Dr Sarah Greene (Geosystems)
Sarah is a palaeoclimatologist, geobiologist, and numerical modeller studying the biogeochemical cycling of carbon between the atmosphere, the ocean, and marine sediments. Particular research interests include mass extinctions and other rapid carbon cycle perturbations, multi-mullion year carbon cycle trends (co-evolution of life and the carbon cycle), and how biogeochemical cycling within marine sediments influences the rock record. Sarah also studies microbially-mediated carbonate rocks, such as stromatolites, to gain insight into past climates and environments.
Dr Peter Hopcroft (Geosystems)
Peter is interested in understanding and predicting climate change in both the past and future. Peter specialises in using Earth System models, particularly as applied to the periods prior to industrialisation.
Dr Steve Jones (Geosystems)
Steve Jones is a numerate geologist who studies the influence of the deep earth on climate. His published work spans mantle and crustal processes, oceanography and atmospheric science.
Dr Gregor C. Leckebusch (Environmental Health Sciences)
Dr Gregor Leckebusch is a leading expert in natural science research on meteorological and climatological extreme events and related impact assessments. He played a key role in multiple national and international interdisciplinary projects dedicated to natural variability of and anthropogenic changes in extremes and impacts. Focus of his actual research is a better understanding of physical processes in the coupled climate system in order to quantify related uncertainties from different sources.
Dr Tom Pugh (Environmental Health Sciences)
Tom Pugh is a scientist who works on in interactions and feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate system at the regional and global scales. His focus topics are currently rates of carbon turnover and tree mortality in forest ecosystems, influence of forest management on the global carbon sink, and the response of forests and crops to elevated carbon dioxide. He investigates these processes using a combination of computer modelling and big data analysis.
Dr Martin Widmann (Geosystems)
Martin Widmann is a climate scientist. His current main research area is regional climate change, in particular the development and validation of statistical downscaling methods. He also studies past climates; the main activity in this field is the development of data assimilation methods to combine climate simulations with empirical knowledge from proxy data.