Professional summary

Douglas is a Land Surface Modeller, primarily interested in global fire modelling and representation of vegetation disturbance in Earth System Models. His main focus is the evaluation of the causes of tree disturbance and representation of fire in dynamic vegetation models. He currently uses observations to evaluate and constrain the land surface in the UK Earth System Modelling project, UKESM1 and he is evaluating and building in new processes to the land-surface component, JULES.

Douglas also develops and runs the ConFire fire attribution framework, which looks at drivers of global fire regime changes and causes of recent fire events.