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School of Geography

Emanuel Gloor Prof Emanuel Gloor

Contact details

School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33305

Student hours:
Monday 2-5pm

Research overview

My research interest is to detect and understand current large-scale changes of land and ocean systems due to a changing climate and human activity. One of the tools I am using are 3D fluid dynamic models of ocean and atmosphere transport and chemistry, as well as land vegetation models to interpret concentration data of CO2 and species related to the carbon cycle like CO and CH4 in terms of sources and sinks. Besides analysis of existing data I am also interested in developing new measurement infrastructure and new analysis methods like new atmospheric sampling programs (Siberia) or satellite methods (e.g. CO2 from space) to improve our ability to diagnose changes of carbon cycling and underlying system changes.

Research Supervision

I welcome PhD applications in the following areas:

  • Global Carbon Cycle (measuring and understanding ongoing changes)
  • Amazon rain forests/climate system: trends and resilience
  • Northern high latitude: High latitude ecosystem changes.


  • Greenhouse gas measurements
  • Tree ring measurements, including isotopes
  • Geophysical models

Interested candidates might wish to read these recent publications based on my own research:

  • The Carbon Balance of South America: status, decadal trends and main determinants (Biogesciences, 9, 627-671, 2012);
  • What can be learned about carbon cycle climate feedbacks from the CO2 airborne fraction? (Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 7739-7751);
  • Trends and regional distributions of land and ocean carbon sinks (Biogeosciences 7, 2351–2367)

PhD students

  • Y. K. Tiwari (MPI-Jena), E. Popa (MPI-Jena), D. Psarra (Leeds University);

Post Doctoral students

  • C. Crevoisier (Princeton), E. Gloaguen (Princeton), A. Manning (MPI-Jena).

Research associate

  • C. Rödenbeck (MPI-Jena).


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