Dr Christopher Laing
Lecturer in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences


My teaching covers undergraduate levels 1 to 3 and MSc components within CLES. I am a member of the joint University of Exeter and MET office carbon group and the Technology Enhanced Learning lead for CLES.

Broad research specialisms:

My work focuses on environmental biogeochemical cycling staged in the context of environmental change. In particular I am interested in nutrient cycling in river systems, marine environments and terrestrial ecosystems. A consistent theme of my research prior to teaching has been the cycling of carbon in organic material and its subsequent release, storage and transport. This work has a strong analytical component supported by field and laboratory studies with modeling components.

Since joining Biosciences in Cornwall I have developed local research programmes that focus on monitoring the health and diversity of Cornwall's marine environment. Specifically I am working with students, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and local harbour authorities to monitor benthic community recruitment in the Fal and Seagrass health along the south coast of Cornwall.


MSc, PhD

Contact details

Tel+44 (0)1326 259337
AddressPeter Lanyon Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Treliever Road
TR10 9FE

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