Biography

I completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham on the hydrochemistry of the Chalk aquifer in north Norfolk and have extended my research interests at UEA to include the application of stable isotope methods and dissolved gases in hydrogeological investigations. I have employed stable isotopes of water and noble gases to understand groundwater recharge and flow processes and have developed nitrogen isotope methods to demonstrate the sources and fate of nitrate in several aquifer systems, both in the UK and internationally. A special interest has been the evaluation of the production and consumption of nitrous oxide in groundwater and the contribution by aquifers of this greenhouse gas to the atmosphere. Allied to these studies, I am currently researching the impacts of land management practices and climate change on groundwater resources through the application of groundwater models and my involvement with the EU Watercost and UNESCO International Hydrological Programme GRAPHIC (Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures from Humanity and Climate Change) projects.


PhD Studentships Available


Testing in-stream methods for the mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture
 
Other PhD Positions

Click here for other current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences and feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

 

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/people/perspages/hiscockk

All Publications

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Outram, F. N., Cooper, R. J., Sünnenberg, G., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A.

(2016)

Antecedent conditions, hydrological connectivity and anthropogenic inputs: Factors affecting nitrate and phosphorus transfers to agricultural headwater streams

in Science of the Total Environment

545-546.

pp. 184-199

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Ockenden, M. C., Deasy, C. E., Benskin, C. M. H., Beven, K. J., Burke, S., Collins, A. L., Evans, R., Falloon, P. D., Forber, K. J., Hiscock, K. M., Hollaway, M. J., Kahana, R., Macleod, C. J. A., Reaney, S. M., Snell, M. A., Villamizar, M. L., Wearing, C., Withers, P. J. A., Zhou, J. G., Haygarth, P. M.

(2016)

Changing climate and nutrient transfers: Evidence from high temporal resolution concentration-flow dynamics in headwater catchments

in Science of the Total Environment

548-549.

pp. 325-339

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(Article)


Gumm, L. P., Bense, V. F., Dennis, P. F., Hiscock, K. M., Cremer, N., Simon, S.

(2016)

Dissolved noble gases and stable isotopes as tracers of preferential fluid flow along faults in the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany

in Hydrogeology Journal

24.

pp. 99-108

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Cooper, R. J., Outram, F., Hiscock, K. M.

(2016)

Diel turbidity cycles in a headwater stream: evidence of nocturnal bioturbation?

in Journal of Soils and Sediments

16.

pp. 1815-1824

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Zhou, J. G., Haygarth, P. M., Withers, P. J. A., Macleod, C. J. A., Falloon, P. D., Beven, K. J., Ockenden, M. C., Forber, K. J., Hollaway, M. J., Evans, R., Collins, A. L., Hiscock, K. M., Wearing, C., Kahana, R., Villamizar Velez, M. L.

(2016)

Lattice Boltzmann method for the fractional advection-diffusion equation

in Physical Review E

93.

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Holland, R. A., Scott, K., Hinton, E. D., Austen, M. C., Barrett, J., Beaumont, N., Blaber-Wegg, T., Brown, G., Carter-Silk, E., Cazenave, P., Eigenbrod, F., Hiscock, K., Hooper, T., Lovett, A., Papathanasopoulou, E., Smith, P., Thomas, A., Tickner, R., Torres, R., Taylor, G.

(2016)

Bridging the gap between energy and the environment

in Energy Policy

92.

pp. 181-189

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(Article)


Taylor, S. D., He, Y., Hiscock, K. M.

(2016)

Modelling the impacts of agricultural management practices on river water quality in Eastern England

in Journal of Environmental Management

180.

pp. 147-163

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Cooper, R. J., Fitt, P., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A., Gumm, L., Dugdale, S. J., Rambohul, J., Williamson, A., Noble, L., Beamish, J., Hovesen, P.

(2016)

Assessing the effectiveness of a three-stage on-farm biobed in treating pesticide contaminated wastewater

in Journal of Environmental Management

181.

pp. 874–882

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Cooper, R. J., Krueger, T., Hiscock, K. M., Rawlins, B. G.

(2015)

High-temporal resolution fluvial sediment source fingerprinting with uncertainty: a Bayesian approach

in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

40.

pp. 78-92

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Cooper, R., Pedentchouk, N., Hiscock, K., Disdle, P., Krueger, T., Rawlins, B.

(2015)

Apportioning sources of organic matter in streambed sediments: An integrated molecular and compound-specific stable isotope approach

in Science of the Total Environment

520.

pp. 187-197

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Cooper, R., Rawlins, B., Leze, B., Hiscock, K., Krueger, T., Pedentchouk, N.

(2015)

Contrasting controls on the phosphorus concentration of suspended particulate matter under baseflow and storm event conditions in agricultural headwater streams

in Science of the Total Environment

533.

pp. 49-59

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Mcgonigle, D. F., Burke, S. P., Collins, A. L., Gartner, R., Haft, M. R., Harris, R. C., Haygarth, P. M., Hedges, M. C., Hiscock, K. M., Lovett, A. A.

(2014)

Developing Demonstration Test Catchments as a platform for transdisciplinary land management research in England and Wales

in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

16.

pp. 1618-1628

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Cooper, R., Krueger, T., Hiscock, K., Rawlins, B.

(2014)

High-temporal resolution fluvial sediment source fingerprinting with uncertainty: a Bayesian approach

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Outram, F. N., Lloyd, C. E. M., Jonczyk, J., Benskin, C. M. H., Grant, F., Perks, M. T., Deasy, C., Burke, S. P., Collins, A. L., Freer, J., Haygarth, P. M., Hiscock, K. M., Johnes, P. J., Lovett, A. L.

(2014)

High-frequency monitoring of nitrogen and phosphorus response in three rural catchments to the end of the 2011–2012 drought in England

in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

18.

pp. 3429-3448

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Cooper, R. J., Krueger, T., Hiscock, K. M., Rawlins, B. G.

(2014)

Sensitivity of fluvial sediment source apportionment to mixing model assumptions: A Bayesian model comparison

in Water Resources Research

50.

pp. 9031-9047

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Thomas, A., Bond, A., Hiscock, K.

(2013)

A GIS based assessment of bioenergy potential in England within existing energy systems

in Biomass and Bioenergy

55.

pp. 107-121

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Thomas, A., Bond, A., Hiscock, K.

(2013)

A multi-criteria based review of models that predict environmental impacts of land use-change for perennial energy crops on water, carbon and nitrogen cycling

in GCB Bioenergy

5.

pp. 227-242

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Cooper, R., Rawlins, B., Leze, B., Krueger, T., Hiscock, K.

(2013)

Combining two filter paper-based analytical methods to monitor temporal variations in the geochemical properties of fluvial suspended particulate matter

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Krueger, T., Page, T., Hubacek, K., Smith, L., Hiscock, K.

(2012)

The role of expert opinion in environmental modelling

in Environmental Modelling & Software

36.

pp. 4-18

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Outram, F., Hiscock, K.

(2012)

Indirect nitrous oxide emissions from surface water bodies in a lowland arable catchment: A significant contribution to agricultural greenhouse gas budgets?

in Environmental Science & Technology (including News & Research Notes)

46.

pp. 8156-8163

UEA Repository

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Key Research Interests

Hydrogeology; natural groundwater chemistry; stable isotope and dissolved gas applications in hydrogeology; contaminant hydrogeology; water resources management.

Significant Publications

  • Hiscock, K., Lovett, A., Saich, A., Dockerty, T., Johnson, P., Sandhu, C., Sünnenberg, G., Appleton, K., Harris, B. and Greaves, J. (2007) Modelling land-use scenarios to reduce groundwater nitrate pollution - the European Water4All project. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 40(4), 417-434. DOI: 10.1144/1470-9236/07-054
  • Ingram, R.G.S., Hiscock, K.M. and Dennis, P.F. (2007) Noble gas excess air applied to distinguish groundwater recharge conditions. Environmental Science and Technology 41(6), 1949-1965. DOI: 10.1021/es061115r
  • Posen, P., Lovett, A., Hiscock, K., Evers, S., Ward, R. & Reid, B., (2006). Incorporating variations in pesticide catabolic activity into a GIS-based groundwater risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment, 367, 641-652. ISSN 0883-2927. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.02.024 
  • Hiscock, K.M., (2005). Hydrogeology: principles and practice. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, 389 pp. ISBN 0-632-05763-7. [link]
  • Fukada, T., Hiscock, K.M. & Dennis, P.F., (2004). A dual-isotope approach to the nitrogen hydrochemistry of an urban aquifer. Applied Geochemistry, 19, 709-719. ISSN 0883-2927. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2003.11.001
  • Hiscock, K.M., Bateman, A.S., Mühlherr, I.H., Fukada, T. & Dennis, P.F., (2003). Indirect emissions of nitrous oxide from regional aquifers in the United Kingdom. Environmental Science & Technology, 37, 3507-3512. ISSN 0013-936x. DOI: 10.1021/es020216w


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Key Responsibilities

  • Joint Sector Head - Earth Sciences