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PhD projects

Combined Sewer Overflows: A Hotspot for Riverine Plastic Pollution? (COOPER_UENV22ARIES) https://www.aries-dtp.ac.uk/studentships/

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Personal profile


Richard is a Lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences, specialising in a wide variety of catchment science research. Richard most recently worked on the DEFRA funded River Wensum Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) project which aimed to evaluate the extent to which on-farm mitigation measures could cost effectively reduce the impact of agricultural pollution on river ecology whilst maintaining food production capacity. Richard's research has included work on nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment, pesticides, biobeds, cover crops, reduced tillage regimes, indirect nitrous oxide emissions, invasive signal crayfish, integrated constructed wetlands and sediment fingerprinting. 

Websites: http://rjc891.wix.com/richard-cooper



Teaching Interests

ENV-4001A Global Environmental Challenges

ENV-4004Y Research and Field Skills (module co-organiser)

ENV-4004Y Slapton Field Course (module organiser)

ENV-6018B Land and Water Processes and Management (module organiser)

ENV-7043B Land and Water Processes and Management (module organiser)

ENV-6021A Independent Project

ENV-7018A Earth Science Research Topics

ENV-7026Y Research Training Project

ENV-7119Y MSc Dissertation

Professional Activities

Deputy Course Director for Environmental Sciences (2020 - onwards)

School Learning & Teaching Committee (2018 - onwards)

School Web Manager, Marketing & Communications Coordinator (2018 - onwards)

School Library Liaison Officer (2018 - onwards)

School UG Staff Student Liaison Committee (2019 - onwards)

Broadland Catchment Partnership Steering Group (2015 - onwards)

PGR Opportunities

Please contact me if you are interested in studying for a PhD on a Catchment Science related topic.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 201131 Mar 2015

Award Date: 31 Mar 2015

Master of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

External positions

Broadland Catchment Partnership Steering Group, Broads Authority

2015 → …


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