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School of Geography

Sheila Palmer Dr Sheila Palmer

Contact details

Room Garstang 10.33
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 37991

Student hours:
Open door or email for an appointment.

Research overview

I am a Lecturer in Soil Biogeochemistry with a particular interest in upland, peat and forest soils. My work includes the effect of environmental (e.g. acid rain) and land management change (e.g. burning, afforestation) on soil and solution chemistry, and the subsequent effects on surface water quality. I am particularly interested in the cycling of carbon and the mobilisation of metals.


Latest publications

Current projects

  • Greenhouse gas emissions associated with non gaseous losses of carbon from peatlands - fate of particulate and dissolved carbon
  • Characterisation of dissolved organic carbon from different sources within a catchment
  • EMBER: Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River Basins

More work in progress

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