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Professor Pippa Chapman

Chair in Biogeochemistry
Areas of expertise
land and water management; ecosystem services; soil science; sustainable agriculture; water quality; peatlands; carbon cycle; nitrogen and phosphorus cycling; dissolved organic carbon; climate change
Garstang 10.34
Faculty of Environment
School of Geography

Prof. Pippa Chapman is a professor in Biogeochemistry. Through her research she aims to improve our understanding of how nutrients are transported from soils to surface waters and the atmosphere. In particular, she is interested in the impact of land management, atmospheric deposition and climate change on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in peatlands, organo-mineral soils and agricultural soils.

Major research foci include:

  1. Factors controlling the long term increase in surface water dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations
  2. Impact of peatland restoration on gaseous and aquatic carbon fluxes
  3. Carbon cycling in peatland pools
  4. Impact of land management on nutrient cycling in arable soils