Nancy Dise is Section Head and Science Area Lead for
Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology,
Edinburgh, UK. Previous to this she was a Lecturer (1994-2003) and Senior
Lecturer (2003-5) at the Open University, UK, and Professor of Environmental Science
at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2005 -2013). She was visiting Associate Professor at the
Department of Biology in Villanova University, USA in 2004-5 and has held additional
visiting scientist or postdoctoral positions in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, the
Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
Nancy Dise’s scientific expertise focuses on the biogeochemistry and
biodiversity of a wide variety of terrestrial environments, particularly
peatland, grassland, heathland, and forest.
Of special interest is the impact of natural and anthropogenic drivers
of change – including reactive nitrogen deposition, air pollution, climate
change, episodic or extreme events, and combinations of these drivers – on the
ecological structure and biogeochemical functioning of sensitive ecosystems.