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Dr Annette Ryan

Area Safety Officer, Laboratory Manager

Annette Ryan

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 594534

Research overview

My research background encompasses three years working for the British Antarctic Survey in the Antarctic as a Meteorologist and Physicist, a PhD in Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions, and six years working as a Senior Research Associate in Atmospheric and Crop Sciences.

I now oversee Health and Safety for the Lancaster Environment Centre, am a member of the LEC Management and Athena SWAN Groups and manage the Soils and Ecosystem Ecology Research Laboratory for the Soils, Plant and Land Systems Research Group at Lancaster University. This facility supports the work of up to 11 Professors and Lecturers, approximately 60 research staff and students and has four smaller associated satellite laboratories used for specific analysis or types of work. The research group focuses on plant-soil interactions, soil and ecosystem biogeochemistry, macronutrient cycles and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Web Links

Soil, Plant and Land Systems



Plant and Soil Ecology Research Laboratory



EU Drought Tolerant Yielding Plants: 



Research Grants

2007 Successfully bid for student bursary to cover travel, accomodation and conference registration to attend the Gordon Research Conference "Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere" Ventura, CA

2008 Awarded student bursary (£531) to cover cost of conference registration and accomodation at the NCAS conference. 

2012 Successfully bid for financial support from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University to purchase a portable photosynthesis system (LiCOR 6400XT). Awarded £30 K

2014 Part of a sucessful bid for financial support to purchase a Total Organic Carbon with Total Nitrogen Analyser (Shimadzu TOC-L-TN).

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