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Dr Will Mayes


Will Mayes

Reader in Environmental Science

Research Interests

Recent research projects include:

- Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (NERC / Defra / ESRC) - see

- Greenhouse Gas Removal in the Iron and Steel Industry (NERC); led by Phil Renforth (Heriott Watt):

- Impact of an extreme rainfall event on solute and sediment dynamics in a mineralised river system (NERC); led by Adam Jarvis (Newcastle):

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Biography Will is Programme Director for Environmental Science and teaches across the Environmental Science, Geography and MSc Environmental Change, Monitoring and Management programmes. He is passionate about field and practical-based teaching to help us understand and manage the environmental issues we currently face. His research investigates how we can improve management of environmental legacies from some of the most carbon-intensive and polluting sectors of our economies.
Teaching and Learning I am programme director for the BSc. Environmental Science degrees and I teach across Environmental Science, Geography and MSc in ECMM programmes. Key modules include:
- Introduction to Environmental Science (Level 4)
- Living in the Anthropocene (Level 5)
- Environmental Pollution (Level 6)
- Environmental Management and Policy (Level 7)

I also contribute to the following modules:
- Exploring Worlds Around Us (Level 4)
- Field Studies (Level 5)
- Frontiers in Environmental Science (Level 5)
- Geograpy and Environmental Science Dissertation (Level 6)