Research interests:

I trained as a stable isotope biogeochemist, with a focus on aquatic carbon cycling during my Ph.D at Glasgow University in 2004-2007. From there I have undertaken post-doctoral posiitons at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia and Western Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia. During this time I became a world leader in the advancement of high-resolution, in-situ aquatic stable isotopic techniques using Cavity Ring-down Spectrometry. I am currently a lecturer in Physical Geography at Glasgow University where my current research interests include carbon cycling at terrestrial-aquatic boundaries, aquatic carbon cycling, high temporal resolution stable isotopic techniques, carbon cycling in tropical ecosystems, carbon storage and movement in terrestrial systems, biochar as a means for carbon sequestration and agronomic improvement.

Career history:

Present: Lecturer in Physical Geography (Geography), University of Glasgow

Jan 2015–Nov 2015 Research Fellow, Western Sydney University · Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE)

Australia · Penrith

Apr 2009–Nov 2014 Research Fellow, James Cook University · Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science

Australia · Cairns, Queensland

Nov 2004–Dec 2007 Doctoral student, University of Glasgow · School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

United Kingdom · Glasgow

Active research projects:

Not available

Recent publications:

Bass, A. M., Bird, M. I., Kay, G., and Muirhead, B. (2016) Soil properties, greenhouse gas emissions and crop yield under compost, biochar and co-composted biochar in two tropical agronomic systems. Science of the Total Environment, 550, pp. 459-470. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.143)

Tweed, S., Munksgaard, N., Marc, V., Rockett, N., Bass, A., Forsythe, A. J., Bird, M. I., and Leblanc, M. (2016) Continuous monitoring of stream δ18O and δ2H and stormflow hydrograph separation using laser spectrometry in an agricultural catchment. Hydrological Processes, 30(4), pp. 648-660. (doi:10.1002/hyp.10689)

Agegnehu, G., Bass, A. M., Nelson, P. N., and Bird, M. I. (2016) Benefits of biochar, compost and biochar–compost for soil quality, maize yield and greenhouse gas emissions in a tropical agricultural soil. Science of the Total Environment, 543, pp. 295-306. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.054)

Agegnehu, G., Bass, A. M., Nelson, P. N., Muirhead, B., Wright, G., and Bird, M. I. (2015) Biochar and biochar-compost as soil amendments: effects on peanut yield, soil properties and greenhouse gas emissions in tropical North Queensland, Australia. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, 213, pp. 72-85. (doi:10.1016/j.agee.2015.07.027)

Bass, A. M., Bird, M. I., Munksgaard, N. C., and Wurster, C. M. (2015) ISO-CADICA: Isotopic – continuous, automated dissolved inorganic carbon analyser. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26(6), pp. 639-644. (doi:10.1002/rcm.6143) (PMID:22328217)