Professional summary

Research Interests

My research is in Land Surface Science. I have two special focuses:

   (1) Wetland environments, particularly in the Tropics, which are hugely important for global water and carbon cycles

   (2) Extreme climatic events, particularly large-scale droughts and floods, which account for the greatest loss of life and property in the contemporary world.

Through my projects (see here for more details) I am involved with the theory and development of land surface models (LSMs) and hydrological models, working collaboratively with groups in the UK, India, Norway, US, Panama and elsewhere. Mostly, I use the UK model JULES, for which I am a code developer.

Brief CV

I have been a Land Surface Science Researcher at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, UK, since October 2015.

Previous posts:

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.

Panels, committees and memberships

British Ecological Society (BES)

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA)


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 here.