We conduct global ecology modelling (GEM) to help us predict and combat climate change.
We are a highly interdisciplinary research team, using a wide range of approaches to generate a fundamental understanding of the ecological processes that drive the carbon cycle and climate system. This understanding can provide us with the tools to understand and address global change.
Ultimately, we aim to bridge the gap between fundamental research and applied action, by exploring:
- How biological diversity is established, maintained and distributed across natural ecosystems.
2. How those biological communities influence ecosystem functioning, carbon cycling and the climate.
3. How human-driven changes in those biological communities will alter ecosystem functioning, carbon cycling and the climate over the rest of the century.