Dr Cristina Santin Nuno
Research Fellow
Telephone: (01792) 295036
Room: Office - 135
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus


  1. & Editorial: From Fires to Oceans: Dynamics of Fire-Derived Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems. Frontiers in Earth Science 7
  2. & Carbon sequestration potential and physicochemical properties differ between wildfire charcoals and slow-pyrolysis biochars. Scientific Reports 7(1)
  3. & Pyrogenic organic matter production from wildfires: a missing sink in the global carbon cycle. Global Change Biology 21(4), 1621-1633.
  4. & Towards a global assessment of pyrogenic carbon from vegetation fires. Global Change Biology 22(1), 76-91.
  5. & Global trends in wildfire and its impacts: perceptions versus realities in a changing world. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371(1696), 20150345

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  • BIOM22 Environmental Assessment and Management

    This module covers Environmental Assessment & Management skills. Students enrolled in this module will learn to choose suitable environmental management systems to solve environmental problems in the real world, to apply a variety of techniques to environmental evaluation, and to make environmental impact assessments and reports. This module introduces the SPICOSA System Approach Framework through stakeholder interaction and construction of conceptual models of ecosystems followed by delivery of the outcomes of these to stakeholders. It aims to give the students an overview of the full process of developing a generic management strategy for a range of natural ecosystems.

  • GEG252M Geographical Fieldwork skills: Mallorca

    The module is concerned with identifying and defining geographical questions within the Mallorca, which serves as an example of a region with a Mediterranean climate, and applying relevant geographical skills, knowledge and techniques to these questions. The general aims are to observe, analyse and achieve an understanding of the varied geographical landscape and inherent features of Mallorca and the Mediterranean. Students taking this module will gain experience in research design, methodologies, data analysis and presentation methods, including seminars, posters and reports. Students taking this field course focus on either the physical or human geography on the region and conduct project work appropriate to their specialism. The module comprises preparatory lectures in Swansea during teaching block 2 and a one week field course, which typically runs in the last week of teaching block 2.


  • “Towards a year-round use of fire to generate fuel breaks for wildfire risk reduction: the role of stakeholder perceptions” (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Stefan Doerr
  • Vegetation fires and their impacts on ecosystem services in the UK (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Cynthia Froyd
    Other supervisor: Prof Stefan Doerr