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Rethinking the role of methane in streams - Felicity Shelley


Dr Felicity (Flick) Shelley from Queen Mary will be doing a RBPM cluster talk on Wednesday 25 May, 1-2pm, in Seminar Room 2 (8.11, Garstang building, School of Geography)Flick currently works with Mark Trimmer on a project in conjunction with Megan Klaar and colleagues at the University of Birmingham on the role of instream wood in driving nitrate attenuation in rivers.  Flick is experienced in using N isotope tracers and measuring denitrification activity in pore water and sediments as well as measuring methane production in rivers, and hence her talk is likely to be of interest to a number of researchers in RBPM and more widely in the Water@Leeds group.  Please let Megan Klaar know if you are interested in talking to Flick after the seminar.

Felicity Shelley, Queen Mary University, London

Rethinking the role of methane in streams

Originally a geographer and born in Leeds, Felicity now works at QMUL in the Aquatic Ecology group. Her research focuses on macro-nutrient cycling in fresh waters, with particular focus on the importance of methane as a carbon source in rivers. Using stable isotope analysis and process measurements she seeks to understand the balance between photosynthetic production and methane-derived carbon in heterogeneous riverbed environments. Is methane a significant carbon source for riverine food webs? How does this differ through the seasons, with changes in riparian shading and under a warming climate? How can these techniques be applied to other environments?

Other research interests: nitrogen cycling, methanogenesis, marine oxygen minimum zones and river management.

Webpage: felicityshelley.wix.com/academic