Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Dr Richard Douglas
Senior Lecturer in Freshwater Science
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Ulster
Tel: +44 (0) 2870 123116
Fax: +44 (0) 2870 124911
2009 - : Senior Lecturer in Freshwater Sciences, University of Ulster
2003 - 2008: Lecturer in Freshwater Sciences, University of Ulster
1998 - 2002: Postdoctoral Research, University of Ulster
1994 - 1997: PhD in Limnology, University of Ulster
1993: MSc Applied Environmental Sciences, Queen’s University of Belfast
1991: BSc Hons Biological Sciences with DIS, University of Ulster
Biogeochemical cycling and sedimentation processes in lakes. Past PhD students have investigated topics such as; "Interactions of trace metals with phytoplankton and zooplankton in Lough Neagh, Nigel Donald", "Relationship between lake morphology and lake trophic state, Michelle Watson" and "The impact of Phytoplankton growth on the biogeochemical cycling of metals in lakes, Aine Gormley". Current projects include "The Predicted Impact of Climate Change on a Large Shallow Lake, Jan Coleman".
Reviewer for Aquatic Sciences, Archiv fur Hydyrobiologie, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Quality, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Plant and Soil Science and Science of the Total Environment. Member of the International Society of Limnology and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
NERC New Investigators Grant (2003): "Measuring the in-situ settling particle rate constant and investigating the models which best describe sedimentation processes in lakes". Grant Number: NER/M/S/2003/00059
NERC JREI grant (2001): “Investigating and modelling the dynamics of phytoplankton, nutrients, particles and trace metals in lakes using a modified remote access water sampler”. Grant Number: NER/F/S/2000/00152
NERC Small Research Grant (1998): “Assessing the importance of rapid sedimentation for the removal of trace metal contaminants in lakes”. Grant Number: GR9/3242.
Course Director, Distance Learning MSc in Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Monitoring (www.ulster.ac.uk/es), School E-Learning Co-ordinator, Subject Coordinator for School Postgraduate Provision. Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on modules such as Environmental Pollution, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Data Analysis, Rivers and Lakes and Environmental Impact Studies. Supervise both Masters and undergraduate dissertations.