Academic Papers

We publish our research, open access when possible, in international peer-reviewed journals. Click on the adobe symbol to access the article (may be post-print pdf) or the global symbol to be taken to the relevant page on the journal website.

Techno–ecological synergies of solar energy for global sustainability Hernandez Rebecca R.; Armstrong, Alona; Burney Jennifer; Ryan Greer; Moore-O’Leary Kara; Diédhiou Ibrahima; Grodsky Steve Saul-Gershenz Leslie; Davis Rob; Macknick Jordan; Mulvaney Dustin; Heath Garvin Easter Shane Hoffacker Madison. Allen Michael M ; A ; B ; K ; F ;; Kammen, Daniel. : Techno–ecological synergies of solar energy for global sustainability. Nature Sustainability, 2 , pp. 560–568, 2019. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Kinetics of extraction and in situ transesterification of oils from spent coffee grounds. Najdanovic, Vesna; Lee, Lee Yee-Lam; Tavares, Marcia; Armstrong, Alona: Kinetics of extraction and in situ transesterification of oils from spent coffee grounds.. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5 (3), pp. 2611-2616, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Solar park microclimate and vegetation management effects on grassland carbon cycling. Armstrong, Alona; Ostle, Nicholas John; Whitaker, Jeanette: Solar park microclimate and vegetation management effects on grassland carbon cycling.. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (7), 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Ground-level climate at a peatland wind farm in Scotland is affected by wind turbine operation. Armstrong, Alona; Burton, Ralph; Lee, Susan; Mobbs, Stephen; Ostle, Nicholas John; Smith, Victoria; Waldron, Susan; Whitaker, Jeanette: Ground-level climate at a peatland wind farm in Scotland is affected by wind turbine operation.. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (4), 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Biotic and abiotic factors interact to regulate Northern peatland carbon cycling. Armstrong, Alona; Waldron, Susan; Ostle, Nicholas J; Richardson, Harriett; Whitaker, Jeanette: Biotic and abiotic factors interact to regulate Northern peatland carbon cycling.. Ecosystems, 18 (8), pp. 1395-1409, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Research agendas for the sustainable management of tropical peatland in Malaysia Padfield, Rory; Waldron, Susan; Drew, Simon; Papargyropoulou, Effie; Kumaran, Shashi; Page, Sue; Gilvear, Dave; Armstrong, Alona; Evers, Stephanie; Williams, Paul; Zakaria, Zuriati; Chin, Sing Yun; Hansen, Sune Balle; Campos-Arceiz, Ahimsa; Latif, Mohd Talib; Sayok, Alex; Tham, Mun Hou: Research agendas for the sustainable management of tropical peatland in Malaysia. Environmental Conservation, 42 (1), pp. 73-83, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Wind farm and solar park effects on plant–soil carbon cycling: uncertain impacts of changes in ground-level microclimate Armstrong, Alona; Waldron, Susan; Whitaker, Jeanette; Ostle, Nick: Wind farm and solar park effects on plant–soil carbon cycling: uncertain impacts of changes in ground-level microclimate. Global Change Biology, 20 (6), pp. 1699-1706, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
The price of knowledge in the knowledge economy: Should development of peatland in the UK support a research levy? Drew, Simon; Waldron, Susan; Gilvear, David; Grieve, Ian; Armstrong, Alona; Bragg, Olivia; Brewis, Francis; Cooper, Mark; Dargie, Tom; Duncan, Colin; Harris, Lorna; Wilson, Lorraine; McIver, Cameron; Padfield, Rory; Shah, Nadeem: The price of knowledge in the knowledge economy: Should development of peatland in the UK support a research levy?. Land Use Policy, 32 , pp. 50-60, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Thermal enhancement of natural magnetism as a tool for tracing eroded soil. Armstrong, Alona; Quinton, John; Maher, Barbara: Thermal enhancement of natural magnetism as a tool for tracing eroded soil.. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37 (14), pp. 1567-1572, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Multi-scale relationship between peatland vegetation type and dissolved organic carbon concentration. Armstrong, A; Holden, J; Luxton, K; Quinton, J N: Multi-scale relationship between peatland vegetation type and dissolved organic carbon concentration.. Ecological Engineering, 47 , pp. 182-188, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Effects of soil compaction, rain exposure and their interaction on soil carbon dioxide emission. Novara, Agata; Armstrong, Alona; Gristina, Luciano; Semple, Kirk T; Quinton, John N: Effects of soil compaction, rain exposure and their interaction on soil carbon dioxide emission.. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37 (9), pp. 994-999, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Processes controlling the development of a shielding layer on natural soil. Armstrong, A; Quinton, John; Heng, B C P; Sander, G C: Processes controlling the development of a shielding layer on natural soil.. European Journal of Soil Science, 63 (1), pp. 54-64, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Controls over nutrient dynamics in overland flows on slopes representative of agricultural land in North West Europe. Armstrong, A; Quinton, J N; Francis, B; Heng, B C P; Sander, G C: Controls over nutrient dynamics in overland flows on slopes representative of agricultural land in North West Europe.. Geoderma, 164 (1-2), pp. 2-10, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
The impact of drain blocking on an upland blanket bog during storm and drought events, and the importance of sampling-scale. Wilson, Lorraine; Wilson, Jared; Holden, Joseph; Johnstone, Ian; Armstrong, Alona; Morris, Michael: The impact of drain blocking on an upland blanket bog during storm and drought events, and the importance of sampling-scale.. Journal of Hydrology, 404 (3-4), pp. 198-208, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Ditch blocking, water chemistry and organic carbon flux: Evidence that blanket bog restoration reduces erosion and fluvial carbon loss. Wilson, Lorraine; Wilson, Jared; Holden, Joseph; Johnstone, Ian; Armstrong, Alona; Morris, Michael: Ditch blocking, water chemistry and organic carbon flux: Evidence that blanket bog restoration reduces erosion and fluvial carbon loss.. Science of the Total Environment, 409 (11), pp. 2010-2018, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Modeling the dynamics of soil erosion and size-selective sediment transport over nonuniform topography in flume-scale experiments. Heng, B C P; Sander, G C; Armstrong, A; Quinton, John; Chandler, J H; Scott, C F: Modeling the dynamics of soil erosion and size-selective sediment transport over nonuniform topography in flume-scale experiments.. Water Resources Research, 47 (2), 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Variability of interrill erosion at low slopes. Armstrong, A; Quinton, J N; Heng, B C P; Chandler, J H: Variability of interrill erosion at low slopes.. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36 (1), pp. 97-106, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Recovery of water tables in Welsh blanket bog after drain blocking: Discharge rates, time scales and the influence of local conditions. Wilson, Lorraine; Wilson, Jared; Holden, Joseph; Johnstone, Ian; Armstrong, Alona; Morris, Michael: Recovery of water tables in Welsh blanket bog after drain blocking: Discharge rates, time scales and the influence of local conditions.. Journal of Hydrology, 391 (3-4), pp. 377-386, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Applying close range digital photogrammetry in soil erosion studies Heng, Peter B C; Chandler, Jim H; Armstrong, Alona: Applying close range digital photogrammetry in soil erosion studies. The Photogrammetric Record, 25 (131), pp. 240-265, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
The impact of peatland drain-blocking on dissolved organic carbon loss and discolouration of water : results from a national survey. Armstrong, Alona; Holden, Joseph; Kay, Paul; Francis, Brian; Foulger, Miles; Gledhill, Sarah; McDonald, Adrian; Walker, Andrew: The impact of peatland drain-blocking on dissolved organic carbon loss and discolouration of water : results from a national survey.. Journal of Hydrology, 381 (1-2), pp. 112-120, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Drain-blocking techniques on blanket peat : a framework for best practice. Armstrong, Alona; Holden, Joseph; Kay, Paul; Foulger, Miles; Gledhill, Sarah; McDonald, Adrian; Walker, Andrew: Drain-blocking techniques on blanket peat : a framework for best practice.. Journal of Environmental Management, 90 (11), pp. 3512-3519, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Pumped rainfall simulators: the impact of rain pulses on sediment concentration and size. Armstrong, Alona; Quinton, John: Pumped rainfall simulators: the impact of rain pulses on sediment concentration and size.. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34 (9), pp. 1310-1314, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
A pilot study of the efficacy of residuum lodges for managing sediment delivery to impoundment reservoirs. Kay, Paul; Armstrong, Alona; McDonald, Adrian; Parsons, Dan; Best, Jim; Peakall, Jeff; Walker, Andrew; Foulger, Miles; Clements, Sarah: A pilot study of the efficacy of residuum lodges for managing sediment delivery to impoundment reservoirs.. Water and Environment Journal, 23 (1), pp. 52-62, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Fitting concentration and load rating curves with generalized linear models. Cox, Nicholas J; Warburton, Jeff; Armstrong, Alona; Holliday, Victoria J: Fitting concentration and load rating curves with generalized linear models.. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33 (1), pp. 25-39, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Predicting the future carbon budget of an upland peat catchment. Worrall, Fred; Burt, Tim; Adamson, John; Reed, Mark; Warburton, Jeff; Armstrong, Alona; Evans, Martin: Predicting the future carbon budget of an upland peat catchment.. Climatic Change, 85 (1-2), pp. 139-158, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
The effects of burning and sheep-grazing on water table depth and soil water quality in a upland peat. Worrall, Fred; Armstrong, Alona; Adamson, John: The effects of burning and sheep-grazing on water table depth and soil water quality in a upland peat.. Journal of Hydrology, 339 (1-2), pp. 1-14, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )
Short-term impact of peat drain-blocking on water colour, dissolved organic carbon concentration, and water table depth. Worrall, Fred; Armstrong, Alona; Holden, Joseph: Short-term impact of peat drain-blocking on water colour, dissolved organic carbon concentration, and water table depth.. Journal of Hydrology, 337 (3-4), pp. 315-325, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links: )