Telephone: +44 1904 432896
Title: Senior Research Fellow
Expertise: air pollution impacts
Kevin Hicks, PhD (Air Pollution Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems), BSc (Hons) (Plant Science) has been a Research Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute centre at York (SEI-Y) since 1997.
His research interests cover air pollution impacts on terrestrial ecosystems from local to global scales, ecosystem services, air pollution issues in developing countries, linkages between air pollution and climate change, and the transfer of scientific information to the policy process.
A main responsibility at SEI has been co-ordination of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) funded Regional Air Pollution in Developing Countries (RAPIDC) Programme. He assisted RAPIDC activities that led to the development of the Malé Declaration in South Asia and APINA, the Air Pollution Information Network for Africa, in southern Africa, which have both motivated action on air pollution issues at Ministerial level in the respective regions.
Since 2004 he has been responsible for jointly managing the development of the Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum, which was established by the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) and SEI to promote air pollution abatement at the regional, hemispheric and global scales. A highlight of this initiative is that it has helped to raise awareness of the potential for developing integrated co-benefit strategies for air pollution and climate change and has led to SEI's involvement in a UNEP Assessment of black carbon and tropospheric ozone.
He has organized international workshops on nitrogen deposition impacts to ecosystems and attended UN/ECE scientific and other national/international meetings on air pollution issues, as well as currently being involved in the European Nitrogen Assessment. He has
also worked on projects for the UK government related to air pollution impacts and the development of the ecosystem services approach. He has 12 peer-reviewed publications and 29 reports and book contributions.
Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security (Journal article - 2012)
GEO-5 Chapter 2: Atmosphere (Book chapter - 2012)
Energy and Environment (Book chapter - 2012)
Applying the ecosystem service concept to air quality management in the UK: a case study for ammonia (Journal article - 2011)
Dry and wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and phosphorus in Singapore (Journal article - 2011)
Assessing Biodiversity in Europe – the 2010 report (Report - 2010)