I am generally interested in carbon, sediment & water interactions, primarily driven by land-use and climate change. My background is in lake systems and their carbon fluxes, driven by nutrient, climate and land-management changes impacting algal assemblage, sedimentation and burial. This knowledge has been transferred to peatland and salt marsh environments, investigating the carbon exchange, water and sediment interactions and sampling method development. More recently, my interests have seemingly moved to drier land with involvement in farming practices through sustainable land management and functional agro-biodiversity, while being involved with soil organic carbon projects. My role in these farming and soil based projects has been to combine my expertise in water, especially water-soil/sediment interations, and my passion for sustainable farming (as I own an active 12-acre small holding). I enjoy getting out into the field, developing project ideas, strategising for successful output completion and finding ways to communicate outcomes well to stakeholders (i.e. farmers and policy) and the general public.
I am currently involved with a number of projects including; Fabulous Farmers, SOC-D, LOCATE, FREEDOM-BCCR and the SMS peat project.
2020 - Present - Soil & water biogeochemist (research associate), UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor
2018-2019 - Wetland Biogeochemist (maternity cover), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor
2018 - Ozone Research Assistant, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor
2014-2018 - PhD studentship (funded by CENTA), Geography and Environment, Loughborough University
2018 - PhD Lake biogeochemistry, Geography and Environment, Loughborough University
2013 - BSc (hons) Geography and Sport Science, Loughborough University
Radbourne, A. D., Evans, C., Monteith, D. (2019). Evaluation of three sub-programmes in the Swedish National Air Monitoring Programme. Swedish Environment Protection Agency comissioned report. http://www.naturvardsverket.se/upload/miljoarbete-i-samhallet/miljoarbete-i-sverige/miljoovervakning/Luft/ceh-sepa-report-2019.pdf
Radbourne, A. D., Ryves, D. B., Madgwick, G., Anderson, N. J. (2019). The influence of climate change on the restoration trajectory of a nutrient rich deep lake. Ecosystems. doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00442-1
Harmens, H., Hayes, F., Sharps, K., Radbourne, A., Mills, G. (2019). Can reduced irrigation mitigate ozone impacts on an ozone-sensitive African wheat variety? Plants, 220; doi: 10.3390/plants8070220
Radbourne, A. D., Elliott, J. A., Maberly, S. C., Ryves, D. B., Anderson, N. J. (2019). The impacts of changing nutrient load and climate on a deep, eutrophic, monomictic lake. Freshwater Biology, 64, 1169– 1182. doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13293
Lacey, J. H., Leng, M. J., Vane, C. H., Radbourne, A. D., Yang, H. & Ryves, D. B. (2018). Assessing human impact on Rostherne Mere, UK, using the geochemistry of organic matter. Anthropocene, 21, 52-65. doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2018.02.002
Radbourne, A. D. (2018). Disentangling the impacts of nutrient enrichment and climatic forcing as key drivers of change at Rostherne Mere. PhD Thesis, Loughborough University. See Loughborough Repository.
Radbourne, A. D., Ryves, D. B., Anderson, N. J. & Scott, D. R. (2017). The historical dependency of organic carbon burial efficiency. Limnology and Oceanography, 62, 1480 - 1497. doi.org/10.1002/lno.10512
Radbourne, A.R.; Ryves, D.B.; Anderson, N.J.; Scott, D.R. (2018). Organic carbon burial calculation using sediment trap and sediment core records from Rostherne Mere, Cheshire, UK (1360-2016). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/8616c1a0-6c6d-441c-9b10-8464dc4ee346
Radbourne, A.D.; Ryves, D.B.; Anderson, N.J. (2018). Lake and catchment nutrient, ecology and hydrology monitoring of Rostherne Mere, Cheshire, UK (2016-2017). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5c6b2bcb-6b10-4c57-a595-ce94a655e709
Radbourne, A.D.; Ryves, D.B; Anderson, N.J. (2018). Sediment trap diatom assemblages from Rostherne Mere, Cheshire, UK (2004-2017). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/16f52064-a19d-4cf5-a388-aff04a592179
Radbourne, A.D.; Elliott, J.A.; Maberly, S.C.; Ryves, D.B.; Anderson, N.J. (2018). Potential future scenarios of nutrient and climate change using the model PROTECH at Rostherne Mere, Cheshire, UK (2016-2100). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/2f0eae1c-1512-4823-9cbe-cb54f05ee996
Radbourne, A. D. & Ryves, D. B. (2019). Secrets deep within: exploring the sediment archive (ch. 11). In; Wall & Wall (eds), Rostherne Mere: Aspects of a wetland nature reserve. Wildlife, people and science through time.