In my research I work to understand the influence of climate change on the global land surface (see CEH’s 2014-19 science strategy). My particular approach is to study extreme events and extreme environments, particularly areas prone to large-scale droughts and floods, which account for the greatest loss of life and property in the contemporary world (e.g. IPCC 2012).
Extreme events and their impact areas are key because they show how clearly interconnected our environment is to human society (Belmont) and building resilience to these events is a critical focus of the NERC strategy and 2016-20 delivery plan. Therefore, the results of my research find direct application in understanding and solving real-world issues and problems.
For full details, please see http://www.tobymarthews.com/ .
I am a Research Associate in Land Surface Science at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, UK: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/wallingford .
Post-doctoral researcher, 2012-15 at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE) Water Resources Lab working for Prof. Simon Dadson, UK.
Post-doctoral researcher, 2008-12 at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE) Ecosystems Lab working for Prof. Yadvinder Malhi, UK.
Post-doctorant, 2007-8, at the LSCE, CEA Saclay, Paris, FR
PostDoktorand, Apr-Jun 2007, at the IEU, University of Zurich, CH
PhD in Plant Science “Modelling Gap-regeneration in tropical forests”, 2003-7, University of Aberdeen, UK.
MSc Conservation Ecology and Planning, 2002, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
MSc Mathematics of Nonlinear Models, 1997-8, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh, UK.
BSc Physics and Mathematics, 1992-6, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA)
British Ecological Society (BES)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Please note about the publications list below: publications listed here are only those with bibliographic info assigned within the NORA system. For the full list of my publications, please see https://www.tobymarthews.com/publications.html