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Dr Mike Jeffries

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

As with so many ecologists it is hard to tell when the child with a net and jam-jar dabbling in a pond turned into the researcher with a net and a white tray dabbling in multivariate statistics. I am by training a zoologist (University of Bristol, 1980), the great good fortune of a doctorate from John Lawton’s lab at York, (1985) and five years at Edinburgh University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources before joining Northumbria University. And like so many academics, the occasional diversion as shop assistant, civil servant and Punch and Judy man.

Mike Jeffries


  • Ecology PhD January 01 1990
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Factors influencing student non-attendance at formal teaching sessions, Sloan, D., Manns, H., Mellor, T., Jeffries, M. 1 Nov 2020, In: Studies in Higher Education
  • ’Is it okay to go out on the pull without it being nasty?’, Jeffries, M. 2 Oct 2020, In: Gender and Education
  • Quantifying organic carbon storage in temperate pond sediments, Gilbert, P., Taylor, S., Cooke, D., Deary, M., Jeffries, M. 18 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Management
  • High carbon burial rates by small ponds in the landscape, Taylor, S., Gilbert, P., Cooke, D., Deary, M., Jeffries, M. 1 Feb 2019, In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Tyneside’s Skateworlds and their Transformation, Swords, J., Jeffries, M. 26 Sep 2018, This is not an Atlas, Transcript
  • Quantifying rapid spatial and temporal variations of CO2 fluxes from small, lowland freshwater ponds, Gilbert, P., Cooke, D., Deary, M., Taylor, S., Jeffries, M. Jun 2017, In: Hydrobiologia
  • "Where does Facebook live?" Mapping identities in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Messer, S., Swords, J., Jeffries, M. 4 Sep 2017, Architecture Connects, London, UK, Oxford Brookes University
  • Conservation of aquatic invertebrates: concerns, challenges and conundrums, Collier, K., Probert, P., Jeffries, M. Sep 2016, In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
  • en_counter, Jeffries, M., Messer, S., Swords, J. 13 May 2016
  • Flood, drought and the inter-annual variation to the number and size of ponds and small wetlands in an English lowland landscape over three years of weather extremes, Jeffries, M. 1 Mar 2016, In: Hydrobiologia

PGR Supervision

Scott Taylor Exploring Factors Driving Organic Carbon Burial and Storage in Small Constructed Ponds: An Experimental Approach Start: 20/06/2016

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