Dr Stefan Reis

Dr Stefan Reis

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB
Tel: +44 (0)131 445 8507
E-mail: Dr Stefan Reis

Group Leader, Modelling & Integrated Assessment


Current work

My work focuses on the integrated modelling and assessment of impacts of air pollution and climate change on human health and ecosystems. This includes work on the better integration of models and environmental sensors, as well as the development and application of conceptual models to link and integrate human and ecosystem health impact assessment.

I am the CEH PI for several Defra, STFC and EU funded projects, including the EU FP7 Network of Excellence ‘Linking Impact Assessment Tools to Sustainability Expertise’ (LIAISE), the STFC ‘Global Challenge Network on Ozone’ and the Defra AQ0947 project ‘Support for National Air Pollution Control Strategies 2013-2015’ (SNAPS).

Since 2003, I have been a member of the UNECE Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling (TFIAM) and am currently a member of the board of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society (iEMSs) and The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS).  I have been organising special sessions on integrated modelling topics at the biennial conferences of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), iEMSs, SETAC and the International Society for Exposure Sciences (ISEE).

Since 2012, I have been a member of the NERC Peer Review College.


Research interests

  • Integrated assessment modelling of air pollution and climate change
  • Atmospheric modelling (especially tropospheric ozone)
  • Emission inventories
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Health impact assessment
  • Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit assessment


Brief CV

  • Since 2013: Group Leader, Modelling & Integrated Assessment
  • Since 2006: Environmental Modeller at CEH
  • 2001-2006: Head of the Air Pollution Control research group, Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2001-2004: Technical coordination of EC FP5 project MERLIN on Multi-pollutant multi-effect modelling of European air pollution control strategies
  • 1997-2000: Technical coordination of EC FP4 project INFOS on modelling cost-effective strategies for tropospheric ozone abatement strategies for Europe
  • 1997-2001: Researcher, Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), University of Stuttgart, Germany


Selected publications

See also the NERC Open Research Archive.

Dore A.J., Hallsworth S., McDonald A.G., Werner M., Kryza M., Abbot J., Nemitz E., Dore C.J., Malcolm H., Vieno M., Reis S. and Fowler D. 2014. Quantifying missing annual emission sources of heavy metals in the United Kingdom with an atmospheric transport model. Sci. Total Environ. 479–480, 171–180. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.001

Voinov A, Seppelt R, Reis S, Nabel JEMS, Shokravi, S. 2014. Values in socio-environmental modelling: Persuasion for action or excuse for inaction. Environmental Modelling & Software 53, 207–212, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.12.005

Reis, S., Morris, G. et al. 2013. Integrating Health and Environmental Impact Analysis. Public Health. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.07.00 (in press, corrected proof)

Rowe E.C., Wright D.G., Bertrand N. and Reis S. 2013. Fusing and disaggregating models, data and analysis tools for a dynamic science-society interface. In: Riddick A.T., Kessler H. and Giles J.R.A.G. (Eds.) Model Fusion: Integrating Environmental Models to Solve Real World Problems. Geological Society Special Publication (in press)

Sutton, M.A., Reis, S. et al. 2013. Towards a climate-dependent paradigm of ammonia emission and deposition. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (Ser. B) 368 (1621), 20130166. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0166

Fowler D., Coyle M., Skiba U.M., Sutton M.A., Cape J.N., Reis S. et al. 2013. The Global Nitrogen Cycle in the 21st century. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (Ser. B) 368 (1621), 20130164. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0164

Steinle S., Reis S. and Sabel C. 2013. Quantifying human exposure to air pollution - moving from static monitoring to spatio-temporally resolved personal exposure assessment. Sci. Total Environ. 443, 184–193.

Reis S., Grennfelt P., Klimont Z., Amann M., ApSimon H., Hettelingh J-P, Holland M., LeGall A-C, Maas R, Posch M, Spranger T, Sutton MA and Williams M. 2012. From Acid Rain to Climate Change. Science 338 (30 November 2012). Link to a summary, the full text or a reprint of this article.

Hertel O, Skjøth CA, Reis S, Bleeker A, Harrison R, Cape JN, Fowler D, Skiba U, Simpson S, Jickells T, Kulmala J, Gyldenkærne S, Sørensen LL, Erisman JW and Sutton MA 2012. Governing processes for reactive nitrogen compounds in the atmosphere. Biogeosciences 9, 4921-4954

Misselbrook, T.H., Cape, J.N., Cardenas, L.M., Chadwick, D.R., Dragosits, U., Hobbs, P.J., Nemitz, E., Reis, S., Skiba, U., Sutton, M.A. 2011. Key unknowns in estimating atmospheric emissions from UK land management. Atmospheric Environment 45(5), 1067-1074, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.11.014

Vieno, M., Dore, A.J., Stevenson, D.S., Doherty, R., Heal, M.R., Reis, S., Hallsworth, S., Tarrason, L., Wind, P., Fowler, D., Simpson, D. and Sutton, M.A. 2010. Modelling surface ozone during the 2003 heat-wave in the UK. Atmos. Chem. Phys.10, 7963-7978, doi:10.5194/acp-10-7963-2010

Reis, S., Pinder, R.W., Zhang, M., Lijie, G., Sutton, M.A.. 2009. Reactive nitrogen in atmospheric emission inventories.Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9 (19), 7657-7677.

Vestreng, V., Ntziachristos., L,  Semb, A., Reis, S., Isaksen, I.S.A. and Tarrasón, L. 2008. Effectiveness of European control of NOx emissions from road transport. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9, 1503–1520, 2009

Reis, S. and Nitter, S. 2008. Ecological Models, Optimization. In: Sven Erik Jorgensen and Brian D. Fath, 2008. Encyclopedia of Ecology, 1st Edition, Elsevier B.V., Oxford., 1058-1064, ISBN: 0-444-52033-3