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I am an Associate Professor in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Reading

My research interests are:

  •  Improving soils by applying organic amendments
  • The impact of soil organisms (e.g. earthworms) on their environment
  • Understanding the effect of climate change on soil biogeochemical cycles
  • Remediation of contaminated soil, water, and sediment using biochar
  • Designing novel experimental environments that mimic soil

Please browse the pages on the navigation pane to find out about research projects I was involved in as a PhD student and postdoctoral researcher

I am always happy to hear from people who would like to find out a little more about my research.   

Please email me: t.sizmur@reading.ac.uk




Latest News

Book Review: Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments

*Now Recruiting* Senior Research Technician in Environmental Chemistry

Special Issue on Mercury Biogeochemistry and Fate

*NOW RECRUITING* Postdoc in Soil Biogeochemistry

Inviting applications to two NERC PhD studentships

New paper on predicting the sorption capacity of biochars based on feedstock and pyrolysis temperature

6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter

Biochar modificaiton improves inorganic pollutant recovery from water

Soil Health PhD deadline extended to 4th August

Welcome Emma and Sion

Rare earth elements: Chemistry, fate and environmental impact

The Free Radicals improv troupe perform a sketch on soil biodiversity

PhD studentship to develop soil health indicators

Paper on why straw is a better food source for earthworms if made physically accessible

Paper published on mercury flux from salt marshes

PhD position to model the impacts of climate change on earthworm ecosystem services

The 7th SETAC World Congress

PhD opportunity to study the transfer of metals from soil to plants to pollinators

#YourCareerInSoilOrPlantSciences Blog post

Soil Health Survey Results

Paper published in PLOS One

Welcome Morgann

Field Class

Mercury Biogeochemistry Blog Post

PhD in Environmental Science

MSc Graduation day

Paper on Mercury Biogeochemistry Published Online

Effects of coastal managed retreat on mercury biogeochemistry

Soil Health and Organic Matters

Welcome Marijke

Welcome Alfonso

Little Owls go worm hunting

Coal Authority Visits

6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

Welcome Jennifer and Valentin

Welcome to Claire, Laurretta, Olivier and Heather

Soil Health and Management workshop

MSc Environmental Pollution Field Class to Devon

Biochar for Environmental Management: Science, Technology and Implementation

Mines, Mudflats and Manure

Healthy Soils Workshop

PhD Studentship: How can we make better use of crop residues?

Plant a Tree - Soil Scientist Included

PhD position available

Seminar at East Malling Research

New position at Reading University