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Prof Martin Evans - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Evans, M., J Warburton. Geomorphology of Upland Peat: Erosion, Form and Landscape Change. Blackwells, 2007. eScholarID:4b1221

Book contribution

  • Evans, M.G. and Burt, T.P. "Erosional processes and sediment transport in upland mires." In Sediment Cascades, Chichester: Wiley, 2010. eScholarID:90695
  • Evans, M.G. "Peatland Geomorphology." In Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12, Ecogeomorphology, ed. Butler, D. and Hupp, C, .Elsevier, 2010. eScholarID:96954
  • Worrall, F. and Evans, M. "Carbon Budgets in Upland Peatlands." In Drivers of Change in Uplands, ed. Bonn, A., Hubackeck, K., Stewart, J., and Allott, T, 93-113. UK: Routledge, 2009. eScholarID:13749
  • Evans, m. "Natural Change in Upland Landscapes." In Drivers of Change in Uplands, ed. Bonn, A., Hubaceck, K., Stewart, J., and Allott, T, 13-33. UK: Routledge, 2009. eScholarID:13744
  • Evans, M. "Sedimentation." In The encyclopaedia of Geomorphology, ed. Goudie, A.S, Chichester: Wiley, 2003. eScholarID:3b3402
  • Higgitt, D. Warburton, J. and Evans, M. "Upland sediment systems." In Millennium geomorphology, ed. Lee, M. and Higgitt, D, Chichester: Wiley., 2001. eScholarID:3b3403
  • Evans, M. "Slope-channel linkage as a control on geomorphic sensitivity in alpine basins." In Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change, Wiley, 2000. eScholarID:3b1208

Journal article

  • Cole, B, McMorrow, J, and Evans, M. "Spectral monitoring of moorland plant phenology to identify a temporal window for hyperspectral remote sensing of peatland." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 90(2014) : 49-58. eScholarID:247620
  • Dixon, S D, Qassim, S M, Rowson, J G, Worrall, F, Evans, M G, Boothroyd, I M, and Bonn, A. "Restoration effects on water table depths and CO2 fluxes from climatically marginal blanket bog." Biogeochemistry 118, no. 1-3(2014) : 159-176. eScholarID:247630
  • Evans, C D, Bonn, A, Holden, J, Reed, M S, Evans, M G, Worrall, F, Couwenberg, J, and Parnell, M. "Relationships between anthropogenic pressures and ecosystem functions in UK blanket bogs: Linking process understanding to ecosystem service valuation." Ecosystem Services 9(2014) : 5-19. eScholarID:247628
  • Goulsbra, C, Evans, M, and Lindsay, J. "Temporary streams in a peatland catchment: Pattern, timing, and controls on stream network expansion and contraction." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39, no. 6(2014) : 790-803. eScholarID:247622
  • Qassim, S M, Dixon, S D, Rowson, J G, Worrall, F, Evans, M G, and Bonn, A. "A 5-year study of the impact of peatland revegetation upon DOC concentrations." Journal of Hydrology 519, no. PD(2014) : 3578-3590. eScholarID:247627
  • Shuttleworth, E L, Evans, M G, Hutchinson, S M, and Rothwell, J J. "Assessment of lead contamination in peatlands using field portable XRF." Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 225, no. 2(2014) . eScholarID:247636
  • Shuttleworth, E L, Evans, M G, Hutchinson, S M, and Rothwell, J J. "Peatland restoration: Controls on sediment production and reductions in carbon and pollutant export." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms(2014) . eScholarID:247651
  • Cole, B, McMorrow, J, and Evans, M. "Empirical modelling of vegetation abundance from airborne hyperspectral data for upland peatland restoration monitoring." Remote Sensing 6, no. 1(2013) : 716-739. eScholarID:247653
  • Evans, M, Quine, T, and Kuhn, N. "Geomorphology and terrestrial carbon cycling." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38, no. 1(2013) : 103-105. eScholarID:247656
  • Rowson, J G, Worrall, F, and Evans, M G. "Predicting soil respiration from peatlands." Science of the Total Environment 442(2013) : 397-404. eScholarID:247642
  • Daniels, S. M., Evans, M. G., Agnew, C. T., Allott, T. E. H "Ammonium release from a blanket peatland into headwater stream systems." Environmental Pollution 163(2012) : 261-272. eScholarID:173048 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.01.004
  • Clay, G.D., Dixon, S., Evans, M.G., Rowson, J.G., and Worrall, F. "Carbon dioxide fluxes and DOC concentrations of eroding blanket peat gullies." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI: 10.1002/esp.3193(2012) . eScholarID:146992 | DOI:10.1002/esp.3193
  • Pawson, R. R., Evans, M. G. and Allott, T. E. H. A "Fluvial carbon flux from headwater peatland streams: significance of particulate carbon flux." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37, no. 11(2012) : 1203-1212. eScholarID:173054 | DOI:10.1002/esp.3257
  • Worrall, F., Davies, H, Bhogal, A, Lilly, A., Evans, M, Turner, K., Burt, T., Barraclough, D., Smith, P., & Merrington., G. "he flux of DOC from the UK – predicting the role of soil, land use and net watershed losses." Journal of Hydrology 448-449(2012) : 149-160. eScholarID:173064 | DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.04.053
  • Pawson, R R, Evans, M G, and Allott, TEHA. "Fluvial carbon flux from headwater peatland streams: Significance of particulate carbon flux." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37, no. 11(2012) : 1203-1212. eScholarID:247659
  • Worrall, F., Rowson, J.G., Evans, M.G., Pawson, R., Daniels, S. and Bonn, A. "Carbon fluxes from eroding peatlands – the carbon benefit of revegetation following wildfire." Eart Surface Processes and Landforms 36, no. 11(2011) : 1487-1498. eScholarID:146991 | DOI:10.1002/esp.2174
  • Rothwell, J.J., Taylor, K.G., Evans, M.G., and Allott, T.E.H. "Contrasting controls on arsenic and lead budgets for a degraded peatland catchment in Northern England." Environmental Pollution 159, no. 10(2011) : 3129-3133. eScholarID:146905 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.05.026
  • Billett M.F., Charman D.J., Clark J.M., Evans C.D., Evans M.G., Ostle N.J., Worrall F., Burden A., Dinsmore K.J., Jones T., McNamara N.P., Parry L., Rowson J.G., Rose R. "Carbon balance of UK peatlands: current state of knowledge and future research challenges." Climate research Special 24(2010) . eScholarID:96961
  • Warburton, J. and Evans, M. "Geomorphic, sedimentary and palaeoenvironmental significance of peat blocks in alluvial river systems." Geomorphology 130, no. 3-4(2010) : 101-114. eScholarID:146892 | DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.12.005
  • Evans, M. and Lindsay, J. "High resolution quantification of gully erosion in upland peatlands at the landscape scale." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35, no. 8(2010) : 876-886. eScholarID:6734 | DOI:10.1002/esp.1918
  • Evans, M. and Lindsay, J. "Impact of gully erosion on carbon sequestration in blanket peatlands." Climate Research 45, no. 24(2010) . eScholarID:90693 | DOI:10.3354/cr00887
  • J. J. Rothwellr, J. B. Lindsay, M. G. Evans and T.E.H. Allot. "Modelling suspended sediment lead concentrations in contaminated peatland catchments using digital terrain analysis." Ecological Engineering 36, no. 5(2010) : 623-630. eScholarID:90692 | DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2008.10.010
  • Evans, M. and Warburton, J. "Peatland geomorphology and carbon cycling." Geography Compass 4, no. 10(2010) : 1513-1531. eScholarID:90690 | DOI:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2010.00378.x
  • Goulsbra C. S., J. B. Lindsay, M. G. Evans. "A new approach to the application of electrical resistance sensors to measuring the onset of ephemeral streamflow in wetland environments." Water Resources Research 45, no. doi:10.1029/2009WR007789(2009) . eScholarID:6567
  • Rothwell, J.J, Taylor, K.G., Ander, E.L., Evans, M.G., Daniels, S.M., and Allott, T.E.H "Arsenic retention and release in ombrotrophic peatlands." Science of the Total Environment doi/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.10.015(2009) . eScholarID:6758 | DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.10.015
  • Worrall, F., Evans, M.G., Bonn, A., Reed, M.S., Chapman, D., and Holden, J. "Can carbon offsetting pay for upland ecological restoration?" Science of the Total Environment 408, no. 1(2009) : 26-36. eScholarID:90691 | DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.09.022
  • Pawson, R.R., Lord, D.R., Evans, M.G, Daniels, S.M., and Allott, T.E.H. "Fluvial organic carbon flux from an eroding peatland, southern Pennined, UK." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 12(2008) : 625-634. eScholarID:6702 | DOI:10.5194/hess-12-625-2008
  • Crowe, S.K., Evans, m.G., amd Allott, T.E.H. "Geomorphological controls on the re-vegetation of erosion gullies in blanket peat: implications for bog restoration." Mires and Peat 1(2008) : 1-14. eScholarID:6898
  • Rothwell. J.J., Evans, M.G., and Allott, T.E.H. "In-stream processing of sediment associated metals in peatland fluvial systems." Water Air and Soil Pollution 187, no. 1-4(2008) : 53-64. eScholarID:7083
  • Daniels, S.M., Evans, M.G., Agnew, C.T., and Allott, T.E.H. "Sulphur leaching from headwater catchments in an eroded peatland, South Pennines, UK." Science of the Total Environment 407(2008) : 481-496. eScholarID:6596 | DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.08.029
  • Daniels, S.M., Agnew, C.T., Allott, T.E.H., and Evans, M.G. "Water table variability and runoff generation in an eroded peatland." Journal of Hydrology -Amsterdam- 361, no. 1(2008) : 214-226. eScholarID:6636 | DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.07.042
  • Allott, T., J Rothwell, Evans, M., S M Daniels. "Peat Soils as a Source of Lead Pollution to Upland Fluvial Systems." Environmental Pollution 153, no. 3(2007) : 583-589. eScholarID:1b10412
  • Worrall, F., Burt, T.P., Adamson, J.K., Reed, M., Warburton, J., Armstrong, A., and Evans,M. "Predicting the future carbon budget of an upland peat catchment." Climatic Change DOI 10.1007/s10584-007-9300-1(2007) . eScholarID:1b6184
  • Rothwell, J.J., Evans, M.G., Liddaman, L.C., and Allott, T.E.H. "The role of wildfire and gully erosion in particulate lead export from contaminated peatland catchments in the southern Pennines." Geomorphology 88(2007) : 276-284. eScholarID:1b6185
  • Holden, J., Evans, M.G., Burt, T.P., and Horton, M. "Impact of land drainage on peatland hydrology." Journal of Environmental Quality 35(2006) : 1764-1768. eScholarID:1b6188 | DOI:10.2134/jeq2005.0477
  • Evans, M. Warburton, J. and Yang, J. "Sediment Budgets for Eroding Blanket Peat Catchments: Global and local implications of upland organic sediment budgets." Geomorphology 79, (1-2)(2006) . eScholarID:1b6187 | DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2005.09.015
  • Evans, M., J Warburton. "Sediment budget for an eroding peat-moorland catchment in northern England." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 30(5)(2005) : 557- 577. eScholarID:1b4025 | DOI:10.1002/esp.1153
  • Heinrichs, M.L., Evans, M.G., Hebda, R.J., Walker, I.R., Palmer, S.L and Rosenberg, S.M. "Holocene climatic change and landscape response at Cathedral Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada." Geographie Physique et Quaternaire 58(1)(2004) . eScholarID:1b6190 | DOI:10.7202/013113ar
  • McMorrow, J., Evans, M., M Cutler, A Al-Roichdi. "Hyperspectral indices for characterizing upland peat composition." International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(2004) : 313-325. eScholarID:1b2700 | DOI:10.1080/0143116031000117065
  • Evans, M. and Slaymaker O. "Patterns of Holocene sediment yield in the alpine/subalpine zone, Cascade Mountains, British Columbia." Geomorphology 61(2004) . eScholarID:1b6189
  • Evans, M. "Characterising upland peat composition with hyperspectral data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 24(2003) : 1-13. eScholarID:1b6191
  • Warburton, J., Evans, M. and Johnson R. "Discussion of 'The extent of soil erosion in Upland England and Wales." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 28(2003) . eScholarID:1b6192 | DOI:10.1002/esp.477
  • Dr Mark Cutler, McMorrow, J., Evans, M. "Remote sensing and upland peat erosion in the Southern Pennines." North West Geography 2(2002) : 20-30. eScholarID:1b2701
  • Evans, M., and Warburton, J. "Transport and dispersal of organic debris (peat blocks) in upland fluvial systems." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 26(2001) . eScholarID:1b2638 | DOI:10.1002/esp.256
  • Evans, M., and Church, M. "A method for error analysis of sediment yields derived from estiruater of lacustrine sediment accumulation." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25(2000) . eScholarID:1b2209
  • Evans, M., Burt, T.P., and Holden, J. "Run off generation and water table fluctuations in blanket peat: Evidence from UK data spanning the dry summer of 1995." Journal of Hydrology 221(1999) . eScholarID:1b2211
  • Evans, M.G. "Pollen evidence for Neoglacial climate fluctuations in the southern Coast Mountains British Columbia." Geographie Physique et Quaternaire 51, no. 1(1997) : 81-92. eScholarID:90694
  • Evans, M. "Temporal and spatial representativeness of alpine sediment yields: Cascade Mountains, British Columbia." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 22(1997) : 287 - 295. eScholarID:1b2212

Conference contribution

  • Evans, M. 2006. Use of high resolution digital elevation data to investigate gully erosion in blanket peat. In European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2006, Vienna, Austria. eScholarID:2b1147
  • Evans, M. 2005. Topographic controls on gully erosion of upland peatlands. In 5th International Association of Geomorphologists meeting, Zaragoza, Spain, August 2005. eScholarID:2b1148
  • L. Liddaman, McMorrow, J., Evans, M. 2004. Eroding blanket peat: utilising pattern analysis to assess areal and scale dependence of upland landscape structures. In Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) annual conference, Aberdeen. eScholarID:2b976
  • McMorrow, J., A. Alroichdi, Evans, M., M. Cutler. 2004. Estimation of physico-chemical properties of exposed upland peat from HyMap spectra. In EARSeL Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop, Bruges. eScholarID:2b974
  • McMorrow, J., A. Alroichdi, Evans, M., M. Cutler. 2004. Hyperspectral remote sensing of peat humification. In Drivers of Change, Moors for the Future Symposium, Loose Hill Hall, Castleton, Derbyshire. eScholarID:2b973
  • McMorrow, J., A. Alroichdi, Evans, M., M. Cutler. 2004. Variations in upland peat properties: analysis of hyperspectral data. In Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) annual conference, Aberdeen. eScholarID:2b975
  • McMorrow, J., A. Alroichdi, Evans, M., M. Cutler. 2003. The effect of moisture content and humification on the hyperspectral reflectance of peat. In Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) Conference, Nottingham. eScholarID:2b977
  • Evans, M. 2003. Towards hyperspectral indices of upland peat composition. In NERC conference on Field Spectral Measurements, Southampton 15-16. eScholarID:2b1145
  • Evans, M. 2002. Sediment delivery in peatland catchments: implications for catchment carbon budgets. In BGRG AGM, Leeds. eScholarID:2b1149


  • Bain, C.G., Bonn, A., Stoneman, R., Chapman, S., Coupar, A., Evans, M., Gearey, B., Howat, M., Joosten, H., Keenleyside, C., Labadz, J., Lindsay, R., Littlewood, N., Lunt, P., Miller, C.J., Moxey, A., Orr, H., Reed, M., Smith, P., Swales, V., Thompson, D.B.A., Thompson, P.S., Van de Noort, R., Wilson, J.D. & Worrall, F. 2011. IUCN UK Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands. Edinburgh.: IUCN UK Peatland Programme.. eScholarID:149416
  • Holden, J., Chapman, P., Evans, M., Hubaceck, K., Kay, P., and Warburton, J. 2007. Vulnerability of organic soils in England and Wales. eScholarID:5b308
  • McMorrow, J., M. Cutler, Evans, M. 2002. Synergy of HyMap and digital elevation data for the analysis of upland peat erosion patterns and composition. eScholarID:5b237


  • Evans, M. Peatland Geomorphology. Treatise on Geomorphology. 2013. eScholarID:247638