Profile icon

Ben Clutterbuck

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Environment

Role

Dr Clutterbuck is involved with teaching and research activities.

Teaching commitments include:

  • Teaching GIS and remote sensing as core subjects
  • Contributions to other areas including geology and fluvial geomorphology

Research activities focus on:

  • The application of geomatics in areas including changes in upland land management and erosion, and assessing alternative techniques for deriving information from remotely sensed data
  • Hydrological monitoring and assessment of erosion in blanket peat following blocking of erosion gullies

Career overview

At Cranfield University Dr Clutterbuck was involved in:

  • Teaching fundamental GIS module to MSc students and providing input to other modules
  • Research assessing the viability of mapping BAP priority habitats from SAR data and developing a semi-automated protocol for mapping land management from aerial photography and satellite imagery

Dr Clutterbuck undertook a PhD examining factors that affect dissolved organic carbon release from upland peat soils.

At Nottingham Trent University Dr Clutterbuck has been involved in:

  • A project looking at longer-term changes in water quality and hydrology following gully-blocking in blanket peat.

Research areas

Research interests include:

  • The application of geomatics in areas including changes in upland land management and erosion, and assessing alternative techniques for deriving information from remotely sensed data
  • Hydrological monitoring and assessment of erosion in blanket peat following blocking of erosion gullies

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:

Publications

Changes in water colour between 1986 and 2006 in the headwaters of the River Nidd, Yorkshire, UK: a critique of methodological approaches and measurement of burning management. Yallop AR, Clutterbuck B, Thacker J, Biogeochemistry, 2011, 111 (1-3), 97-103

Land management as a factor controlling dissolved organic carbon release from upland peat soils 2: Changes in DOC productivity over four decades. Clutterbuck B & Yallop AR, Science of the Total Environment, 2010, 408 (24), 6179-6191

Increases in humic dissolved organic carbon (hDOC) export from upland peat catchments: the role of temperature, declining sulphur deposition and changes in land management. Yallop AR, Clutterbuck B, Thacker J, Climate Research, CR Special 24 ‘Climate change and the British Uplands’, 2010, 43-56

Vulnerability of upland peatland services to climate change. House J, Clark C, Gallego-Sala A, Orr H, Aylen J, Bardgett R, Billett M, Bonn A, Caporn S, Chapman S, Clutterbuck B, Evans C, Evans M, Farewell T, Freeman C, Grayson R, Hall J, Holden J, McMorrow J, Milledge D, Nayak D, Ostle N, Parry L, Prentice C, Stevens C, Smith J, Smith P, Vanguelova E, Ward S, Waldron S, White S, Worrall F, Yallop A, Environment Agency Science Report SC070036/SR, 2010

Land management as a factor controlling dissolved organic carbon release from upland peat soils 1: Spatial variation in DOC productivity. Yallop AR, Clutterbuck B, Science of the Total Environment, 2009, 407 (12), 3803-3813

The history and ecology of managed fires in the uplands. Burning issues. Yallop A, Clutterbuck B, Thacker J in: Bonn A, Allott T, Hubacek K, Stewart J. Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands, Abingdon: Routledge, 2009, 171-185

Evidence for a mechanism driving recent observed trends in dissolved organic carbon release from upland peat soils. Shaping a Vision for the Uplands. Yallop AR, White SM, Clutterbuck B, Aspects of Applied Biology, 2008, 85, 127-32

The extent and intensity of management burning in the English uplands. Yallop AR, Thacker JI, Thomas G, Stephens M, Clutterbuck B, Brewer T, Sannier CAD, Journal of Applied Ecology, 2006, 43, 1138-1148

See all of Ben Clutterbuck's publications...