My research interests are particularly focused on the meteorology and climatology of polar regions (especially dynamical mesoscale weather systems and processes), and our ability to accurately model such processes. I am also interested in the role climate change plays in shaping polar regions, and the subsequent impacts environmental change will have upon terrestrial and marine polar ecosystems.
My research interests are in the field of Environmental Psychology. I am interested in individuals' perceptions of environmental problems and Climate Change in particular. I am looking at motivations for and obstacles to pro-environmental behaviour and interventions to promote environmental friendly behaviour. Further I am interested in applying ideas derived from Economic Game Theory to the area of pro-environmental behaviour. Both fields of research touch on theories of moral development and justice.
I have a broad interest across the Environmental Sciences discipline, from hydrology and sedimentology to ecology and paleoclimatology.
I'm generally fascinated by non-linear dynamics. My main interest lies in computational modelling of environmental processes (boundary layer and mesoscale). I have mainly worked with atmospheric processes, but I've also tried different areas throughout the years (including volcanic conduit modelling as my Masters dissertation). After my Masters I've also developed a taste for natural hazards risk assessment and mitigation – especially volcanically related.
My research interests revolve around the influence of anthropogenic development on coastal areas and regional seas, particularly with the synergistic impact of potential changes in climate. I am more particularly interested in the emergence of recently discovered, or undiscovered, mesoscale events due to rapidly changing climate factors and ever increasing coastal developments. My current research focuses on such events: understanding and modelling the development and effects of low oxygen regions as a result of large inputs of organic matter coupled with strong stratification in sites possessing specific hydrogeomorphological characteristics. It is hoped that the worked produced will then feed into policy and further developments of North Sea governance.
My main research interests are in the fields of biogeochemistry and planetary habitability, in particular the history of the oxygen inventory of the Earth and how different factors affect the rise or decline of oxygen in planetary atmospheres. I am also interested in the emerging field of exoplanetary science and the use of habitability metrics and indices as a means of analysing and comparing the potential of these planets for supporting life.