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Is the decline in East African lesser flamingo population a natural concequence of soda ake dynamics?
An interdisciplinary approach using palaeoenvironmental data analysis and a modelling is being used investigate the dramatic fluctuations in conditions in the East African Rift Valley soda lakes, and how these changes may be impacting the lesser flamingo population.
Stephen Darby (Investigator), Frances Dunn
Coastal deltas, on which over half a billion people live worldwide, maintain elevation above sea level by retaining sediment on their surfaces. The aim of this research is to project future fluvial sediment delivery to 47 deltas under environmental change scenarios to assess the sustainability of deltas environments globally.
Formation of oceanic crust is an interplay between magma and the cooling hydrothermal system above that its own heat drives. To understand this system we must understand where and how water circulates through the crust.
Ocean crust is riddled with faults and other permeable pathways along which water preferentially flows. We seek to use basic numerical models of circulation in porous media to understand how much of an influence on crust formation these anomalous features have, compared to the bulk, unfractured crust.
Stephen Darby, Julian Leyland, Christopher Hackney (Investigators)
STELAR-S2S will provide the first comprehensive quantification of autogenic and climatic controls on riverine sediment fluxes for one of the world's largest rivers (the Mekong), leading to new generic understanding of the relationships between climatic variability, fluvial processes and sediment flux to deltaic zones and the ocean.
Professor, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Professor, Geography (FSHS)
Lecturer, Geography (FSHS)
Research Fellow, Geography (FSHS)
Postgraduate Research Student, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Postgraduate Research Student, Geography (FSHS)
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)