes for catchment-scale models of semi-arid landscapes. Hydrological Processes
Peukert S, Bol R, Roberts W, Macleod CJA, Murray PJ, Dixon ER, Brazier RE (2013). Understanding spatial variability of soil properties: a key step in establishing field- to farm-scale agro-ecosystem experiments (vol 26, pg 2413, 2012). RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 27(1), 284-284. Author URL.  Full text.
Old GH, Naden PS, Granger SJ, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Macleod CJA, Krueger T, Bol R, Hawkins JMB, Haygarth P, et al (2012). A novel application of natural fluorescence to understand the sources and transport pathways of pollutants from livestock farming in small headwater catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 417-418, 169-182. Abstract.
Krueger T, Quinton JN, Freer J, MacLeod CJA, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Hawkins JMB, Haygarth PM (2012). Comparing empirical models for sediment and phosphorus transfer from soils to water at field and catchment scale under data uncertainty. European Journal of Soil Science, 63(2), 211-223. Abstract.
Hutton C, Brazier R (2012). Quantifying riparian zone structure from airborne LiDAR: Vegetation filtering, anisotropic interpolation, and uncertainty propagation. Journal of Hydrology, 442-443, 36-45. Abstract.
Puttock A, Dungait JAJ, Bol R, Dixon ER, Macleod CJA, Brazier RE (2012). Stable carbon isotope analysis of fluvial sediment fluxes over two contrasting C<inf>4</inf>-C<inf>3</inf> semi-arid vegetation transitions. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26(20), 2386-2392. Abstract.
Hoang L, Dessai S, Brazier R (2012). Uncertainty analysis of an integrated water system in southern England: Exploring physical and socio-economic uncertainties. iEMSs 2012 - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, 981-988. Abstract.
Peukert S, Bol R, Roberts W, Macleod CJA, Murray PJ, Dixon ER, Brazier RE (2012). Understanding spatial variability of soil properties: a key step in establishing field- to farm-scale agro-ecosystem experiments. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26(20), 2413-2421. Abstract.
Quinton JN, Krueger T, Freer J, Brazier RE, Bilotta GS (2011). A Case Study of Uncertainty: Applying GLUE to EUROSEM. , 80-97.
Deasy C, Baxendale SA, Ridall G, Heathwaite AL, Hodgkinson R, Brazier RE (2011). Advancing understanding of runoff and sediment transfers in agricultural catchments. through simultaneous observations across scales. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Beven KJ, Brazier RE (2011). Dealing with uncertainty in erosion model predictions. , 52-79.
Cerda A, Brazier RE, de Vente J, Nearing MA (2011). Scales and erosion. Catena
Brazier RE, Hutton CJ, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (2011). Scaling Soil Erosion Models in Space and Time. , 98-116.
Bilotta G, Brazier RE, Krueger T, Butler P, Freer J, Hawkins J, Macleod CJA, Haygarth PM, Quinton J (2010). Assessing Catchment-Scale Erosion and Yields of Suspended Solids from Improved Temperate Grassland. Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Granger S, Bol R, Dixon L, Naden P, Old G, Marsh J, Brazier RE, Bilotta G, White S, Haygarth PM, et al (2010). Assessing multiple novel tracers to improve the understanding of the contribution of agricultural farm waste to diffuse water pollution. Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Turnbull L, Brazier RE, Wainwright J (2010). Biotic and abiotic changes in ecosystem structure over a shrub-encroachment gradient in the southwestern USA. Ecosystems Full text.
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2010). Changes in hydrology and erosion over a transition from grassland to shrubland. HYDROL PROCESS, 24(4), 393-414. Abstract.  Full text.
Granger SJ, Hawkins JMB, Bol R, White SM, Naden P, Old G, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, MacLeod CJA, Haygarth PM, et al (2010). High temporal resolution monitoring of multiple pollutant responses in drainage from an intensively managed grassland catchment caused by a summer storm. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 205(1-4), 377-393. Abstract.
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2010). Hydrology, erosion and nutrient transfers over a transition from semi-arid grassland to shrubland in the South-Western USA: a modelling assessment. Journal of Hydrology, 388(3-4), 258-272. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Tunrbull L, Ibrahim TG, Lexartza-Artza I, Thornton SF, Brazier RE (2010). Linking Environmental Régimes, Space and Time: Interpretations of Structural and Functional Connectivity. Geomorphology
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2010). Nitrogen and Phosphorus dynamics during runoff events over a transition from grassland to shrubland in South Western USA. Hydrological Processes
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Müller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2010). Standing Proud: a Response to “Soil-Erosion Models: Where do we Really Stand?” by Smith et al. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Krueger T, Quinton J, Freer J, Macleod CJA, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Butler P, Granger S, Haygarth PM (2009). Ensemble evaluation of hydrological model hypotheses. Water Resources Research Full text.
Deasy C, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Hodgkinson R (2009). Pathways of runoff and sediment transfer in small agricultural catchments. Hydrological Processes, 23((9)), 1349-1358.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Müller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2009). Response to Hairsine's and Sander's Comment on 'A transport-distance based approach to scaling erosion rates:' Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Wainwright et al. 2008. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
wainwright J, parsons A, Brazier RE, Muller EN, Powell DM (2009). Response to Hairsine’s and Sander’s ‘Comment on “A transport-distance based approach to scaling erosionrates”: Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Wainwright et al.’. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Müller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2009). Response to Kinnell's 'Comment on "A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: III. Evaluating scaling characteristics of Mahleran"'. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(9), 1320-1321.
Krueger T, Quinton JN, Freer J, Macleod CJA, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Butler P, Haygarth PM (2009). Uncertainties in data and models to describe event dynamics of agricultural sediment and phosphorus transfer. J Environ Qual, 38(3), 1137-1148. Abstract.  Author URL.
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2008). A conceptual framework for understanding semi-arid land degradation: ecohydrological interactions across multiple-space and time scales. ECOHYDROLOGY, 1(1), 23-34. Abstract.  Full text.
Deasy C, Heathwaite AL, Brazier RE (2008). A field methodology for quantifying phosphorus transfer and delivery to streams in first order agricultural catchments. J HYDROL, 350(3-4), 329-338. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Muller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM, Fenti B (2008). A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 2. Sensitivity and evaluation of MAHLERAN. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 33(6), 962-984. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Muller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM, Fenti B (2008). A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 3. Evaluating scaling characteristics of MAHLERAN. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 33(7), 1113-1128. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Muller EN, Brazier RE, Powel DM, Fenti B (2008). A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: I. Background and model development. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 33(5), 813-826. Abstract.
Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2008). Is sediment delivery a fallacy? Reply. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(10), 1630-1631.
Quinton JN, Brazier RE (2008). Letter to the Editor. SOIL USE MANAGE, 24(4), 427-428.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM, Macleod CJA, Butler P, Granger S, Krueger T, Freer J, Quinton J (2008). Rethinking the contribution of drained and undrained grasslands to sediment-related water quality problems. J Environ Qual, 37(3), 906-914. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
parsons A, wainwright J, Brazier RE, powell D (2008). Scale relationships in hillslope runoff and erosion Reply. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33, 1637-1638.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE (2008). Understanding the influence of suspended solids on water quality and aquatic biota. WATER RES, 42(12), 2849-2861. Abstract.
Turnbull L, Brazier RE, Wainwright J, Dixon L, Bol R (2008). Use of carbon isotope analysis to understand semi-arid erosion dynamics and long-term semi-arid land degradation. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 22(11), 1697-1702. Abstract.
Brazier RE, Bilotta GS, Haygarthz PM (2007). A perspective on the role of lowland, agricultural grasslands in contributing to erosion and water quality problems in the UK. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 32(6), 964-967.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM (2007). Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids, with associated phosphorus, from intensively farmed grasslands: Erosion. Hydrological Processes, 21(1), 135-139.
Deasy C, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Hodgkinson R (2007). Scale-related sediment and phosphorus transfers in small agricultural catchments. IAHS-AISH Publication(314), 79-89. Abstract.
Powell DM, Brazier R, Parsons A, Wainwright J, Nichols M (2007). Sediment transfer and storage in dryland headwater streams. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 88(1-2), 152-166. Abstract.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM (2007). The Impacts of Grazing Animals on the Quality of Soils, Vegetation, and Surface Waters in Intensively Managed Grasslands. Advances in Agronomy, 94, 237-280. Abstract.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Wainwright J (2007). Upscaling understanding of nitrogen dynamics associated with overland flow in a semi-arid environment. Biogeochemistry, 82(3), 265-278.
Liu S, Butler D, Brazier R, Heathwaite L, Khu ST (2007). Using genetic algorithms to calibrate a water quality model. Sci Total Environ, 374(2-3), 260-272. Abstract.
Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2006). A conceptual model for sediment and nutrient fluxes from rural land. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 2, 1-3.
Parsons AJ, Brazier RE, Wainwright J (2006). A conceptual model for sediment and nutrient fluxes from rural land. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 2(3), 232-234.
Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2006). Is sediment delivery a fallacy?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31, 1325-1328.
Haygarth PM, Bilotta GS, Bol R, Brazier RE, Butler PJ, Freer J, Gimbert LJ, Granger SJ, Krueger T, Macleod CJA, et al (2006). Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids, with associated phosphorus, from intensively farmed grasslands: an overview of key issues. Hydrological Processes, 20(20), 4407-4413. Abstract.
Parsons AJ, Brazier RE, Powell DM, Wainwright J (2006). Scale relationships in hillslope runoff and erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31(11), 1384-1393.
Powell DM, Brazier RE, Wainwright J, Parsons AJ (2006). Spatial patterns of streambed scour, fill and channel change in sand-bed rivers. Water Resources Research, 42 Full text.
Heathwaite AL, Brazier RE, Dils R, Liu S, Carvahlo L, Pope L, Phillips G, May L (2005). A tiered risk assessment approach to predicting diffuse agricultural phosphorus losses. Science of the Total Environment,, 344, 225-239.
Heathwaite AL, Dils RM, Liu S, Carvalho L, Brazier RE, Pope L, Hughes M, Phillips G, May L (2005). A tiered risk-based approach for predicting diffuse and point source phosphorus losses in agricultural areas. Science of the Total Environment, 344(1-3 SPEC. ISS.), 225-239. Abstract.
Liu S, Brazier R, Heathwaite L (2005). An investigation into the inputs controlling predictions from a diffuse phosphorus loss model for the UK; the Phosphorus Indicators Tool (PIT). Science of the Total Environment, 344(1-3 SPEC. ISS.), 211-223. Abstract.
Liu S, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL (2005). An investigation into the inputs controlling predictions from the Phosphorus Indicators Tool (PIT). Science of the Total Environment, 344, 211-223.
Evans R, Brazier RE (2005). Evaluation of spatially distributed predictions of soil erosion by water versus field-based assessments. Environmental Science and Policy, 8, 493-501.
Beven KJ, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Haygarth PM, Walling DE, Withers P (2005). On the concept of delivery of sediment and nutrients to stream channels. Hydrological Processes, 19, 551-556.
Brazier RE, Liu S, Heathwaite AL (2005). Scaling issues relating to P transfer from land to water. Journal of Hydrology, 304, 330-342.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Kaduk J (2005). Streambed scour and fill in low-order dryland channels. Water Resources Research, 41(5). Full text.
Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Powell DM, Brazier RE (2004). A conceptual model for determining soil erosion by water. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29, 1293-1302.
Brazier RE (2004). Quantifying soil erosion by water in the UK; a review of monitoring and modelling approaches. Progress in Physical Geography, 28(3), 1-26.
Brazier RE, Anthony SG, Quinn PF, Rowan JS (2001). "MIRSED" towards an MIR approach to modelling hillslope erosion at the national scale. CATENA, 42(1), 59-79.
Beven, K.J. Anthony, S.G. Rowan, J.S. (2001). Implications of model uncertainty for the mapping of hillslope-scale soil erosion predictions. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26(12), 1333-1352.
Brazier RE, Beven KJ, Freer J, Anthony SG, Rowan J (2000). Equifinality and Uncertainty in physically-based soil erosion models: application of the GLUE methodology to WEPP - the Water Erosion Prediction Project for sites in the UK and US. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 25, 825-845.

Chapters

Brazier RE (In Press). Carbon dynamics in dryland systems. In Mueller EN, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (Eds.) Patterns of land degradation in drylands, Springer.
Hutton C, Brazier RE, Nicholas AN, Nearing MA (In Press). Ephemeral Channel Modelling at Historic timescales in Semi-arid Environments. In  (Ed) International Conference on Desertification proceedings, ICOD.
Brazier RE (In Press). Hillslope and soil erosion modelling. In Baas A (Ed) Quantitative Modelling in Geomorphology, Elsevier.
Wainwright J, Brazier RE (In Press). Slope systems. In Thomas DSG (Ed) Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Brazier RE (In Press). Uncertainties in field data. In Mueller EN, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (Eds.) Patterns of land degradation in drylands, Springer.
Brazier RE, Bol R, Dixon E, Turnbull L, Wainwright J (In Press). Understanding the erosion of semi-arid landscapes subject to vegetation change: a combined approach using monitoring and isotope analysis. In  (Ed) International Conference on. Desertification (ICOD), ICOD.
Beven KJ, Brazier RE (2009). Dealing with uncertainty in soil erosion modelling. In Morgan RPC, Nearing MA (Eds.) The handbook of soil erosion modelling.
Quinton JN, Krueger T, Freer J, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE (2009). EUROSEM: an Evaluation of the dynamic capability of the EUROSEM model using GLUE. In Morgan RPC, Nearing MA (Eds.) The handbook of soil erosion modelling.
Brazier RE, Hutton C, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (2009). Scaling issues in soil erosion modelling. In Morgan RPC, Nearing MA (Eds.) The handbook of soil erosion modelling.
Brazier R, Schärer M, Heathwaite L, Beven K, Scholefield P, Haygarth P, Hodgkinson R, Walling D, Withers P (2006). A framework for predicting delivery of phosphorus from agricultural land using a decision-tree approach. In  (Ed) , 514-523.  Abstract.
Brazier RE, Schärer M, Heathwaite AL, Beven KJ, Scholefield P, Haygarth PM, Walling DE, Withers P, Hodgkinson R (2006). Predicting delivery of phosphorus from agricultural land using a decision-tree approach. In  (Ed) IAHS Red Book, Dundee.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Powell DM, Schlesinger W (2006). Understanding the Effects of Spatial Scale on Nutrient Dynamics Associated with Overland Flow in Semi-Arid Environments. In  (Ed) Water management and Soil Conservation in Semi-Arid Environments, International Soil Conservation Organisation.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Brazier RE (2003). A new conceptual framework for understanding and predicting erosion by water from hillslopes and catchments. In II JCA, Flanagan DC (Eds.) Soil Erosion Research for the 21st Century, St Joseph, MI.: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 607-610.
Powell DM, Brazier RE, Nichols M, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (2003). Dynamics of scour and fill in ephemeral sand bed channels. In Renard, Kenneth G, McElroy, Stephen A, Gburek, William J, Canfield, Evan H, Scott, Russell L (Eds.) First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 134-140.
Wainwright J, Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Michaelides K, Powell DM (2003). Linking short- and long-term soil-erosion modelling. In  (Ed) Modelling Approaches for the Rhein LUCIFS Research Framework, Berlin.: Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Conferences

Harris P, Howden NJK, Peukert S, Noacco V, Ramezani K, Tuominen E, Eludoyin B, Brazier R, Shepherd A, Griffith B, et al (2014). Contextualized geographically weighted principal components analysis for investigating baseline soils data on the North Wyke Farm Platform.  Abstract.

Reports

Brazier RE, Haygarth PM, Macleod CJA, Butler P, Hawkins J, Worsfold P, Bilotta G, Gimbert L, Granger S, Naden P, et al (2009). Final Report to Defra Project PE0120 – Phosphorus mobilisation with sediment and colloids through drained and undrained grasslands.

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.
Brazier RE (In Press). Carbon dynamics in dryland systems. In Mueller EN, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (Eds.) Patterns of land degradation in drylands, Springer.
Forsmoo J, Anderson K, Macleod C, Wilkinson M, Brazier RE (In Press). Drone-based Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry captures grassland sward height variability. Journal of Applied Ecology Full text.
Hutton C, Brazier RE, Nicholas AN, Nearing MA (In Press). Ephemeral Channel Modelling at Historic timescales in Semi-arid Environments. In  (Ed) International Conference on Desertification proceedings, ICOD.
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.
Brazier RE (In Press). Hillslope and soil erosion modelling. In Baas A (Ed) Quantitative Modelling in Geomorphology, Elsevier.
Ritson JP, Bell M, Brazier RE, Grand-Clement E, Graham NJD, Freeman C, Smith D, Templeton MR, Clark JM (In Press). Managing peatland vegetation for drinking water treatment. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
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.
Wainwright J, Brazier RE (In Press). Slope systems. In Thomas DSG (Ed) Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Glendell M, Macshane G, Farrow L, Quinton J, Anderson K, Evans M, Benaud P, Rawlins B, Morgan D, Jones L, et al (In Press). Testing the utility of structure from motion photogrammetry reconstructions using small unmanned aerial vehicles and ground photography to estimate the extent of upland soil erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 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.
Brazier RE (In Press). Uncertainties in field data. In Mueller EN, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (Eds.) Patterns of land degradation in drylands, Springer.
Brazier RE, Bol R, Dixon E, Turnbull L, Wainwright J (In Press). Understanding the erosion of semi-arid landscapes subject to vegetation change: a combined approach using monitoring and isotope analysis. In  (Ed) International Conference on. Desertification (ICOD), ICOD.

2019

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.

2018

Brazier RE, humphries RN (2018). Exploring the case for a national-scale soil conservation and soil condition 1 framework for evaluating and reporting on environmental and land use 2 policies. Soil Use and Management 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.
Brown AG, Lespez L, Sear DA, Macaire JJ, Houben P, Klimek K, Brazier RE, Van Oost K, Pears B (2018). Natural vs anthropogenic streams in Europe: History, ecology and implications for restoration, river-rewilding and riverine ecosystem services. Earth-Science Reviews, 180, 185-205. Abstract.  Full text.
Puttock A, Brazier R, Graham H, Carless D (2018). Sediment and nutrient storage in a beaver engineered wetland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Full text.
Bell MC, Ritson JP, Verhoef A, Brazier RE, Templeton MR, Graham NJD, Freeman C, Clark JM (2018). Sensitivity of peatland litter decomposition to changes in temperature and rainfall. Geoderma, 331, 29-37. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Eludoyin AO, Griffith B, Orr RJ, Bol R, Quine TA, Brazier RE (2017). An evaluation of the hysteresis in chemical concentration–discharge (C–Q) relationships from drained, intensively managed grasslands in southwest England. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(8), 1243-1254. Abstract.
Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Arbociute G, Chadd RP, Extence CA, Brazier RE (2017). Quantifying Submerged Deposited Fine Sediments in Rivers and Streams Using Digital Image Analysis. River Research and Applications, 33(10), 1585-1595. Abstract.
Ritson JP, Brazier RE, Graham NJD, Freeman C, Templeton MR, Clark JM (2017). The effect of drought on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) release from peatland soil and vegetation sources. Biogeosciences, 14(11), 2891-2902. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Chadd RP, Extence CA, Brazier RE, Burnside NG, Pickwell AGG (2016). A sediment-specific family-level biomonitoring tool to identify the impacts of fine sediment in temperate rivers and streams. Ecological Indicators, 70, 151-165. Abstract.
Cunliffe AM, Puttock AK, Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2016). Dryland, calcareous soils store (and lose) significant quantities of near-surface organic carbon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121(4), 684-702. Abstract.  Full text.
Puttock A, Graham HA, Cunliffe AM, Elliott M, Brazier RE (2016). Eurasian beaver activity increases water storage, attenuates flow and mitigates diffuse pollution from intensively-managed grasslands. Science of the Total Environment, 576, 430-443. 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.
Peukert S, Griffith BA, Murray PJ, Macleod CJA, Brazier RE (2016). Spatial variation in soil properties and diffuse losses between and within grassland fields with similar short-term management. European Journal of Soil Science, 67(4), 386-396. Abstract.
Cunliffe A, Brazier RE, Anderson K (2016). Ultra-fine grain landscape-scale quantification of dryland vegetation structure with drone-acquired structure-from-motion photogrammetry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, 129-143. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Krueger T, Brazier RE, Extence CA (2015). Developing an improved biomonitoring tool for fine sediment: Combining expert knowledge and empirical data. Ecological Indicators, 54, 82-86. Abstract.  Full text.
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.
DeBell L, Anderson K, Brazier RE, Jones L, King N (2015). Water resource management at catchment scales using lightweight UAVs: current capabilities and future perspectives. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Glendell M, Brazier RE (2014). Accelerated export of sediment and carbon from a landscape under intensive agriculture. Sci Total Environ, 476-477, 643-656. Abstract.  Author URL.
Brazier RE, Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Bol R (2014). Carbon loss by water erosion in drylands: Implications from a study of vegetation change in the south-west USA. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 2212-2222. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris P, Howden NJK, Peukert S, Noacco V, Ramezani K, Tuominen E, Eludoyin B, Brazier R, Shepherd A, Griffith B, et al (2014). Contextualized geographically weighted principal components analysis for investigating baseline soils data on the North Wyke Farm Platform.  Abstract.
Turley MD, Bilotta GS, Extence CA, Brazier RE (2014). Evaluation of a fine sediment biomonitoring tool across a wide range of temperate rivers and streams. Freshwater Biology, 59(11), 2268-2277. Abstract.  Full text.
Liu S, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Liu W (2014). Fully integrated approach: an alternative solution of coupling a GIS and diffuse pollution models. FRONTIERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, 8(4), 616-623. Author URL.
Peukert S, Griffith BA, Murray PJ, Macleod CJA, Brazier RE (2014). Intensive management in grasslands causes diffuse water pollution at the farm scale. Journal of Environmental Quality, 43(6), 2009-2023. Abstract.  Full text.
Glendell M, Granger SJ, Bol R, Brazier RE (2014). Quantifying the spatial variability of soil physical and chemical properties in relation to mitigation of diffuse water pollution. Geoderma, 214-215, 25-41. Abstract.
Ritson JP, Bell M, Graham NJD, Templeton MR, Brazier RE, Verhoef A, Freeman C, Clark JM (2014). Simulated climate change impact on summer dissolved organic carbon release from peat and surface vegetation: implications for drinking water treatment. Water Res, 67, 66-76. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hutton C, Nicholas A, Brazier R (2014). Sub-grid scale parameterization of hillslope runoff and erosion processes for catchment-scale models of semi-arid landscapes. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 1713-1721. Abstract.
Glendell M, Extence C, Chadd R, Brazier RE (2014). Testing the pressure-specific invertebrate index (PSI) as a tool for determining ecologically relevant targets for reducing sedimentation in streams. Freshwater Biology, 59(2), 353-367. 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.
Puttock A, Dungait JAJ, Macleod CJA, Bol R, Brazier RE (2014). Woody plant encroachment into grasslands leads to accelerated erosion of previously stable organic carbon from dryland soils. Journal of Geophysical Research G: Biogeosciences, 119(12), 2345-2357. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Brazier RE, Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Bol R (2013). Carbon loss by water erosion in drylands: Implications from a study of vegetation change in the south-west USA. Hydrological Processes
Puttock A, Macleod CJA, Bol R, Sessford P, Dungait J, Brazier RE (2013). Changes in ecosystem structure, function and hydrological connectivity control water, soil and carbon losses in semi-arid grass to woody vegetation transitions. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(13), 1602-1611. Abstract.
Brazier RE (2013). Erosion and Sediment Transport: Finding Simplicity in a Complicated Erosion Model. , 253-266. Abstract.
Peukert S, Bol R, Roberts W, MacLeod CJA, Murray PJ, Dixon ER, Brazier RE (2013). Erratum: Understanding spatial variability of soil properties: a key step in establishing field to farmscale agroecosystem experiments (Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2012) 26 (2413-2421) DOI: 10.1002/rcm.6336). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 27(1).
Scholefield P, Heathwaite AL, Brazier RE, Page T, Schärer M, Beven K, Hodgkinson R, Withers P, Walling D, Haygarth PM, et al (2013). Estimating phosphorus delivery from land to water in headwater catchments using a fuzzy decision tree approach. Soil Use and Management, 29(SUPPL.1), 175-186. Abstract.
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.
Croft H, Anderson K, Brazier RE, Kuhn NJ (2013). Modeling fine-scale soil surface structure using geostatistics. Water Resources Research, 49(4), 1858-1870. Abstract.
Hutton C, Nicholas A, Brazier R (2013). Sub-grid scale parameterization of hillslope runoff and erosion processes for catchment-scale models of semi-arid landscapes. Hydrological Processes
Peukert S, Bol R, Roberts W, Macleod CJA, Murray PJ, Dixon ER, Brazier RE (2013). Understanding spatial variability of soil properties: a key step in establishing field- to farm-scale agro-ecosystem experiments (vol 26, pg 2413, 2012). RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 27(1), 284-284. Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Old GH, Naden PS, Granger SJ, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Macleod CJA, Krueger T, Bol R, Hawkins JMB, Haygarth P, et al (2012). A novel application of natural fluorescence to understand the sources and transport pathways of pollutants from livestock farming in small headwater catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 417-418, 169-182. Abstract.
Krueger T, Quinton JN, Freer J, MacLeod CJA, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Hawkins JMB, Haygarth PM (2012). Comparing empirical models for sediment and phosphorus transfer from soils to water at field and catchment scale under data uncertainty. European Journal of Soil Science, 63(2), 211-223. Abstract.
Hutton C, Brazier R (2012). Quantifying riparian zone structure from airborne LiDAR: Vegetation filtering, anisotropic interpolation, and uncertainty propagation. Journal of Hydrology, 442-443, 36-45. Abstract.
Puttock A, Dungait JAJ, Bol R, Dixon ER, Macleod CJA, Brazier RE (2012). Stable carbon isotope analysis of fluvial sediment fluxes over two contrasting C<inf>4</inf>-C<inf>3</inf> semi-arid vegetation transitions. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26(20), 2386-2392. Abstract.
Hoang L, Dessai S, Brazier R (2012). Uncertainty analysis of an integrated water system in southern England: Exploring physical and socio-economic uncertainties. iEMSs 2012 - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, 981-988. Abstract.
Peukert S, Bol R, Roberts W, Macleod CJA, Murray PJ, Dixon ER, Brazier RE (2012). Understanding spatial variability of soil properties: a key step in establishing field- to farm-scale agro-ecosystem experiments. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26(20), 2413-2421. Abstract.

2011

Quinton JN, Krueger T, Freer J, Brazier RE, Bilotta GS (2011). A Case Study of Uncertainty: Applying GLUE to EUROSEM. , 80-97.
Deasy C, Baxendale SA, Ridall G, Heathwaite AL, Hodgkinson R, Brazier RE (2011). Advancing understanding of runoff and sediment transfers in agricultural catchments. through simultaneous observations across scales. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Beven KJ, Brazier RE (2011). Dealing with uncertainty in erosion model predictions. , 52-79.
Cerda A, Brazier RE, de Vente J, Nearing MA (2011). Scales and erosion. Catena
Brazier RE, Hutton CJ, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (2011). Scaling Soil Erosion Models in Space and Time. , 98-116.

2010

Bilotta G, Brazier RE, Krueger T, Butler P, Freer J, Hawkins J, Macleod CJA, Haygarth PM, Quinton J (2010). Assessing Catchment-Scale Erosion and Yields of Suspended Solids from Improved Temperate Grassland. Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Granger S, Bol R, Dixon L, Naden P, Old G, Marsh J, Brazier RE, Bilotta G, White S, Haygarth PM, et al (2010). Assessing multiple novel tracers to improve the understanding of the contribution of agricultural farm waste to diffuse water pollution. Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Turnbull L, Brazier RE, Wainwright J (2010). Biotic and abiotic changes in ecosystem structure over a shrub-encroachment gradient in the southwestern USA. Ecosystems Full text.
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2010). Changes in hydrology and erosion over a transition from grassland to shrubland. HYDROL PROCESS, 24(4), 393-414. Abstract.  Full text.
Granger SJ, Hawkins JMB, Bol R, White SM, Naden P, Old G, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, MacLeod CJA, Haygarth PM, et al (2010). High temporal resolution monitoring of multiple pollutant responses in drainage from an intensively managed grassland catchment caused by a summer storm. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 205(1-4), 377-393. Abstract.
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2010). Hydrology, erosion and nutrient transfers over a transition from semi-arid grassland to shrubland in the South-Western USA: a modelling assessment. Journal of Hydrology, 388(3-4), 258-272. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Tunrbull L, Ibrahim TG, Lexartza-Artza I, Thornton SF, Brazier RE (2010). Linking Environmental Régimes, Space and Time: Interpretations of Structural and Functional Connectivity. Geomorphology
Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2010). Nitrogen and Phosphorus dynamics during runoff events over a transition from grassland to shrubland in South Western USA. Hydrological Processes
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Müller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2010). Standing Proud: a Response to “Soil-Erosion Models: Where do we Really Stand?” by Smith et al. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

2009

Beven KJ, Brazier RE (2009). Dealing with uncertainty in soil erosion modelling. In Morgan RPC, Nearing MA (Eds.) The handbook of soil erosion modelling.
Quinton JN, Krueger T, Freer J, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE (2009). EUROSEM: an Evaluation of the dynamic capability of the EUROSEM model using GLUE. In Morgan RPC, Nearing MA (Eds.) The handbook of soil erosion modelling.
Krueger T, Quinton J, Freer J, Macleod CJA, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Butler P, Granger S, Haygarth PM (2009). Ensemble evaluation of hydrological model hypotheses. Water Resources Research Full text.
Brazier RE, Haygarth PM, Macleod CJA, Butler P, Hawkins J, Worsfold P, Bilotta G, Gimbert L, Granger S, Naden P, et al (2009). Final Report to Defra Project PE0120 – Phosphorus mobilisation with sediment and colloids through drained and undrained grasslands.
Deasy C, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Hodgkinson R (2009). Pathways of runoff and sediment transfer in small agricultural catchments. Hydrological Processes, 23((9)), 1349-1358.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Müller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2009). Response to Hairsine's and Sander's Comment on 'A transport-distance based approach to scaling erosion rates:' Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Wainwright et al. 2008. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
wainwright J, parsons A, Brazier RE, Muller EN, Powell DM (2009). Response to Hairsine’s and Sander’s ‘Comment on “A transport-distance based approach to scaling erosionrates”: Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Wainwright et al.’. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Müller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2009). Response to Kinnell's 'Comment on "A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: III. Evaluating scaling characteristics of Mahleran"'. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(9), 1320-1321.
Brazier RE, Hutton C, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (2009). Scaling issues in soil erosion modelling. In Morgan RPC, Nearing MA (Eds.) The handbook of soil erosion modelling.
Krueger T, Quinton JN, Freer J, Macleod CJA, Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Butler P, Haygarth PM (2009). Uncertainties in data and models to describe event dynamics of agricultural sediment and phosphorus transfer. J Environ Qual, 38(3), 1137-1148. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Turnbull L, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2008). A conceptual framework for understanding semi-arid land degradation: ecohydrological interactions across multiple-space and time scales. ECOHYDROLOGY, 1(1), 23-34. Abstract.  Full text.
Deasy C, Heathwaite AL, Brazier RE (2008). A field methodology for quantifying phosphorus transfer and delivery to streams in first order agricultural catchments. J HYDROL, 350(3-4), 329-338. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Muller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM, Fenti B (2008). A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 2. Sensitivity and evaluation of MAHLERAN. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 33(6), 962-984. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Muller EN, Brazier RE, Powell DM, Fenti B (2008). A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 3. Evaluating scaling characteristics of MAHLERAN. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 33(7), 1113-1128. Abstract.
Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Muller EN, Brazier RE, Powel DM, Fenti B (2008). A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: I. Background and model development. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 33(5), 813-826. Abstract.
Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2008). Is sediment delivery a fallacy? Reply. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(10), 1630-1631.
Quinton JN, Brazier RE (2008). Letter to the Editor. SOIL USE MANAGE, 24(4), 427-428.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM, Macleod CJA, Butler P, Granger S, Krueger T, Freer J, Quinton J (2008). Rethinking the contribution of drained and undrained grasslands to sediment-related water quality problems. J Environ Qual, 37(3), 906-914. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
parsons A, wainwright J, Brazier RE, powell D (2008). Scale relationships in hillslope runoff and erosion Reply. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33, 1637-1638.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE (2008). Understanding the influence of suspended solids on water quality and aquatic biota. WATER RES, 42(12), 2849-2861. Abstract.
Turnbull L, Brazier RE, Wainwright J, Dixon L, Bol R (2008). Use of carbon isotope analysis to understand semi-arid erosion dynamics and long-term semi-arid land degradation. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 22(11), 1697-1702. Abstract.

2007

Brazier RE, Bilotta GS, Haygarthz PM (2007). A perspective on the role of lowland, agricultural grasslands in contributing to erosion and water quality problems in the UK. EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 32(6), 964-967.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM (2007). Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids, with associated phosphorus, from intensively farmed grasslands: Erosion. Hydrological Processes, 21(1), 135-139.
Deasy C, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Hodgkinson R (2007). Scale-related sediment and phosphorus transfers in small agricultural catchments. IAHS-AISH Publication(314), 79-89. Abstract.
Powell DM, Brazier R, Parsons A, Wainwright J, Nichols M (2007). Sediment transfer and storage in dryland headwater streams. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 88(1-2), 152-166. Abstract.
Bilotta GS, Brazier RE, Haygarth PM (2007). The Impacts of Grazing Animals on the Quality of Soils, Vegetation, and Surface Waters in Intensively Managed Grasslands. Advances in Agronomy, 94, 237-280. Abstract.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Wainwright J (2007). Upscaling understanding of nitrogen dynamics associated with overland flow in a semi-arid environment. Biogeochemistry, 82(3), 265-278.
Liu S, Butler D, Brazier R, Heathwaite L, Khu ST (2007). Using genetic algorithms to calibrate a water quality model. Sci Total Environ, 374(2-3), 260-272. Abstract.

2006

Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Brazier RE (2006). A conceptual model for sediment and nutrient fluxes from rural land. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 2, 1-3.
Parsons AJ, Brazier RE, Wainwright J (2006). A conceptual model for sediment and nutrient fluxes from rural land. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 2(3), 232-234.
Brazier R, Schärer M, Heathwaite L, Beven K, Scholefield P, Haygarth P, Hodgkinson R, Walling D, Withers P (2006). A framework for predicting delivery of phosphorus from agricultural land using a decision-tree approach. In  (Ed) , 514-523.  Abstract.
Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Brazier RE, Powell DM (2006). Is sediment delivery a fallacy?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31, 1325-1328.
Brazier RE, Schärer M, Heathwaite AL, Beven KJ, Scholefield P, Haygarth PM, Walling DE, Withers P, Hodgkinson R (2006). Predicting delivery of phosphorus from agricultural land using a decision-tree approach. In  (Ed) IAHS Red Book, Dundee.
Haygarth PM, Bilotta GS, Bol R, Brazier RE, Butler PJ, Freer J, Gimbert LJ, Granger SJ, Krueger T, Macleod CJA, et al (2006). Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids, with associated phosphorus, from intensively farmed grasslands: an overview of key issues. Hydrological Processes, 20(20), 4407-4413. Abstract.
Parsons AJ, Brazier RE, Powell DM, Wainwright J (2006). Scale relationships in hillslope runoff and erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31(11), 1384-1393.
Powell DM, Brazier RE, Wainwright J, Parsons AJ (2006). Spatial patterns of streambed scour, fill and channel change in sand-bed rivers. Water Resources Research, 42 Full text.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Powell DM, Schlesinger W (2006). Understanding the Effects of Spatial Scale on Nutrient Dynamics Associated with Overland Flow in Semi-Arid Environments. In  (Ed) Water management and Soil Conservation in Semi-Arid Environments, International Soil Conservation Organisation.

2005

Heathwaite AL, Brazier RE, Dils R, Liu S, Carvahlo L, Pope L, Phillips G, May L (2005). A tiered risk assessment approach to predicting diffuse agricultural phosphorus losses. Science of the Total Environment,, 344, 225-239.
Heathwaite AL, Dils RM, Liu S, Carvalho L, Brazier RE, Pope L, Hughes M, Phillips G, May L (2005). A tiered risk-based approach for predicting diffuse and point source phosphorus losses in agricultural areas. Science of the Total Environment, 344(1-3 SPEC. ISS.), 225-239. Abstract.
Liu S, Brazier R, Heathwaite L (2005). An investigation into the inputs controlling predictions from a diffuse phosphorus loss model for the UK; the Phosphorus Indicators Tool (PIT). Science of the Total Environment, 344(1-3 SPEC. ISS.), 211-223. Abstract.
Liu S, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL (2005). An investigation into the inputs controlling predictions from the Phosphorus Indicators Tool (PIT). Science of the Total Environment, 344, 211-223.
Evans R, Brazier RE (2005). Evaluation of spatially distributed predictions of soil erosion by water versus field-based assessments. Environmental Science and Policy, 8, 493-501.
Beven KJ, Brazier RE, Heathwaite AL, Haygarth PM, Walling DE, Withers P (2005). On the concept of delivery of sediment and nutrients to stream channels. Hydrological Processes, 19, 551-556.
Brazier RE, Liu S, Heathwaite AL (2005). Scaling issues relating to P transfer from land to water. Journal of Hydrology, 304, 330-342.
Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Kaduk J (2005). Streambed scour and fill in low-order dryland channels. Water Resources Research, 41(5). Full text.

2004

Parsons AJ, Wainwright J, Powell DM, Brazier RE (2004). A conceptual model for determining soil erosion by water. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29, 1293-1302.
Brazier RE (2004). Quantifying soil erosion by water in the UK; a review of monitoring and modelling approaches. Progress in Physical Geography, 28(3), 1-26.

2003

Wainwright J, Parsons AJ, Powell DM, Brazier RE (2003). A new conceptual framework for understanding and predicting erosion by water from hillslopes and catchments. In II JCA, Flanagan DC (Eds.) Soil Erosion Research for the 21st Century, St Joseph, MI.: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 607-610.
Powell DM, Brazier RE, Nichols M, Parsons AJ, Wainwright J (2003). Dynamics of scour and fill in ephemeral sand bed channels. In Renard, Kenneth G, McElroy, Stephen A, Gburek, William J, Canfield, Evan H, Scott, Russell L (Eds.) First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 134-140.
Wainwright J, Brazier RE, Parsons AJ, Michaelides K, Powell DM (2003). Linking short- and long-term soil-erosion modelling. In  (Ed) Modelling Approaches for the Rhein LUCIFS Research Framework, Berlin.: Springer Verlag, Berlin.

2001

Brazier RE, Anthony SG, Quinn PF, Rowan JS (2001). "MIRSED" towards an MIR approach to modelling hillslope erosion at the national scale. CATENA, 42(1), 59-79.
Beven, K.J. Anthony, S.G. Rowan, J.S. (2001). Implications of model uncertainty for the mapping of hillslope-scale soil erosion predictions. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26(12), 1333-1352.

2000

Brazier RE, Beven KJ, Freer J, Anthony SG, Rowan J (2000). Equifinality and Uncertainty in physically-based soil erosion models: application of the GLUE methodology to WEPP - the Water Erosion Prediction Project for sites in the UK and US. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 25, 825-845.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

2015 - Winner of the Water Industry Achievement Awards: Big Data award. In partnership with South West Water and the Environment Agency

2013 - Winner of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management: Wetlands Award as part of the ‘Upstream Thinking’ team

2012 - Winner of the Utility Industry Achievement Awards, 2012 (Environment Award), as part of the ‘Upstream Thinking’ team with SWW, WRT, EA and NE.

2012 - Overall Winners prize in the 2012 Pennon Environmental awards “The judges commended the development and use of innovative technology to survey restored mires and gather data on blue water storage. They noted this will enable future restoration to be better targeted on relevant areas of land, and help inform the next bid to Ofwat to apply for more funding going forward. They felt this solution had many applications, not just in the water industry, or the UK, but across many industries, globally.”


Committee/panel activities

2009 - 2020 Scientific advisor to the South West Water Mires-on-the-Moors project

2009 – present Honorary Fellow at North Wyke Research, part of  Rothamstead Research

2004 - 2008 Invited member of COST 634 initiative.

2004 - 2008 Invited inaugural member of the Top Down Working Group (TDWG) of the IAHS sponsored ‘Predictions in Ungauged Basins' PUB initiative

2007 - present Invited member of the Soil Conservation Committee of the Soil System Science group of the European Geophysical Union.

2008 - 2011 Member of the NERC peer review college

2009 – present Invited member of steering group for Defra-funded Flood Demonstration Project, Holnicote Estate.

2007 - present Invited member of the Erosion Committee of the Hydrology group of the European Geophysical Union.

2010 - present Invited advisor to the Defra sponsored ‘Catchment Sensitive Farming’ Initiative (ECSFI)

2010 - present Invited scientific advisor and member of the Mires-on-the-Moors Project Delivery Group

2012 - present Invited member of NERC taskforce on sustainable Agriculture

2013 - present Member of the International Commission on Water Quality

2012 – present Senior Scientist on the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research project. Funded by the US National Science Foudation in collaboration with the University of New Mexico


Editorial responsibilities

Journal Reviewer for >20 International, peer-reviewed journals

Editorial board for journal Catena, Special Issue – The scale problem in soil erosion studies. Published March 2013.

2013 - Associate Editor for EGU journal ‘SOIL’


External Examiner Positions

PhD Examining

November 2003 - Louise Sime (Sheffield)

August 2004 - Andy Carr (Sheffield)

November 2004 - Ben Surridge (Sheffield)

September 2006 - Eblal Zakzok, (Manchester)

September 2011 - Charlotte Lloyd (Bristol)

November 2014 - Anka Asandei (Exeter)

December 2014 - Harriet Sjerps-Jones (Exeter)

June 2016 - Gareth Owen (Newcastle)

June 2016 - Ian Thomas (Ulster)

June 2017 - Holly East (Exeter)

October 2017 - Peter Metcalfe (Lancaster)


Invited lectures & workshops

January 2011 - Chair and organiser of Defra-funded workshop ‘Developing a cost-effective framework to monitor soil erosion in England and Wales’

April 2009 - Understanding the erosion of semi-arid landscapes subject to vegetation change: a combined approach using monitoring, isotope and 14C analysis. Invited paper. European Geosciences Union.

May 2010 - Rainfall simulation in erosion studies. Invited keynote paper at the EGU meeting, Vienna, 2010.

May 2010 - Improving soil erosion models through iterative data collection and numerical experimentation. Invited paper at the EGU meeting, Vienna, 2010.

June 2012 - The Mires Restoration Project: holistic understanding of the effects of moorland restoration. Invited paper at the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Bangor, Wales.

July 2012 - Invited participant in the Future Water 2012 conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

March 2012 - Invited seminar at Department of Geography, Brighton University.

October 2012 - Invited reviewer for the Portugese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

November 2012 - Invited reviewer for the Czech Science Foundation

November 2012 - Invited rapporteur at the UK’s Upland Hydrology Group meeting, Dartmoor National Park, UK.

July 2013 Invited participant in the Future Water 2013 conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London.


Media Coverage

The secret site in England where Beavers control the landscape - The New Scientist, 15th December, 2018

Specieswatch: beavers chip in to boost Yorkshire flood defences - The Guardian, 5th November, 2018

How England's first wild beaver colony has transformed a Devon valley - The Daily Mail online, 24th August, 2018

Beavers arrive in the Forest of Dean - Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Forestry Commission, and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, 24th July, 2018

Beavers released in Forest of Dean as solution to flooding - The Guardian, 24th July, 2018

Beavers curb soil loss and water pollution, study suggests - The Daily Mail online, 10th May, 2018

Beavers could be used to clean up polluted rivers in Devon and Cornwall - ITV1, 9th May, 2018

Beavers reduce river pollution by building dams, study shows - The Telegraph, 9th May, 2018

Beavers ponds reduce flood risk and mitigate soil erosion - BBC Radio Devon, 9th May, 2018

How beavers can do dam good work - BBC Wildlife Magazine, 9th May, 2018

Beavers Do Dam Good Work Cleaning Water, Research Reveals - Science Magazine, 9th May 2018

Beavers curb soil loss and water pollution, study suggests - The Evening Express, 9th May 2018 

Beavers reduce flood risk - BBC Radio 1 - PM program, 8th May, 2018

Gove’s farming subsidy overhaul ‘must be backed by research’ - Research Professional, 5th January, 2018

Britain bringing back the beaver - The Globe and Mail, 22nd December, 2017

Natural England greenlights beaver release to boost biodiversity - ENDS report, 11th December, 2017

Beavers will return to the Forest of Dean for first time in 400 years - BBC online, 8th December, 2017

Beavers returned to Forest of Dean as solution to flooding - The Times, 8th December, 2017 

Beavers are going to be released into the Forest of Dean - BBC Radio Gloucestershire, 8th December, 2017 

Environment Secretary backs release of Beavers in Forest of Dean - Gov.uk, 8th December, 2017

Michael Gove says yes to beavers: Family of dam-building rodents set for the Forest - Gloucestershirelive, 8th December, 2017

Leave it to the Beavers! - Cornwall Life magazine, November, 2017

Autumnwatch: The Cornwall Beaver Trial - BBC Two, 25th October, 2017 (from 40 minutes in)

Meet the latest recruit to the UK flood defence team: the beaver - The Guardian, 16th September, 2017

Countryfile Summer Diaries, Episode 3: Cornwall Beaver Trial - BBC One, 30th August, 2017 (from 21 minutes in) 

Dam it! How beavers could save Britain from flooding - The Guardian, 8th August, 2017

Bring back beavers to prevent flooding - The Telegraph, 4th June, 2017

Beaver return 'benefits environment' - BBC News online, 3rd June, 2017

The benefits of beavers - They can be controversial, but scientists say beavers are good for the environment and biodiversity. BBC News online, 3rd June, 2017

Extinction reversed as beavers make a miraculous comeback in Cornwall - The West Briton, 30th March, 2017

Beaver projects win national nature conservation award - BBC Spotlight, 27th March, 2017

Beaver fever proves giant rodents are not a dam nuisance - The Times, 25th March, 2017 

Wildlife Success of the year - BBC Countryfile magazine, 13th March, 2017

Reintroducing beavers to the Forest of Dean - BBC Radio Gloucestershire, 24th February, 2017

Watch: Rare baby beavers with mother in River Otter - Express online, 30th January, 2017

Brexit offers rare chance to make Britain greener - Nature News, 11th January, 2017, Nature 541, 145-146. doi:10.1038/541145a

Environmental Audit Committee - Oral and written evidence: The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum - Published 4th January 2017

Drones for leak detection - BBC One Spotlight, 21st December, 2016

Beaver dams could help in the fight against flooding - The Times, 3rd December, 2016

Scientific evidence proves the value of British beavers - Rewilding Britain Magazine, 10th November, 2016

Environmental Audit Committee - The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum, 18th October, 2016

Farming Today - UK Beavers, BBC Radio 4, 3rd August, 2016

Five Brilliant facts about Beavers - Rewilding Britain magazine, 27th July, 2016

From source to sea, natural flood management: the Holnicote experience

Beavers at work... Devon dwellers reveal their flair for fighting floods  Observer, 14th February, 2016

Farming today - Beavers in Devon, BBC Radio 4, 10th February 2016

Using Beavers to Naturally Manage Flooding Permaculture magazine, 9th February, 2016

A natural ally in the fight against floods - the beaver Western Morning News, 8th February, 2016

Environmental Audit Committee: Flooding, Cooperation across Government, Parliament TV, 3rd February, 2016

Beavers and flood risk management  Rewilding Britain, 18th December 2015

Should the UK bring back beavers to help manage floods? New Scientist, 21st November, 2015

Devon beaver colony could prevent floods and boost fish populations Western Morning News, 19th November, 2015

Beavers are back, but are they welcome? Shooting Times and Country magazine, 2nd September, 2015

Saving the culm grasslands - how farmers and conservationists are working together - Western Morning News, 24th June, 2015

Exmoor Mires water project could have global significance - Western Morning News, 23rd April, 2015

Exmoor peat bogs could soar in value for carbon emissions offsetting - Western Morning News, 30th March, 2015

Beavers are back, but are they welcome? Shooting Times and Country magazine, 2nd September, 2015

Saving the culm grasslands - how farmers and conservationists are working together - Western Morning News, 24th June, 2015

Exmoor Mires water project could have global significance - Western Morning News, 23rd April, 2015

Exmoor peat bogs could soar in value for carbon emissions offsetting - Western Morning News, 30th March, 2015

A scheme to 're-wet' thousands of acres of peat bog - BBC news, 18th March, 2015

Acres of Exmoor 're-wetted' and restored to peat bog - UKwirednews.com, 18th March, 2015

Working wetlands audio slideshow - Devon Wildlife Trust, March 2015

Farming Today - BBC Radio 4, February 2015

Shared planet: beavers in business - BBC Radio 4, November 2014

Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land

Going back in time to save the Exmoor Mires - Western Daily Press, 10th June, 2014

An environmental superstar? Understanding the ecohydrological impact of reintroducing the Eurasian Beaver in the UK.

Devon County Show cancelled due to adverse weather (.mp3) - Interview on BBC Radio Devon, Friday 30th May, 2014

Torquay Letter: Tourism badly hit by storms The Irish Times - Friday March 14th, 2014 By Mark Hennessey

Careless farming adding to floods South West Farmer - Friday 7th March, 2014

Farmers need to be much smarter on land use to prevent worst flooding Blue and green tomorrow - Friday, March 7th, 2014 By Tom Revell

Interview with Roger Harrabin - Drive Time, BBC Radio 5, 7th March 2014

Interview with Roger Harrabin - Today, BBC Radio 4, 7th March 2014

UK floods: How restoring peat bogs could prevent flooding - WN.com 10th March 2014

Careless farming adding to floods - by Roger Harrabin, BBC online, 7th March 2014

Exmoor Mires project - BBC Spotlight, 27th February 2014

Research referenced in Commons debate on Impact of recent weather events in the south west of England - Parliament TV, 26th February 2014

Weather Eye - The Times, 21st February 2014

One West landscape where water's wanted - Western Daily Press, 10th February 2014

Exmoor bogs project cuts storm water by a third - Western Morning News, 8th February 2014

Exmoor peat bogs contain rainfall, say study - WWT Online, 7th February 2014

Flood Defences - BBC Spotlight, 17th January 2014

Recognising the real value of natural capital in the west country landscape Western Morning News, Thursday 27th June, 2013

Moor body calls for pause to work on bogs - Okehampton Times, 20th June 2013


Significant Impact

2009 – present Scientific Advisor and member of the Project Delivery Group for the Mires-on-the-moors initiative, a SWW funded project (£4M) which seeks to restore the upland blanket bogs of Dartmoor and Exmoor to alleviate flooding and sequester carbon

January 2008 - Expert witness for workshop on soil erosion and sediment strategy for the UK – Defra funded

March 2009 - Expert assessor for Defra Integrated Water and Agricultural Management Scheme.
 

Teaching

Undergraduate modules:

  • GEO2309 Physical Geography Practice
  • GEO2307 Spain Field Trip

 

Modules

2018/19

Information not currently available


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Donna Carless Associate Research Fellow, Dartmoor Peatland Project
  • Miriam Glendell Associate Research Fellow and Project Manager, Defra soil erosion project
  • Emilie Grand-Clement Associate Research Fellow, SWW-funded 'Evaluating the benefits of Upstream Thinking' project
  • Naomi LeFeuvre Associate Research Fellow, South West Water-funded 'Determining the potential of peatland restoration for carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation' project
  • David Luscombe Associate Research Fellow, South West Water-funded 'Understanding the impacts of mire restoration on hydrology and water resources' project
  • Alan Puttock Associate Research Fellow, Devon Wildlife Trust-funded 'Quantifying the impacts of reintroducing the Eurasian Beaver in England' project

Postgraduate researchers

  • Josie Ashe EPSRC-funded, Real-time predictions of water quality
  • Mike Bell NERC-funded, Are the south west UK's uplands beyond the critical climatic threshold for carbon sequestration?
  • Pia Benaud Defra-funded, Towards a national scale understanding of soil erosion in England and Wales
  • Andrew Cunliffe NERC algorithm studentship. Impacts of fluvial land degradation on the spatial dynamics of soil organic carbon.
  • Nicola Ellis Devon Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, UoE funded, Can unimproved grasslands deliver natural flood management alongside environmental benefits?
  • Joel Forsmoo James Hutton/UoE-funded. Using aerial imagery to identify multiple functions and services from agricultural systems.
  • Guy Freeman Quantifying the effects of moorland restoration on parasite communities and sward quality.
  • Hugh Graham Devon Wildlife Trust/UoE-funded. The River Otter Beaver Trial
  • Matt Turley NERC-funded. Developing a biomonitoring tool to identify and quantify the impacts of particulate matter in freshwater ecosystems.

Alumni

  • Gary Bilotta DEFRA funded PhD project. The mobilisation and transport of sediments, colloids and phosphorus from intensively managed, temperate grasslands. Lead supervisor with Haygarth, IGER
  • Claire Boulter NERC funded PhD project. Reconstructing the palaeoenvironmental dynamics of East Central Texas since the Last Glacial Maximum. Departmental supervisor with Bateman, Sheffield
  • Holly Croft NERC funded project. Hyperspectral, directional reflectance measurements for monitoring soil degradation. Co-supervisor with Anderson, Geography, Exeter
  • Clare Deasy EPSRC funded PhD project. Effects of Scale on Phosphorus Transfer in Small Agricultural Catchments. Lead supervisor with Heathwaite, Lancaster.
  • Leon DeBell Co-supervisor with Anderson (ESI) on Technology Strategy Board ‘QuestEarthWater’ project
  • Adebayo Eludoyin Funded by the Nigerian Government. Modelling patterns of hysteresis at the farm-scale. Lead supervisor with Quine,Geography, Exeter
  • Naomi Gatis UoE bursary with South West Water. Determining the potential of peatland restoration for carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation. Co-supervisor with Anderson and Hartley, Geography, Exeter
  • Miriam Glendell UoE bursary with the National Trust and EA. A PhD study to determine the effectiveness of the ecosystem management approach to deliverwater quality improvements on the Holnicote Estate. Lead supervisor
  • Lan Hoang EPSRC studentship. Developing a regional model(RWSM) that simulates regional water resources system behaviour and failure modes under ensembles of climate change and demand projections. Co-supervisor with Dessai, Geography, Exeter
  • Christopher Hutton UoE funded project (EGF). Meso-scale semi-arid landscape change in the American Southwest. Joint-supervisor with Nicholas, Geography, Exeter
  • Tom Jenkins Primary-supervisor on SWW-funded Mires projects
  • Brett Korteling UoE Science strategy studentship. Using Info-Gap DecisionTheory for Water Resources Management under Severe Uncertainty. Co-supervisor with Kapelan, Exeter and Dessai, Leeds
  • Shuming Liu Co-supervisor (with Heathwaite, Lancaster) on DEFRA funded PIT postdoctoral project.
  • David Luscombe UoE bursary with South West Water. Understanding the impacts of mire restoration on water quality. Lead supervisor with Anderson, Geography, Exeter
  • Kim Mack NERC CASE funded project. Multi-scale predictions of soil erosion and water quality from intensively managed grasslands. Lead supervisor with Macleod, North Wyke Research
  • Paul McKenna Co-supervision (with Heathwaite, Lancaster) of Postdoctoral researcher on DEFRA funded PIT project extension
  • Sabine Peukert NERC CASE PhD project. Impacts of farm-scale ecosystem management on water quality in intensively managed grasslands.
  • Cristinel Putinica Primary-supervisor on Defra funded National Soil erosion project.
  • Alan Puttock UoE bursary with North Wyke Research. Developing an understanding of vegetation change and carbon budgets in semi-arid environments. Lead supervisor with Bol, North Wyke Research
  • Michael Scharer Co-supervision (with Heathwaite, Lancaster) of Postdoctoral researcher on DEFRA funded PEDAL project
  • Paul Scholefield Co-supervision (with Heathwaite, Lancaster) of Postdoctoral researcher on DEFRA funded PEDAL project
  • Charlotte Teague Cefas-funded - Environmental controls on shellfish pollution, lead supervisor with Tyler, Biosciences, Exeter
  • Laura Turnbull University funded PhD project. Ecohydrological interactions across a semi-arid grassland to shrubland transition. Co supervisor with Wainwright, Sheffield

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