The Ecosystem Lab seeks to understand what makes contemporary ecosystems; and how they may be affected by direct human pressures and global atmospheric change. Led by Yadvinder Malhi.Projects +
The Ecosystems Governance Group seeks to strengthen our understanding of how state and non-state institutions and actors shape decisions about the conservation and use of natural resources around the world. Led by Constance McDermottProjects +
The Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Climate Adaptation research group is at the forefront of mapping, assessing and valuing the effects of environmental change on species, ecosystems and the services they provide. Led by Pam Berry.Projects +
Dr Chris Doughty explains his research and how important nutrients are recycled by large megafauna.
Professor Yadvinder Malhi introduces our recent conference which examines the role that large animals (megafauna) play in ecosystem function in the context of past, present and future ecosystems.
OUR RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN DROUGHT-AFFECTED PLOTS SLOWED BY AROUND 10 PERCENT OVER SIX MONTHS BUT THE GROWTH OF TREES DURING A SEVERE DROUGHT WAS UNCHANGED.Doughty et al (2015) Drought impact on forest carbon dynamics and fluxes in Amazonia. Nature.