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Luke Beesley

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Researcher-Survey and Land Evaluation
luke.beesley@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395318

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

I am a researcher with a broad interest in soils, specifically improving degraded urban and contaminated soils using organic amendments. In this respect I am interested in how degraded brownfield sites may be reclaimed by the addition of recycled wastes, and how stabilisation using vegetation can be promoted on these sites. I am also very interested in new methodologies for monitoring environmental pollution. Most recently my direction of research has taken me towards biochar, and its potential to improve soils physically, chemically and biologically.

Bibliography

  • Teodoro, M.; Trakal, L.; Gallagher, B.N.; Simek, P.; Soudek, P.; Poherely, M.; Beesley, L.; Jacka, L.; Kovar, M.; Seyedsadr, S.; Mohan, D. (2020) Application of co-composted biochar significantly improved plant-growth relevant physical/chemical properties of a metal contaminated soil., Chemosphere, 242, Article No. UNSP 125255.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 130 - Allean Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 129 - Loch Chon 2019 Blocks, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 127 - Queensway Forest 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 126 - Pencloe 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 1235 - Lanehead Farm, Galloway Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 124 - Knapdale 2019 West Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 123 - Knapdale Forest 2019 Mid Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 122 - Knapdale 2019 East Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 121 - Ashietiel 2019 Block, Dumfries and Borders Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 119 - Kindrogan Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 118 - Blackcraig Forest Tay Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 117 - Rest and Be Thankful, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District (2019)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 116 - Glen Loy Forest, Lochaber Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 115 - Glen Markie Forest 2018 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 113 - Drummond Hill, Tay Forest District (2018)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Beesley, L.; Hough, R.L.; Deacon, C.M.; Norton, G.J. (2019) The impacts of applying metal(loid) enriched wood ash to soils on the growth and elemental accumulation of rice., Exposure and Health, 11, 311-324.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 112 - Loch Ard Forest Corriegrennan Block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 111 - Inverliever Forest 2018, West Argyll Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 110 - Glen Righ Forest 2018 block, Lochaber Forest District (2019).
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 109 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 north block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 107 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 south block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Troldborg, M.; Beesley, L.; Stockan, J.; Avery, L.; Hough, R.L. (2019) Development of approach for modelling water flow and contaminant mass balances at Dinnet., Internal Report, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 6pp.
  • Mitchell, K.; Trakal, L.; Sillerova, H.; Avelar-Gonzalez, F.J.; Guerrero-Barrera, A.L.; Hough, R.L.; Beesley, L. (2018) Mobility of As, Cr and Cu in a contaminated grassland soil in response to diverse organic amendments; a sequential column leaching experiment., Applied Geochemistry, 88, 95-102.
  • Trakal, L.; Michálková, Z.; Beesley, L.; Vítková, M.; Ourednícek, P.; Barceló, A.P.; Ettler, V.; Cíhalová, S.; Komárek, M. (2018) AMOchar: Amorphous manganese oxide coating of biochar improves its efficiency at removing metal(loid)s from aqueous solutions., Science of the Total Environment, 625, 71-78.
  • Nolan, A J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 106 - Fonab Forest, Tay Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 105 - Dean Plantation, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Khomik, M. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 104 - Loch Ard Forest Corrie Block, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Butler, B. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 103 - Drumnatorran Forest Blocks, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 102 - Strath Ruisdale Forest Blocks 2017, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 101 - Contin Forest 2017 South Block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 100 - Contin Forest 2017 North Block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A J.; Donnelly, D.; Csillag, Z. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 99 - Deucheran - Mid and South 2017 Blocks, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G.; Farooq, N. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 95 - Knockmountain Wood, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 94 - Glen Hurich Forest 2017 Block, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 93 - Garmony Forest, Mull - West Block 2017, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 85 - South Strome Forest - South Block, 2017, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Riach, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 83 - Wester Dunsyston, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 82 - Easter Dunsyston, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 79 - Selm Muir Wood, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.

  • Sizmur, T.; Quilliam, R.; Perigrina-Puga, A.; Moreno-Jimenez, E.; Beesley, L.; Gomez-Eyles, J.L. (2015) Application of biochar for soil remediation., In: Guo, M., He, Z., Uchimiya, M. (eds.). Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers. SSSA Special Publication 63, Madison, USA, pp1-30.
  • Nehls, T.; Jiang, Y.; Dennehy, C.; Zhan, X.; Beesley, L. (2015) From waste to value: urban agriculture enables cycling of resources in cities., In: Lohrberg, F., Licka, L., Scazzosi, L. & Timpe, A. (eds.). Urban Agriculture Europe. Jovis, Berlin, Chapter 5.1., pp170-173.
  • Chipunga, L.; Magidimisha, H.H.; Hardman, M.; Beesley, L. (2015) The importance of soil quality in the safe practice of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa., In: Brearley, F.Q. & Thomas, A.D. (eds.). Land-Use Change Impacts on Soil Processes: Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems. CABI, Oxon, Chapter 7, pp72-84.
  • Beesley, L.; Moreno, E.; Fellet, G.; Carrijo, L.; Sizmur, T. (2015) Biochar and heavy metals., In: Lehmann, J. & Joseph, S. (eds.). Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology. Earthscan, London, pp563-594
  • Gomez-Eyles, J.L.; Beesley, L.; Moreno-Jimenez, E.; Ghosh, U.; Sizmur, T. (2013) The potential of biochar amendments to remediate contaminated soils., In: Ladygina , N. & Rineau, F. (eds.). Biochar and soil biota. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire 03748, USA/Jersey, British Isles.

  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 130 - Allean Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 129 - Loch Chon 2019 Blocks, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 127 - Queensway Forest 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 126 - Pencloe 2019 Block, Galloway Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 1235 - Lanehead Farm, Galloway Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 124 - Knapdale 2019 West Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 123 - Knapdale Forest 2019 Mid Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 122 - Knapdale 2019 East Block, West Argyll Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 121 - Ashietiel 2019 Block, Dumfries and Borders Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 119 - Kindrogan Forest 2019 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 118 - Blackcraig Forest Tay Forest District, 2019., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 117 - Rest and Be Thankful, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District (2019)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Butler, B.M.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 116 - Glen Loy Forest, Lochaber Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Butler, B.M.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 115 - Glen Markie Forest 2018 Blocks, Tay Forest District., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2020) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 113 - Drummond Hill, Tay Forest District (2018)., Digital Soils Spatial Data and Report uploaded to ForesterWeb.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 112 - Loch Ard Forest Corriegrennan Block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 110 - Glen Righ Forest 2018 block, Lochaber Forest District (2019).
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 109 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 north block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Soil survey digital map data and technical reports., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical report for Forestry Commission, scale 1:10,000, volume 107 - Torrachilty Forest 2018 south block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2019).
  • Troldborg, M.; Beesley, L.; Stockan, J.; Avery, L.; Hough, R.L. (2019) Development of approach for modelling water flow and contaminant mass balances at Dinnet., Internal Report, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 6pp.

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