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Simon Lewis Dr Simon Lewis

Contact details

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


+44 (0) 113 34 33337

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Research overview

The main focus of my research is on the impacts and interactions of multiple anthropogenic global change phenomena and tropical forests. I am interested in better understanding how humans are impacting on the 'Earth System', specifically the tropical forest biome.


Latest publications

  • Phillips OL; Lewis SL (2014) Evaluating the tropical forest carbon sink, Global Change Biology, . doi: 10.1111/gcb.12423
  • Butt N; Malhi Y; New M; MacĂ­a MJ; Lewis SL 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
  • Baker TR; Pennington RT; Magallon S; Gloor E; Laurance WF et al. (2014) Fast demographic traits promote high diversification rates of Amazonian trees, Ecology Letters, 17, pp.527-536. doi: 10.1111/ele.12252
  • Lewis SL (2014) Scientist-versus-activist debates mislead the public, Nature, 506, pp.409-409. doi: 10.1038/506409a
  • Talbot J; Lewis SL; Lopez-Gonzalez G; Brienen RJW; Monteagudo A et al. (2014) Methods to estimate aboveground wood productivity from long-term forest inventory plots, Forest Ecology and Management, 320, pp.30-38. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.02.021

Current projects

  • 2004-2009 Evaluating Functional and Biodiversity Changes Across Tropical Forests.

More work in progress

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