Global Land-Ecosystem Modelling
The Global Land Ecosystem Modelling group is interested in how land ecosystems, climate change and land-use change interact globally. A number of related key questions are explored through a range of modelling approaches, to also identify solutions to sustainable development arising from land system dynamics. We conduct our research as part of many international research co-operations and joint activities such as model-intercomparison projects.
Three core topics are covered by the group:
- Land-climate interactions, specifically how the processes that control carbon, water and nitrogen flows in ecosystems respond to changes in temperature and precipitation
- Ecosystem functional diversity and services, specifically how we can better link biodiversity and ecosystem processes in global-scale modelling
- Impacts and future of land use, specifically how socio-economic factors and climate change affect productivity, crop and forest yields, and how different land management strategies could serve to maintain and enhance these sustainably.
Head of Division