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Mike Kirkby Prof Mike Kirkby

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
m.j.kirkby

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+44 (0) 113 34 36758

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Publications

Papers

  • Gao J; Holden J; Kirkby M (2016) The impact of land-cover change on flood peaks in peatland basins, Water Resources Research, 52, pp.3477-3492. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017667
  • Fleskens L; Kirkby MJ; Irvine BJ (2016) The PESERA-DESMICE Modeling Framework for Spatial Assessment of the Physical Impact and Economic Viability of Land Degradation Mitigation Technologies, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 4, . doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2016.00031
  • Peters NE; Mcdonnell JJ; Binley A; Hornberger GM; Kirkby MJ (2016) HP Volume to honor Keith Beven, Hydrological Processes, . doi: 10.1002/hyp.11058
  • Kirkby MJ (2016) Water in the critical zone: soil, water and life from profile to planet, Soil, 2, pp.631-645. doi: 10.5194/soil-2-631-2016
  • Gao J; Holden J; Kirkby M (2015) A distributed TOPMODEL for modelling impacts of land-cover change on river flow in upland peatland catchments, Hydrological Processes, 29, pp.2867-2879. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10408
  • Kirkby MJ (2015) World Soil Day and earth surface processes, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40, pp.138-139. doi: 10.1002/esp.3678
  • Reaney SM; Bracken LJ; Kirkby MJ (2014) The importance of surface controls on overland flow connectivity in semi-arid environments: Results from a numerical experimental approach, Hydrological Processes, 28, pp.2116-2128. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9769
  • Johnson MO; Kirkby MJ; Gloor M; Mudd SM; Pillans B; Spooner NA; Keith Fifield L (2014) Quantifying the rate and depth dependence of bioturbation based on optically-stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates and meteoric Be, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, . doi: 10.1002/esp.3520
  • Gregory KJ; Lane SN; Lewin J; Ashworth PJ; Downs PW; Kirkby MJ; Viles HA (2014) Communicating geomorphology: Global challenges for the twenty-first century, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39, pp.476-486. doi: 10.1002/esp.3461
  • Johnson MO; Gloor M; Kirkby MJ; Lloyd J (2014) Insights into biogeochemical cycling from a soil evolution model and long-term chronosequences, Biogeosciences Discussions, 11, pp.5811-5868. doi: 10.5194/bgd-11-5811-2014
  • Kirkby MJ (2014) Do not only connect: a model of infiltration-excess overland flow based on simulation, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39, pp.952-963. doi: 10.1002/esp.3556
  • Smith MW; Carrivick JL; Hooke J; Kirkby MJ (2014) Reconstructing flash flood magnitudes using 'Structure-from-Motion': A rapid assessment tool, Journal of Hydrology, 519, pp.1914-1927. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.078
  • Johnson MO; Gloor M; Kirkby MJ; Lloyd J (2014) Insights into biogeochemical cycling from a soil evolution model and long-term chronosequences, Biogeosciences, 11, pp.6873-6894. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-6873-2014
  • Perkins J; Reed M; Akanyang L; Atlhopheng J; Chanda R; Magole L; Mphinyane W; Mulale K; Sebego R; Fleskens L; Irvine B; Kirkby M (2013) Making land management more sustainable: Experience implementing a new methodological framework in botswana, Land Degradation and Development, 24, pp.463-477. doi: 10.1002/ldr.1142
  • Reed MS; Hubacek K; Bonn A; Burt TP; Holden J; Stringer LC; Beharry-Borg N; Buckmaster S; Chapman D; Chapman PJ; Clay GD; Cornell SJ; Dougill AJ; Evely AC; Fraser EDG; Jin N; Irvine BJ; Kirkby MJ; Kunin WE; Prell C; Quinn CH; Slee B; Stagl S; Termansen M (2013) Anticipating and managing future trade-offs and complementarities between ecosystem services, Ecology and Society, 18, . doi: 10.5751/ES-04924-180105
  • Gregory KJ; Lane SN; Lewin J; Ashworth PJ; Downs PW; Kirkby MJ; Viles HA (2013) Communicating geomorphology: Global challenges for the twenty-first century, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, . doi: 10.1002/esp.3461
  • Reaney SM; Bracken LJ; Kirkby MJ (2013) The importance of surface controls on overland flow connectivity in semi-arid environments: Results from a numerical experimental approach, Hydrological Processes, . doi: 10.1002/hyp.9769
  • Esteves TCJ; Kirkby MJ; Shakesby RA; Ferreira AJD; Soares JAA; Irvine BJ; Ferreira CSS; Coelho COA; Bento CPM; Carreiras MA (2012) Mitigating land degradation caused by wildfire: Application of the PESERA model to fire-affected sites in central Portugal, Geoderma, 191, pp.40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.01.001
  • van Delden H; van Vliet J; Rutledge DT; Kirkby MJ (2011) Comparison of scale and scaling issues in integrated land-use models for policy support, AGR ECOSYST ENVIRON, 142, pp.18-28. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2011.03.005
  • Kirkby MJ; Gallart F; Kjeldsen TR; Irvine BJ; Froebrich J; Lo Porto A; De Girolamo A; Team MIRAGE (2011) Classifying low flow hydrological regimes at a regional scale, HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 15, pp.3741-3750. doi: 10.5194/hess-15-3741-2011
  • Kirkby MJ (2010) Distance, time and scale in soil erosion processes, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35, pp.1621-1623. doi: 10.1002/esp.2063
  • Licciardello F; Govers G; Cerdan O; Kirkby MJ; Vacca A; Kwaad FJPM (2009) Evaluation of the PESERA model in two contrasting environments, EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 34, pp.629-640. doi: 10.1002/esp.1745
  • Kirkby MJ; Bracken LJ (2009) Gully processes and gully dynamics, EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 34, pp.1841-1851. doi: 10.1002/esp.1866
  • Reed MS; Bonn A; Slee W; Beharry-Borg N; Birch J; Brown I; Burt TP; Chapman D; Chapman PJ; Clay G; Cornell S; Fraser EDG; Holden J; Hodgson J; Hubacek K; Irvine B; Jin N; Kirkby MJ; Kunin W; Moore O; Moseley D; Prell C; Quinn C; Redpath S; Stagl S; Strin (2009) The future of the uplands., Land Use Policy, 26, pp.202-216.
  • Kirkby MJ; Irvine BJ; Jones RJA; Govers G; PESERA Team (2008) The PESERA coarse scale erosion model for Europe. I. - Model rationale and implementation, EUR J SOIL SCI, 59, pp.1293-1306. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2008.01072.x
  • Holden J; Kirkby MJ; Lane SN; Milledge DG; Brookes CJ; Holden V; McDonald AT (2008) Overland flow velocity and roughness properties in peatlands, WATER RESOUR RES, 44, . doi: 10.1029/2007WR006052
  • Dunn SM; Freer J; Weiler M; Kirkby MJ; Seibert J; Quinn PF; Lischeid G; Tetzlaff D; Soulsby C (2008) Conceptualization in catchment modelling: simply learning?, HYDROL PROCESS, 22, pp.2389-2393. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7070
  • Holden J; Shotbolt L; Bonn A; Burt TP; Chapman PJ; Dougill AJ; Fraser EDG; Hubacek K; Irvine BJ; Kirkby MJ; Prell C; Reed MS; Stagl S; Stringer LC; Turner AGD; Worall F (2007) Environmental change in moorland landscapes, Earth Science Reviews, 82, pp.75-100. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2007.01.003
  • Reaney SM; Bracken LJ; Kirkby MJ (2007) Use of the Connectivity of Runoff Model (CRUM) to investigate the influence of storm characteristics on runoff generation and connectivity in semi-arid areas, HYDROL PROCESS, 21, pp.894-906. doi: 10.1002/hyp.6281
  • Prell C; Hubacek K; Reed MS; Quinn CH; Jin N; Holden J; Burt TP; Kirkby MJ; Sendzimir J (2007) If you have a hammer everything looks like a nail: ‘traditional’ versus participatory model building, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 32, pp.263-282. doi: 10.1179/030801807X211720
  • Kirkby MJ; Irvine BJ (2006) The PESERA/RDI coarse scale erosion model for Europe: I-Model rationale and description, European Journal of Soil Science, .
  • Kirkby MJ; Bracken LJ; Shannon J (2005) The influence of rainfall distribution and morphological factors on runoff delivery from dryland catchments in SE Spain, CATENA, 62, pp.136-156. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2005.05.002
  • Kirkby MJ (2005) Editorial Report for 2005, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30, pp.1593-1595. doi: 10.1002/esp.1316
  • Tsara M; Kosmas C; Kirkby MJ; Kosma D; Yassoglou N (2005) An evaluation of the pesera soil erosion model and its application to a case study in Zakynthos, Greece, SOIL USE MANAGE, 21, pp.377-385. doi: 10.1079/SUM2005322
  • Auzet AV; van Dijk P; Kirkby MJ (2005) Surface characterisation for soil erosion forecasting, CATENA, 62, pp.77-78. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2005.05.009
  • Kirkby MJ (2004) Editorial report for 2004, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29, pp.1587-1589. doi: 10.1002/esp.1187
  • Gobin A; Jones R; Kirkby MJ; Campling P; Govers G; Kosmas C; Gentile AR (2004) Indicators for pan-European assessment and monitoring of soil erosion by water, Environmental Science & Policy, 7, pp.25-38. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2003.09.004
  • Lane SN; Brookes CJ; Kirkby MJ; Holden J (2004) A network-index-based version of TOPMODEL for use with high-resolution digital topographic data., Hydrological Processes, 18, pp.191-202.
  • Holden J; Lane SN; Kirkby MJ; Brookes CJ; Holden V (2003) Retardation of overland flow and drain flow by vegetation on saturated hillslopes, Water Resources Research, .
  • Kirkby MJ; Bull LJ; Poesen J; Nachtergaele J; Vandekerckhove L (2003) Observed and modelled distributions of channel and gully heads - with examples from SE Spain and Belgium, CATENA, 50, pp.415-434.
  • Schofield RV; Kirkby MJ (2003) Application of salinization indicators and initial development of potential global soil salinization scenario under climatic change, GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEM CY, 17, . doi: 10.1029/2002GB001935
  • Coulthard TJ; Kirkby MJ; Macklin MG (2002) A cellular model of Holocene upland river basin and alluvial fan evolution, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27, pp.269-288. doi: 10.1002/esp.318
  • Coulthard TJ; Macklin MG; Kirkby MJ (2002) A cellular model of Holocene upland river basin and alluvial fan evolution, EARTH SURF PROC LAND, 27, pp.269-288. doi: 10.1002/esp.318
  • Kirkby MJ; Bracken LJ; Reaney SJ (2002) The influence of Land use, Soils and Topography on the delivery of hillslope runoff to channels in SE Spain, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27, pp.1459-1473. doi: 10.1002/esp.441
  • Kirkby MJ (2002) Modelling the interactions between soil surface properties and water erosion, Catena, 46, pp.89-102. doi: 10.1016/S0341-8162(01)00160-6
  • Schofield R; Thomas DSG; Kirkby MJ (2001) Causal processes of soil salinization in Tunisia, Spain and Hungary, LAND DEGRAD DEV, 12, pp.163-181.
  • Kirkby MJ; Le Bissonais Y; Coulthard TJ; Daroussin J; McMahon M (2000) The development of land quality indicators for soil degradation by water erosion, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 81, pp.125-136.
  • Kirkby MJ; Bull LJ (2000) Some factors controlling gully growth in fine-grained sediments: a model applied in southeast Spain, Catena, 40, pp.127-146.
  • Kirkby MJ; McMahon ML (1999) MEDRUSH and the Catsop Basin - the lessons learned, Catena, 37, pp.495-506.
  • Kirkby MJ; Abrahart RJ; McMahon ML; Shao J; Thornes JB (1998) MEDALUS soil erosion models for global change, Geomorphology, 24, pp.35-49.
  • Kirkby MJ; Bull LJ (1998) Factors controlling gully growth in fine grained sediments: a model applied to south-east Spain, Catena, .
  • Coulthard T; Kirkby MJ; Macklin MG (1998) Non-linearity and spatial resolution in a cellular automaton model of a small upland basin, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2, pp.1-8.
  • Leeder MR; Harris T; Kirkby MJ (1998) Sediment supply and climate change: implications for basin stratigraphy, Basin Research, 10, pp.7-18.
  • Kirkby MJ; Bull LJ; Shannon J (1998) The variation in estimated discharge in relation to the location of storm cells in SE Spain, Catena, .
  • Kirkby MJ (1997) Topmodel: A personal view, Hydrological Processes, 11, pp.1087-1097.
  • Kirkby MJ; Bull LJ (1997) Gully processes and modelling, Progress in Physical Geography, 21, pp.354-374.
  • Kirkby MJ; Imeson A; Bergkamp G; Cammeraat LH (1996) Scaling up processes and models from the field plot to the watershed and regional areas., Journal of Soil & Water Conservation., 51, pp.391-395.
  • Kirkby MJ; Cox NJ (1995) A climatic index for soil erosion potential (CSEP) including seasonal and vegetation factors, Catena, 25, pp.333-352.
  • Kirkby MJ; McDonald AT; Kneale PE; Howard A (1995) Modelling the growth of cyanobacteria (GrowSCUM), Hydrological processes, 9, pp.809-820.
  • Kirkby MJ (1995) A model for variations in solifluction rates with climate and topography, with implications for global change, Geografiska Annaler, 269-278, pp.77A(4).
  • Kirkby MJ (1995) Modelling the links between vegetation and landforms, Geomorphology, 13, pp.319-335.
  • Kirkby MJ; Ashworth P; Murray T; Macklin MG (1995) Sediment slugs: Large-scale fluctuations in fluvial sediment transport rates and storage volumes, Progress in Physical Geography, 19 (4), pp.500-519.
  • Kirkby MJ (1992) An erosion-limited hillslope evolution model, Catena Supplement, 23, pp.157-187.
  • Kirkby MJ; Beven KJ (1979) A physically based, variable contributing area model of basin hydrology, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 24, pp.43-69. doi: 10.1080/02626667909491834
  • Esteves TCJ; Ferreira AJD; Ferreira CSS; Bento CPM; Carreiras MA; Soares JAA; Coelho COA; Kirkby MJ; Irvine BJ; Shakesby RA (Not yet published) Mitigating land degradation caused by wildfire: Application of the PESERA model to fire-affected sites in central Portugal, Geoderma, . doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.01.001

Books

  • Kirkby MJ; Bull LJ (1999) Ephemeral Channels in the Mediterranean, Wiley.
  • Kirkby MJ (1996) Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester.
  • Kirkby MJ (1994) Process Models and Theoretical Geomorphology, BGRG Symposium, John Wiley, Chichester.
  • Kirkby MJ; Bevan K (1993) Channel Network Hydrology, John Wiley, Chichester.
  • Kirkby MJ; Butcher DP; Naden PS; Burt TP (1993) Computer Simulation in Physical Geography, 2nd Editio, John Wiley, Chichester.
  • Wilson AG; Kirkby MJ (1975) Mathematics for geographers and planners, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Book Chapters

  • Holden J; REED M; HUBACEK K; WORRALL F; BEHARRY-BORG N; BURT T; CHAPMAN P; DOUGILL A; FRASER E; IRVINE B; JIN N; KIRKBY M; PRELL C; QUINN C; TERMANSEN M; BUCKMASTER S (2010) Sustainable uplands for sustainable lowlands., In: ATHERDEN M; BLOOMER A; WALLACE V (Ed) Yorkshire’s green and healthy land? Connecting urban and rural greenspace., PLACE, pp.22-30.
  • Kirkby MJ (2006) Pan-European Soil Erosion Assessment and Maps , In: Boardman EJ; Poesen J (Ed) Soil Erosion in Europe, John Wiley, Chichester.
  • Kirkby MJ (2006) Impacts of Environmental Changes on Soil Erosion Across Europe, In: Boardman EJ; Poesen J (Ed) Soil Erosion in Europe, John Wiley, Chichester.
  • Kirkby MJ (2003) A consistent framework for modelling geomorphic processes and landform evolution, In: Wilcock PR; Iverson RM (Ed) Prediction in geomorphology, Geophysical Monograph Series, American Geophysical Union, pp.95-102.
  • Kirkby MJ; McMahon ML; Abrahart RJ; Bathurst J; Ewen J (1996) MEDRUSH - spatial and temporal river-basin modelling at scales commensurate with global environmental change., Application of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources Management. IAH Publication No 235., Application of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources Management. IAH Publication No 235., pp.47-54.
  • Kirkby MJ (1996) A role for theoretical models in Geomorphology?, In: Rhoads; BLQ; Thorn; CE (Ed) The Scientific Nature of Geomorphology: Proceedings of the 27th Binghampton Symposium in Geomorphology, Sept., John Wiley, Chichester, pp.257-272.
  • Kirkby MJ; McMahon ML; Baird A; Diamond S; Shao J; Thornes JB; Lockwood JG; Diamond SM; Woodward FI; Sheehy E; Mitchell PL (1996) The MEDALUS slope catena model: a physically based process model for hydrology, ecology and land degradation interactions., In: Thornes; JB; Brandt; J (Ed) Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use, John Wiley, Chichester, pp.303-354.
  • Kirkby MJ; Clymo RS (1995) Conclusion: direction for research on Wetlands in Britian, Hydrology and hydrochemistry of British Wetlands, Hydrology and hydrochemistry of British Wetlands, pp.468-478.
  • Kirkby MJ; Kneale PE (1995) Modelling the form and distribution of peat mires, Hydrology and hydrochemistyr of British Wetlands, Hydrology and hydrochemistyr of British Wetlands, pp.83-94.
  • Kirkby MJ; Whelan MJ; Burt TP (1995) Predicting nitrate concentration in small catchment stream, Solute Modelling in Catchment Systems, Solute Modelling in Catchment Systems, pp.165-192.
  • Kirkby MJ (1994) Thresholds and instability in stream head hollows: a model of magnitude and frequency for wash processes, Process models and Theoretical Geomorphology, BGRG Symposium, pp.295-314.
  • Kirkby MJ (1993) Long term interactions between networks and hillslopes, Channel Network Hydrology, Channel Network Hydrology, pp.255-293.

Internet Publications

  • Bracken LJ; Kirkby MJ (2005) Differences in hillslope runoff and sediment transport rates within two semi-arid catchments in southeast Spain, . doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.11.013

Reports

  • Kirkby MJ; Jones RJA; Irvine BJ; Gobin A; Govers G; Cerdan O; Van Rompaey AJJ; Le Bissonnais Y; Daroussin J; King D; Montanarella L; Grimm M; Vieillefont V; Puigdefabregas J; Boer M; Kosmas C; Yassoglou N; Tsara M; Mantel S; Van Lynden G (2004) Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment: The PESERA Map, Version 1 October 2003. Explanation of Special Publication Ispra 2004 No.73 (S.P.I.04.73). European Soil Bureau Research Report No.16, EUR 21176, .
  • McDonald AT; Lane SN; Kirkby MJ; Holden J; Brookes CJ; Ashley DJ (2003) Information requirements for the Integrated Management of Agricultural Areas in Sensitive River Basins. , .
  • Lane SN; McDonald AT; Kirkby MJ; Holden J; Brookes CJ; Reid SC; Tayefi V (2002) BGRG Fieldguide for the Upper Wharfe, .
  • Kirkby MJ; McMahon ML; Abrahart RJ (1996) The MEDRUSH model for a single flow strip, pp.1-51.

Other Publications

  • Kirkby MJ; Gobin A; Irvine BJ (2003) PESERA model strategy, land use and vegetation growth, .
  • Kirkby MJ; McDonald AT; Kneale PE; Howard A (1994) A computer simulation of cyanobacterial growth, No 18, .
  • Kirkby MJ; McDonald AT; Kneale PE; Howard A (1994) Problems, Biology and Modelling of cyanobacterial Blooms, 94/2, .