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During and following the completion of a Bachelor’s programme in Geology (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia) I developed a particular interest in environmental aspects of Earth Sciences, including applications of geospatial technologies in sustainable and precision agriculture.
My Master’s research in environmental remote sensing at Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA) included work with electromagnetic reflectance (hyperspectral and multispectral resolution, including satellite imagery) to compare and differentiate organic and conventional crops. This research together with further professional experience in Sustainable Drainage Systems and flood risk management have formed a special interest in the impact of land management practices on the state of aquatic environments.
In my PhD research I studies how effective are catchment-based approaches and best management farming practices in reducing pesticide loss to surface water supplies. The goal of the project is to assess metaldehyde transport and persistence in the environment at a catchment scale – a catchment where farmers are encouraged to use alternative slug control methods instead of applying metaldehyde on their land.
My most recent research interests include: i) evaluation of the impact that land use and management practices make on water quality ii) transport and fate of pollutants in the environment, iii) effect of climatic and hydrological conditions on pollutants’ loss to watercourses.
2018-2022 PhD in Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA and Anglian Water Services
2017-2018 Assistant Flood Risk Officer, Norfolk County Council
2013-2015 MSc in Geology (Geospatial Science), Bowling Green State University
2010-2013 Geologist, Russian Geologic Research Institute
2005-2010 BSc Geology, School of Earth Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University
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):
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Trends in metaldehyde concentrations and fluxes in a lowland, semi-agricultural catchment in the UK (2008–2018)Balashova, N., Hiscock, K. M., Reid, B. J. & Reynolds, R., 15 Nov 2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 795, 148858.
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Ubiquity of microbial capacity to degrade metaldehyde in dissimilar agricultural, allotment and garden soilsBalashova, N., Wilderspin, S., Cai, C. & Reid, B. J., 20 Feb 2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 704, 9 p., 135412.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)7 Downloads (Pure)