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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

  • 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.
  • Riach, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 92 - Garmony Forest, Mull - Mid 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.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 84 - South Strome Forest - North 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.
  • Trakal, L.; Raya-Moreno, I.; Mitchell, K.; Beesley, L. (2017) Stabilization of metal(loid)s in two contaminated agricultural soils: Comparing biochar to its non-pyrolysed source material., Chemosphere, 181, 150-159.
  • Moreno-Jimenez, E.; Sepulveda, R.; Esteban, E.; Beesley, L. (2017) Efficiency of organic and mineral based amendments to reduce metal[loid] mobility and uptake (Lolium perenne) from a pyrite-waste contaminated soil., Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 174, 46-52.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G.A. (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 56 - Craigvinean 2015 Block, Tay Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 68 - Kirkton 2016 Block, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J. ; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 73 - Glen Finart Forest 2016, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G.A. (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 72 - East Loch Eck Forest 2016, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 64 - Blar-a-chaorain 2016, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Khomik, M. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 78 - Torrachilty 2016 block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G.A. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 58 - Craigvinean 2016 block, Tay Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 61 - Garmony Forest, Mull - north block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 63 - Enrick 2016 block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 65 - Blackmuir Wood, north block, Strathpeffer, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 67 - Culloden Forest 2016 Block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 75 - Glenachulish Forest 2016, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D. (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 76 - Glenhurich Forest 2016, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Riach, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 92 - Garmony Forest, Mull - Mid 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.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D. (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 84 - South Strome Forest - North 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.

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