Tara Garnett initiated, and runs the Food Climate Research Network, now based at the Environmental Change Institute.
Oxford Food Research Network
Our network of food researchers spans a large number of departments and institutes at Oxford University. Since our definition of the food system is broad, so is the range of research interests covered by our network.
We are aware that we have not yet contacted everyone at the University with an interest in food research. If you are a researcher at Oxford, and would like to be involved in this food research network, please get in touch.
Researchers with the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership logo are supervisors on this training programme.
Paula’s research interests are in quantifying the contribution of different organisms, and the effects of various drivers of change, on the provision of ecosystem services.
Ariella Helfgott’s work spans conceptual and mathematical modelling of system resilience and adaptability, through to participatory approaches to building resilience and adaptive capacity on-the-ground.
Gideon is a geochemist researching climate change and the carbon cycle. His main research interests are in paleoclimate and ocean chemistry.
John's role is to develop and lead food systems research within Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, with particular emphasis on the multiple two-way interactions between food security and environment.
Russell is interested in the energy and carbon implications of farming.
Tim Palmer’s research interests lie in the predictability and dynamics of weather and climate.
Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.
Marco is interested in policy analysis and questions related to sustainability.
Tom’s research interests are in the sustainability and local management of indigenous food systems.
Joost Vervoort is the Scenarios Officer for CCAFS (Climate Change and Food Security) Programme.
Paul researches the interplay between environmental management of major problems such as climate change and pollution control and the development and application of new mathematical techniques for modelling environmental systems.