Climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and the transport of food make up a significant proportion of global emissions, while climate change will impact food systems through increased drought, flooding and extreme weather events.

People » Marco Springmann

James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School

Marco is interested in policy analysis and questions related to sustainability.

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People » Meghan Bailey

DPhil Student, Environmental Change Institute

Robust Adaptation Planning and Decision-Making: a comparative study of subsistence-oriented communities in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and West Africa.

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People » Monika Zurek

Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute

People » Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity & NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Nathalie Seddon studies the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss and climate change. Her current work as a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Research Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development involves translating ecosystem science for the benefit of decision makers in government and business in order to bring the equitable protection of nature to the centre of the sustainable development agenda.

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People » Paul Whitehead

Professor of Water Science and Fellow of St Peter's College & Director of the NERC Macronutrients Cycles 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.

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People » Phil Poole

Professor of Plant Microbiology

Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

His group studies the physiology of bacterial growth and survival in the rhizosphere, colonisation of roots and how bacteria establish symbiotic interactions with plants. A further focus of his research is the physiology and biochemistry of nitrogen fixation in legume nodules. Recently he has developed new methods to study how plants control the plant root microbiome.

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People » Rachel Friedman

MPhil Student, School of Geography and the Environment

Rachel's MPhil research focuses on the impacts of climate change on women in a Ghanaian cocoa farming system.

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People » Raymond Pierrehumbert

Halley Professors of Physics

 

Raymond Pierrehumbert’s research interests relate to climate change include the nature of the Anthropocene, assessment of the relative impacts of carbon dioxide vs. short lived greenhouse gases (such as methane) and climate ethics.  He has studied the climate impacts of beef production, and is currently working on extending the analysis to other animal-related food sectors. 

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People » Russell Layberry

Senior Researcher in Energy Modelling

Russell is interested in the energy and carbon implications of farming.

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People » Tara Garnett

Food Climate Research Network

Tara Garnett initiated, and runs the Food Climate Research Network, now based at the Environmental Change Institute.

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