SCENARIO NERC DTP

Active PhD Projects

The fourth cohort of SCENARIO PhD students (entry October 2017) are pursuing the projects listed below.

Ana Andries

Translation of Remote Sensing data into Sustainable Development Indicators (TRISDI)
Lead supervisor: Stephen Morse, University of Surrey
Co-supervisor: Richard Murphy, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: John Fonweban, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Ghana
Co-supervisor: Emma Williams, National Physical Laboratory
Co-supervisor: Jim Lynch, University of Surrey
CASE sponsorship by the National Physical Laboratory

Rebecca Atkinson

Optimal mitigation of sampling error in ensemble data assimiliation
Lead supervisor: Ian Roulstone, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Jonathan Flowerdew, Met Office.
Co-supervisor: Sue Hughes, University of Surrey. CASE sponsorship by the Met Office

Jake Aylmer

Ocean dynamics and the latiture of the ice edge
Lead supervisor: David Ferreira, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Danny Feltham, University of Reading.

Lara Beaton

Impact of very tall buildings on urban air quality
Lead supervisor: Matteo Carpentieri, EnFlo Laboratory, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Alan Robins, EnFlo Laboratory, University of Surrey.

Teo Bloch

The Outer Boundary Layer of the Outer Radiation Belt
Lead supervisor: Clare Watt, University of Reading.

Rebecca Couchman-Crook

Measuring the pulse of Bagana volcano
Lead supervisor: Geoff Wadge, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Julia Crummy

Carlos Garcia Vargas

From soils to plants to pollinators: mechanisms and impacts of metal transmission through an ecological system
Lead supervisor: John Hammond, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Robbie Girling, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Tom Sizmur, University of Reading.


Helen Griffith

Atmospheric Rivers and the Land Surface: Drivers of Extreme Floods
Lead supervisor: Andrew Wade, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: David Lavers, ECMWF
Co-supervisor: Glenn Watts, Environment Agency
CASE sponsorship by The Environment Agency

James Hill

Millennial-Scale Hisotry of Amazon Forest Dynamics
Lead-supervisor: Francis Mayle, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Stuart Black, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Shovonlal Roy, University of Reading.


Dominic Jones

Explaining Timescales Associated with Je Stream Variability
Lead supervisor: John Methven, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Tom Frame, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Paul Berrisford, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.


Tomos Jones

British garden plants: a threat to the natural environment due to climate change?
Lead supervisor: Alastair Culham, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Brian Pickles, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Eleanor Webster, Royal Horticultural Society.
CASE sponsorship by the Royal Horticultural Society

Nigel Lawton

The Analysis of Urban Growth and Surface Permeability informed by Earth Observation Data
Lead supervisor: Alex Hagen-Sanker, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Belen Marti-Cardona, University of Surrey.
Co-supervisor: Michael Hutchins, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.


Pinelopi Loizou

Decadal variability of tropical cyclones: Natural variability or anthropogenic influence?
Lead supervisor: Pier Luigi Vidale, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Kevin Hodges, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Silke Dierer, AXIS Capital.
CASE sponsorship by AXIS-Capital, Zurich

Andrea Marcheggiani

High resolution air-sea coupling for downstream storm prediction
Lead supervisor: Maarten Ambaum, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Huw Lewis, Met Office.
CASE sponsorship by The Met Office

Laura Merritt

Predicting species' responses to climate change using spread models, data inference and climate velocities
Lead supervisor: James Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.
Co-supervisor: Tom Oliver, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Justin Travis, Aberdeen University.
Co-supervisor: Rob Salguero-Gomez, Sheffield University.
Co-supervisor: Steven White, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.


Scott Midgley

Trace-element incorporation into stalagmite calcite as a paleo-volcanic records: a chemincal perspective.
Lead supervisor: Ricardo Grau-Crespo, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Dominik Fleitmann, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Christian Pfrang, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Stuart Black, University of Reading.

Adam Milsom

Impact on VIscosity, Reactivity and Atmopsheric Lifetimes of Complex Aerosol SElf-assembley (VIRAL CASE)
Lead supervisor: Christian Pfrang, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Adam Squires, University of Reading.

Jessica Ponting

Impact of extreme rainfall events on the mobility of potentially toxic elements in floodplains.
Lead supervisor: Tom Sizmur, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Michael Watts, British Geological Survey (BGS).
CASE sponsorship by BGS Universities Funding Initiative.

Beth Saunders

Surface fluxes, temperatures and Boundary Layer evolutions in the building grey zone in London
Lead supervisor: Sue Grimmond, University of Edinburgh.
Co-supervisor: Sylvia Bohenstengel, Met Office.
Co-supervisor: Humphrey Lean, Met Office.
Co-supervisor: Martin Best, Met Office.
CASE sponsorship by The Met Office.

Daniel Shipley

Mathematical Tehniques for Atmopsheric Convection to Improve Severe Weather Prediction
Lead supervisor: Hillary Weller, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Peter Clark, University of Reading.

Raeannon Sinclair

River macrophyte succession under multiple stresses
Lead supervisor: Matthew O'Hare, University of Edinburgh.
Co-supervisor: Andy Wade, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Mike Bowes, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.

Liam Till

The Role of Updrafts in Cloud Evolution
Lead supervisor: Thorwald Stein, University of Reading.
CASE sponsorship by The Met Office

Alec Vessey

Quantifying Arctic storm risk in a changing Climate
Lead supervisor: Kevin Hodges, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Len Shaffrey, National Centre for Atmopsheric Science, University of Reading .
CASE sponsorship by XL Catlin

Joseph Watson

Predicting the numbers and location of seabass for sustainable management
Lead supervisor: Richard Sibly, University of Reading.
Co-supervisor: Kieran Hyder, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).
Co-supervisor: Robert Thorpe, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).
Co-supervisor: Shovonlal Roy, University of Reading.
CASE sponsorship by Cefas.