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Dr Alona Armstrong

Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Sciences

  1. 2021
  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Opportunities to enhance pollinator biodiversity in solar parks

    Blaydes, H., Potts, S. G., Whyatt, D. & Armstrong, A., 31/07/2021, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 145, 20 p., 111065.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Plant functional type indirectly affects peatland carbon fluxes and their sensitivity to environmental change

    Whitaker, J., Richardson, H. R., Ostle, N. J., Armstrong, A. & Waldron, S., 20/03/2021, In: European Journal of Soil Science. 72, 2, p. 1042-1053 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. E-pub ahead of print

    Floating photovoltaics could mitigate climate change impacts on water body temperature and stratification

    Exley, G., Armstrong, A., Page, T. & Jones, I. D., 4/03/2021, In: Solar Energy. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. 2020
  6. Published

    Integrating environmental understanding into freshwater floatovoltaic deployment using an effects hierarchy and decision trees

    Armstrong, A., Page, T., Thackeray, S. J., Hernandez, R. R. & Jones, I., 20/11/2020, In: Environmental Research Letters. 15, 11, 14 p., 114055.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. E-pub ahead of print

    Environmental impacts and benefits of marine floating solar

    Hooper, T., Armstrong, A. & Vlaswinkeld, B., 14/10/2020, In: Solar Energy. 219, p. 11-14 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    The Land Sparing, Water Surface Use Efficiency, and Water Surface Transformation of Floating Photovoltaic Solar Energy Installations

    Cagle, A., Armstrong, A., Exley, G., Grodsky, S., Macknick, J., Sherwin, J. & Hernandez, R. R., 2/10/2020, In: Sustainability. 12, 19, 22 p., 8154.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Simulation of Evapotranspiration at a 3-Minute Time Interval Based on Remote Sensing Data and SEBAL Model

    Li, G., Armstrong, A. & Chang, X., 17/07/2020, In: Applied Sciences. 10, 14, 15 p., 4919.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  10. Published

    Realising co-benefits for natural capital and ecosystem services from solar parks: a co-developed, evidence-based approach

    Randle-Boggis, R., White, P. C. L., Cruz, J., Parker, G., Montag, H., Scurlock, J. M. O. & Armstrong, A., 1/06/2020, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 125, 10 p., 109775.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Southerly winds increase the electricity generated by solar photovoltaic systems

    Waterworth, D. & Armstrong, A., 15/05/2020, In: Solar Energy. 202, p. 123-135 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published
  13. 2019
  14. Published

    Techno–ecological synergies of solar energy for global sustainability

    Hernandez, R. R., Armstrong, A., Burney, J., Ryan, G., Moore-O’Leary, K., Diédhiou, I., Grodsky, S. M., Saul-Gershenz, L., Davis, R., Macknick, J., Mulvaney, D., Heath, G. A., Easter, S. B., Hoffacker, M. K., Allen, M. F. & Kammen, D. M., 1/07/2019, In: Nature Sustainability. 2, 7, p. 560-568 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  15. 2017
  16. Published

    Kinetics of extraction and in situ transesterification of oils from spent coffee grounds

    Najdanovic, V., Yee-Lam Lee, L., Tavares, M. & Armstrong, A. B., 06/2017, In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 5, 3, p. 2611-2616 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. 2016
  18. Published

    Solar park microclimate and vegetation management effects on grassland carbon cycling

    Armstrong, A. B., Ostle, N. J. & Whitaker, J., 13/07/2016, In: Environmental Research Letters. 11, 7, 11 p., 074016.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Ground-level climate at a peatland wind farm in Scotland is affected by wind turbine operation

    Armstrong, A. B., Burton, R., Lee, S., Mobbs, S., Ostle, N. J., Smith, V., Waldron, S. & Whitaker, J., 22/04/2016, In: Environmental Research Letters. 11, 4, 8 p., 044024.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

  20. 2015
  21. Published

    Biotic and abiotic factors interact to regulate Northern peatland carbon cycling

    Armstrong, A., Waldron, S., Ostle, N. J., Richardson, H. & Whitaker, J., 12/2015, In: Ecosystems. 18, 8, p. 1395-1409 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Research agendas for the sustainable management of tropical peatland in Malaysia

    Padfield, R., Waldron, S., Drew, S., Papargyropoulou, E., Kumaran, S., Page, S., Gilvear, D., Armstrong, A., Evers, S., Williams, P., Zakaria, Z., Chin, S. Y., Hansen, S. B., Campos-Arceiz, A., Latif, M. T., Sayok, A. & Tham, M. H., 03/2015, In: Environmental Conservation. 42, 1, p. 73-83 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  23. 2014
  24. Published

    Wind farm and solar park effects on plant–soil carbon cycling: uncertain impacts of changes in ground-level microclimate

    Armstrong, A., Waldron, S., Whitaker, J. & Ostle, N., 06/2014, In: Global Change Biology. 20, 6, p. 1699-1706 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. 2013
  26. Published

    The price of knowledge in the knowledge economy: Should development of peatland in the UK support a research levy?

    Drew, S., Waldron, S., Gilvear, D., Grieve, I., Armstrong, A., Bragg, O., Brewis, F., Cooper, M., Dargie, T., Duncan, C., Harris, L., Wilson, L., McIver, C., Padfield, R. & Shah, N., 1/05/2013, In: Land Use Policy. 32, p. 50-60 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  27. 2012
  28. Published

    Thermal enhancement of natural magnetism as a tool for tracing eroded soil

    Armstrong, A., Quinton, J. & Maher, B., 11/2012, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 37, 14, p. 1567-1572 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

  29. Published

    Multi-scale relationship between peatland vegetation type and dissolved organic carbon concentration

    Armstrong, A., Holden, J., Luxton, K. & Quinton, J. N., 10/2012, In: Ecological Engineering. 47, p. 182-188 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Effects of soil compaction, rain exposure and their interaction on soil carbon dioxide emission

    Novara, A., Armstrong, A., Gristina, L., Semple, K. T. & Quinton, J. N., 07/2012, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 37, 9, p. 994-999 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  31. Published

    Processes controlling the development of a shielding layer on natural soil

    Armstrong, A., Quinton, J., Heng, B. C. P. & Sander, G. C., 02/2012, In: European Journal of Soil Science. 63, 1, p. 54-64 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  32. 2011
  33. Published

    Controls over nutrient dynamics in overland flows on slopes representative of agricultural land in North West Europe

    Armstrong, A., Quinton, J. N., Francis, B., Heng, B. C. P. & Sander, G. C., 15/08/2011, In: Geoderma. 164, 1-2, p. 2-10 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    The impact of drain blocking on an upland blanket bog during storm and drought events, and the importance of sampling-scale

    Wilson, L., Wilson, J., Holden, J., Johnstone, I., Armstrong, A. & Morris, M., 11/07/2011, In: Journal of Hydrology. 404, 3-4, p. 198-208 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Ditch blocking, water chemistry and organic carbon flux: Evidence that blanket bog restoration reduces erosion and fluvial carbon loss

    Wilson, L., Wilson, J., Holden, J., Johnstone, I., Armstrong, A. & Morris, M., 1/05/2011, In: Science of the Total Environment. 409, 11, p. 2010-2018 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Modeling the dynamics of soil erosion and size-selective sediment transport over nonuniform topography in flume-scale experiments

    Heng, B. C. P., Sander, G. C., Armstrong, A., Quinton, J., Chandler, J. H. & Scott, C. F., 10/02/2011, In: Water Resources Research. 47, 2, 11 p., W02513.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Variability of interrill erosion at low slopes

    Armstrong, A., Quinton, J. N., Heng, B. C. P. & Chandler, J. H., 01/2011, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 36, 1, p. 97-106 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. 2010
  39. Published

    Recovery of water tables in Welsh blanket bog after drain blocking: Discharge rates, time scales and the influence of local conditions

    Wilson, L., Wilson, J., Holden, J., Johnstone, I., Armstrong, A. & Morris, M., 24/09/2010, In: Journal of Hydrology. 391, 3-4, p. 377-386 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  40. Published

    Applying close range digital photogrammetry in soil erosion studies

    Heng, B. C. P., Chandler, J. H. & Armstrong, A., 09/2010, In: The Photogrammetric Record. 25, 131, p. 240-265 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    The impact of peatland drain-blocking on dissolved organic carbon loss and discolouration of water : results from a national survey.

    Armstrong, A., Holden, J., Kay, P., Francis, B., Foulger, M., Gledhill, S., McDonald, A. & Walker, A., 5/02/2010, In: Journal of Hydrology. 381, 1-2, p. 112-120 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  42. 2009
  43. Published

    Drain-blocking techniques on blanket peat : a framework for best practice.

    Armstrong, A., Holden, J., Kay, P., Foulger, M., Gledhill, S., McDonald, A. & Walker, A., 08/2009, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 90, 11, p. 3512-3519 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Pumped rainfall simulators: the impact of rain pulses on sediment concentration and size.

    Armstrong, A. & Quinton, J., 07/2009, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 34, 9, p. 1310-1314 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  45. Published

    A pilot study of the efficacy of residuum lodges for managing sediment delivery to impoundment reservoirs.

    Kay, P., Armstrong, A., McDonald, A., Parsons, D., Best, J., Peakall, J., Walker, A., Foulger, M. & Clements, S., 03/2009, In: Water and Environment Journal. 23, 1, p. 52-62 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  46. 2008
  47. Published

    Fitting concentration and load rating curves with generalized linear models.

    Cox, N. J., Warburton, J., Armstrong, A. & Holliday, V. J., 01/2008, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 33, 1, p. 25-39 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. 2007
  49. Published

    Predicting the future carbon budget of an upland peat catchment.

    Worrall, F., Burt, T., Adamson, J., Reed, M., Warburton, J., Armstrong, A. & Evans, M., 11/2007, In: Climatic Change. 85, 1-2, p. 139-158 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published

    The effects of burning and sheep-grazing on water table depth and soil water quality in a upland peat.

    Worrall, F., Armstrong, A. & Adamson, J., 10/06/2007, In: Journal of Hydrology. 339, 1-2, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  51. Published

    Short-term impact of peat drain-blocking on water colour, dissolved organic carbon concentration, and water table depth.

    Worrall, F., Armstrong, A. & Holden, J., 30/04/2007, In: Journal of Hydrology. 337, 3-4, p. 315-325 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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