Mr James Sorensen

Mr James Sorensen Hydrogeologist

Location: Wallingford

Tel: 01491 69 2662

E-mail Mr James Sorensen


  •  2008 –present : Hydrogeologist, British Geological Survey
  •  2008 : MSc (distinction), Hydrogeology, University of Leeds
  •  2007 : Hydrogeologist/Environment Scientist, Mouchel
  •  2007 : Hydrogeologist/Environmental Scientist, Atkins
  •  2006 : BSc (Hons) 1st class, Environmental Science, Lancaster University

Research interests

  • Agrochemicals in groundwater
  • Groundwater ecology
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Novel field techniques
  • Potential impacts of carbon dioxide storage schemes on freshwater aquifer

Current projects and collaboration

  • Groundwater Ecology: surveying UK stygofauna and understanding controls on their distribution
  • Groundwater monitoring: establishing a UK telemetry network
  • Groundwater-surface water interaction at the Lambourn Observatory with CEH
  • In Salah carbon dioxide storage, Algeria
  • Nitrate fluctuations in Chalk groundwater

Professional association

  • Member of the Internation Association of Hydrogeologists

Published outputs

Key papers

Davies, J.; Robins, N.S; Farr, J.; Sorensen, J.; Beetlestone, P; Cobbing, J.E. 2013. Identifying transboundary aquifers in need of international resource management in the SADC Region of southern Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, 21 (2), 321-330

Sorensen, J.P.R.; Butcher, A.S.. 2011 Water level monitoring pressure transducers : a need for industry-wide standards. Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 31 (4). 56-62. 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2011.01346.x

Sorensen, J.P.R.; Finch, J.W.; Ireson, A.M.; Jackson, C.R. 2013. Comparison of varied complexity models simulating recharge at the field-scale. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9752

Sorensen, J.P.R.; Maurice, L.; Edwards, F.K.; Lapworth, D.J.; Read, D.S. et al. 2013. Using boreholes as windows into groundwater ecosystems. PLoS ONE (in revisions)