Dr Richard Randle-Boggis
School of Biosciences
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School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
My career profile reflects my multidisciplinary vision to solve global socio-environmental problems at the intersection between natural sciences and sustainable development.
- Research Associate - food and energy security, University of Sheffield (2020-present)
- Research Associate - microbial ecology, University of Glasgow (2017-2020)
- Senior Research Associate - solar parks and ecosystem services, Lancaster University (2016-2017)
- PhD Biology - ecosystem functions and environmental change, University of York (2012-2016)
- National Environmental Engineer, Hertel UK Ltd (2011-2012)
- MSc Clean Technology, Newcastle University (2010-2011)
- BSc Biology, Newcastle University (2007-2010)
- Research interests
My research interests span several disciplines required to create holistic solutions that tackle complex global challenges. My main focus is on "agrivoltaics" in East Africa - hybrid food-energy systems that address the food-energy-water nexus while also offering livelihood benefits to rural agricultural communities.
My broad research background includes:
- International sustainable development - working on agrivoltaics in East Africa and solar septic tanks in South East Asia.
- Ecosystem services and renewable energy - creating a decision-support tool to enhance solar park management for ecosystem services.
- Microbial ecology and environmental change - investigating the impacts of increased flooding severity on soil microbial ecosystems.
- Realising co-benefits for natural capital and ecosystem services from solar parks: A co-developed, evidence-based approach. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 125, 109775-109775.
- Increasing flooding frequency alters soil microbial communities and functions under laboratory conditions. MicrobiologyOpen, 7(1), e00548-e00548.
- Evaluating techniques for metagenome annotation using simulated sequence data. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(7), fiw095-fiw095.
- Solar Septic Tank: Next Generation Sequencing Reveals Effluent Microbial Community Composition as a Useful Index of System Performance. Water, 11(12), 2660-2660.
Conference proceedings papers
- Agrivoltaics in East Africa: Opportunities and challenges. AGRIVOLTAICS2020 CONFERENCE: Launching Agrivoltaics World-wide