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Prof Martin Evans - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Geomorphology

Tel: 0161 275-3640

Location: Arthur Lewis Building-1.029
School of Environment, Education and Development
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Martin Evans

BA (Oxon), MSc, PhD University of British Columbia

Martin Evans did graduate work on lake sediment budgets in the alpine zone of British Columbia before returning to the UK to work on upland peatlands, first at Durham and then in the Upland Environments group at Manchester. He has research interests in the geomorphology and hydrology of upland landscapes. Currently the major focus is on upland peatland systems, working on processes of peatland erosion and restoration and their impacts on water and carbon fluxes. In particular I am interested in the way in which erosion impacts the carbon balance of peatlands both indirectly through modification of peatland hydrology and directly by particulate carbon loss. A key question is the degree to which particulate carbon losses from peatland systems are climatically active. More broadly Martins interests include the role of geomorphological processes in terrestrial carbon cycling and he has been promoting the role of geomorphology in this area through his work with the British Society for Geomorphology and the European Geophysical Union.

  • Associate Editor, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 2010-2013
  • Core Expert Panel Member IUCN Peatland Enquiry, 2009–2011
  • NERC peer review college, 2008–2012
  • Invited lead author National Ecosystem Assessment - Mountains and Moorlands, 2011
  • Chair British Society for Geomorphology working group on Geomorphology and Carbon, 2009-2012
  • Member Programme Committee for EGU (Geomorphology), 2011-2012
  • Member BSG Executive Committee, 2008-2011