The impact of severe wildfires on moorland carbon dynamics
This project assesses the causes and impacts of variation in wildfire severity across the UK, focusing on the severe spring wildfires of 2011 and 2012.
The project aims to:
- develop a simple, rapid method to estimate fire severity in the field
- estimate fuel consumption to understand carbon loss
- describe the impact of variation in fire severity on soil carbon fluxes (CH4, CO2)
- describe the impact of variation in fire severity on patterns of initial vegetation re-establishment.
The project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and is a collaboration between Dr Matt Davies and Dr Alan Gray from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
For a brief summary of the project's objectives and early results, take a look at the moorland wildfires flier (pdf).
Disovering Dumfries and Galloway's past
This is a community archaeology project using geophysics to explore the region's fascinating history.
Dr Valentina Bold and Dr Richard Jones will lead on the project, with Giles Carey acting as Development Officer.
The project is funded by LEADER, the University of Glasgow's Chancellor's Fund and the Chrichton Foundation.
Keep updated on any developments with the Discovering Dumfries and Galloway's past blog.
Sustainable Practices Research Group (Work Package 7)
Prof Joseph Murray is associated with a project analysing the interactions between social science and environmental policy through a series of case studies.
This project is part of the Sustainable Practices Research Group.