Organising Committee 

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Dr Adriane Esquivel Muelbert
Lecturer Global Forest Ecology, University of Birmingham

Adriane Esquivel Muelbert is investigates how forests respond to different global change forces and what the implications of these responses are on biodiversity and global biogeochemical cycles. Her work demonstrates the importance of drought tolerance in shaping diversity and composition across Neotropical tree communities and provides evidence that Amazonian forests are changing as a result of the increase in water stress and atmospheric CO2. More recently, she has focused on tree mortality and how tree death varies across large geographical scales.



AM 2022 Adriane Esquivel Muelbert


Dr Tom Pugh
Senior Lecturer (Lund University)
Reader in Biosphere-Atmosphere exchange (University of Birmingham)

Tom leads the Biosphere-Atmosphere exchange group. He splits his time between Lund University and the University of Birmingham (particularly BIFoR). His background is in computational modelling, particularly using global vegetation models. His research aims to improve understanding of the interactions between vegetation and environmental change at large scales. Tom is also the lead investigator on the TreeMort project.

AM 2022 Thomas Pugh