School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Dylan Beard is a fully-funded PhD candidate within the Geography Department at Plymouth University [2019-2022], investigating pollution in glaciers.
- Thesis title: Glaciers as secondary sources of anthropogenic pollutants: an emerging socio-environmental challenge
MSc in Geoscience Research, Keele University 
- Thesis title: Investigating the effects of water treatment residual addition on element availability and crop yield, in clean and fertilised soils
Supervisor: Ian Oliver
BSc (Dual Hons.) in Geology and Physical Geography, Keele University 
- Geology dissertation title: Using ground-penetrating radar as a detection method for clandestine burials
- Physical Geography dissertation title: Using Sclerochronology to investigate climatic impacts on the growth of Arctica islandica
Roles on external bodies
UK Polar Network: Member-At-Large [2021-present]
Demonstrating experience on the following modules:
GEOL1006: Fieldwork and Key Skills
ENVS2001: Environmental Field and Research Skills
GGH1203: Culture, Society and Space
GGP1205: Catchments and Coasts
GGP1206: Environment and Climate
GGH2203: Geographical Information Systems
GGX2204: Fieldwork in Geography
Howells, A.P., Lewis, S.J., Beard, D.B., Oliver, I.W. (2018) Water treatment residuals as soil amendments: Examining element extractability, soil porewater concentrations and effects on earthworm behaviour and survival, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Vol. 162, pp. 334-340 [DOI]
Łokas, E., Baccolo, G. B., Clason, C., Wachniew, P., Takeuchi, N., Zawierucha, K., Beard, D., Ambrosini, R., Pittino, F., Franzetti, A., Owens, P., Poniecka, E., Blake, W., Nastasi, M., and Buda, J.: Deposition of plutonium isotopes in glacial environments in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8795, 2021.
UK Antarctic Science Conference 2021 - Organising Committee
Other academic activities
Polar Early Career Conference [06/05/2021]: "Contamination in mountain glacial environments: A review of anthropogenic contaminants in glacial systems and their downstream impacts."