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Martin Sullivan Dr Martin Sullivan

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Room Garstang 10.14
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 31039

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Research overview

My research investigates how tropical forests respond to global change by analysing pan-tropical patterns in forest dynamics. I work on the TForces project, which brings together a large network of collaborators to construct a Pan-Tropical Observatory of Forest Function.

My previous work focused on modelling the spread and impacts of non-native species and understanding the drivers of change in UK bird communities.


Sullivan MJP et al. (2018) Field methods for sampling tree height for tropical forest biomass estimation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Qie L, Lewis SL, Sullivan MJP et al. (2017) Long-term carbon sink in Borneo’s forests halted by drought and vulnerable to edge effects. Nature Communications 8: 1966.

Sullivan MJP, Talbot J, Lewis SL, Phillips OL et al. (2017) Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Scientific Reports 7: 39102

Sullivan MJP, Davy A, Grant A, Mossman HL (2017) Is saltmarsh restoration success constrained by matching natural environments or altered succession? A test using niche models. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Sullivan MJP, Thomsen MA, Suttle KB (2016) Grassland responses to increased rainfall depend on the timescale of forcing. Global Change Biology 22: 1655-1665

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