Professional summary

Research Interests

My background and area expertise is the impacts of climate and land use change on soil carbon dynamics and ecosystem GHG emissions. My research covers both natural (e.g. boreal forests and peatlands) and managed ecosystems (e.g. arable and bioenergy crops). This work ranges from ecosystem surveys (greenhouse gas budgets, soil carbon stocks) through to more mechanistic process orientated laboratory/plot-scale manipulative experiments (hydrology, drought, nutrients, warming).

At CEH Lancaster, I am leader of the Plant-Soil Interactions Group, responsible for staff, students and biogeochemistry laboratories which specialise in this area of work.

Current Projects

www.elum.ac.uk

http://bali.hmtf.info/

www.maglue.ac.uk

https://www.soilsecurity.org/u-grass/

http://www.greenhouse-gases.org.uk/projects/greenhouse

 

Publications, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Niall_Mcnamara

 

Brief CV

 

Band 4, Senior Scientist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, to date.

Group Leader, Plant-Soil Interactions, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, to date.

Band 5, Senior Scientist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 2009-2014.

Band 6, Research Scientist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 2003-2009.

Band 7, Research Assistant, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 1997-2003.

 

Qualifications

PhD Lancaster University.

MSc Strathclyde University.

BSc Sussex University.

Publications