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

 

 

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

All Publications

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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

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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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(Article)


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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(Paper)


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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(Article)


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

(Article)


Trinh, S., Hiscock, K., Reid, B.

(2012)

Mechanistic insights into the role of river sediment in the attenuation of the herbicide isoproturon

in Environmental Pollution

170.

pp. 95-101

UEA Repository

(Article)


Wexler, S., Hiscock, K., Dennis, P.

(2012)

Microbial and hydrological influences on nitrate isotopic composition in an agricultural lowland catchment

in Journal of Hydrology

468-469.

pp. 85-93

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(Article)


Hiscock, K., Tabatabai Najafi, M.

(2011)

Aquitard characteristics of clay-rich till deposits in East Anglia, Eastern England

in Journal of Hydrology

405.

pp. 288-306

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(Article)


Herrera-Pantoja, M., Hiscock, K., Boar, R.

(2011)

The potential impact of climate change on groundwater-fed wetlands in eastern England

in Ecohydrology

5.

pp. 401-413

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Hiscock, K., George, M., Dennis, P.

(2011)

Stable isotope evidence for the hydrogeological characteristics of clay-rich till in northern East Anglia

in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

44.

pp. 173-189

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(Article)


Hiscock, K., Iqbal, T., Feast, N., Dennis, P.

(2011)

Isotope and reactive transport modelling of denitrification in the Lincolnshire Limestone aquifer, eastern England

in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

44.

pp. 93-108

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(Article)


Iqbal, T., Hiscock, K.

(2011)

Finite-elment model simulation of nitrate transport behaviour in saturated fractured porous media

in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

44.

pp. 75-92

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Wexler, S., Hiscock, K., Dennis, P.

(2011)

Catchment-scale quantification of hyporheic denitrification using an isotopic and solute flux approach

in Environmental Science & Technology

45.

pp. 3967-3973

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(Article)


Zhang, H., Hiscock, K.

(2011)

Modelling the effect of forest cover in mitigating nitrate contamination of groundwater: a case study of the Sherwood Sandstone aquifer in the East Midlands, UK

in Journal of Hydrology

399.

pp. 212-225

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(Article)


Davy, A., Hiscock, K., Low, R., Jones, M., Robins, N., Stratford, C.

(2010)

Protecting the Plant Communities and Rare Species of Dune Wetland Systems: Ecohydrological Guidelines for Wet Dune Habitats Phase 2

Environment Agency, Britsol

UEA Repository

(Book)


Green, A., Hiscock, K., Andrews, J.

(2010)

The hydrogeology of the coastal zone of north Norfolk

in Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk

59.

pp. 10-52

UEA Repository

(Article)


Taylor, R., Longuevergne, L., Harding, R., Todd, M., Hewitson, B., Lall, U., Hiscock, K., Treidel, H., Dev Sharma, K., Kukuric, N., Stuckmeier, W., Shamsudduha, M.

(2010)

Groundwater and global hydrological change: Current challenges and new insight

in IAHS-AISH Publication

338.

pp. 51-61

UEA Repository

(Article)


Zhang, H., Hiscock, K.

(2010)

Modelling the impact of forest cover on groundwater resources: A case study of the Sherwood Sandstone aquifer in the East Midlands, UK

in Journal of Hydrology

392.

pp. 136-149

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(Article)


Lorite-Herrera, M., Hiscock, K., Jimenez-Espinosa, R.

(2009)

Distribution of dissolved inorganic and organic nitrogen in river water and groundwater in an agriculturally-dominated catchment, south-East Spain

in Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

198.

pp. 335-346

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Herrera-Pantoja, M., Hiscock, K.

(2008)

The effects of climate change on potential groundwater recharge in Great Britain

in Hydrological Processes

22.

pp. 73-86

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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