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.

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: )