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Sandy Harrison

Professor Sandy Harrison
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  • Professor in Global Palaeoclimates and Biogeochemical Cycles
 

Areas of interest

  • Role of the land-surface, terrestrial biosphere and hydrological processes in modulating regional climates, past, present and future.
  • Global vegetation modelling, with a specific emphasis on fire disturbance and vegetation emissions; analysis of plant traits with respect to climate, as a tool for developing improved representations of plant-functional types in global vegetation models; benchmarking of vegetation-model simulations.
  • Reconstruction of past climate and environmental changes at continental to global scales; use of reconstructions in conjunction with climate-model experiments to diagnose the mechanisms of past climate and environmental changes; benchmarking of climate-model simulations.

Research centres and groups

Environmental Science Research Division

Research projects

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Co-chair of the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP)
  • Chair, World Data System (WDS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • Steering Committee, PAGES LandCover6k Working Group
  • Scientific steering Committee, PAGES Working Group “Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis” (SISAL)
  • High-End Foreign Expert, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, China

    Publications