Mr Dylan Beard

Mr Dylan Beard

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 [2017]

    - Thesis title: Investigating the effects of water treatment residual addition on element availability and crop yield, in clean and fertilised soils

BSc (Dual Hons.) in Geology and Physical Geography, Keele University [2015]

    - 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

Grants & contracts

University of Plymouth Research Studentship (2019 - 2022)

University of Plymouth Santander Scholarship (2019/20)


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]