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Sandy Harrison

Photograph of 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.

Professional bodies/affiliations


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