Dr Hannah Lehnhart-Barnett

PhD, BSc

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
E: hannah.lehnhart-barnett@universityofgalway.ie


Hannah Lehnhart-Barnett is a peatland scientist who studies blanket bog hydrology and hydrochemistry. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Galway and part of the SAPHIRE team, investigating the use of sensors and telecommunication technology to better characterise hydrological and biogeochemical processes operating in natural and degraded blanket bogs in Ireland. She graduated with a BSc in Geography from the University of Glasgow in 2017, and completed her PhD research at the University of Liverpool in 2022, with her thesis titled: Peatland restoration on the North York Moors: implications for hydrological functioning and water quality.

Research Interests

  • Peatland hydrology and hydrochemistry
  • Catchment analysis
  • Forest-to-bog restoration
  • Machine learning
  • Open-source electronics for environmental monitoring

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'The influence of land cover, including Nootka lupin, on organic carbon exports in east Icelandic rivers'
Hannah Lehnhart-Barnett and Susan Waldron (2020) 'The influence of land cover, including Nootka lupin, on organic carbon exports in east Icelandic rivers'. CATENA, 184 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2020) EGU General Assembly 2020,
Hannah Lehnhart-Barnett, Richard Chiverrell (2020) Rewilding blanket bog from former conifer plantations: hydrological processes, aquatic biogeochemistry and carbon fluxes. [Oral Presentation], EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-9819 , 04-MAY-20 - 08-MAY-20. [Details]


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2022 University of Liverpool PhD Peatland restoration, hydrology and water chemistry
2017 University of Glasgow BSc Geography