Professional summary

Research Interests

My research focuses on the impacts of climate and land-use change on terrestrial biogeochemical cycles and soil carbon storage across temperate and tropical ecosystems. My research covers both natural (tropical forests) and managed (arable, perennial bioenergy crops and oil palm) environments utilizing both field survey and laboratory experiments. I am also interested in the exploration of microbial diversity in natural and managed environments and how biodiversity change relates to changes in ecosystem functioning.

I manage a stable isotopes laboratory at UKCEH Lancaster measuring carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in GHG's

Current Projects

Locked Up: The role of biotic and abiotic interactions in the stabilisation and persistence of soil organic carbon 

SUNRISE SE Asia: Sustainable Use of Natural Resources to Improve Human Health and Support Economic Development. Working with partners in Malaysia (WildAsia, University of Nottingham Malaysia) to co-develop sustainable oil palm farming practices with the guiding principles of reducing impacts on the environment, maintaining or enhancing land productivity, and delivering socio-economic benefits to smallholder communities

ASSIST: https://assist.ceh.ac.uk/

GGR Demonstrator: GHG removal with UK agriculture via enhanced rock weathering

 

For a complete list of publications please click here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dafydd-Elias-2

Brief CV

2018-present:   Soil Biogeochemist (Band 6), UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster
2012-2018:       Soil Biogeochemist (Band 7), Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Lancaster
2011-2012:       Lab Technician, University of York

Qualifications

PhD in Environmental Sciences, Lancaster University, 2021 
"Impacts of tropical forest modification on soil microbial communities, function and resilience".

BSc (Hons) Environmental Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, 2011.

Selected publications

Publications