I am a terrestrial ecologist and hydrologist. My interest is in the environmental context within which terrestrial ecosystems develop, i.e. what are the essential descriptors of global land biomes? Climate obviously determines much of the structure of ecosystems, but the distribution and movement of water across the landscape (rivers, wetlands, arid areas) often determines even more. Biogeographic history and ecology interact with both drivers to dictate particular species distributions and therefore biodiversity.
Through my projects, I use and develop land surface models (LSMs) and hydrological models within the context of coupled climate simulations, working collaboratively with groups in the UK, India, Norway, US, Panama and elsewhere. Mostly, I use the UK model JULES https://jules.jchmr.org/ , for which I am a UK national trainer.
For full details, please see http://www.tobymarthews.com/ .
I have been a Land Surface Science Researcher at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, UK, since October 2015.
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
ORCID: ORCID 0000-0003-3727-6468
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