Dr. Stephen Parkes studied for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in chemistry at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He spent 6 years at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), working as an Atmospheric Isotope Scientist with Dr. Alastair Williams. Dr. Parkes research interests include land-atmosphere exchange in agricultural systems, the distribution and transport of atmospheric moisture, and using stable isotopic tracers to better understand the transport of water between the land surface and atmosphere. He joined the Earth System Modelling and Observation team at KAUST in October 2014 and will work with Prof McCabe as a research scientist and a Technical Specialist.
Dr. Parkes is interested in utilizing stable isotope tracers to study biogeochemical cycles. His research focusses on developing novel methodologies based on in-situ measurement technology that can probe the hydrological cycle. He has investigated the added information that stable isotope tracers can provide in hydrological systems over more conventional methodologies. At KAUST Dr. Parkes is focusing on using stable isotope observations to study water use efficiency and pathways for water transport in desert agricultural systems.
Research Interests Keywords
Water and Energy Cycle
Stable water isotopes