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Dr Donna Carless

Research Fellow - SWEEP Impact

 

Overview

Qualifications

PhD in Carbon Storage in Organic Soils: Carbon stocks and accumulation rates in raised bogs of the Brecon Beacons National Park (BBNP), South Wales (Swansea University, 2015)

MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climatic Change (Swansea University, 2011) 

Research

Research projects

I am currently employed within the SWEEP programme: 

The South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a new initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area's natural resources.

working on:

Whole Catchment Water Management - Building evidence for a regional (whole catchment) based approach for water management.

The project is helping to develop an understanding of catchment management, opportunities and challenges within the South West. Our research has supported South West Water’s catchment management business planning and preparation of the PR19 submission to Ofwat, including catchment case studies, mapping and GIS analysis and a Natural Capital assessment of catchment management interventions delivered though Upstream Thinking. In Phase 2 we aim to develop a geospatial decision support system to co-ordinate activities, characterise change and assess success of interventions delivered for water quality and quantity and apply existing knowledge and research to further understand and build evidence for future catchment and environmental land management.The project is helping to develop an understanding of catchment management, opportunities and challenges within the South West. Our research has supported South West Water’s catchment management business planning and preparation of the PR19 submission to Ofwat, including catchment case studies, mapping and GIS analysis and a Natural Capital assessment of catchment management interventions delivered though Upstream Thinking. In Phase 2 we aim to develop a geospatial decision support system to co-ordinate activities, characterise change and assess success of interventions delivered for water quality and quantity and apply existing knowledge and research to further understand and build evidence for future catchment and environmental land management.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

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.
Bateman IJ, Sterner T, Barbier E, van den Bijgaart I, Crepin A-S, Edenhofer O, Fischer C, Habla W, Hassler J, Johansson-Stenman O, et al (2019). Policy design for the Anthropocene. Nature Sustainability, 2, 14-21. Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Charman D, Brewer S, Page SE, Prentice IC, Friedlingstein P, Moreton S, Amesbury MJ, Beilman DW, Björck S, et al (2018). Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change, 8, 907-913. 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.
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.

Publications by year


2019

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.
Bateman IJ, Sterner T, Barbier E, van den Bijgaart I, Crepin A-S, Edenhofer O, Fischer C, Habla W, Hassler J, Johansson-Stenman O, et al (2019). Policy design for the Anthropocene. Nature Sustainability, 2, 14-21. Full text.

2018

Gallego-Sala AV, Charman D, Brewer S, Page SE, Prentice IC, Friedlingstein P, Moreton S, Amesbury MJ, Beilman DW, Björck S, et al (2018). Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change, 8, 907-913. 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.
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.

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