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Dr Annette Ryan

Senior LEC Technical Manager and Departmental Safety Officer

Annette Ryan

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Research overview

My background encompasses three years working for the British Antarctic Survey in the Antarctic as a Meteorologist and Physicist, a PhD in Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions, six years working as a Senior Research Associate in Atmospheric and Crop Sciences, and six years managing the Soil and Ecosystem Ecology Laboratories in the Lancaster Environment Centre.

LEC is the largest department in Lancaster University. In 2007 Environmental Science, Biological Science and Geography were brought together to form LEC. We are one of the worlds largest centres for environmental research and our resaerch and teaching reflects our diverse expertise spanning the natural and social sciences.

In July 2021, I became the departmental Senior Technical Manager and Safety Officer. This involves leading a team of 24 core funded technical staff, ensuring staff and students have access to appropriate facilties, resources and support and managing Health and Safety across the department

Web Links

LEC - About Us



Plant and Soil Ecology Research Laboratory



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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