Gas Online came about due to the apparent gap in scientific information
on greenhouse gases available on the web. As a greenhouse gas
scientist I was disappointed with the lack of a comprehensive
and up to date greenhouse gas science web resource and, having
a few website building skills myself, thought I'd have a go.
What I have produced still falls short of ideal, but it at least
provides a great way for me to keep track of, and catalogue, new
research on greenhouse gases and global warming. In designing
Greenhouse Gas Online my aim has been to provide information primarily
useful to greenhouse gas researchers like myself. Hopefully, much
of the information will be useful to non-scientists as well.
I have tried to keep the overall format of the site consistent
with that used by my funding body, the Natural Environment Research
Council (UK), but they bear no responsibility for any content
here. Greenhouse Gas Online is the fourth website I have produced,
but the first relating directly to my job. Who knows?, in the
long term it may become a key web based resource for future greenhouse
gas scientists, in the mean time I just hope you enjoy the site...
Dave Reay studied Marine Biology at Liverpool University and
graduated in 1994. He went on to gain a PhD jointly with the British
Antarctic Survey and Essex University studying the response of
Southern Ocean algae and bacteria to temperature change. After
gaining his doctorate he continued working as a post-doc at Essex,
investigating the impact of land-use on the soil methane sink.
In 2001 he moved to Edinburgh University to investigate emissions
of the greenhouse gas 'nitrous oxide' from agriculture, then carbon
dioxide fluxes in forests, and then to work there as a NERC
research fellow in the School of Geosciences studing methane and
nitrous oxide emissions due to land-use change. Dave became the
university's first lecturer in carbon management in 2008, a senior
lecturer in 2009 and a Reader in 2013. He is also designer and
editor of a popular Southern
Ocean website. He enjoys running, Test Match Special, and
writing stories for his daughters. Dave heads up the award-winning
Masters programme on Carbon
Management at Edinburgh'.
Sarah Reay is director of Black
Dog Textiles, a Scottish business producing handmade and
handbags. As well as a successful range of tartan
bags and evening
bags made from recycled materials Black Dog Textiles also
and recycling workshops across Scotland.