Mr Thomas Murphy
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Researcher and demonstrator
PhD - Impacts of climate change on upland oak establishment and the role of oak woodland on soil recovery for natural flood management - Plymouth University & UK Environment Agency.
Modules:Envs1002 - The Physical Environment
Murphy TR, Hanley ME, Ellis JE, Lunt PH (2020) Native woodland establishment aids soil recovery in UK upland pastoral catchments. Accepted. Land Degradation and Development.
Murphy TR, Hanley ME, Ellis JE, Lunt PH (2019) Deviation between projected and observed precipitation trends greater with altitude. Climate Research 79: 77-89. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01583
Murphy TR, Hanley ME, Ellis JS, Lunt PH (2020) Lessons for woodland establishment - Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Conference - Digital Dialogues
Murphy T (2018) Wistmans wood – examing the response of oak trees to climate in a special woodland. Moor Trees Newsletter, Spring edition,5.
Murphy T (2015) Research on tree stress at Howton Down. Moor Trees Newletter, Autumn edition, 4.
Reports & invited lectures
Murphy TR (2020) Why plant trees? - Plymouth Tree Partnership (PTP). Sustainability Hub, Kirkby Lodge, Plymouth, UK.
Murphy TR (2019) Slowing the flow - conference speech. British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) Early Career Researcher (ECR) conference, Sheffield, UK. - Prize for best talk.
Other academic activities
Natural Flood Management day - Bringing climate change and natural flood management science to local stakeholders and hearing from flood affected residents. Venue - Buckfastleigh Town Hall (14th July 2019). - Support from Buckfastleigh Flood Action Group and Environment Agency.
Woodland on Dartmoor - The potential benefits of woodland for Natural Flood Management. Dendles Waste (19th August). - Field trip to discuss climate change and land management in UK uplands. - Support from Moor Trees (Moortrees.org).