Dr Cristina Santin Nuno

Honorary Associate Professor, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 9846

Email address

Office - 135
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a wildfire researcher who is passionate about her topic and about working with amazing people around the world. I did an undergraduate degree in Biology (2003) at the University of Oviedo (Spain) where I also received my PhD in 2009. In 2011, I moved to Swansea to start my work on wildfires, a subject I have always been fascinate about.

My current research focuses on the effects of fire, both wildfires and prescribed burns, on carbon dynamics. I also study fire impacts on soils and waters, social perceptions of fire, and fuels and fire behaviour. I have been lucky enough to do fieldwork in many different ecosystems across the world such as Atlantic heathlands (UK and Spain), tropical savannah (South Africa), the boreal forest (Canada) or the dry sclerophyllous forest (Australia). I am also associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences and always keen on outreach activities including talks and articles for the general public.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Wildfires
  • Prescribed fires
  • Carbon cycle
  • Pyrogenic carbon
  • Fuels
  • Water quality
  • Social perceptions of fire
  • Soils

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