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Claire Goulsbra

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Conference activity

Conference papers

2011: Evidence for the occurrence of infiltration excess overland flow in an eroded peatland catchment and implications for connectivity in a changing climate (w/ M. Evans). European Geosciences Union, Vienna, April

2009: Monitoring pipeflows in a small peatland headwater catchment (w/ M. Evans & J. Lindsay). British Society for Geomorphology, Annual Conference, Durham University, Sept.

2008: Monitoring ephemeral streamflows using electrical resistance sensors (w/ M. Evans & J. Lindsay). SED Conference, University of Manchester, May

2008: Monitoring ephemeral streamflows in a peatland headwater catchment (w/ M. Evans & J. Lindsay). European Geosciences Union, Vienna, April

Conference session chair

2011: The Physical World. SED PGR Conference. The University of Manchester, 16th May.

Conference posters


2011: Oxidation of POC in floodplain environments, evidence from eroding blanket peatlands (w/ M. Evans & T. Allott). European Geosciences Union, Vienna, April

2011: The use of electrical resistance sensors to monitor hydrological connectivity at high resolutions (w/ J. Lindsay & M. Evans). European Geosciences Union, Vienna, April

2009: Monitoring ephemeral stream flows in a small peatland headwater catchment (w/ J. Lindsay & M. Evans). British Hydrological Society one-day meeting, Peat Hydrology - the current and future role of peat. University of Newcastle, July

2008: Flow network expansion and contraction in a peatland headwater catchment (w/ M. Evans & J. Lindsay). British Society for Geomorphology, Annual Conference. University of Exeter, July

2007: Dynamic Channel-Hillslope Connectivity due to Drainage Density Variation (w/ J. Lindsay & M. Evans). British Society for Geomorphology, Annual Conference. University of Birmingham, July

2007: The use of electrical resistance sensors for high-resolution monitoring of ephemeral stream flow in a peatland catchment (w/ J. Lindsay & M. Evans). International Perspectives on Peatland Degradation and Restoration: From Science to Practice Workshop. University of Manchester, June

2007: The use of electrical resistance sensors for high-resolution monitoring of ephemeral stream flow in a peatland catchment (w/ J. Lindsay & M. Evans). International Perspectives on Spatial Modelling in Catchment Research Workshop. University of Manchester, June

2007: An Investigation into Hydrological Source Areas and Flow Pathways in a Headwater, Blanket Peat Catchment (w/ J. Lindsay & M. Evans). SED Conference. University of Manchester, May.

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Invited seminars

2011: Headwater floodplains as hotspots of fluvial carbon transformation. The University of Manchester Physical Geography Seminar Series, May

2010: Monitoring pipeflows in a small peatland headwater catchment. The University of Manchester Advanced Graduate Seminars in Geography, March

2008: Postgraduate research in physical geography. The University of Manchester Research Design and Skills Unit, Dec.

2007: Monitoring headwater network connectivity. The University of Manchester Physical Geography Seminar Series, Dec

Teaching

Teaching

Year 1

Pre registration field-course to Keswick (Project leader)
GEOG 12011 - Tutorials and Team Project 1 (Tutor)
GEOG 12022 - Tutorials and Team Project 2 (Tutor)

Year 2

GEOG 20072 - Crete Field Class (Project leader)
GEOG 20820 - Doing Geographical Research: Statistics for Physical geographers (Lecturer)
GEOG 20771 - Applying Geography (Tutor)

Year 3


GEOG 30700 - Third Year Team Project and General Paper (Tutor)

Postgraduate

GEOG 70581 - Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Concepts (Convener)

I am also an academic advisor in Geography (Years 1-3) and supervise a number of undergraduate (Geography-Geology combined honours students) and postgraduate dissertations.

Biography

Claire Goulsbra

  • 2011present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Greenhouse gas emissions associated with non gaseous losses of carbon from peatlands - fate of particulate and dissolved carbon. Geography, School of Environment and Development, The University of Manchester
  • 2010present: Lecturer in Physical Geography, School of Environment & Development, The University of Manchester
  • 20062010: PhD, Monitoring the connectivity of hydrological pathways in a peatland headwater catchment. Geography, School of Environment and Development, The University of Manchester. Funded by a Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • 20052006: MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction. Geography, School of Environment and Development, The University of Manchester. Funded by a European Social Fund Bursary
  • 20022005: BSc Hons Geography, The University of Manchester

Claire did her BSc, MSc and PhD at the University of Manchester, with research focusing on the hydrology and geomorphology of the South Pennine peatlands. Claire continues to work in this environment, and is currently examining carbon losses from eroding peatland systems.

Research interests

  • Hydrological Connectivity
  • Upland Hydrology
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Digital Terrain Analysis
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Peatland Carbon Flux

My broad area of research focuses on the eroding peatland systems of the South Pennines. Of particular interest is the hydrological connectivity of various flow pathways, and how this is affected by the geomorphology and various other characteristics of this unique landscape. My PhD focussed on developing novel ways to monitor the interactions of these flow pathways and the use of innovative technologies remains one of my key interests. More recently, research focuses on carbon losses from eroding peatlands, specifically the fate of particulate carbon from peat deposited on floodplains.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute

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