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School of Geography

Oliver Phillips Prof Oliver Phillips

Contact details

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

Email:
o.phillips

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 36832

Student hours:
Tuesday

Research overview

My long-term research goal is to understand the dynamics of carbon and biodiversity across the world’s tropical forests, how these change with our changing climate, and how they may feedback on the whole planet.

The scale of the endeavour is large, requiring global team-work and a multidisciplinary approach. I personally lead a team of more than 100 researchers in Leeds, across South America, and elsewhere, to understand the behaviour of Amazonian forests in the changing earth system.

 

Latest publications

  • Phillips OL; Lewis SL (2014) Evaluating the tropical forest carbon sink., Glob Chang Biol, 20, pp.2039-2041. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12423
  • Rowland L; Meir P; Malhi Y; Halladay K; Phillips OL et al. (2014) The sensitivity of wood production to seasonal and interannual variations in climate in a lowland Amazonian rainforest, Oecologia, 174, pp.295-306. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2766-9
  • Gatti LV; Domingues LG; Basso LS; Martinewski A; Phillips OL et al. (2014) Drought sensitivity of Amazonian carbon balance revealed by atmospheric measurements, Nature, 506, pp.76-80. doi: 10.1038/nature12957
  • Butt N; Malhi Y; New M; Macía MJ; Phillips OL et al. (2014) Shifting dynamics of climate-functional groups in old-growth Amazonian forests, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7, pp.267-279. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2012.715210
  • Aragão LEOC; Anderson LO; Poulter B; Barlow JB; Phillips OL et al. (2014) Environmental change and the carbon balance of Amazonian forests, Biological Reviews, . doi: 10.1111/brv.12088

 

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