Reeves, Alison


Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


Dive into the research topics where Alison Reeves is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles