Search site

School of Geography

David Galbraith Dr David Galbraith

Contact details

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

Email:
d.r.galbraith

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 32730

Student hours:

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; Malhi Y; Arag√£o L; Baker T (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; Metcalfe DB; Doughty CE; de Oliveira AAR; 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
  • Marthews TR; Quesada CA; Galbraith DR; Malhi Y; Mullins CE et al. (2014) High-resolution hydraulic parameter maps for surface soils in tropical South America, Geoscientific Model Development, 7, pp.711-723. doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-711-2014
  • Christoffersen BO; Restrepo-Coupe N; Arain MA; Baker IT; Galbraith D et al. (2014) Mechanisms of water supply and vegetation demand govern the seasonality and magnitude of evapotranspiration in Amazonia and Cerrado, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 191, pp.33-50. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.02.008
  • Fyllas NM; Gloor E; Mercado LM; Sitch S; Galbraith DR et al. (2014) Analysing Amazonian forest productivity using a new individual and trait-based model (TFS v.1), Geoscientific Model Development, 7, pp.1251-1269. doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-1251-2014

Current projects

More work in progress

Research affiliations

 

Curriculum Vitae - read more
Publications - read more