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Associate Professor in the Department of Geography+44 (0) 191 33 41909


My research falls broadly into the following themes: climate change and extreme events, ecohydrology and ecogeomorphology, land degradation, critical transitions and ecosystem state change, biogeochemical fluxes, and biophysical resilience of drylands. My research within these themes is focused on understanding interactions and feedbacks between hydrology, geomorphology and ecology that drive surface processes in terrestrial systems. Most of my research to date has been in drylands, where low rainfall and high land-use pressures make these feedbacks particularly pronounced, and often alter the capacity of these systems to provide essential ecosystem services. My research relies heavily on multiple approaches: experimental work, long-term data synthesis, remote sensing, process-based modelling and geospatial analysis. 

H2020 i-CONN innovative training network

I am the scientific director of the i-CONN ITN (2019 - 2023). The goal of i-CONN is to train a new cohort of researchers specialized in the developing field of Connectivity Science who will be capable of developing interdisciplinary approaches to connectivity across a range of disciplines and real-life applications. 

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University & Director of i-CONN Innovative Training Network


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