Department of Plant Sciences
Climate Science in Plant Sciences
The Department of Plant Sciences provides a focus for fundamental plant molecular processes and their integration at whole plant, community and ecosystem levels. Our research and teaching in the area of Climate Science translates into strong links with the conservation community via the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) and Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF), as well as agricultural impacts co-ordinated via the Cambridge Partnership for Plant Sciences (CPPS).
Plant Sciences staff who are active in climate science are:
- David Coomes (Scaling theory, forest dynamics and diversity, ecosystem function, REDD)
- Peter Carey (Habitat and Countryside survey; orchid dynamics and climate change)
- Nik Cunniffe (Mathematical analysis and model simulations of disease epidemics)
- Chris Gilligan (Epidemiology and modelling, spatial and temporal dynamics of disease)
- Howard Griffiths (Stable isotopes, carbon gain and water use, bioenergy crops, tropical forests
- Julian Hibberd (Evolution and assembly of C4 plants and enhanced crop productivity)
- Ed Tanner (Forest leaf-litter inputs and soil carbon storage; forest diversity and dynamics)
Find further information about the Department of Plant Sciences here.