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Nikki Dodd

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Research Scientist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Nikki is a project manager within CREW (Centre of Expertise for Waters). As part of the CREW Facilitation Team, Nikki is responsible for managing projects within the CREW River Basin Management Plan theme, and provides support for projects within the CREW Drinking Water theme, additionally liaising with policy teams in both of these areas to develop and shape their research requirements. Nikki is also involved in the running and development of the Hydro Nation Scholars Programme, working with Laura Logie and the wider team to support and provide training for the Hydro Nation Scholars in areas related to water policy, research and industry.

Nikki has been based at the James Hutton Institute since January 2010, initially to conduct fieldwork and laboratory work for her PhD, and since June 2013 as a member of staff within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group. From June 2013 to July 2014, Nikki coordinated the field and laboratory work of a small group within EBS to support research related to water quality, natural flood management and environmental monitoring. From August 2014 to February 2016, as a research scientist, she worked on research and commercial contracts related to water quality and wind farms, river restoration and macronutrients, and contributed to business development activities within James Hutton Limited, the Institute’s commercial subsidiary.

Nikki completed a BSc in Physical Geography at the University of Sheffield in July 2009, followed by a PhD in Ecohydrology through the University of Leeds (completed in February 2014). Her PhD, titled ‘Modelling the ecohydrology of moorland hillslopes’, investigated the effect of muirburn (heather burning) on the ecohydrological functioning of upland temperate hillslopes and combined field-based monitoring with a laboratory experiment and numerical modelling.


  • Marshall, K.; Waylen, K.A.; Wilkinson, M.; Dodd, N.; Beier, S. (2019) Community attitudes to natural flood management (NFM). CRW2018-03, SCOTS Conference Event, Dean Castle Visitor Centre, Kilmarnock, 28 November 2019. Powerpoint presentation.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Lewandowska, D.; Dodd, N. (2012) Forest-to-bog restoration at RSPB Forsinard:Kite-based image analysis., Flow Country Scientific Conference, Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, 23-25 October 2012.
  • Dodd, N.; Dunn, S.M.; Baird, A.J.; Wainwright, J. (2012) Ecohydrological patterns and vegetation management practices: importance for whole-hillslope hydrological behaviour. Examples from northern temperate hillslopes., Proceedings of the 11th British Hydrological Society National Symposium, University of Dundee, Dundee, 9-11 July 2012.

  • Helliwell, R.C.; Glendell, M.; Zhang, Z.; Dodd, N.; Beier, S.; Ferrier, R.C.; Stutter, M.I. (2019) Working at the science-policy interface: Lessons from CREW on emerging issues and innovative approaches to monitoring and management in Scotland., India UK Water Centre Workshop, Science and Innovation for Catchment Management, University of Warwick, Coventry, 8-10 May 2019.
  • Dodd, N.H.; Dunn, S.M.; Baird, A.J.; Wainwright, J. (2010) Exploring ecohydrological functioning through characterisation of spatiotemporal patterns in vegetation and soil moisture., EGU Leonardo 2010 International Conference "Looking at Catchments in Colours: Debating New Ways of Generating and Filtering Information in Hydrology", Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg 10-12 November 2010.

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