Dr Alex Riley

Dr Alex Riley

Lecturer in Environmental Science

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • MSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Sheffield)
  • FHEA (University of Hull)

Summary

Alex is a lecturer in environmental science at the University of Hull, teaching across the BSc Environmental Science, Physical Geography, and MSc Environmental Change Management & Monitoring programmes.

His research interests relate to the assessment of risks posed by eroding coastal landfill sites, investigations of contaminant transport in coastal environments, and the development of remediation technologies for contaminated waters.

He was formerly a postdoctoral research associate working on the NERC funded project "Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone: Environmental Risks and Management Futures" (see http://gotw.nerc.ac.uk/list_full.asp?pcode=NE%2FT003022%2F1), using a combination of GIS and field studies to assess the risks posed by legacy waste landfill sites on the coastal environment, and how these risks may change under future climate scenarios.

Recent outputs

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Conference Proceeding

A GIS-Based Prioritisation of Coastal Legacy Mine Spoil Deposits in England and Wales for Effective Future Management

Riley, A., Onnis, P., Jennings, E., Crane, R., Hudson-Edwards, K., Comber, S., …Mayes, W. (2021). A GIS-Based Prioritisation of Coastal Legacy Mine Spoil Deposits in England and Wales for Effective Future Management. In Proceedings of the 14th IMWA Congress – Mine Water Management for Future Generations (458-464)

Dataset

Prioritised Coastal Legacy Waste Dataset (England and Wales)

Riley, A., Amezaga, J., Burke, I., Byrne, P., Cooper, N., Crane, R., …Jarvis, A. (2022). Prioritised Coastal Legacy Waste Dataset (England and Wales). [Dataset]

Journal Article

Quantifying CO2 Removal at Enhanced Weathering Sites: a Multiproxy Approach

Knapp, W. J., Stevenson, E. I., Renforth, P., Ascough, P. L., Knight, A. C., Bridgestock, L., …Tipper, E. T. (2023). Quantifying CO2 Removal at Enhanced Weathering Sites: a Multiproxy Approach. Environmental Science and Technology, 57(26), 9854-9864. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c03757

Incorporating conceptual site models into national-scale environmental risk assessments for legacy waste in the coastal zone

Riley, A. L., Amezaga, J., Burke, I. T., Burke, I., Byrne, P., Cooper, N., …Jarvis, A. (2022). Incorporating conceptual site models into national-scale environmental risk assessments for legacy waste in the coastal zone. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, Article 1045482. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.1045482

Selective Recovery of Copper from a Synthetic Metalliferous Waste Stream Using the Thiourea-Functionalized Ion Exchange Resin Puromet MTS9140

Riley, A. L., Porter, C. P., & Ogden, M. D. (2021). Selective Recovery of Copper from a Synthetic Metalliferous Waste Stream Using the Thiourea-Functionalized Ion Exchange Resin Puromet MTS9140. Eng, 2(4), 512-530. https://doi.org/10.3390/eng2040033

Research interests

Environmental Pollution; GIS; Environmental Remediation; Resource Recovery

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

NERC Discipline Hopping - Bridging the gap from waste to novel materials

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£3,997.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Complete

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2023

Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (MIEnvSc)

2021

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