Dr Moya Macdonald
My current research focus is on water quality and how that is impacted by shrinking glaciers in the Peruvian Andes. I study this using a variety of environmental chemistry and geographical techniques.
- Water quality
- Gas fluxes
Research AssociateSchool of Geographical Sciences
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After completing my BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of St. Andrews in 2014, I moved to the University of Bristol to complete my PhD in Geographical Sciences (2014-2018). My PhD focussed on understanding the sources/ sinks and the roles of various trace gases in different glaciated environments.
Following my PhD, I have continued studying glacier-influenced systems, but now with a focus on water quality and the impacts of glacier retreat.
I am interested in the biogeochemistry of natural systems and how these systems can be impacted by climate change. My recent research has focussed on gas, water and soil biogeochemistry in various glacier-related environments.
My current research investigates the impacts of glacier retreat in the Peruvian Andes on water quality. This research is part of the CASCADA project, more information can be found at the project website: https://projectcascada.wordpress.com
Consumption of CH3Cl, CH3Br, and CH3I and emission of CHCl3, CHBr3, and CH2Br2 from the forefield of a retreating Arctic glacier
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Glacial Erosion Liberates Lithologic Energy Sources for Microbes and Acidity for Chemical Weathering Beneath Glaciers and Ice Sheets
Frontiers in Earth Science