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Roel Brienen Dr Roel Brienen

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33381

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Research overview

I am broadly interested in ecosystem functioning and interactions between ecology and the environment with a specific interest on the impact of climate change on tropical forests. My latest research focused on the long-term responses of tropical trees to climate and increasing atmospheric [CO2] levels. In these studies I used tree rings and stable isotopes (δ13C, δ18O), which allow the reconstruction of historical responses of trees to climate over long time intervals and may tell us what to expect for the future. This also provides clues concerning to the resilience of tropical forests to predicted climate change. I am further...


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Current projects

  • NERC Fellowship “Climate change and the Amazon: assessing the impact of climate on tree growth using tree ring widths and isotopes

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