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Dr William Hartley

BSc (Hons), Ph.D., PgC, MRSC

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science

Current Research:
  • Fate of nanometals in the soil-plant system (RSC funded research Grant Number: RF19-3285)
  • Soil metal chemistry


Research background in the remediation of metal(loid) contaminated brownfield land. Also ecological restoration and management of contaminated land, soil ecology, pollution risk assessment, metal mobility and bioavailability, soil carbon interactions and ecosystem modelling.

  • Previous research activity associated with soil quality, optimizing natural processes of clean-up and sustainability of brownfield land to soft end-uses thereby enhancing urban regeneration.
  • Focus and interests in soil management in terms of pollution impacts, changes in speciation of trace elements in compost remediated soils and the impact anthropogenic contamination has on soil fauna/microbes and associated processes such as carbon sequestration.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

Tel: 01952 81 5294

Office: Tudor Lodge room 6 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building

Research profile: ORCID


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