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Prof Andy Plater

Professor Geography and Planning

    Research

    Research Interests

    Current research focuses on modelling and monitoring in support of coastal decision-making. Research expertise also lies in coastal geomorphology and environmental change over a range of timescales, including: exploring the sediment record of past coastal change; use of particle size analysis in estuaries and lagoon as a tool for environmental reconstruction; and interpreting the submarine record of coastal change in response to accelerated sea-level rise.

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants

    Erosion hazards in a changing climate: making inland communities more resilient

    UK RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (UKRI) (UK)

    February 2019 - January 2020

    Impact of climate change on the water cycle and ecosystem functioning at the river basin scale

    UK-INDIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE (UK)

    November 2007 - March 2014

    Training Workshop for practicioners to discuss the economic valuation manual for regulating services

    UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP) (SWITZERLAND)

    December 2010 - May 2011

    Global Eco Innovation

    DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (UK)

    October 2015 - December 2019

    Future vulnerability of evolving barrier coastlines - the impacts for flood risk management

    PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (UK)

    September 2016 - August 2019

    Physical and biological dynamic coastal processes and their role in coastal recovery (BLUE-coast)

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    May 2016 - January 2021

    EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship 2016

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    July 2016 - March 2017

    Urban and Community Transformation KE Fellow appointment

    N8 INDUSTRY INNOVATION FORUM (N8 IIF) (UK)

    September 2015 - January 2016

    Coastal Flooding by Extreme Events (CoFEE)

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    May 2007 - October 2010

    Salt Intrusion into Estuaries Related to Global Climate Change.

    INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (USA)

    April 2014 - March 2018

    Impact Acceleration Account - University of Liverpool 2012

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC), NATIONAL GRID COMPANY PLC (UK)

    October 2012 - March 2017

    The evolution and landscape history of Dungeness Foreland.

    ENGLISH HERITAGE

    October 2002 - March 2004

    The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

    EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

    April 2012 - September 2015

    Testing the apatite depletion hypothesis for early Holocene ecosystem acidification using the lake sediment record at Krakenes, Norway

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    November 2008 - November 2009

    Integrated COASTal sediments system (iCOAST)

    NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE SOUTHAMPTON (UK)

    February 2012 - January 2016

    Sustainable river catchments for the South East (SURCaSE) Project LIFE04 ENV/UK/807

    SOUTH EAST ENGLAND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (UK)

    August 2005 - October 2008

    Aggregate extraction in the Ribble Valley.

    ENGLISH HERITAGE

    March 2005 - September 2007

    New approaches to managing ecosystem services in the marine environment

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    November 2007 - February 2010

    The Mkuze Wetland, South Africa - understanding the system and establishing baselines and recent trends.

    ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    July 2001 - September 2001

    Sandscaping for Mitigating Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk: Dungeness Nuclear Energy Infrastructure

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    October 2014 - April 2015

    Celtic Seas Partnership

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2012 - March 2017

    Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply (ARCOES)

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    November 2011 - October 2017

    Linking the structural and optical properties of biogenic silica.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    July 2004 - September 2004

    Research Collaborations

    Hodgson D

    Internal

    NERC-funded collaboration on CoFEE project.

    Barham L

    Internal

    Collaborative research on Luangwa Valley Project

    Frid C

    Internal

    NERC-ESRC TRansdisciplinary Seminar Series

    Kidd S

    Internal

    ESRC-NERC Transdisciplinary Seminar Series