Savanna ecosystems occupy 20% of the Earth’s land surface and are characterized by open canopied mixed woodland with a grassy understorey and seasonal rainfall in… Read More »Savanna Soil Carbon: investigating biological climate resilience
Adapting to extreme environments: Hybridisation and the evolution of contemporary heavy metal tolerance
Climate change, urbanisation and exploitation of natural resources increasingly alter the environment, posing significant challenges for plants and animals. We have a poor understanding of… Read More »Adapting to extreme environments: Hybridisation and the evolution of contemporary heavy metal tolerance
Filling the emissions gap: Investigating the dynamic contribution of soil volatile organic compounds to temperate and tropical forest atmospheres
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) disrupt the chemical equilibrium of the atmosphere causing increased formation of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. The majority of these VOCs… Read More »Filling the emissions gap: Investigating the dynamic contribution of soil volatile organic compounds to temperate and tropical forest atmospheres
This project offers the exciting opportunity to develop fundamental new insight into the certainty of satellite estimates of climate change, with a focus on Earth’s… Read More »A New Framework for Measuring Uncertainty in Satellite Observations of Climate Change
Plants have evolved different versions of photosynthesis to maintain efficiency under diverse environmental conditions. While the vast majority of plants use C3 photosynthesis, some plants… Read More »Diversity and evolution of facultative and constitutive C4 photosynthesis in sedges
Global agriculture is rapidly expanding in response to the growing demand for food, with ‘agricultural frontiers’, such as dry and fertile lands of the Gran… Read More »Nitrogen controls on ecosystem functioning in neotropical dry forests
Poor air quality is a major global health concern affecting all industrialised nations and virtually all of society. Worldwide, ~3 million deaths are attributable to… Read More »Improving UK air quality forecasts during heatwaves
Would you like to earn a PhD doing research at the cutting edge of biodiversity, ecosystem services, environmental genomics and land-use change? We are looking… Read More »Rewilding trajectories: how important are the early years?
The Earth experiences ‘space weather’ that impacts the planetary environment in a variety of ways. These impacts are a recognised environmental hazard, as detailed in… Read More »Space weather at mid-latitudes: climatology, dynamics and drivers of atmospheric Joule heating
Coral reef species are undergoing widespread mortality under increasingly frequent mass coral bleaching events, which will continue until global efforts reduce CO2 emissions. In the… Read More »Angry damsels: do species interactions after overfishing enhance or inhibit coral reef recovery?