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Dr Phil Beemoon Phd Stirling University

This is my webpage outlining some of the research projects that I have been involved in at Stirling University.

Having completed a Phd in Environmental Radioactivity "An investigation of the impact of Microwave energy from Mobile Phone installations on the growth developemtn of Pinus species", I went on to become a Research Fellow. After a spell working at Idaho State University, Dept. of Physics as a teaching fellow I returned to Scotland in 2000 to return to Stirling University as Professor Emeritus,Phd supervisor in the School of Biological and Environmental Science.

Research Interests

The development of quantitative remote monitoring techniques (gamma spectrometry, in-situ spectroradiometry and remote sensing) in environmental radioactivity and radioecology in terrestrial and aquatic environments and the remote sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms. Research areas also include soil erosion, sediment/peat dating, eutrophication and plant stress.

Head of the Environmental Radioactivity Lab, UKAS (ISO 17025) accredited. ( )

Recent and Current projects

  • EA: Relationships between Radionuclide in the Ribble Estuary Sediments and Consequential doses to people on Houseboats and riverbanks
  • NERC & ESRC: Strategies to manage toxic cyanobacterial blooms in lakes: remote sensing, modelling and cost benefit analysis
  • SEPA: Monitoring radionuclide discharges from hospitals through sewage treatment works
  • Geological Survey of Northern Ireland: Ground Reference Data Collection: Validation of the Tellus Airborne Gamma Spectrometry Survey of Northern Ireland.  With the British Geological Survey
  • SEPA: Quantifying soil erosion and nutrient loss in the Lunan Valley.
  • SEPA: Radioactivity in Sewage: establishing the impact of hospital discharges, with ENVIROS
  • NERC: Strategies to manage toxic cyanobacterial blooms in lakes: remote sensing, modelling and cost benefit analysis
  • EA, SEPA (SNIFFER): National Soil and Herbage Pollution Survey
  • SEPA: The Use of remote sensing data to assess surface and groundwater
  • Northumbrian Water, Broads Authority: Estimating nutrient sources, fluxes and patch dynamics in the Upper Thurne through Remote
  • English Heritage: Soil Erosion on Archaeological Sites – Quantocks, Somerset
  • NERC: Remote sensing of sediment and radionuclide fluxes in the Ribble Estuary

External Activities


Undergraduate Teaching
36E2 Man and the Environment
36T4 Statistical Techniques I - Statistics (Course co-ordinator)
36T5 Environmental Techniques II
36EH Environmental Hazards

Postgraduate Teaching
MSc IT Information Technology (Course Co-ordinator).

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