Reeves, Alison


  • 343 Citations
  • 10 h-Index

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Personal profile


My research interests are linked by the theme of transitional waters and associated environmental quality;
•       Sediment fingerprinting (provenance) studies using organic tracers. Particularly carbon sinks and stores in coastal and estuarine environments,
•       Use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study oil binding in sediments,
•       Changes to EU legislation regarding the aquatic environment,
•       Interactions of natural scientists and lawyers in the formulation of environmental regulations (specifically diffuse pollution),
•       Natural resource management, environmental protection and environmental crime.



Academic Background




PhD awarded July 1988, University of Liverpool, Oceanography Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences Research Studentship (Natural Environment Research Council). 
Title: The distribution and behaviour of lignin in the estuarine environment.


BSc (Hons) Oceanography and Meteorology, Institute of Marine Studies, Plymouth Polytechnic
Final Year Honours Project: An examination of the role of carbonate saturation in the formation of authigenic particles in estuaries. In conjunction with Plymouth Marine Laboratories.





2012 -

University of Dundee Senate

2011 -

University of Dundee Court

2006 -

Reader, Head of Geography, University of Dundee

2004 -

Reader, Geography Department, University of Dundee


Senior Lecturer, Geography Department, University of Dundee


Lecturer, Geography Department, University of Dundee


Temporary Lecturer, Geography Department, University of Dundee


Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics Group, Centre for Research on Environmental Systems, Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University. Description of duties: Project funded by UK Nirex Ltd. (Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive); sub-contracted to Professor K.J. Beven. This analytical study, using HPLC, was designed to produce data on the flow of water and solutes through undisturbed, structured soil, to aid the development of a detailed transport model.

Professional Memberships

  • European Geophysical Union (EGU)
  • EGU Technical Committee (Hydrological Sciences)
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Scottish Royal Geographical Society

Professional Roles

  • Editor for Hydrology and Earth Systems Science (HESS) 2004 onwards
  • Editor for HEA Planet 2012

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Research Output

  • 343 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 4 Commissioned report
  • 2 Chapter

Vegetation changes and water cycle in a changing environment

Wang, L., Wei, X., Bishop, K., Reeves, A. D., Ursino, N. & Winkler, R., 8 Mar 2018, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22, 3, p. 1731-1734 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
145 Downloads (Pure)

Incentives and constraints to Indigenous engagement in water management

Escott, H., Beavis, S. & Reeves, A., Dec 2015, In : Land Use Policy. 49, p. 382-393 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Policy implementation of catchment-scale flood risk management: Learning from Scotland and England

    Rouillard, J. J., Ball, T., Heal, K. V. & Reeves, A. D., Jun 2015, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 50, p. 155-165 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 20 Citations (Scopus)

    The role of public participation in encouraging changes in rural land use to reduce flood risk

    Rouillard, J. J., Reeves, A. D., Heal, K. V. & Ball, T., May 2014, In : Land Use Policy. 38, p. 637-645 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 27 Citations (Scopus)

    Knowledge management for land degradation monitoring and assessment: an analysis of contemporary thinking

    Reed, M. S., Fazey, I., Stringer, L. C., Raymond, C. M., Akhtar-Schuster, M., Begni, G., Bigas, H., Brehm, S., Briggs, J., Bryce, R., Buckmaster, S., Chanda, R., Davies, J., Diez, E., Essahli, W., Evely, A., Geeson, N., Hartmann, I., Hubacek, K., Ioris, A. A. R. & 11 others, Kruger, B., Laureano, P., Phillipson, J., Prell, C., Quinn, C. H., Reeves, A. D., Seely, M., Thomas, R., van der Werff Ten Bosch, M. J., Vergunst, P. & Wagner, L., 2013, In : Land Degradation and Development. 24, 4, p. 307-322 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 45 Citations (Scopus)