Dr Rebecca Brownlow MSci, CSci
Lecturer in Environmental Science
I am a lecturer in environmental science interested in greenhouse gases, particularly methane. I have experience in greenhouse gas research and environmental consulting, with a focus on landfill gas.
I have an MSci (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience and PhD in Earth Science on ‘Tropical methane emissions: using isotopes to characterise source signatures’ from Royal Holloway, University of London. Following my PhD, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, on vertical greenhouse gas profiles using AirCores, a type of atmospheric sampling system.
I then moved into environmental consulting focusing on aspects of waste and air quality topics, including Landfill gas risk and resource assessments, and waste life cycle assessments to evaluate the environmental impacts of waste management activities.
I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2022 and teach on the BSc Geography and BSc Environmental Science courses as well as the MSc Environmental Management course.
Department of the Natural and Built Environment
College of Social Sciences and Arts
Nisbet, E.G., Manning, M.R., Dlugokencky, E.J., Fisher, R.E., Lowry, D., Michel, S.E., ... White, J.W.C. (2019). Very Strong Atmospheric Methane Growth in the 4 Years 2014–2017: Implications for the Paris Agreement. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33 (3), 318-342. http://doi.org/10.1029/2018gb006009
Brownlow, R., Lowry, D., Fisher, R.E., France, J.L., Lanoisellé, M., White, B., ... Nisbet, E.G. (2017). Isotopic Ratios of Tropical Methane Emissions by Atmospheric Measurement. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31 (9), 1408-1419. http://doi.org/10.1002/2017gb005689
Fisher, R.E., France, J.L., Lowry, D., Lanoisellé, M., Brownlow, R., Pyle, J.A., ... Nisbet, E.G. (2017). Measurement of the 13C isotopic signature of methane emissions from northern European wetlands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31 (3), 605-623. http://doi.org/10.1002/2016gb005504
Brownlow, R., Lowry, D., Thomas, R.M., Fisher, R.E., France, J.L., Cain, M., ... Nisbet, E.G. (2016). Methane mole fraction and δ 13 C above and below the trade wind inversion at Ascension Island in air sampled by aerial robotics. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (22). http://doi.org/10.1002/2016gl071155
Nisbet, E.G., Dlugokencky, E.J., Manning, M.R., Lowry, D., Fisher, R.E., France, J.L., ... Ganesan, A.L. (2016). Rising atmospheric methane: 2007-2014 growth and isotopic shift. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30 (9), 1356-1370. http://doi.org/10.1002/2016gb005406
Greatwood, C., Richardson, T., Freer, J., Thomas, R., MacKenzie, A., Brownlow, R., ... Nisbet, E. (n.d.). Atmospheric Sampling on Ascension Island Using Multirotor UAVs. Sensors, 17 (6), 1189. http://doi.org/10.3390/s17061189