Dr Gareth Clay

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

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Gareth Clay is a senior lecturer in Physical Geography with research interests in upland peats, the effects of fire on ecosystems and the role soils play in global cycling of carbon


2018: Ida Pfeiffer Professor, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, University of Vienna

2018 - present: Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development

2012 - 2018: Lecturer in Physical Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development

2009 - 2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University

2006 - 2009: PhD, The Impacts of Heather and Grassland Burning in the Uplands: Creating Sustainable Strategies, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University

2003 - 2006: BSc (Hons) Geology, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University



Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of European Geosciences Union

Member of International Association for Wildland Fire

External positions

Ida Pfeiffer Professor, University of Vienna

1 Jun 201830 Nov 2018

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Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Durham (2006 - 2009)
  • Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Durham (2003 - 2006)

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