Dr Sally Rangecroft
Profiles

Dr Sally Rangecroft

Research Fellow in Peruvian Glacier Retreat

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

Role

Research Fellow in Physical Geography

Qualifications

Academic positions

Research Fellow, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK (July 2019 - present)

Research Fellow, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK (June 2015 - August 2018)

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada (September 2017)

Qualifications 

PhD, School of Geography, University of Exeter, UK (2010 - 2014).  NERC funded CASE Studentship PhD “Rock glaciers and Climate Change in the Dry Andes of Bolivia: Implications on future water resources”.

PGCE, Cornwall SCITT, Secondary School Geography (2018 - 2019)

MRes (Masters by Research), Environmental Sciences, Bangor University, Wales, UK (2009 - 2010)

BSc Geography (1st class honours), Loughborough University (2005 - 2009).

Teaching interests

Teaching experiences

MSc lecturer, Advances in Water Science module, University of Birmingham (Sept 2015 – Aug 2018)

MSc dissertation tutor, River Environments and their Management MSc course, University of Birmingham (2017)

KS3, KS4 and Alevel Geography teacher, Initial Teacher Training, Cornwall SCITT (Sept 2018 – June 2019)

Research interests

Key research interests

  • Changing cryosphere and implications for people
  • Glacial retreat, water security and climate change
  • Droughts and anthropogenic impacts on the natural system 
  • Interdisciplinary research to address water security issues in the field (especially the interface between physical geography and social science)


Current research

SIGMA: Peru (Societal Impacts of Glacier Melt in the Andes: Peru): Newton Funded UK-Peru interdisciplinary research project looking at integrated upstream and downstream thinking to mitigate water security challenges from Peruvian glacier retreat. This research seeks to understand how glacial run off impacts on the riverine systems through water and sedimentary input, and in turn how this impacts on human activities, e.g. agricultural practices and hydroelectricity schemes. The project is focusing on the Santa River catchment in the Peruvian Andes.

Grants & contracts

Grants

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Building Resilience Funding, 2016 (£190k), CreativeDrought project building resilience to future droughts in rural South Africa
European Geosciences Union (EGU) Early Career Scientist Travel Award, 2016
British Hydrological Society (BHS) Travel Grant, 2016


Contracts

July 2019 - present: Research Fellow on Newton Funded UK-Peru glacial retreat project, University of Plymouth

Nov 2016 – July 2017: Research Fellow on GCRF funded CreativeDrought project, UoB

June 2015 – Aug 2018: Research Fellow on NWO funded "Adding the human dimension to drought" project, University of Birmingham



Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Rangecroft, S., Van Loon, A. F., Maureira, H., Verbist, K., Hannah, D. H. (2019). An observation-based method to quantify the human influence on hydrological drought, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 64(3): 276-287.

 

Van Loon, A. F., Rangecroft, S., Coxon, G., Brena Naranjo, J. A., Van Ogtrop, F., Van Lanen, H. A. J. (2019). Using paired catchments to quantify the human influence on hydrological droughts. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23(3): 1725-1739.

 

Margariti, J., Rangecroft, S., Parry, S., Wendt, D., Van Loon, A. F. (2019). Anthropogenic activities alter drought termination. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7(1): 27-47.

 

Di Baldassarre, G., Wanders, N., AghKouchak, A., Kuil, L., Rangecroft, S., Veldkamp, T. I. E., Garcia, M., van Oel, P. R., Breinl, K., Van Loon, A. F. (2018). Water shortages worsened by reservoir effects. Nature Sustainability, 1: 617 – 622.

 

Rangecroft, S., Birkinshaw, S., Rohse, M., Day, R., McEwen, L., Makaya, E., Van Loon, A. F. (2018). Hydrological modelling as a tool for interdisciplinary workshops on future drought. Progress in Physical Geography, 42 (2): 237 – 256.

 

Quesada-Montano, B., Di Baldassarre, D., Rangecroft, S., Van Loon, A. F. (2018). Hydrological change: Towards a consistent approach to assess changes on both floods and droughts. Advances in Water Resources, 111: 31-35.

 

Van Loon, A. F., Stahl, K., Di Baldassarre, G., Clark, J., Rangecroft, S., Gleeson, T., Van Dijk, A. I. J. M., Tallaksen, L. M., Hannaford, J., Teuling, A. J., Uijlenhoet, R., Hannah, D. M., Wanders, N., Sheffield, J., Svoboda, M., Verbeiren, B., Wagener, T., Van Lanen, H. A. J. (2016a). Drought in a human-modified world: reframing drought definitions, understanding and analysis approaches. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20: 3631 - 3650.

 

Van Loon, A. F., Gleeson, T., Clark, J., Van Dijk, A. I. J. M., Stahl, K., Hannaford, J., Di Baldassarrre, G., Teuling, A. J., Tallaksen, L. M., Uijlenhoet, R., Hannah, D. M., Sheffield, J., Svoboda, M., Verbeiren, B., Wagener, T., Rangecroft, S., Wanders, N., Van Lanen, H. A. J. (2016b). Drought in the Anthropocene. Nature Geoscience, 9: 89 – 91.

 

Rangecroft, S., Suggitt, A. J., Anderson, K., Harrison, S. (2016). Future climate warming and changes to mountain permafrost in the Bolivian Andes. Climatic Change, 1: 231 – 243.

 

Rangecroft, S., Harrison, S., Anderson, K. (2015). Rock glaciers and water supplies in the Bolivian Andes. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 47(1): 89 – 98.

 

Rangecroft, S. (2015). Rock Glaciers and Climate Change in the Bolivian Andes: Mapping new water resources. Oxfam report, April 2015 [available in English and Spanish]

 

Rangecroft, S., Harrison, S., Anderson, K., Magrath, J., Castel, A. P., Pacheco, P. (2014). A first rock glacier inventory for the Bolivian Andes. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 25: 333 – 343.

 

Rangecroft, S., Harrison, S., Anderson, K., Magrath, J., Castel, A. P., Pacheco, P. (2013). Climate change and water resources in arid mountains: An example from the Bolivian Andes. AMBIO, 42(7): 852 – 863.


Quilliam, R. S., Rangecroft, S., Emmett, B. A., Deluca, T. H., Jones, D. L. (2013). Is biochar a source or sink for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds in agricultural soils? Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 5(2): 96 – 103.