Andrew Tye’s Biography
- 2004 – ongoing : Environmental Geochemist / Soil Scientist
- 2015 – ongoing : Honorary Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham.
- 1997 –2004 : Post doctoral Research Associate — University of Nottingham
- 1994 –1997 : PhD University of Wolverhampton, Soil and Plant Science
- The lability, speciation and bioavailability of metals in soils
- Major nutrient cycles including (i) sediment Phosphorus interactions and (ii) Nitrogen cycling (arctic tundra, shallow floodplain aquifers)
- Soil formation, weathering & erosion
- Determining methods to assess nanoparticle behaviour in soils
Current projects and collaborations
- Land Ocean Carbon Transfer (LOCATE) – NERC funded cross centre project with CEH, NOC, PML and ERI examining the transfer of terrestrial carbon to the oceans
- River and estuary sediment-phosphorus interactions in the River Nene and the Thames Estuary
- Examining the long term changes in lability, solubility and fixation of trace metals in agricultural soils.
- Assessing catchment erosion using turbidity sensors in the River Coln
- Assessing environmental impacts on pipe networks on a NERC funded Knowledge transfer grant with Yorkshire Water
- Current PhD students are looking at (i) dynamics of metal nanoparticles in soils (w/ University of Nottingham and CEH) and (ii) Soil Productive lifespans (w/ University of Lancaster
NERC Open Research Archive — Dr Andrew Tye
I have published over 50 peer reviewed papers including the following recent publications
Izquierdo, M, Tye, A M, and Chenery, S R. 2017. Using isotope dilution assays to understand speciation changes in Cd, Zn, Pb and Fe in a soil model system under simulated flooding Geoderma, 295, 41–52.
Garforth, J, Bailey, E H, Tye, A M, Young, S D, and Lofts, S. 2016. Using isotopic dilution to assess chemical extraction of labile Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in soils. Chemosphere, 155, 534–541.
Tye, A M, Rawlins, B G, Rushton, J C, and Price, R. 2015. Understanding the controls on sediment–P interactions and dynamics along a non–tidal river system in a rural–urban catchment: The River Nene. Applied Geochemistry, 66, 219–233.
Tye, A M, and Lapworth, D J. 2015. Characterising changes in fluorescence properties of Dissolved Organic Matter and links to N cycling in agricultural floodplains. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, 221, 245–257.
- Soil Science
- Environmental Geochemistry
- Member of British Soil Science Society
Boards and committees
- 2015 – ongoing:Member of the Soil Training and Research Studentships CDT (STARS) Managemnt Board