FACE People

University of Birmingham academic staff and students involved in ongoing research at the BIFoR FACE facility.  

Rob Mackenzie (Director) and Carolina Mayoral (Postdoctoral researcher) have the overview of all research being completed at the BIFoR FACE facility. Dr Kris Hart is the Operations Manager and Dr Giulio Curioni is our Data Manager and Analyst. 

We have tried to map people into different areas but, as the research is related to forest ecosystems, there is naturally overlap between the areas. Learn more about the measurements and examples of projects underway in our "FACE research" page.  If you would like to make contact with someone but are uncertain as to who to contact please contact BIFoR Administrator Deanne Brettle d.brettle@bham.ac.uk

Aboveground vegetation processes

Belowground vegetation, litter, and soil processes

  • Dr Sami Ullah , Senior Lecturer in Biogeochemistry and Physical Geography
  • Dr Liz Hamilton , Lecturer in Environmental Science
  • Dr Rebecca Bartlett, Lecturer in Biogeochemistry
  • Dr Lesley Batty, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
  • Professor Vince Gauci, Birmingham Professorial Fellow
  • Dr Rosemary Dyson, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
  • Alex Armstrong, PhD student (GEES) 
  • Nine Douwes Dekker, PhD student (GEES) 
  • Iwan Evans, Technician (GEES- FACE Underground) 
  • Katy Faulkner, PhD student at Warwick University
  • James Gore, Technician (GEES- QUINTUS)
  • Robert Grzesik, Technician (GEES - QUINTUS) 
  • Angeliki Kourmouli, Senior Technician (GEES - QUINTUS)
  • Manon Rumeau, PhD student (GEES - QUINTUS) 
  • Clare Ziegler, PhD student (Biosciences) 


Atmospheric processes

Animals (esp invertebrates)

Microbial processes


Plant health and plant diseases

  • Rob Jackson, Chair in Tree Pathology 
  • Graeme Kettles, Lecturer (Biosciences) 
  • Estrella Luna-Diez, Lecturer (Biosciences) 
  • Thomas Welch, Post-doctoral researcher
  • Mojgan Rabiey, Post-doctoral researcher 
  • Rosa Sanchez-Lucas, Post-doctoral researcher
  • Mark Raw, PhD student (Biosciences) 

Vegetation and Land Surface Modelling

Environmental Informatics

  • Richard Hill, PhD student (Western Sydney University cotutelle)