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David Galbraith Dr David Galbraith

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Room 3.66B
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 32730

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Research overview

I am a Lecturer in Earth System Dynamics. My research focuses on improving our understanding of the biogeochemical cycling and vegetation dynamics of tropical forests and how these processes might be affected by global environmental change. 

A core strand of my work involves using field data collected across the tropics to improve the representation of key ecosystem processes in dynamic global vegetation models and ultimately reduce uncertainty in simulations of climate change impacts on tropical forests.


Latest publications

  • Galbraith D; Baker T; Malhi Y; Arag√£o L (2014) The ecosystem dynamics of Amazonian and Andean forests, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7, pp.1-6. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.826744
  • da Costa ACL; de Oliveira AAR; Neto GFC; da Costa MC; Galbraith DR et al. (2014) Ecosystem respiration and net primary productivity after 8-10 years of experimental through-fall reduction in an eastern Amazon forest, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7, pp.7-24. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.798366
  • Galbraith D; Lewis SL; Peh KS-H; Phillips OL; Lloyd J et al. (2013) Residence times of woody biomass in tropical forests, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 6, pp.139-157. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.770578
  • Huntingford C; Mercado LM; Harris PP; Zelazowski P; Galbraith D et al. (2013) Simulated resilience of tropical rainforests to CO -induced climate change, Nature Geoscience, 6, pp.268-273. doi: 10.1038/ngeo1741
  • Coe MT; Greenglass NL; Marthews TR; Malhi Y; Galbraith DR et al. (2013) Deforestation and climate feedbacks threaten the ecological integrity of south-southeastern Amazonia, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368, . doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0155

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