Professional summary

Research Interests

Spatial modelling of atmospheric emissions, concentrations, deposition and effects at national and landscape scales; atmospheric pollution; nitrogen, ammonia, agricultural and non-agricultural emissions of nitrogen and greenhouse gases, assessment of mitigation measures including spatial targeting of mitigation near sources and sensitive receptors

Brief CV

Research interests/expertise

  • Spatially distributed modelling of atmospheric emissions at national and landscape scales (GHGs nitrous oxide, methane, and ammonia) and comparison with measurement data, spatial and temporal trends, mitigation strategies and measures including spatial targeting; scenario modelling; spatial distribution of effects of atmospheric nitrogen on sensitive habitats and species, of all of the above
  • 20+ years’ experience in nitrogen emissions from agricultural and other miscellaneous sources
  • Co-authored several chapters for the European Nitrogen Assessment (Sutton et al. 2011) e.g. on landscape scale assessments, national nitrogen budgets
  • Supervision of PhD (3 completed) and several MSc students in collaboration with University of Edinburgh, Kings College London and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).


  • 3/2003 - current NERC CEH Edinburgh
  • 7/2000 – 2/2003 Department of Geography, The University of Edinburgh and CEH Research Fellow, funded by the NERC/GANE
  • 12/1998 - 7/2000 CEH Edinburgh/ITE Bush (short-term & part-time contracts) Spatial modelling and mapping (air pollutants and heavy metals)
  • 1995 – 1999 Department of Geography, The University of Edinburgh (part-time) Development of APIS database on impacts of atmospheric pollutants; tutoring/teaching
  • 1989 – 1993 Department of Geography, Universities of Salzburg and Innsbruck (part-time) GIS modelling, cartography, teaching/tutoring



  • 1994 – 1999 The University of Edinburgh, UK - PhD
  • 1993 – 1994 The University of Edinburgh, UK - MSc. in GIS
  • 1990 – 1993 University of Salzburg, Austria - 2nd Diploma in Geography (distinction)
  • 1987 – 1990 University of Innsbruck, Austria - 1st Diploma in Geography (distinction)

Panels, committees and memberships

Member of UN ECE Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN) and the Expert Panel on Nitrogen Budgets (EPNB) reporting to TFRN