Dr CLAIRE TUNALEY

Dr CLAIRE TUNALEY

Research Fellow

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Dr CLAIRE TUNALEY
Dr CLAIRE TUNALEY

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Northern Rivers Institute 

 

Biography

Since Oct 2016: Research Fellow at the Northern Rivers Institute, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen.

2013 - 2016: PhD in Geosciences, Northern Rivers Institute, University of Aberdeen. Thesis title: "High frequency variations in DOC and stable isotopes in upland catchments". 

2009 - 2013: BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geosciences (1st Class), University of Edinburgh.

 

Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in using tracer hydrological approaches to improve understanding of the sources and mixing of water in northern catchments.

I am particularly interested in the:

  • use and analysis of stable isotope data
  • use of novel high frequency sensor technologies
  • integration of stable isotopes in hydrochemical analysis to understand seasonal, event and diel temporal variability, along with spatial variability, across northern catchments. 

An important aspect of my work is using high-frequency DOC data and stable isotopes and integrating these data into modelling frameworks to assess flow paths, connectivity and water ages.

Research Grants

Principle Excellence Fund (2015) £500

British Hydrological Society travel grant (2014) £500

Further Info

Conference participation

Oral presentations:

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna: Using stable isotopes to identify the scaling effects of riparian peatlands on runoff generation processes and DOC mobilisation

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2015, San Francisco: Linking high frequency variations in stream water DOC to ages of water sources in peat-dominated montane watersheds

Poster presentations:

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2016, San Francisco: Scaling effects of riparian peatlands on stable isotopes in runoff and DOC mobilisation.

Postgraduate Geoscience conference, 2015, Aberdeen: High frequency variations in DOC dynamics in the Scottish Highlands.

Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry Course, 2015, Sweden: High frequency variations in DOC dynamics in the Scottish Highlands.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2014, San Francisco: Process inference from high frequency temporal variations in DOC dynamics across nested spatial scales.

Publications

Publications 

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