Areas of expertise
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Sustainable Land Systems
Katy holds a BSc in Physic
with Astrophysics and an MSc in Applied Geophysics from The University of
Birmingham. Her PhD was carried out at Cranfield and assessed the source and
delivery processes of organic carbon transfer across the terrestrial-to-aquatic
continuum using a combined sediment fingerprinting and carbon loss modelling
approach. Between the completion of her MSc and beginning her PhD at
Cranfield, Katy spent many years in industry as a software engineer and data
Katy is a researcher and
modeller interested in optimising catchment land use for ecosystem services,
biodiversity, water quality, and soil and carbon management. Her
cross-disciplinary research includes soil science, biogeochemistry, sediment
fingerprinting, carbon loss modelling and agroforestry biophysical modelling. Katy's
previous work contributed to the delivery of Cranfield’s work in
water and waterway engineering and materials science in the EPSRC-funded
project ‘Improved prediction of cohesive sediment erosion based on
inter-particle forces’. This research aimed to provide a means to predict
the effects of sediment properties and water chemistry on erosion thresholds. Currently,
Katy is an Agroforestry Modeller as part of the BEIS funded BIOFORCE (BIOmass FORestry CrEation)
aimed at creating geospatial data systems to upscale
national forestry-based biomass production.
Articles In Journals
- Wiltshire C, Waine TW, Grabowski RC, Meersmans J, Thornton B, Addy S & Glendell M (2023) Assessing n-alkane and neutral lipid biomarkers as tracers for land-use specific sediment sources, Geoderma, 433 (May) Article No. 116445.
- Wiltshire C, Glendell M, Waine TW, Grabowski RC & Meersmans J (2022) Assessing the source and delivery processes of organic carbon within a mixed land use catchment using a combined n-alkane and carbon loss modelling approach, Journal of Soils and Sediments, 22 (May) 1629-1642.
- Wiltshire C, Waine T, Grabowski R, Glendell M, Thornton B, Addy S & Meersmans J (2022) Assessing the source and delivery of organic carbon at a catchment scale using a combined sediment fingerprinting and carbon loss modelling approach. In: EGU General Assembly, 2022, Vienna, 23-27 May 2022.
- Wiltshire K, Glendell M, Waine T, Grabowski R, Thornton B & Meersmans J (2021) From field to stream: Tracing streambed organic carbon origins at a catchment scale. In: EGU General Assembly, 2021, Virtual Event, 19-30 April 2021.