Professor Will Blake
Profiles

Professor Will Blake

Professor of Catchment Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Will can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Catchment science and management
  • Soil erosion
  • River pollution

Role

  • Research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in river basin science and physical geography
  • Director of the University of Plymouth Consolidated Radioisotope Facility (CoRiF)
  • Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Science and Engineering


Qualifications

1994: BSc (Hons) Earth Science, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

1995: MSc Recent Environmental Change, Department of Geography, University of Liverpool, UK

2000: PhD, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK. "Using Be-7 as a tracer in sediment budget investigations" with Prof. Des Walling and Dr Qingping He

2001-2002: Postdoctoral research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Wales Swansea, UK

NERC URGENT programme "Mobilisation and tranfer of heavy metals between ecosystem compartments in the Lower Swansea Valley, an urban regeneration zone", with Profs Rory Walsh and Mike Barnsley

2002-2003: Postdoctoral research officer, Department of Geography, University of Wales Swansea, UK

"The erosional consequences of varying degrees of fire-induced soil water repellency in the Sydney Forest Fires region", NERC-funded Recognised-Researcher with Drs Shakesby and Doerr (UWS), Wallbrink (CSIRO, Australia) and Humphreys (Maquarie University, Australia)

2007: Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia

2003- present: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth

Professional membership

Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS)

International Association of Hydrological Science (IAHS)

British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)

Roles on external bodies

Member of UN FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project D1.50.17 on “Nuclear Techniques for a Better Understanding of the Impact of Climate Change on Soil Erosion in Upland Agro-ecosystems”

Formerly on International Association for Sediment Water Science Board of Directors

Teaching interests

Overview

I teach on the following subjects with a strong emphasis on linking teaching to my research: 
    - Hillslope hydrology and soil erosion

  - River basin fine sediment dynamics from catchment to coast 
   - Environmental pollution (especially sediment quality and legacy impacts of mining) 
    - Catchment science and management 
    - Catchment ecosystem services 
    - Geohazards: wildfire
  - Geographical science methods 

Wherever possible, my class teaching of process theory is supported by field- and laboratory-based practicals e.g. rainfall simulation to explore impacts agriculture on overland flow and soil erosion or quantification of the environmental quality of streams to assess the effectiveness of catchment sensitive farming. I have run overseas fieldtrips to the rainforest of Malaysian Borneo where I work on logging impacts on river sediments. I am keen to offer students opportunity to gain professional catchment science experience and regularly employ undergraduate and masters students within my research programmes to assist with field sampling and laboratory analysis. This includes training students to work to ISO9001:2008 standard in the University Consolidated Radioisotope Facility of which I am Director.

I undertake research project supervision on the BSc Geography and related programmes and MSc projects within the 'Sustainable Environmental Management' and Environmental consultancy' programmes

Research interests

I am Professor of Catchment Science with interests in soil erosion, its downstream impacts and associated land management challenges. I specialise in development and application of environment forensic/diagnostic approaches to solve complex sediment and pollution problems from catchment to coast.

My current research in East Africa and Latin America focuses on how natural science and social science data can be integrated to underpin the co-design of pathways to land management change. These interdisciplinary programmes build on previous research in South East Asia and Australia on impacts of logging and wildfire on hydrological processes, soil erosion and sediment and nutrient flux. I also work extensively on UK river basin management problems in mixed agricultural systems.

My applied environmental forensics research is facilitated through knowledge exchange, mentoring and capacity building activities within joint UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordinated Research Programmes (2008 to present) on sediment tracing and fingerprinting techniques to support food and water security.

I have received research funding in excess of £2m from UKRI, EU FP7, H2020, Royal Society, NGOs and UK governmental organisations.

For information on current/recent research projects please follow links below:

IMIXSED Project and SEDiLINK Project [EC Horizon 2020]

Jali Ardhi [GCRF] project [UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund, NE/P015603/1; NE/R009309/1]

Making soil erosion understandable and governable at the river basin scale for food, water and hydropower sustainability in Latin America [NERC/Newton/CONICYT, Chile: NE/R015597/1]

SIGMA: Peru [UKRI/ CONCYTEC/Newton project, Peru]


Grants & contracts

Date Funding body Research Project Title Collaborators
2019-2020 SEPA Identifying fine sediment inputs to key freshwater pearl mussel populations with APEM Ltd [Meadows]
2019-2021 NERC Societal Impacts of Glacier Melt in the Andes (SIGMA): Peru co-I with Clason (PI), Morera and others
2018-2020 NERC /CONICYT Making soil erosion understandable and governable at the river basin scale for food, water and hydropower sustainability in Latin America PI with Bravo (co-PI) and Kelly
2018-2019 British Academy  Averting a “tragedy of the commons” in Maasai land: Exploring predictors of communal land degradation and developing pathways to change in Northern Tanzania Co-I with Anna Rabinovich (PI, Exeter), Ndakidemi (NM-AIST), Nasseri (Schumacher
2017-2019 NERC ‘Jali Ardhi [Care for the Land] project: Realising land management change in degraded Maasai grazing lands’ (NE/R009309/1) (PI) with Ndakidemi, Munishi, Mtei (Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania); Gilvear, Roberts, Wilson (PU); Rabinovich (Exeter); Nasseri and Rae (Schumacher College);
2018-2020 CONICYT Chile Validating hierarchical mixing models within a catchment sediment budget context. PhD Scholarship (Luis Alberto Ovando Fuentealba) DoS for Luis Ovando
2017-2018 INTERACT Glacier recession as a source of environmental pollutants (GRASP) co-I with Clason (PI) and Mills
2017-2018 RCUK/Dfid Global Challenges Research fund Socio-ecological resilience to soil erosion driven by extreme events: past, present and future challenges in East Africa (aka Jali Ardhi [Care for the land] project) (PI) with Ndakidemi, Munishi, Mtei (Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania); Gilvear, Roberts, Wilson (PU); Rabinovich (Exeter); Nasseri and Rae (Schumacher College);
2016-2016 Natural England Assessing the suitability of potential Freshwater Pearl Mussel translocation sites in the River Clun (phase 2) with Taylor (PI), Comber, Goddard and Westcountry Rivers Trust
2016-2017 UN FAO/IAEA Comprehensive illustrated guideline on the advanced use of Be-7 as soil tracer for assessing erosion and sedimentation rates PI with Taylor, Iurian and Mabit
2015-2016 Natural England Assessing the suitability of potential Freshwater Pearl Mussel translocation sites in the River Clun with Taylor (PI), Comber, Goddard and Westcountry Rivers Trust
2015-2016 Natural England Temporal and spatial patterns of phosphorus concentration across the ditch system of West Sedgemoor SSSI with Taylor (PI), Goddard and Comber
2015-2017 Horizon 2020 (EC) Sediment linkage between land, river and sea: evaluating impacts of historic mining on sediment quality in the coastal zone with Andra Iurian (MSC Research Fellow)
2015-2017 Horizon 2020 (EC) Integrating isotopic techniques with Bayesian modelling for improved assessment and management of global sedimentation problems PI with Pascal Boeckx (UGent) plus Navas (CSIC), Smith (Liverpool) and NM-AIST (Tanzania) and Jimma University (Ethiopia)
2011 - 2015 Natural England Sources and quality of fine sediment in degraded Freshwater Pearl Mussel habitats (Clun) PI (Plymouth) with APEM Ltd (Stone – Project manager), Taylor, Goddard and Hailey
2012 - 2015 Natural England Sources and quality of fine sediment in degraded river habitats (Mease ) PI (Plymouth) with APEM Ltd (Fraser – Project manager), Comber, Taylor, Smith and Hailey
2012 - 2014 University of Tsukuba Transfer of fallout radiocaesium through river networks impacted by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident (across 2 linked contracts) with Smith (Liverpool) and Onda (Tsukuba)
2012 - 2013 Westcountry Rivers Trust Fine sediment and pollution in southwest rivers (Taw and Teign) PI with Comber and Taylor
2012 PU Community Research Award Wrong connections: water quality problems in urban nature reserves PI with Downs, Smith, Taylor, Solman
2012 Environment Agency Environmental monitoring of salt marsh restoration Co-I with Masselink (PI), Hanley, Blake, et al.
2012 PU Marine Institute Evaluating sediment accretion rates on restored saltmarshes using fallout Be-7 PI with Taylor, Hanley, Masselink and White
2011-2013 EU FP7 Quantifying sources and residence times of contaminated sediment in human-impacted river basins: an integrated approach with Smith (Marie Curie Research Fellow)
2010 Westcountry Rivers Trust and UoP Evaluating potential use of Compound Specific Stable Isotopes (CSSIs) as sediment tracing tools PI with Couldrick (WRT)
2010 Westcountry River Trust Carbon storage in restored wetlands (River Fal, Cornwall) PI with Couldrick (WRT)
2009 Seale Hayne Educational Trust Carbon management in moorlands; effects of drainage and re-wetting on carbon sequestration PI with Charman and Parry
2009 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) The catastrophic Victoria wildfires: impact of extreme burn severity on the soil system Co-I with Doerr (PI), Shakesby and University of Melbourne
2009 Danish Research Council Development and test of new cost-effective monitoring technologies and planning design for restoration of wetlands – MONITECH Co-I with Kronvang (PI) and others
2008 Iraqi Ministry for Education Particulate-associated contaminants in agricultural estuaries (PhD studentship) Director of studies with Masselink and Keith-Roach
2008 Westcountry Rivers Trust and UoP 7Be biogeochemistry and role as a tracer in catchment systems (PhD studentship) Director of Studies with Keith-Roach
2007 Natural Environment Research Council Wildfire, soil erosion and impacts on downstream aquatic resources: evidence form the burnt Evrotas river basin, southern Peloponese, Greece Athens Institute of Soil Science; Hellenic Centre for Marine research
2007 Environment Agency Establishing Dominant Sediment Sources Within The Furze Brook Study Catchment’  
2007 Earthwatch Institute “Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Tropical Rainforest Systems and Conservation in Sabah” Co-I with Swansea University, University of Singapore and Universiti Malaysia Sabah
2007 The Seale-Hayne Educational Trust Estuarine siltation in Devon and Cornwall: the role of agricultural land use co-I with Gehrels and others (PI)
2006 Royal Society Wildfire, soil erosion and future climates of extremes in Australia PI with Wallbrink (CSIRO)
2006 Royal Geographical Society Establishing baseline patterns and trends of floodplain sedimentation downstream of a selectively logged tropical rainforest catchment PI with Walsh (Swansea)
2006 Seale Hayne Educational Trust Effects of Land Use on Physical and Genetic Soil Structure Co-I with Petticrew PI, Moody and Bradley
2006 Westcountry Rivers Trust and SSB UoP Developing decision support tools for soil conservation within agricultural river basins PhD studentship Director of Studies with A. Williams
2005 Seale Hayne Educational Trust Evaluating the role of buffer strips in the protection of aquatic habitats PI with Petticrew and Brassley
2005 South Hams Society Avon Estuary Siltation Research Project PI with Gehrels and Masselink
2003 Royal Society Impacts of wildfire on effective sediment particle size PI with Droppo (Canada)
2002 Sydney Catchment Authority Impacts on water quality by sediments and nutrients released during extreme bushfires Co-I with Wallbrink PI, Doerr, Chafer, Humphreys and Shakesby
2002 Royal Society Downstream impacts of commercial logging in tropical rainforests of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo with Walsh (Swansea)
2001 NERC The erosional consequences of varying degrees of fire-induced soil water repellency in the Sydney Forest Fires region researcher Co-I with Doerr, Shakesby PI, Humphreys and Wallbrink

54     Palazon L, Gaspar G, Latorre B, Blake WH, Navas A (2014) Evaluatingthe importance of surface soil contributions to reservoir sediment in alpineenvironments: a combined modelling and fingerprinting approach in thePosets-Maladeta Natural Park. Solid Earth; 5:963–978. DOI:10.5194/se-5-963-2014

53     Mabit L, M Benmansour, JM Abril, DE Walling, KMeusburger, AR Iurian, C Bernard, S Tarján, PN Owens, WH Blake, C Alewell(2014) Fallout 210Pb as a soil and sediment tracer in catchmentsediment budget investigations: a review. Earth-Science Reviews 138,335-351

52     Taylor A, Blake WH,Keith-Roach MJ (2014) Estimating Be-7 enrichment in soil particle sizefractions for erosion and deposition modelling. Journal of Soils andSediments 14 (11), 1886-1893

51     Jha AN,Blake WH, Millward GE (2014) Preface: environmental radioactivity: implicationsfor human and environmental health. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity,133, 1-4

50     Woodbridge J. Davies HJ, Blake WH,Fyfe RM (2014)Exploring recent environmental change in an uplandcatchment using evidence from reservoir sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology52 (3), 229-244

49     Smith HG, Blake WH, Taylor A (2014).Modelling particle residence times in agricultural river basins using asediment budget model and fallout radionuclide tracers. Earth SurfaceProcesses and Landforms, 39 (14), 1944-1959

48     Yamashiki Y, Onda Y, Smith HG, Blake WH,Wakahara T, Igarashi Y, Matsuura Y and Yoshimura K (2014) Initial flux ofsediment-associated radiocesium to the ocean from the largest river impacted byFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Scientific Reports: 4: 3714

47     Smith HG and Blake WH (2014)Sediment fingerprinting in agricultural catchments: a critical re-examinationof source discrimination and data corrections. Geomorphology, 204:177-191 doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.08.003

46     E Leorri, A Cearreta, M Jesús Irabien, AGarcía-artola, DR Corbett, E Horsman, WH Blake, JA Sanchez-Cabiza (2014).Anthropogenic disruptions of the sedimentary record in coastal marshes:Examples from the southern Bay of Biscay (N. Spain). Continental ShelfResearch, DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.08.016

45     Eagling J, Worsfold PJ, Blake WH andKeith-Roach MJ (2013). Influence of sediment redox conditions on uraniummobilisation during saline intrusion. Chemical Geology, 357: 158–163

44.   Eagling J, Worsfold PJ, Blake WH andKeith-Roach MJ (2013) Fate of 90Sr and U(VI) in Dounreay sediments followingsaline inundation and erosion. Chemosphere: 92(8):911-7. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.02.059

43.   LeorriE, S Mitra, M Jesús Irabien, AR Zimmerman, WH Blake, Al Cearreta (2013).A 700 year record of combustion-derived pollution in northern Spain: Tools toidentify the Holocene/Anthropocene transition in coastal environments. Scienceof the total Environment 470-471: 240-247,dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.09.064

42.   Taylor A, Blake WH, Keith-Roach MJ,Mabit L. (2013). Assumptions and challenges in the use of fallout beryllium-7as a soil and sediment tracer in river basins. Earth Science Reviews, 126:85-95, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.08.002

41.   Leorri, E., Cearreta, A.,García-Artola, A., Irabien, M.J., Blake, W.H., (2013). Relativesea-level rise in the Basque coast (N Spain): Different environmentalconsequences on the coastal area. Ocean & Coastal Management, 77: 3-13, .doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.02.007

40. Smith, H.G., Blake, W.H., Owens, P.N. (2013). Determiningsediment sources following wildfire: a review of the application of sedimenttracers in burned forest environments. Hydrological Processes, 27: 943-958,DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9537

39.   Parry L. Charman D, Blake WH (2013)Comparative dating of recent peat deposits using fallout radionuclides andSpheroidal Carbonaceous Particles (SCPs) at a local and landscape scale. QuaternaryGeochronology, 15, 11-19, doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2013.01.002

38.   Wharton G, Kronvang B, Ogrinc N, Blake WH(2012). Interactions between sediments and water: perspectives on the 12thInternational Association for Sediment Water Science Symposium. Journal ofSoils Sediments. 12:1497–1500, DOI 10.1007/s11368-012-0606-x

37.   Eagling J, Worsfold PJ, Blake WH, Keith-Roach MJ (2012).Mobilization of Tc from reduced sediments during seawater inundation andintrusion. Environmental Science and Technology 6; 46(21):11798-803.doi: 10.1021/es3025935.

36.   Smith, H.G., Blake, W.H.,Owens, P.N. 2012. Application of sediment tracers to discriminate sedimentsources following wildfire. In: M. Stone, A. Collins, M. Thoms (eds.), Wildfireand water quality: processes, impacts and challenges. IAHS Publication No.354, IAHS Press, Wallingford, pp. 81-89.

35.   Owens PN, Blake WH,Giles TR, Williams ND (2012) Determining the effects of wildfire on sedimentsources using 137Cs and unsupported 210Pb: the role oflandscape disturbances and driving forces. Journal of Soils and Sediments,12:982–994, DOI 10.1007/s11368-012-0497-x

34.   Taylor A, Blake WH,Keith-Roach MJ, Couldrick L (2012). Sorption behaviour of beryllium-7 andimplications for its use as a sediment tracer. Geoderma, 187–188, 16–23,doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.04.013

33.   Taylor A, Blake WH,Keith-Roach MJ, Couldrick L (2012). Optimisation of beryllium-7 gamma analysisfollowing BCR sequential extraction. Analytica Chimica Acta 720: 91– 96

32.   Blake WH, Ficken KJ,Taylor P, Russell MA, Walling DE (2012). Tracing crop-specific sediment sourcesin agricultural catchments. Geomorphology, 139–140, 322–329

31.   RPD Walsh, K Bidin, WHBlake, NA Chappell, MA Clarke, I Douglas, R Ghazali, AM Sayer, J. Suhaimi,W Tych and KV Annammala, (2011). Long-term responses of rainforest erosionalsystems at different spatial scales to selective logging and climatic change. Phil.Trans. R. Soc. B, 27 , 366(1582), 3340-3353

30.   Blake W.H., Theocharopoulos S.P., Skoulikidis N., Clark P., TountasP., R. Hartley, Amaxidis Y. (2010). Wildfire impacts on hillslope sediment andphosphorus yields. Journal of Soils andSediments, 10(4), 671-682 ISSN: 1439-0108

29.   Leorri, E., Cearreta, A.,Corbett, R., Blake, W., Fatela, F., R. Gehrels, M. J. Irabien, (2010).Identification of suitable areas for high-resolution sea-level studies in SWEurope using commonly applied 210Pb models. Geogaceta, 48,35-38. ISSN0213-683X

28.   Garcia-Artola, A., Cearreta,A., Leorri, E., Irabien, M., & Blake, W.H. (2009). Coastalsalt-marshes as geological archives of recent sea-level changes. Geogaceta,47, 109-112, ISSN0213-683X

27. Wilkinson S.N., Wallbrink P.J.,Hancock G.J., Blake W.H., ShakesbyR.A., Doerr S.H. (2009) Fallout radionuclide tracers identify a switch insediment sources and transport-limited sediment yield following wildfire in aeucalypt forest. Geomorphology. 110(3-4), 140-151

26.   MasselinkG, Cointre L, Williams J, Gehrels R, BlakeW (2009) Tide-driven dune migration and sediment transport on an intertidalshoal in a shallow estuary in Devon, UK. MarineGeology, 262(1), 82-95

25. Blake WH, Wallbrink PJ, Wilkinson S, Humphreys GS, Doerr SH,Shakebsy RA, Tomkins K. (2009). Deriving hillslope sediment budgets inwildfire-affected forests using fallout radionuclide tracers. Geomorphology. 104, 105-116

24.   Blake,W. H., Wallbrink P. J. and Droppo I.G. (2009) Sediment aggregation andimplications for water quality in wildfire-affected river basins. Marine andFreshwater Research. 60, 653–659

23.   Tomkins, K. M., G. S. Humphreys, A. F. Gero, R. A. Shakesby, S. H.Doerr, P. J. Wallbrink, and W. H. Blake(2008), Postwildfire hydrological response in an El Niño–SouthernOscillation–dominated environment, Journalof Geophysical Research, 113, F02023, doi:10.1029/2007JF000853

22.    Walsh, R.P.D., Blake, W.H., Garbett-Davies, H.R., James, J.G.,Dyrynda, P., Barnsley, M.J. (2007). Downstream changes in bed-sediment andstreamwater metal concentrations along a watercourse in a rehabilitatedpost-industrial landscape in South Wales. Water, Air andSoil Pollution, 181 (1-4): 107-113

21.    Tomkins K. M., Humphreys G.S., Wilkinson, M. T., Fink, D., Hesse, P. P., Doerr, S. H., Shakesby, R. A.,Wallbrink, P. J., Blake W. H.(2007). Contemporary versus long-termdenudation along a passive plate margin: the role of extreme events. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 32(7),1013-1031 ISSN: 0197-9337

20.    Shakesby R.A., Wallbrink P.J., Doerr S.H., English P.M., ChaferC.J., Humphreys G.S., Blake W.H.,Tomkins K.M. (2007). Distinctiveness of wildfire effects on soil erosion insouth-east Australian eucalypt forests assessed in a global context. Forest Ecology and Management 238, 347–364. ISSN: 0378-1127

19.    Blake, W. H., I. G. Droppo, G. S. Humphreys, S. H.Doerr, R. A. Shakesby, and P. J. Wallbrink (2007), Structural characteristicsand behavior of fire-modified soil aggregates, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, F02020, doi:10.1029/2006JF000660.

18.    Blake, W.H., Walsh, R.P.D., Reed, J., Barnsley, M.J. and Smith J. (2007)Impacts of landscape remediation on theheavy metal pollution dynamics of a lake surrounded by non-ferrous smelterwaste. Environmental Pollution, 148,268-280

17.    Blake, W.H., Walsh, R.P.D., Sayer, A.M. & Bidin, K. (2006). Quantifyingfine-sediment sources in primary and selectively-logged rainforest catchmentsusing geochemical tracers. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus 6: 615–623. ISSN 1567-7230

16.   Owens, P.N., Blake, W.H. & Petticrew, E.L. (2006). Changes in sediment sources following wildfire in mountainousterrain: a paired-catchment approach, British Columbia, Canada. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 6:637–645. ISSN 1567-7230

15.    Blake W.H., Wallbrink, P.J., Doerr, S.H., Shakesby, R.A.,Humphreys, G.S., English, P., Wilkinson, S., (2006). Using geochemicalstratigraphy to indicate post-fire sediment and nutrient fluxes into a watersupply reservoir, Sydney, Australia. In: Rowan J. (Ed) Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems. IAHSPublication 306, pp 363-370, ISSN 0144-7815

14.  Blake, W.H., Wallbrink, P.J., Doerr, S.H., Shakesby, R.A. &Humphreys, G.S. 2006. Magnetic enhancement in fire-affected soil and itspotential for sediment-source ascription. EarthSurface Processes and Landforms 31, 249–264. ISSN: 0197-9337

13.   Doerr, S.H., Shakesby, R.A.,Blake, W.H., Chafer, C.J.,Humphreys, G.S., Wallbrink, P.J. (2006). Effects of differing wildfire severities on soil wettability andimplications for hydrological response. Journal of Hydrology. 319: 295-311 ISSN: 0022-1694

12.   Blake, W.H., Droppo, I.G., Wallbrink P.J., Doerr, S.H., Shakesby,R.A., Humphreys, G.S. (2005).  Impacts ofwildfire on effective sediment particle size: implications for post-firesediment budgets. In: Walling D.E. and Horowitz A. J. (Eds) Sediment Budgets 1. IAHS Publication291, 143-150. ISBN 1-901502-87-2

11.   Wallbrink, P.J., Blake, W.H., Doerr, S.H., Shakesby,R.A., Humphreys, G.S., English, P. (2005). Using tracer based sediment budgets to assess redistribution of soil andorganic material after severe bush fires. In: Walling D.E. and Horowitz A. J.(Eds) Sediment Budgets 2. IAHSPublication 292 223-230.  ISBN1-901502-92-9

10.  Doerr, S.H., Blake, W.H., , Shakesby, R.A.,Stagnitti, F., Vuurens, S.H., Humphreys, G.S. & Wallbrink, P. , 2004, Heating effects on water repellencyin Australian eucalypt forest soils and their value in estimating wildfire soiltemperatures.  International Journalof Wildland Fire, 13(2), 157-163,  ISSN: 1049-8001

9.    Blake, W.H., Wallbrink, P.J., Doerr, S.H., Shakesby, R.A. &Humphreys, G.S., 2004, Sediment redistribution following wildfire in the Sydneyregion, Australia: a mineral magnetic tracing approach. In: Golosov V., BelayevV. and Walling D.E. (eds) SedimentTransfer through the Fluvial System, IAHS Publication 288, pp 52-59 ISBN 1-901502-67-8

8.       Shakesby, R.A., Chafer,C., Doerr, S.H., Blake, W.H.,Humphreys, G.S. and Wallbrink, P.J. (2003). Fire severity, water repellencycharacteristics and hydrogeomorphological changes following the Christmas 2001Sydney forest fires.  Australian Geographer. 34, 147-175

7.       Blake, W.H., Walsh, R.P.D. andBarnsley, M.J. (2003).  Relating mineralmagnetic measurements to sediment quality in a remediated, contaminatedcatchment: the significance of heavy metal delivery mode and water-sedimentexchange dynamics in a small urban lake. Journal Physique, 107, 193 – 196

6.    Blake, W.H., Walsh, R.P.D., Barnsley, M.J., Palmer, G.,Dyrynda, P. and James, J.G. (2003) Impacts of storm flow on heavy metalconcentrations in a small industrialised catchment. Hydrological Processes, 17, 1923-1939

5.     Blake, W.H., Walling, D.E. and He, Q. (2002).  The use of 7Be as a tracer insediment budget investigations.  Geografiska Annaler 84A(2), 89 – 102

4.      Walling, D.E., He, Q. and Blake, W.H., 2000.  River floodplains as phosphorus sinks.  TheRole of Erosion and Sediment Transport in Nutrient and Contaminant Transfer.IAHS Publ. No. 263: 211-218.

3.      Walling, D.E., He, Q. and Blake, W.H., 1999.  Use of 7Be and 137Csmeasurements to document short- and medium-term rates of water-induced soilerosion on agricultural land.  Water Resources Research 35 (12):3865-3874.

2.       Blake, W.H., Walling, D.E. and He, Q. 1999.  Fallout 7Be as a tracer in soilerosion investigations.  Applied Radiation and Isotopes 51:599-605.

1.     Blake, W.H., Plater, A.J. and Boyle, J.  1998. Seasonal trends in the uranium-series characteristics of contemporarywaters and sediment from Hawes Water, Cumbria, UK. Journal of Palaeolimnology 20: 1-14.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Wynants M, Millward G, Patrick A, Taylor A, Munishi L, Mtei K, Brendonck L, Gilvear D, Boeckx P & Ndakidemi P 2020 'Determining tributary sources of increased sedimentation in East-African Rift Lakes' Science of The Total Environment 717, 137266-137266 , DOI
Rabinovich A, Kelly C, Wilson G, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Blake WH, Mtei K, Munishi L & Ndakidemi P 2019 '“We will change whether we want it or not”: Soil erosion in Maasai land as a social dilemma and a challenge to community resilience' Journal of Environmental Psychology 101365-101365 , DOI PEARL
Escobar-Ruiz V, Smith HG, Blake WH & Macdonald N 2019 'Assessing the performance of a physically based hydrological model using a proxy‐catchment approach in an agricultural environment' Hydrological Processes 33, (24) 3119-3137 , DOI
Taniguchi K, Onda Y, Smith HG, Blake W, Yoshimura K, Yamashiki Y, Kuramoto T & Saito K 2019 'Transport and Redistribution of Radiocesium in Fukushima Fallout through Rivers' Environmental Science & Technology 53, (21) 12339-12347 , DOI
Lizaga I, Gaspar L, Blake WH, Latorre B & Navas A 2019 'Fingerprinting changes of source apportionments from mixed land uses in stream sediments before and after an exceptional rainstorm event' Geomorphology 341, 216-229 , DOI
Owens PN, Blake WH & Millward GE 2019 'Extreme levels of fallout radionuclides and other contaminants in glacial sediment (cryoconite) and implications for downstream aquatic ecosystems' Scientific Reports 9, (1) , DOI PEARL
Worku M, Upadhayay HR, Latruwe K, Taylor A, Blake W, Vanhaecke F, Duchateau L & Boeckx P 2019 'Differentiating the geographical origin of Ethiopian coffee using XRF- and ICP-based multi-element and stable isotope profiling' Food Chemistry 290, 295-307 , DOI
Laceby JP, Gellis AC, Koiter AJ, Blake WH & Evrard O 2019 'Preface—evaluating the response of critical zone processes to human impacts with sediment source fingerprinting' Journal of Soils and Sediments 19, (9) 3245-3254 , DOI
Kitch JL, Phillips J, Peukert S, Taylor A & Blake WH 2019 'Understanding the geomorphic consequences of enhanced overland flow in mixed agricultural systems: sediment fingerprinting demonstrates the need for integrated upstream and downstream thinking' Journal of Soils and Sediments 19, (9) 3319-3331 , DOI
Rushby GT, Richards GT, Gehrels WR, Anderson WP, Bateman MD & Blake WH 2019 'Testing the mid-Holocene relative sea-level highstand hypothesis in North Wales, UK' The Holocene 29, (9) 1491-1502 , DOI
Wynants M, Kelly C, Mtei K, Munishi L, Patrick A, Rabinovich A, Nasseri M, Gilvear D, Roberts CN & Boeckx P 2019 'Drivers of increased soil erosion in East Africa’s agro-pastoral systems: changing interactions between the social, economic and natural domains' Regional Environmental Change , DOI PEARL
Gaspar L, Lizaga I, Blake WH, Latorre B, Quijano L & Navas A 2019 'Fingerprinting changes in source contribution for evaluating soil response during an exceptional rainfall in Spanish pre-pyrenees' Journal of Environmental Management 240, 136-148 , DOI
Moreno J, Fatela F, Leorri E, Moreno F, Goncalves MA, Gomez-Navarro JJ, Araujo MF, Freitas MC, Trigo RM & Blake WH 2018 'Foraminiferal evidence of major environmental changes driven by the sun-climate coupling in the western Portuguese coast (14th century to present)' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 218, 106-118 Author Site , DOI
Pontevedra-Pombal X, Castro D, Souto M, Fraga I, Blake WH, Blaauw M, López-Sáez JA, Pérez-Díaz S, Valcárcel M & García-Rodeja E 2018 '10,000 years of climate control over carbon accumulation in an Iberian bog (southwestern Europe)' Geoscience Frontiers , DOI
Blake WH, Rabinovich A, Wynants M, Kelly C, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Mtei K, Munishi L & Boeckx P 2018 'Soil erosion in East Africa: an interdisciplinary approach to realising pastoral land management change' Environmental Research Letters 13, (12) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gaspar L, Blake WH, Smith HG, Lizaga I & Navas A 2018 'Testing the sensitivity of a multivariate mixing model using geochemical fingerprints with artificial mixtures' Geoderma 337, 498-510 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Boeckx P, Stock BC, Smith HG, Bodé S, Upadhayay HR, Gaspar L, Goddard R, Lennard AT & Lizaga I 2018 'A deconvolutional Bayesian mixing model approach for river basin sediment source apportionment' Sci Rep 8, (1) 13073-13073 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Wynants M, Solomon H, Ndakidemi P & Blake WH 2018 'Pinpointing areas of increased soil erosion risk following land cover change in the Lake Manyara catchment, Tanzania' International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 71, 1-8 , DOI PEARL
Upadhayay HR, Smith HG, Griepentrog M, Bodé S, Bajracharya RM, Blake W, Cornelis W & Boeckx P 2018 'Community managed forests dominate the catchment sediment cascade in the mid-hills of Nepal: A compound-specific stable isotope analysis' Science of the Total Environment 637-638, 306-317 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Upadhayay HR, Bodé S, Griepentrog M, Bajracharya RM, Blake W, Cornelis W & Boeckx P 2018 'Isotope mixing models require individual isotopic tracer content for correct quantification of sediment source contributions' Hydrological Processes 32, (7) 981-989 , DOI
Ryken N, Vanden Nest T, Al-Barri B, Blake W, Taylor A, Bodé S, Ruysschaert G, Boeckx P & Verdoodt A 2018 'Soil erosion rates under different tillage practices in central Belgium: New perspectives from a combined approach of rainfall simulations and 7 Be measurements' Soil and Tillage Research 179, 29-37 , DOI
Ryken N, Al-Barri B, Blake W, Taylor A, Tack F, Bode S, Boeckx P & Verdoodt A 2018 'Impact of soil hydrological properties on the Be-7 depth distribution and the spatial variation of Be-7 inventories across a small catchment' Geoderma 318, 88-98 Author Site , DOI
Ryken N, Al-Barri B, Blake W, Taylor A, Tack FMG, Van Ranst E, Bodé S, Boeckx P & Verdoodt A 2017 'Rapid and irreversible sorption behavior of 7Be assessed to evaluate its use as a catchment sediment tracer' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 182, 108-116 Author Site , DOI
Ferreira CSS, Walsh RPD, Blake WH, Kikuchi R & Ferreira AJD 2017 'Temporal Dynamics of Sediment Sources in an Urbanizing Mediterranean Catchment' Land Degradation & Development , DOI
Iurian AR, Millward GE, Sima O, Taylor A & Blake W 2017 'Self-attenuation corrections for Pb-210 in gamma-ray spectrometry using well and coaxial HPGe detectors' Applied Radiation and Isotopes , DOI PEARL
Gholami H, Telfer MW, Blake WH & Fathabadi A 2017 'Aeolian sediment fingerprinting using a Bayesian mixing model' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms , DOI PEARL
Masselink G, Hanley ME, Halwyn AC, Blake W, Kingston K, Newton T & Williams M 2017 'Evaluation of salt marsh restoration by means of self-regulating tidal gate – Avon estuary, South Devon, UK' Ecological Engineering 106, 174-190 , DOI PEARL
Laceby JP, Evrard O, Smith HG, Blake WH, Olley JM, Minella JPG & Owens PN 2017 'The challenges and opportunities of addressing particle size effects in sediment source fingerprinting: A review' Earth-Science Reviews 169, 85-103 , DOI PEARL
Upadhayay HR, Bodé S, Griepentrog M, Huygens D, Bajracharya RM, Blake WH, Dercon G, Mabit L, Gibbs M & Semmens BX 2017 'Methodological perspectives on the application of compound-specific stable isotope fingerprinting for sediment source apportionment' Journal of Soils and Sediments 17, (6) 1537-1553 , DOI PEARL
Moreno J, Fatela F, Leorri E, Moreno F, Freitas MC, Valente T, Araújo MF, Gómez-Navarro JJ, Guise L & Blake WH 2016 'Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: New insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries' Science of The Total Environment , DOI PEARL
Foulkes M, Millward G, Henderson S & Blake W 2016 'Bioaccessibility of U, Th and Pb in solid wastes and soils from an abandoned uranium mine' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity , DOI PEARL
Owens PN, Blake WH, Gaspar L, Gateuille D, Koiter AJ, Lobb DA, Petticrew EL, Reiffarth DG, Smith HG & Woodward JC 2016 'Fingerprinting and tracing the sources of soils and sediments: Earth and ocean science, geoarchaeological, forensic, and human health applications' Earth-Science Reviews 162, 1-23 , DOI PEARL
Palazón L, Latorre B, Gaspar L, Blake WH, Smith HG & Navas A 2016 'Combining catchment modelling and sediment fingerprinting to assess sediment dynamics in a Spanish Pyrenean river system' Science of The Total Environment 569-570, 1136-1148 , DOI
Taylor A, Keith-Roach MJ, Iurian AR, Mabit L & Blake WH 2016 'Temporal variability of beryllium-7 fallout in southwest UK' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 160, 80-86 , DOI
Ryken N, Al-Barri B, Taylor A, Blake W, Maenhout P, Sleutel S, Tack FMG, Dierick M, Bode S & Boeckx P 2016 'Quantifying the spatial variation of Be-7 depth distributions towards improved erosion rate estimations' GEODERMA 269, 10-18 Author Site , DOI
Palazón L, Latorre B, Gaspar L, Blake WH, Smith HG & Navas A 2015 'Comparing catchment sediment fingerprinting procedures using an auto-evaluation approach with virtual sample mixtures' Science of The Total Environment 532, 456-466 , DOI
Smith HG, Evrard O, Blake WH & Owens PN 2015 'Preface—Addressing challenges to advance sediment fingerprinting research' Journal of Soils and Sediments 15, (10) 2033-2037 , DOI
Charman DJ, Amesbury MJ, Hinchliffe W, Hughes PDM, Mallon G, Blake WH, Daley TJ, Gallego-Sala AV & Mauquoy D 2015 'Drivers of Holocene peatland carbon accumulation across a climate gradient in northeastern North America' Quaternary Science Reviews 121, 110-119 , DOI
Palazón L, Gaspar L, Latorre B, Blake WH & Navas A 2015 'Identifying sediment sources by applying a fingerprinting mixing model in a Pyrenean drainage catchment' Journal of Soils and Sediments 15, (10) 2067-2085 , DOI
Comber SDW 2015 'Determining riverine sediment storage mechanisms of biologically reactive phosphorus in situ using DGT' Environmental Science and Pollution Research , DOI PEARL
Iurian A-R, Dercon G, Adu-Gyamfi J, Mabit L, Kis-Benedek G, Ceccatelli A, Tarjan S & Blake W 2015 'The interception and wash-off fraction of 7Be by bean plants in the context of its use as a soil radiotracer' Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 306, (1) 301-308 , DOI
Burns EE, Comber S, Blake W, Goddard R & Couldrick L 2015 'Determining riverine sediment storage mechanisms of biologically reactive phosphorus in situ using DGT' Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 22, (13) 9816-9828 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Taylor A, Blake WH & Keith-Roach MJ 2014 'Estimating Be-7 association with soil particle size fractions for erosion and deposition modelling' JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 14, (11) 1886-1893 Author Site , DOI
Mabit L, Benmansour M, Abril JM, Walling DE, Meusburger K, Iurian AR, Bernard C, Tarjan S, Owens PN & Blake WH 2014 'Fallout Pb-210 as a soil and sediment tracer in catchment sediment budget investigations: A review' EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 138, 335-351 Author Site , DOI
Smith HG, Blake WH & Taylor A 2014 'Modelling particle residence times in agricultural river basins using a sediment budget model and fallout radionuclide tracers' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 39, (14) 1944-1959 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Woodbridge J, Davies HJ, Blake WH & Fyfe RM 2014 'Recent environmental change in an upland reservoir catchment: a palaeoecological perspective' JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY 52, (3) 229-244 Author Site , DOI
Leorri E, Cearreta A, Jesus Irabien M, Garcia-Artola A, Corbett DR, Horsman E, Blake WH & Sanchez-Cabeza J-A 2014 'Anthropogenic disruptions of the sedimentary record in coastal marshes: Examples from the southern Bay of Biscay (N. Spain)' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 86, 132-140 Author Site , DOI
Jha AN, Blake WH & Millward GE 2014 'Preface: environmental radioactivity: implications for human and environmental health' J Environ Radioact 133, 1-4 Author Site , DOI
Leorri E, Mitra S, Irabien MJ, Zimmerman AR, Blake WH & Cearreta A 2014 'A 700 year record of combustion-derived pollution in northern Spain: tools to identify the Holocene/Anthropocene transition in coastal environments' Sci Total Environ 470-471, 240-247 Author Site , DOI
Yamashiki Y, Onda Y, Smith HG, Blake WH, Wakahara T, Igarashi Y, Matsuura Y & Yoshimura K 2014 'Initial flux of sediment-associated radiocesium to the ocean from the largest river impacted by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant' Sci Rep 4, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Palazon L, Gaspar L, Latorre B, Blake WH & Navas A 2014 'Evaluating the importance of surface soil contributions to reservoir sediment in alpine environments: a combined modelling and fingerprinting approach in the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park' SOLID EARTH 5, (2) 963-978 Author Site , DOI
Smith HG & Blake WH 2014 'Sediment fingerprinting in agricultural catchments: A critical re-examination of source discrimination and data corrections' GEOMORPHOLOGY 204, 177-191 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Taylor A, Blake WH, Smith HG, Mabit L & Keith-Roach MJ 2013 'Assumptions and challenges in the use of fallout beryllium-7 as a soil and sediment tracer in river basins' EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 126, 85-95 Author Site , DOI
Eagling J, Worsfold PJ, Blake WH & Keith-Roach MJ 2013 'Influence of sediment redox conditions on uranium mobilisation during saline intrusion' CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 357, 158-163 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Eagling J, Worsfold PJ, Blake WH & Keith-Roach MJ 2013 'Fate of 90Sr and U(VI) in Dounreay sediments following saline inundation and erosion' Chemosphere 92, (8) 911-917 Author Site , DOI
Leorri E, Cearreta A, Garcia-Artola A, Jesus Irabien M & Blake WH 2013 'Relative sea-level rise in the Basque coast (N Spain): Different environmental consequences on the coastal area' OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT 77, 3-13 Author Site , DOI
Parry LE, Charman DJ & Blake WH 2013 'Comparative dating of recent peat deposits using natural and anthropogenic fallout radionuclides and Spheroidal Carbonaceous Particles (SCPs) at a local and landscape scale' QUATERNARY GEOCHRONOLOGY 15, 11-19 Author Site , DOI
Wharton G, Kronvang B, Ogrinc N & Blake WH 2012 'Interactions between sediments and water: perspectives on the 12th International Association for Sediment Water Science Symposium' JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 12, (10) 1497-1500 Author Site , DOI
Eagling J, Worsfold PJ, Blake WH & Keith-Roach MJ 2012 'Mobilization of technetium from reduced sediments under seawater inundation and intrusion scenarios' Environ Sci Technol 46, (21) 11798-11803 Author Site , DOI
Taylor A, Blake WH, Couldrick L & Keith-Roach MJ 2012 'Sorption behaviour of beryllium-7 and implications for its use as a sediment tracer' GEODERMA 187, 16-23 Author Site , DOI
Owens PN, Blake WH, Giles TR & Williams ND 2012 'Determining the effects of wildfire on sediment sources using Cs-137 and unsupported Pb-210: the role of landscape disturbances and driving forces' JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 12, (6) 982-994 Author Site , DOI
Taylor A, Blake WH & Keith-Roach MJ 2012 'Optimisation of beryllium-7 gamma analysis following BCR sequential extraction' Anal Chim Acta 720, 91-96 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Ficken KJ, Taylor P, Russell MA & Walling DE 2012 'Tracing crop-specific sediment sources in agricultural catchments' GEOMORPHOLOGY 139, 322-329 Author Site , DOI
Smith HG, Blake WH & Owens PN 2012 'Application of sediment tracers to discriminate sediment sources following wildfire' Wildfire and water quality: processes, impacts and challenges 354, 81-89
Walsh RPD, Bidin K, Blake WH, Chappell NA, Clarke MA, Douglas I, Ghazali R, Sayer AM, Suhaimi J & Tych W 2011 'Long-term responses of rainforest erosional systems at different spatial scales to selective logging and climatic change' PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 366, (1582) 3340-3353 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Theocharopoulos SP, Skoulikidis N, Clark P, Tountas P, Hartley R & Amaxidis Y 2010 'Wildfire impacts on hillslope sediment and phosphorus yields' JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 10, (4) 671-682 Author Site , DOI
Garcia-Artola A, Cearreta A, Leorri E, Irabien M & Blake WH 2010 'Coastal salt-marshes as geological archives of recent sea-level changes' Geogaceta 47, 109-112
Leorri E, Cearreta A, Corbett R, Blake WH, Fatela F, Gehrels WR & Irabien MJ 2010 'Identification of suitable areas for high-resolution sea-level studies in SW Europe using commonly applied 210Pb models' Geogaceta 47, 35-38
Wilkinson SN, Wallbrink PJ, Hancock GJ, Blake WH, Shakesby RA & Doerr SH 2009 'Fallout radionuclide tracers identify a switch in sediment sources and transport-limited sediment yield following wildfire in a eucalypt forest' GEOMORPHOLOGY 110, (3-4) 140-151 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Cointre L, Williams J, Gehrels R & Blake W 2009 'Tide-driven dune migration and sediment transport on an intertidal shoal in a shallow estuary in Devon, UK' MARINE GEOLOGY 262, (1-4) 82-95 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Wallbrink PJ, Wilkinson SN, Humphreys GS, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA & Tomkins KM 2009 'Deriving hillslope sediment budgets in wildfire-affected forests using fallout radionuclide tracers' GEOMORPHOLOGY 104, (3-4) 105-116 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Wallbrink PJ & Droppo IG 2009 'Sediment aggregation and water quality in wildfire-affected river basins' MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH 60, (7) 653-659 Author Site , DOI
Tomkins KM, Humphreys GS, Gero AF, Shakesby RA, Doerr SH, Wallbrink PJ & Blake WH 2008 'Postwildfire hydrological response in an El Nino-Southern Oscillation-dominated environment' JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE 113, (F2) Author Site , DOI
Walsh RPD, Blake W, Garbett-Davies HR, James JG, Dyrynda P & Barnsley MJ 2007 'Changes in the metal content of bed sediment along a river-lake-estuary system in a rehabilitated post-industrial landscape' Water, Air and Soil Pollution 181, (1-4) 107-113
Tomkins KM, Humphreys GS, Wilkinson MT, Fink D, Hesse PP, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Wallbrink PJ & Blake WH 2007 'Contemporary versus long-term denudation along a passive plate margin: the role of extreme events' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 32, (7) 1013-1031
Shakesby RA, Wallbrink PJ, Doerr SH, English PM, Chafer CJ, Humphreys GS, Blake WH & Tomkins KM 2007 'Distinctiveness of wildfire effects on soil erosion in south-east Australian eucalypt forests assessed in a global context' Forest Ecology and Management 238, (1-3) 347-364
Walsh RPD, Blake WH, Garbett-Davies HR, James JG & Barnsley MJ 2007 'Downstream changes in bed-sediment and streamwater metal concentrations along a watercourse in a rehabilitated post-industrial landscape in south wales' Water Air and Soil Pollution 181, (1-4) 107-113
Blake WH, Walsh RPD, Reed JM, Barnsley MJ & Smith J 2007 'Impacts of landscape remediation on the heavy metal pollution dynamics of a lake surrounded by non-ferrous smelter waste' Environmental Pollution 148, (1) 268-280
Blake WH, Droppo IG, Humphreys GS, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA & Wallbrink PJ 2007 'Structural characteristics and behavior of fire-modified soil aggregates' Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 112, (F2)
Owens PN, Petticrew EL & Blake WH 2006 'Changes in sediment sources following wildfire in mountainous terrain: a paired-catchment approach, British Columbia, Canada' Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 6, (5-6) 637-645 , DOI
Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Blake WH, Chafer CJ, Humphreys GS & Wallbrink PJ 2006 'Effects of differing wildfire severities on soil wettability and implications for hydrological response' Journal of Hydrology 319, (1-4) 295-311
Humphreys GS, Tomkins KM, Wilkinson MT, Fink D, Shakesby RA, Doerr SH, Walbrink PJ & Blake WH 2006 'Longer-term and contemporary denudation rates, and the role of extreme events along a passive margin, Australia' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, (18) A273-A273
Blake WH, Wallbrink PJ, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA & Humphreys GS 2006 'Magnetic enhancement in wildfire-affected soil and its potential for sediment-source ascription' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31, (2) 249-264
Blake WH, Walsh RPD, Sayer AM & Bidin K 2006 'Quantifying fine-sediment sources in primary and selectively-logged rainforest catchments using geochemical tracers' Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus 6, (5-6) 615-623 , DOI
Blake WH, Wallbrink PJ, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Humphreys GS, English P & Wilkinson S 2006 'Using geochemical stratigraphy to indicate post-fire sediment and nutrient fluxes into a water supply reservoir, Sydney, Australia' Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems 306, 363-370
Wallbrink PJ, Blake W, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Humphreys GS & English P 2005 'Using tracer based sediment budgets to assess redistribution of soil and organic material after severe bush fires' 223-230
Doerr SH, Blake WH, Shakesby RA, Stagnitti F, Vuurens SH, Humphreys GS & Wallbrink P 2004 'Heating effects on water repellency in Australian eucalypt forest soils and their value in estimating wildfire soil temperatures' International Journal of Wildland Fire 13, (2) 157-163
Blake WH, Wallbrink PJ, Doerr SH, Shakesby RA & Humphreys GS 2004 'Sediment redistribution following wildfire in the Sydney region, Australia: a mineral magnetic tracing approach' SEDIMENT TRANSFER THROUGH THE FLUVIAL SYSTEM (288) 52-59 Author Site
Shakesby RA, Chafer CJ, Doerr SH, Blake WH, Wallbrink P, Humphreys GS & Harrington BA 2003 'Fire severity, water repellency characteristics and hydrogeomorphological changes following the Christmas 2001 Sydney forest fires' Australian Geographer 34, (2) 147-175
Blake WH, Walsh RPD, Barnsley MJ, Palmer G, Dyrynda P & James JG 2003 'Heavy metal concentrations during storm events in a rehabilitated industrialized catchment' Hydrological Processes 17, (10) 1923-1939
Walsh RPD, Barnsley MJ, Palmer G, Dyrynda P, James JG & Blake W 2003 'Impacts of storm flow on heavy metal concentrations in a small industrialised catchment' Hydrological Processes 17, 1923-1939
Blake WH, Walsh RPD & Barnsley MJ 2003 'Relating mineral magnetic measurements to sediment quality in a remediated, contaminated catchment: The significance of heavy metal delivery mode and water-sediment exchange dynamics in a small urban lake' Journal de Physique Iv 107, 193-196
Blake 2002 'Using cosmogenic beryllium -7 as a tracer in sediment budget investigations' Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography 84 (2), 89-102 , DOI
Blake WH, Walling DE & He Q 2002 'Using cosmogenic beryllium-7 as a tracer in sediment budget investigations' Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography 84, (2) 89-102 , DOI
Walling DE, He Q & Blake W 2002 'The use of 7Be as a tracer in sediment budget investigations' Geografiska Annaler 84A, (2) 89-102
Blake WH, Walling DE & He Q 2002 'Using cosmogenic beryllium-7 as a tracer in sediment budget investigations' GEOGRAFISKA ANNALER SERIES A-PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 84A, (2) 89-102 Author Site , DOI
Walling DE, He Q & Blake WH 2000 'River flood plains as phosphorus sinks' ROLE OF EROSION AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN NUTRIENT AND CONTAMINANT TRANSFER, PROCEEDINGS (263) 211-218 Author Site
Walling DE, He Q & Blake W 1999 'Use of Be-7 and Cs-137 measurements to document short- and medium-term rates of water-induced soil erosion on agricultural land' WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 35, (12) 3865-3874 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Walling DE & He Q 1999 'Fallout beryllium-7 as a tracer in soil erosion investigations' Appl Radiat Isot 51, (5) 599-605 Author Site , DOI
Blake WH, Plater AJ & Boyle JF 1998 'Seasonal trends in the uranium-series isotopic signatures of lake waters and sediments: Hawes Water, northwest England' JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY 20, (1) 1-14 Author Site , DOI
Reviews
Smith HG, Blake WH & Owens PN 2012 'Discriminating fine sediment sources and the application of sediment tracers in burned catchments: a review' Hydrological Processes , DOI
Books
2019 Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7). Springer International Publishing , DOI
Chapters
Mabit L & Blake W 2019 'Preface' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) v-v
Mabit L & Blake W 2019 'Preface' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) v-v
Mabit L & Blake W 2019 'Preface' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) v-v
Blake WH, Taylor A, Iurian AR, Millward GE & Mabit L 2019 'Conversion of Be-7 Activity Concentrations into Soil and Sediment Redistribution Amounts' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) Springer International Publishing 45-59 , DOI
Blake WH, Taylor A, Toloza A & Mabit L 2019 'How to Design a Be-7 Based Soil Distribution Study at the Field Scale: A Step-by-Step Approach' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) Springer International Publishing 15-27 , DOI
Benmansour M, Blake WH & Mabit L 2019 'Research into Practice—Linking Be-7 Evidence to Land Management Policy Change for Improved Food Security' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) Springer International Publishing 61-69 , DOI
Taylor A, Blake WH, Iurian AR, Millward GE & Mabit L 2019 'The Use of Be-7 as a Soil and Sediment Tracer' Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) Springer International Publishing 1-13 , DOI
Annammala KV, Nainar A, Yusoff ARM, Yusop Z, Bidin K, Walsh RPD, Blake WH, Abdullah F, Sugumaran D & Pillay KG 2018 'Environmental Forensics: A Multi-catchment Approach to Detect Origin of Sediment Featuring Two Pilot Projects in Malaysia' Improving Flood Management, Prediction and Monitoring Emerald Publishing Limited 49-61 , DOI
Dercon G, Gibbs M, Rasche F, Brandt C, Cadisch G, Boeckx P, Bode S, Hancock G, Blake WH & Walling DE 2014 'Compound Specific Stable Isotope techniques for improving soil conservation strategies: an overview of lessons learned from an FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project' in Heng LK; Sakadevan K; Dercon G; Nguyen ML Managing soils for food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation Rome Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Blake WH, Ficken KJ, Taylor P, Russell M & Walling DE 2014 'Tracing crop specific sediment sources in agricultural catchments with compound specific stable isotopes (CSSI) and geochemical markers' in Heng LK; Sakadevan K; Dercon G; Nguyen ML Managing soils for food security and climate change adaptation an dmitigation Rome Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Walsh RPD & Blake WH 2009 'Tropical Rainforests' in Slaymaker O; Embleton-Hamann C; Spencer T Geomorphology and global environmental change Cambridge Univ Pr
Van der Perk M, Blake WH & Eisma M 2007 'Decision support tools for sediment management' in Owens PN; Organization S Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources: Sediment management at the river basin scale Elsevier Science
Shakesby RA, Blake WH, Doerr SH, Humphreys GS, Wallbrink PJ & Chafer CJ 2006 'Hillslope soil erosion and bioturbation after the Christmas 2001 forest fires near Sydney, Australia' Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments: Measurement, Modelling and Management 51-61
Walsh RPD, Clarke MA, Bidin K, Blake WH, Chappell NA, Douglas I, Ramili N, Sayer AM, Sinun W & Larenus J 2006 'Changes in the spatial distribution of erosion within a selectively logged rain-forest catchment in Borneo 1988-2003' in Owens PN; Collins AJ Soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments CABI
Shakesby RA, Blake WH, Doerr SH, Humphreys GS, Wallbrink PJ & Chafer C 2006 'Factors affecting post-fire hillslope soil erosion after the Christmas 2001 forest fires near Sydney, Australia' in Owens PN; Collins AJ Soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments CABI
Walsh RPD, Blake WH, Bidin K, Sayer AM & Thomas AD 2006 'Prospects for a sediment fingerprinting approach to unravelling changing upstream sediment sources in the rotationally selectively logged Segama catchment, Sabah' in Sidle RC; Tani M; Abdul Rahim N; Tewodros Ayele T Forests and Water in Warm Humid Asia
Blake WH, Doerr SH, Wallbrink PJ, Shakesby RA & Humphreys GS 2006 'Tracing eroded soil in a burnt water supply catchment, Sydney, Australia: linking magnetic enhancement to soil water repellency' in Owens PN; Collins AJ Soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments CABI
Tomkins KM, Humphresy GS, Shakesby RA, Doerr SH, Blake WH & Wallbrink P 2004 'Mass movement events in the south-west Sydney Basin during the Holocene' in Roach I Regolith 2004
Humphreys GS, Shakesby RA, Doerr SH, Blake WH, Wallbrink P & Hart DM 2003 'Some effects of fire on the regolith' Advances in Regolith
Owens PN, Blake WH & Petticrew EL 0 'Changes in Sediment Sources Following Wildfire in Mountainous Terrain: A Paired-Catchment Approach, British Columbia, Canada' The Interactions Between Sediments and Water Springer Netherlands 273-281 , DOI
Blake WH, Walsh RPD, Sayer AM & Bidin K 0 'Quantifying Fine-Sediment Sources in Primary and Selectively Logged Rainforest Catchments Using Geochemical Tracers' The Interactions Between Sediments and Water Springer Netherlands 251-259 , DOI
Conference Papers
Millward GE, Blake WH, Little R & Couldrick L 2012 'Uranium and Its Decay Products in Floodplain Sediments from the River Fal' International Symposium on Environmental Radioactivity 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Walsh RPD, Chappell N, Clarke M, Ramli N, Blake WH, Douglas I & Bidin K 2012 'Long-term multi-scale changes in erosion and sediment transport with rotational selective logging in the Segama catchment, Sabah' Asia Oceania Geosciences Society – American Geophysical Union (WPGM) Joint Assembly 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Blake WH, Ficken KJ, Taylor P, Russell MA & Walling DE 2012 'Tracing crop-specific sediment sources in agricultural catchments with compound specific stable isotope (CSSI) and geochemical markers' International Symposium on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Blake WH, Taylor A, Smith HG, Little R & Millward GE 2012 'Using FRN and CSSI sediment tracing technologies to support sediment control measures' 3rd Research Coordination Meeting for CRP D1.20.11, International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Dercon G & et al. 2012 'Compound-specific stable isotope analysis for improving precision soil conservation strategies: an overview of the lessons learnt in a FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project. FAO/IAEA' International Symposium on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Millward GE, Little R, Couldrick L & Blake WH 2012 'Impacts of historic uranium mining on floodplain sediment quality, Fal river-estuary, South West England' 50th Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association Conference: Today's science for tomorrow's Management Venice 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Kronvang B, Blake WH & Taylor A 2012 'Quantifying sediment retention by restored wetlands using fallout radionuclide tracer technology (137Cs and 7Be): The River Odense, Denmark' Kronvang B; Hoffman CC; Vlad ML Wetland restoration – challenges and opportunities 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Smith HG & Blake WH 2012 'An integrated approach for determining sources and residence times of fine sediment transported through a river network' EGU General Assembly 2012 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Blake WH, Walsh RPDW, Bidin K & Annammala KV 2012 'Contextualising impacts of logging on tropical rainforest catchment sediment dynamics and source processes using the stratigraphic record of an in-channel bench deposit' EGU General Assembly 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Owens PN, Giles TR, Blake WH, Petticrew EL & Bol R 2012 'Muted response of fine-grained sediment to a wildfire in British Columbia: the role of landscape disturbances and driving forces' EGU General Assembly 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Williams RE, Walsh RPDW, Coombs TJ, Bidin K & Blake WH 2012 'The use of downstream sediment mini-cores to indicate changes through time in the spatial pattern and process contribution of erosion within a small, selectively logged rainforest catchment in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo' EGU General Assembly 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Millward GE, Blake WH, Little R & Couldrick L 2012 'Uranium and Its Decay Products in Floodplain Sediments from the River Fal' EGU General Assembly 2012 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Smith HG, Sheridan GJ, Lane PNJ, Bell T & Blake WH 2010 'The catastrophic Victoria fires of 2009: extreme fire intensity, but only moderate soil burn severity? Reconstructing fire behaviour from soil, ash and seedbank survival data' VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research Coimbra, Portugal 1-/-1/2010 1-/-0/1900
Walsh RPDW, Blake WH, Bidin K, Clarke M, Sayer AM, Ghazali R, Annammala K, Chappell N & Douglas I 2010 'Erosion on tropical rain-forest terrain: a re-evaluation in the light of long-term monitoring, aerial photographic evidence and sediment fingerprinting in Borneo' EGU2010-14504 Vienna 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Blake WH, Clarke P, Manning AJ & Fitzsimons MF 2010 'Exploring flocculation of suspended burned sediment using an annular flume' EGU General Assembly 2010 Vienna 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Sheridan GJ, Lane PNJ, Smith HG, Bell T & Blake WH 2010 'Impact of the extreme 2009 wildfire Victoria the wettability of naturally highly water repellent soils' EGU General Assembly 2010 Vienna 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Doerr SH, Shakesby RA, Sheridan GJ, Lane PNJ, Smith HG, Bell T, Brooks J & Blake WH 2010 'Impact of the extreme 2009 wildfires in Victoria on the soil system and implications for fire behaviour' EGU General Assembly 2010 Vienna 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Taylor A, Blake WH, Keith-Roach MJ & Couldrick L 2010 'The environmental behaviour of beryllium-7: implications for its use as a soil erosion tracer' EGU General Assembly 2010 Vienna 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900
Reports
Iurian AR, Toloza A, Adu-Gyamfi J, Blake WH, Gyula KB & Dercon G 2013 Validation of Be-7 as a tracer for short-term soil erosion events in eastern Austria. Joint FAO/IAEA Programme: Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture: Soils Newsletter
Blake WH, Ficken KJ, Taylor P, Russell MA & Walling DE 2012 Evaluating the contribution of different land uses to catchment sediment yield using compound-specific stabel isotope techniques. Joint FAO/IAEA Programme: Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture: Soils Newsletter