Peter Gilbert


Field Technician

E-Mail Address

Phone Number

01847 889 586

Joined the ERI

July 4, 2016


PhD Environmental geochemistry – Northumbria University (2012-2016

MSc Environmental Biogeochemistry – Newcastle University (2010-2011)

BSc Environmental Management – Northumbria University (2006-2009)


Gilbert P., Cooke D., Deary M., Taylor S., Jeffries M. 2016. Quantifying rapid spatial and temporal variations of CO2 fluxes from small, lowland freshwater ponds. Hydrobiologia.

Gilbert P., Polya D., Cooke D. 2015. Arsenic hazard in Cambodian rice from a market-based survey with a case study of Preak Russey village, Kandal Province. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 37(4)
Gilbert P., Taylor S., Cooke D., Cooke M., Jeffries M. 2014. Variations in sediment organic carbon among different types of small natural ponds along Druridge Bay, Northumberland, UK. Inland Waters 4(1):57-64


I am an early career research with a background in carbon cycling in aquatic systems and peatlands. As a Field Technician at the ERI I am involved in a wide range of projects under the theme of ‘Carbon, Water and Climate’ including:


– EuroRun – a European wide survey of gas fluxes from running waters. (


– InSAR as a tool to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global change (2017-2020) NERC Soil Security Programme. (


– RESAS  – A project focusing on four eddy covariance flux towers that are recording data on changes in carbon and water balances among forest-to-bog restoration sites in North Scotland. The project is run in conjunction between the Environmental Research Institute, University of Highlands and Islands, James Hutton Institute (Myroslava Khomik), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Neil Cowie, Mark Hancock and Daniela Klein (RSPB-Forsinard), University of Exeter (Tim Hill), and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology – Edinburgh (Peter Levy).


– Quantifying carbon accumulation and loss in afforested peatlands (2016-2020). Leverhulme Large Grant. (


– LOCATE (Land Ocean Carbon Transfer) programme – a Great Britain wide study on how much carbon from soils is getting into our rivers and estuaries, determining what happens to it, and answering questions about the long-term fate of the organic carbon held in the soil over the next 50 to 100 years. This NERC funded project is led by National Oceanography Center (NOC), in partnership with Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), British Geological Survey (BGS), and the University of Highlands & Islands (UHI)