David is a professor of soil science at Newcastle University, specialising in geochemistry and mineralogy with an interest in how soils and plants interact in response to climate change and also how soil processes can be exploited to minimise the effects of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. His research interests include carbon capture through carbonate precipitation or biochar addition and plant nutrient supply, especially novel sources of potassium. David has over 30 years of global experience working with extractive industries in connection with the production, processing and use of raw minerals. He has drawn upon his previous research into granites and petroleum systems to develop novel sources of carbon-neutral geoenergy, including deep geothermal power generation in northern England.
Younger, P L, and Manning, D A C. 2010. Hyper-permeable granite: Lessons from test-pumping in the Eastgate Geothermal Borehole, Weardale, UK. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 43 (1), p5–10.
Manning, D A C, Younger, P L, Smith, F W, Jones, J M, Dufton, D J, and Diskin, S. 2007. A deep geothermal exploration well at Eastgate, Weardale, UK: a novel exploration concept for low-enthalpy resources. Journal of the Geological Society, 164(2), p371–382.
Manning, D A C, and Strutt, D W. 1990. Metallogenetic significance of a North Pennine springwater. Mineralogical Magazine, 54(4), p629–636.