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Dr David Luscombe

Research Fellow

 Amory C255

 

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

Overview

My research focuses on understanding ecological and hydrological structure and function across rural and upland landscapes, to answer questions relating to their management, resilience and vulnerability. My work utilizes remotely sensed structural and spectral proxies of ecohydrological structure, combined with high temporal and spatial resolution in-situ hydrological monitoring to better quantify ecological status and inform ongoing management of dynamic and degraded landscapes. This research allows me to integrate ecohydrological monitoring across multiple spatial and temporal scales and across large spatial extents. My work has direct impact for those managing these landscape systems, including the water industry, National Parks, landowners and local and national government.
 

Qualifications

  • PhD Understanding the ecohydrology of shallow, drained and marginal blanket peatlands - University of Exeter, 2014
  • MRes Science of the Environment - Lancaster University, 2005
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science - University of Brighton, 2003 

Research

Research interests

My research focuses on understanding ecological and hydrological structure and function across rural and upland landscapes, to answer questions relating to their management, resilience and vulnerability. My work utilizes remotely sensed structural and spectral proxies of ecohydrological structure, combined with high temporal and spatial resolution in-situ hydrological monitoring to better quantify ecological status and inform ongoing management of dynamic and degraded landscapes. This research allows me to integrate ecohydrological monitoring across multiple spatial and temporal scales and across large spatial extents. My work has direct impact for those managing these landscape systems, including the water industry, National Parks, landowners and local and national government.   

Research projects

SWEEP 023 Woodlands to Moorlands. This is a specific project within the NERC funded SWEEP project, aiming to improve the environmental and economic prosperity of the South West. This project aims to implement fine resolution habitat mapping across Dartmoor National Park and the North Devon Biosphere Reserve, using emerging high resolution satellite data. This 2 year project also aims to integrate the knowledge and skills required to undertake this work into the partner organisations. 

Mires on the Moors Project, University of Exeter. Undertaking research to assess the ecohydrological condition of blanket peatland systems and understand how they are altered by restoration activity. 

 

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.
Puttock A, Graham HA, Ashe J, Luscombe DJ, Brazier RE (2021). Beaver dams attenuate flow: a multi-site study. Hydrological Processes, 35(2). Abstract.
Gatis N, Luscombe DJ, Benaud P, Ashe J, Grand-Clement E, Anderson K, Hartley IP, Brazier RE (2020). Drain blocking has limited short-term effects on greenhouse gas fluxes in a Molinia caerulea dominated shallow peatland. Ecological Engineering, 158, 106079-106079. 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.

2021

Puttock A, Graham HA, Ashe J, Luscombe DJ, Brazier RE (2021). Beaver dams attenuate flow: a multi-site study. Hydrological Processes, 35(2). Abstract.

2020

Gatis N, Luscombe DJ, Benaud P, Ashe J, Grand-Clement E, Anderson K, Hartley IP, Brazier RE (2020). Drain blocking has limited short-term effects on greenhouse gas fluxes in a Molinia caerulea dominated shallow peatland. Ecological Engineering, 158, 106079-106079. Full text.

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.
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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