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Dr Angela Gallego-Sala

Dr Angela Gallego-Sala

Senior Lecturer In Physical Geography

 5873

 Laver Building 807

 

Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK

Overview

I am a biogeochemist with primary research interests in climatic regulation of peatland function and extent and of biogenic trace gas emissions from peatlands. My broader interest is on greenhouse gas balances, integrity of carbon stores, upland conservation and tropical peatlands.

I am currently involved in a NERC-funded project entitled “Peatlands and the global carbon cycle during the past millennium: an assessment using observations and models”. I previously worked in Lund, Sweden, modelling the dynamic interactions of fire, vegetation, climate and human population in Mediterranean areas as part of the FUME European project. Earlier on, I worked at the University of Bristol, on a project entitled “Climate Change and the Uplands” commissioned by the Environment Agency, to study the implications of climate change for peatland soils in the UK and the effects on ecosystem services including carbon storage, flooding and water quality.

Previously, I worked towards a PhD funded by NERC with a CASE studentship entitled “Temperature effects on trace gas production and uptake in aerobic and anaerobic soils” at the University of Bristol

Qualifications

PhD in Biogeochemistry of Peatlands. University of Bristol
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Canterbury Christ Church University
MSc. Degree in Chemistry. University of Kent
BSc. Degree in Chemistry. Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My doctoral research investigated the effects of climate change on carbon fluxes in high latitude peatlands. I am also interested in the relationship between plant root exudates and soil microorganisms responsible for trace gas cycling (CH4, CO2 and H2) in mires.

My research focuses on the effects of climate on peatland ecosystem dynamics, and in particular the effect on peatland extent and on carbon accumulation. My research at Exeter aims to assess the contribution of peatlands to the global carbon cycle over the last millennium, in order to provide a basis for projections of future peatland-climate feedbacks and to enable inclusion of these effects in climate models. To achieve this aim, we will use simulations of climate data over the last 1000 years as input in models of peat distribution, accumulation and carbon fluxes to simulate the growth and status of global peatlands over the past millennium. The results will be tested against a new global database of peat accumulation rates and hydrological change over the last millennium assembled from existing published data supplemented by carefully targeted new data acquisition in collaboration with a range of partners from around the world.

Research projects

NERC Project: Peatlands and the global Carbon cycle during the past millennium: a global assessment using observations and models

Research grants

  • 2016 NERC
    Identifying potential tipping points in the benefits derived from the UK's land ecosystems
  • 2015 South West Water
    Understanding the impact of moorland restoration on water quantity, quality and gas fluxes � Phase II
  • 2015 EU Marie Curie Training Grant
    EU2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship - Anne Quillet. PEATMOD: PEATland modelling for global carbon cycle and climate models PI with Angela Gallego-Sala. €195,455
  • 2010 NERC Std Grant
    Millipeat - Peatlands and the Global Carbon Cycle during the Past Millennium: a Global assessment using observations and models

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Treat CC, Jones MC, Camill P, Gallego-Sala AV, Garneau M, Harden JW, Hugelius G, Klein ES, Kokfelt U, Kuhry P, et al (In Press). Effects of permafrost aggradation on peat properties as determined from a pan-arctic synthesis of plant macrofossils. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 120 Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper CL, Swindles GT, Watson ET, Savov IP, Galka M, Gallego-Sala AV, Borken W (In Press). Evaluating tephrochronology in the permafrost peatlands of Northern Sweden. Quaternary Geochronology Full text.
New SL, Belcher C, Hudspith VA, Gallego-Sala AV (In Press). Holocene fire history: can evidence of peat burning be found in the palaeo-archive?. Mires and Peat, 18, 1-11. Abstract.  Full text.
Naafs BDA, Inglis GN, Zheng Y, Amesbury MJ, Biester H, Bindler R, Blewett J, Burrows MA, del Castillo Torres D, Chambers FM, et al (In Press). Introducing global peat-specific temperature and pH calibrations based on brGDGT bacterial lipids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Full text.
Naafs BDA, Gallego-Sala AV, Inglis GN, Pancost RD (In Press). Refining the global branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGT) soil temperature calibration. Organic Geochemistry Full text.
Zhang H, Piilo S, Amesbury M, Charman D, Gallego-Sala AV, Väliranta M (In Press). The role of climate change in regulating Arctic permafrost peatland hydrological and vegetation change over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews Full text.
Bohn TJ, Melton JR, Ito A, Kleinen T, Spahni R, Stocker BD, Zhang B, Zhu X, Schroeder. R, Glagolev MV, et al (In Press). WETCHIMP-WSL: intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia. Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 1907-1973. Abstract.  Full text.
Inglis GN, Naafs BDA, Zheng Y, McClymont EL, Evershed RP, Pancost RD, the T-GRES Peat Database collaborators (2018). Distributions of geohopanoids in peat: Implications for the use of hopanoid-based proxies in natural archives. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224, 249-261. Abstract.  Full text.
Zhang H, Gallego-Sala AV, Amesbury M, Charman D, Piilo SR, Väliranta M (2018). Inconsistent response of Arctic permafrost peatland carbon accumulation to warm climate phases. Global Biogeochemical Cycles Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Charman D, Brewer S, Page SE, Prentice IC, Friedlingstein P, Moreton S, Amesbury MJ, Beilman DW, Björck S, et al (2018). Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change, 8, 907-913. Full text.
Whittle A, Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Hodgson DA, Perren BB, Roberts SJ, Gallego-Sala AV (2018). Salt-Enrichment Impact on Biomass Production in a Natural Population of Peatland Dwelling Arcellinida and Euglyphida (Testate Amoebae). Microb Ecol Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Whitney B, Galloway JM, Gałka M, Gallego-Sala AV, Macumber AL, Mullan D, Smith MW, Amesbury MJ, et al (2017). Ecosystem state shifts during long-term development of an Amazonian peatland. Global Change Biology Abstract.  Full text.
Davis TW, Prentice IC, Stocker BD, Thomas RT, Whitley RJ, Wang H, Evans BJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Sykes MT, Cramer W, et al (2017). Simple process-led algorithms for simulating habitats (SPLASH v.1.0): Robust indices of radiation, evapotranspiration and plant-available moisture. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(2), 689-708. Abstract.  Full text.
Zhang H, Amesbury MJ, Ronkainen T, Charman DJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Valiranta M (2017). Testate amoeba as palaeohydrological indicators in the permafrost peatlands of north-east European Russia and Finnish Lapland. Journal of Quaternary Science Abstract.  Full text.
Gałka M, Szal M, Watson EJ, Gallego-Sala A, Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Roland TP, Edward Turner T, Swindles GT (2017). Vegetation Succession, Carbon Accumulation and Hydrological Change in Subarctic Peatlands, Abisko, Northern Sweden. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28(4), 589-604. Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Harrison SP, Li G, Prentice IC (2016). Climate-driven expansion of blanket bogs in Britain during the Holocene. Climate of the Past, 12(1), 129-136. Abstract.  Full text.
Davis TW, Prentice IC, Stocker BD, Whitely RJ, Wang H, Evans BJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Sykes MT, Cramer W (2016). Simple Process-Led Algorithms for Simulating Habitats (SPLASH v.1.0): Robust Indices of Radiation, Evapotranspiration and Plant-Available Moisture. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1-25. Full text.
Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Newnham RM, Loader NJ, Goodrich J, Royles J, Campbell DI, Keller ED, Baisden WT, Roland TP, et al (2015). Can oxygen stable isotopes be used to track precipitation moisture source in vascular plant-dominated peatlands?. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 149-159. Abstract.
Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Newnham RM, Loader NJ, Goodrich JP, Royles J, Campbell DI, Roland TP, Gallego-Sala A (2015). Carbon stable isotopes as a palaeoclimate proxy in vascular plant dominated peatlands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 164, 161-174. Abstract.
Xing W, Bao K, Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Zhang Z, Gao C, Lu X, Wang G (2015). Climate Controls on carbon accumulation in peatlands of Northeast China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 115, 78-88. Abstract.
Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Harrison SP, Li G, Prentice IC (2015). Climate-driven expansion of blanket bogs in Britain during the Holocene. Clim. Past Discuss., 11, 4811-4832. Abstract.  Full text.
Charman DJ, Amesbury MJ, Hinchliffe W, Hughes PDM, Mallon G, Blake WH, Daley TJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Mauquoy D (2015). Drivers of Holocene peatland carbon accumulation across a climate gradient in northeastern North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 121, 110-119. Abstract.  Full text.
Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Mullan D, Watson EJ, Turner E, Roland TP, Amesbury MJ, Kokfelt U, Schoning K, Pratte S, et al (2015). The long-term fate of permafrost peatlands under rapid climate warming. Scientific Reports, 5 Abstract.  Full text.
Bohn TJ, Melton JR, Ito A, Kleinen T, Spahni R, Stocker BD, Zhang B, Zhu X, Schroeder R, Glagolev MV, et al (2015). WETCHIMP-WSL: Intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia. Biogeosciences, 12(11), 3321-3349. Abstract.  Full text.
Swindles GT, Reczuga M, Lamentowicz M, Raby CL, Turner TE, Charman DJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Valderrama E, Williams C, Draper F, et al (2014). Ecology of Testate Amoebae in an Amazonian Peatland and Development of a Transfer Function for Palaeohydrological Reconstruction. Microbial Ecology: an international journal Abstract.
Swindles GT, Reczuga M, Lamentowicz M, Raby CL, Turner TE, Charman DJ, Gallego-Sala A, Valderrama E, Williams C, Draper F, et al (2014). Ecology of Testate Amoebae in an Amazonian Peatland and Development of a Transfer Function for Palaeohydrological Reconstruction. Microbial Ecology, 68(2), 284-298. Abstract.  Full text.
Holmquist JR, MacDonald GM, Gallego-Sala AV (2014). Peatland Initiation, Carbon Accumulation, and 2 ka Depth in the James Bay Lowland and Adjacent Regions. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 46(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Full text.
Regnier P, Friedlingstein P, Ciais P, Mackenzie FT, Gruber N, Janssens IA, Laruelle GG, Lauerwald R, Luyssaert S, Andersson AJ, et al (2013). Anthropogenic perturbation of the carbon fluxes from land to ocean. Nature Geoscience, 6(8), 597-607. Abstract.  Full text.
Charman DJ, Beilman DW, Blaauw M, Booth RK, Brewer S, Chambers FM, Christen JA, Gallego-Sala A, Harrison SP, Hughes PDM, et al (2013). Climate-related changes in peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium. Biogeosciences, 10(2), 929-944. Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Prentice C (2012). Blanket peat biome endangered by climate change. Nature Climate Change Abstract.  Full text.
Loisel J, Gallego-Sala AV, Yu Z (2012). Global-scale pattern of peatland Sphagnum growth driven by photosynthetically active radiation and growing season length. Biogeosciences, 9(7), 2737-2746. Abstract.  Full text.
Leifeld J, Steffens M, Galego-Sala A (2012). Sensitivity of peatland carbon loss to organic matter quality. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(14), n/a-n/a. Full text.
Clark JM, Gallego-Sala AV, Allott TEH, Chapman SJ, Farewell T, Freeman C, House JI, Orr HG, Prentice IC, Smith P, et al (2010). Assessing the vulnerability of blanket peat to climate change using an ensemble of statistical bioclimatic envelope models. Climate Research, 45(1), 131-150. Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Clark JM, House JI, Orr HG, Prentice IC, Smith P, Farewell T, Chapman SJ (2010). Bioclimatic envelope model of climate change impacts on blanket peatland distribution in Great Britain. Climate Research, 45(1), 151-162. Abstract.  Full text.
House JI, Orr HG, Clark JM, Gallego-Sala AV, Freeman C, Prentice IC, Smith P (2010). Climate change and the British Uplands: Evidence for decision-making. Climate Research, 45(1), 3-12. Abstract.  Full text.
Clark JM, Billett MF, Coyle M, Croft S, Daniels S, Evans CD, Evans M, Freeman C, Gallego-Sala AV, Heinemeyer A, et al (2010). Model inter-comparison between statistical and dynamic model assessments of the long-term stability of blanket PEAT in great britain (1940-2099). Climate Research, 45(1), 227-248. Abstract.  Full text.
Nisbet RER, Fisher R, Nimmo RH, Bendall DS, Crill PM, Gallego-Sala AV, Hornibrook ERC, López-Juez E, Lowry D, Nisbet PBR, et al (2009). Emission of methane from plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1660), 1347-1354. Abstract.
Nisbet RER, Fisher R, Nimmo RH, Bendall DS, Crill PM, Gallego-Sala AV, Hornibrook ERC, López-Juez E, Lowry D, Nisbet PBR, et al (2009). Emission of methane from plants. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1660), 1347-1354. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hornibrook ERC, Bowes HL, Culbert A, Gallego-Sala AV (2009). Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. BIOGEOSCIENCES, 6(8), 1490-1504. Author URL.
Hornibrook ERC, Bowes HL, Culbert A, Gallego-Sala AV (2009). Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. Biogeosciences, 6(8), 1491-1504. Abstract.  Full text.
Hornibrook ERC, Bowes HL, Culbert A, Gallego-Sala AV (2008). Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. Biogeosciences Discussions, 5(3), 2607-2643.
Gallego-Sala AV, Kennedy KM, Chadwick AV, Niemeier D, Becker KD (1999). EXAFS and computer modelling study of calcium titanite. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 151(1), 13-19. Abstract.  Full text.

Chapters

Gallego-Sala AV, Booth RK, Charman DJ, Prentice IC, Yu Z (2016). Peatlands and Climate Change. In Bonn A, Allott T, Evans M, Joosten H, Stoneman R (Eds.) Peatland Restoration and Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice, Cambridge University Press. Abstract.  Full text.
Friedlingstein P, Gallego-Sala AV, Blyth EM, Hewer FE, Seneviratne SI, Spessa A, Suntharalingam P, Scholze M (2009). The earth system feedbacks that matter for contemporary climate. In  (Ed) Understanding the Earth System: Global Change Science for Application, 102-128.  Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Treat CC, Jones MC, Camill P, Gallego-Sala AV, Garneau M, Harden JW, Hugelius G, Klein ES, Kokfelt U, Kuhry P, et al (In Press). Effects of permafrost aggradation on peat properties as determined from a pan-arctic synthesis of plant macrofossils. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 120 Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper CL, Swindles GT, Watson ET, Savov IP, Galka M, Gallego-Sala AV, Borken W (In Press). Evaluating tephrochronology in the permafrost peatlands of Northern Sweden. Quaternary Geochronology Full text.
New SL, Belcher C, Hudspith VA, Gallego-Sala AV (In Press). Holocene fire history: can evidence of peat burning be found in the palaeo-archive?. Mires and Peat, 18, 1-11. Abstract.  Full text.
Naafs BDA, Inglis GN, Zheng Y, Amesbury MJ, Biester H, Bindler R, Blewett J, Burrows MA, del Castillo Torres D, Chambers FM, et al (In Press). Introducing global peat-specific temperature and pH calibrations based on brGDGT bacterial lipids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Full text.
Naafs BDA, Gallego-Sala AV, Inglis GN, Pancost RD (In Press). Refining the global branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGT) soil temperature calibration. Organic Geochemistry Full text.
Zhang H, Piilo S, Amesbury M, Charman D, Gallego-Sala AV, Väliranta M (In Press). The role of climate change in regulating Arctic permafrost peatland hydrological and vegetation change over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews Full text.
Bohn TJ, Melton JR, Ito A, Kleinen T, Spahni R, Stocker BD, Zhang B, Zhu X, Schroeder. R, Glagolev MV, et al (In Press). WETCHIMP-WSL: intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia. Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 1907-1973. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Inglis GN, Naafs BDA, Zheng Y, McClymont EL, Evershed RP, Pancost RD, the T-GRES Peat Database collaborators (2018). Distributions of geohopanoids in peat: Implications for the use of hopanoid-based proxies in natural archives. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224, 249-261. Abstract.  Full text.
Zhang H, Gallego-Sala AV, Amesbury M, Charman D, Piilo SR, Väliranta M (2018). Inconsistent response of Arctic permafrost peatland carbon accumulation to warm climate phases. Global Biogeochemical Cycles Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Charman D, Brewer S, Page SE, Prentice IC, Friedlingstein P, Moreton S, Amesbury MJ, Beilman DW, Björck S, et al (2018). Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change, 8, 907-913. Full text.
Whittle A, Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Hodgson DA, Perren BB, Roberts SJ, Gallego-Sala AV (2018). Salt-Enrichment Impact on Biomass Production in a Natural Population of Peatland Dwelling Arcellinida and Euglyphida (Testate Amoebae). Microb Ecol Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Whitney B, Galloway JM, Gałka M, Gallego-Sala AV, Macumber AL, Mullan D, Smith MW, Amesbury MJ, et al (2017). Ecosystem state shifts during long-term development of an Amazonian peatland. Global Change Biology Abstract.  Full text.
Davis TW, Prentice IC, Stocker BD, Thomas RT, Whitley RJ, Wang H, Evans BJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Sykes MT, Cramer W, et al (2017). Simple process-led algorithms for simulating habitats (SPLASH v.1.0): Robust indices of radiation, evapotranspiration and plant-available moisture. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(2), 689-708. Abstract.  Full text.
Zhang H, Amesbury MJ, Ronkainen T, Charman DJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Valiranta M (2017). Testate amoeba as palaeohydrological indicators in the permafrost peatlands of north-east European Russia and Finnish Lapland. Journal of Quaternary Science Abstract.  Full text.
Gałka M, Szal M, Watson EJ, Gallego-Sala A, Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Roland TP, Edward Turner T, Swindles GT (2017). Vegetation Succession, Carbon Accumulation and Hydrological Change in Subarctic Peatlands, Abisko, Northern Sweden. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28(4), 589-604. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Harrison SP, Li G, Prentice IC (2016). Climate-driven expansion of blanket bogs in Britain during the Holocene. Climate of the Past, 12(1), 129-136. Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Booth RK, Charman DJ, Prentice IC, Yu Z (2016). Peatlands and Climate Change. In Bonn A, Allott T, Evans M, Joosten H, Stoneman R (Eds.) Peatland Restoration and Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice, Cambridge University Press. Abstract.  Full text.
Davis TW, Prentice IC, Stocker BD, Whitely RJ, Wang H, Evans BJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Sykes MT, Cramer W (2016). Simple Process-Led Algorithms for Simulating Habitats (SPLASH v.1.0): Robust Indices of Radiation, Evapotranspiration and Plant-Available Moisture. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1-25. Full text.

2015

Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Newnham RM, Loader NJ, Goodrich J, Royles J, Campbell DI, Keller ED, Baisden WT, Roland TP, et al (2015). Can oxygen stable isotopes be used to track precipitation moisture source in vascular plant-dominated peatlands?. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 149-159. Abstract.
Amesbury MJ, Charman DJ, Newnham RM, Loader NJ, Goodrich JP, Royles J, Campbell DI, Roland TP, Gallego-Sala A (2015). Carbon stable isotopes as a palaeoclimate proxy in vascular plant dominated peatlands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 164, 161-174. Abstract.
Xing W, Bao K, Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Zhang Z, Gao C, Lu X, Wang G (2015). Climate Controls on carbon accumulation in peatlands of Northeast China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 115, 78-88. Abstract.
Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Harrison SP, Li G, Prentice IC (2015). Climate-driven expansion of blanket bogs in Britain during the Holocene. Clim. Past Discuss., 11, 4811-4832. Abstract.  Full text.
Charman DJ, Amesbury MJ, Hinchliffe W, Hughes PDM, Mallon G, Blake WH, Daley TJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Mauquoy D (2015). Drivers of Holocene peatland carbon accumulation across a climate gradient in northeastern North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 121, 110-119. Abstract.  Full text.
Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Mullan D, Watson EJ, Turner E, Roland TP, Amesbury MJ, Kokfelt U, Schoning K, Pratte S, et al (2015). The long-term fate of permafrost peatlands under rapid climate warming. Scientific Reports, 5 Abstract.  Full text.
Bohn TJ, Melton JR, Ito A, Kleinen T, Spahni R, Stocker BD, Zhang B, Zhu X, Schroeder R, Glagolev MV, et al (2015). WETCHIMP-WSL: Intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia. Biogeosciences, 12(11), 3321-3349. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Swindles GT, Reczuga M, Lamentowicz M, Raby CL, Turner TE, Charman DJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Valderrama E, Williams C, Draper F, et al (2014). Ecology of Testate Amoebae in an Amazonian Peatland and Development of a Transfer Function for Palaeohydrological Reconstruction. Microbial Ecology: an international journal Abstract.
Swindles GT, Reczuga M, Lamentowicz M, Raby CL, Turner TE, Charman DJ, Gallego-Sala A, Valderrama E, Williams C, Draper F, et al (2014). Ecology of Testate Amoebae in an Amazonian Peatland and Development of a Transfer Function for Palaeohydrological Reconstruction. Microbial Ecology, 68(2), 284-298. Abstract.  Full text.
Holmquist JR, MacDonald GM, Gallego-Sala AV (2014). Peatland Initiation, Carbon Accumulation, and 2 ka Depth in the James Bay Lowland and Adjacent Regions. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 46(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Regnier P, Friedlingstein P, Ciais P, Mackenzie FT, Gruber N, Janssens IA, Laruelle GG, Lauerwald R, Luyssaert S, Andersson AJ, et al (2013). Anthropogenic perturbation of the carbon fluxes from land to ocean. Nature Geoscience, 6(8), 597-607. Abstract.  Full text.
Charman DJ, Beilman DW, Blaauw M, Booth RK, Brewer S, Chambers FM, Christen JA, Gallego-Sala A, Harrison SP, Hughes PDM, et al (2013). Climate-related changes in peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium. Biogeosciences, 10(2), 929-944. Abstract.  Full text.

2012

Gallego-Sala AV, Prentice C (2012). Blanket peat biome endangered by climate change. Nature Climate Change Abstract.  Full text.
Loisel J, Gallego-Sala AV, Yu Z (2012). Global-scale pattern of peatland Sphagnum growth driven by photosynthetically active radiation and growing season length. Biogeosciences, 9(7), 2737-2746. Abstract.  Full text.
Leifeld J, Steffens M, Galego-Sala A (2012). Sensitivity of peatland carbon loss to organic matter quality. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(14), n/a-n/a. Full text.

2010

Clark JM, Gallego-Sala AV, Allott TEH, Chapman SJ, Farewell T, Freeman C, House JI, Orr HG, Prentice IC, Smith P, et al (2010). Assessing the vulnerability of blanket peat to climate change using an ensemble of statistical bioclimatic envelope models. Climate Research, 45(1), 131-150. Abstract.  Full text.
Gallego-Sala AV, Clark JM, House JI, Orr HG, Prentice IC, Smith P, Farewell T, Chapman SJ (2010). Bioclimatic envelope model of climate change impacts on blanket peatland distribution in Great Britain. Climate Research, 45(1), 151-162. Abstract.  Full text.
House JI, Orr HG, Clark JM, Gallego-Sala AV, Freeman C, Prentice IC, Smith P (2010). Climate change and the British Uplands: Evidence for decision-making. Climate Research, 45(1), 3-12. Abstract.  Full text.
Clark JM, Billett MF, Coyle M, Croft S, Daniels S, Evans CD, Evans M, Freeman C, Gallego-Sala AV, Heinemeyer A, et al (2010). Model inter-comparison between statistical and dynamic model assessments of the long-term stability of blanket PEAT in great britain (1940-2099). Climate Research, 45(1), 227-248. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Nisbet RER, Fisher R, Nimmo RH, Bendall DS, Crill PM, Gallego-Sala AV, Hornibrook ERC, López-Juez E, Lowry D, Nisbet PBR, et al (2009). Emission of methane from plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1660), 1347-1354. Abstract.
Nisbet RER, Fisher R, Nimmo RH, Bendall DS, Crill PM, Gallego-Sala AV, Hornibrook ERC, López-Juez E, Lowry D, Nisbet PBR, et al (2009). Emission of methane from plants. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1660), 1347-1354. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hornibrook ERC, Bowes HL, Culbert A, Gallego-Sala AV (2009). Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. BIOGEOSCIENCES, 6(8), 1490-1504. Author URL.
Hornibrook ERC, Bowes HL, Culbert A, Gallego-Sala AV (2009). Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. Biogeosciences, 6(8), 1491-1504. Abstract.  Full text.
Friedlingstein P, Gallego-Sala AV, Blyth EM, Hewer FE, Seneviratne SI, Spessa A, Suntharalingam P, Scholze M (2009). The earth system feedbacks that matter for contemporary climate. In  (Ed) Understanding the Earth System: Global Change Science for Application, 102-128.  Abstract.  Full text.

2008

Hornibrook ERC, Bowes HL, Culbert A, Gallego-Sala AV (2008). Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. Biogeosciences Discussions, 5(3), 2607-2643.

1999

Gallego-Sala AV, Kennedy KM, Chadwick AV, Niemeier D, Becker KD (1999). EXAFS and computer modelling study of calcium titanite. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 151(1), 13-19. Abstract.  Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

Member of the Expert Panel [W&T8] for the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).

Teaching

This year, I teach the following undergraduate courses:

  • GEO1213 Earth System Science - Our Changing Planet
  • GEO2331 Research Design - Physical Geography
  • GEO3232 Peatland Ecosystems
  • GEO3321/2 BSc Dissertation

Additionally, I am the Programme Director for our Study Abroad and European Study Programmes.

Office Hours in term 2:

Please email me beforehand to let me you are planning on attending office hours. 

Week 1: Monday 9.30-10.30 am and 5.30-6.30 pm

Week 2: Tuesday 9.00-10.00 am and 1.30-2.30 pm additional office hour: Friday 4.30-5.30 pm.

Week 3: Friday 2.30-3.30 pm and 4.00-5.00 pm

Week 4: Tuesday 1:30-2.30 pm and Friday 1:30-2.30 am

Week 5: Monday 11:00-12:00 am and 2:00-3:00 pm

Week 6: Monday 2:30-3:30 pm and 4.30-5.30 pm.

Week 7:  Tuesday 10:30-11:30 am and 4:00-5:00 pm

Week 8: Tuesday 2:30-3.30 pm and Wednesday 11:30-12:30 am

Week 9: Tuesday 11:30-12:30 am and Friday 11:30-12.30 am

Week 10: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am and 2:30-3:30 pm

Week 11: Second Year Field trips - AWAY

 

 

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Anne Quillet has won a Marie SkŁodowska-Curie Fellowship entitled PEATland modelling for global carbon cycle and climate models.
  • Paul Ritchie Paul is working on a NERC funded project "Tipping points in UK ecosystem services" led by Tim Lenton

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Pia Benaud works on the "Mires Project" on methane emissions monitoring from restored peatlands.
  • Gemma Dooling Associate Research Fellow working on methane and carbon dioxide monitoring in restored peatlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor. This is part of the Mires Extension project funded by South West Water.
  • Naomi Gatis Associate Research Fellow working on methane and carbon dioxide monitoring in restored peatlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor. This is part of the Mires Extension project funded by South West Water.

Postgraduate researchers

  • Jerome Blewett graduated from the University of Manchester in 2017 with an MSci in Earth Sciences. He characterised the macromolecular and lipid biomarker composition of permafrost organic matter from North-East Siberia. Jerome started a PhD in the Organic Geochemistry Unit at the University of Bristol in 2017. This combined genomic and lipidomic project is funded by NERC, and is supervised by Prof Pancost, Dr Naafs, Prof Alexandre Anesio and Dr Angela Gallego-Sala.
  • Kennedy Lewis is currently undertaking a Masters by Research at the University of Exeter focusing on "L-band radar as a tool to Monitor changes in Above Ground Biomass following Oil Palm plantation expansion in tropical peatland forests".
  • Paul Tansley is studying a PhD on "Sphagnum re-introduction in restored peatlands" as part of the wider Mires project.
  • Alex Whittle was a Master by Research student working on Late Quaternary changes in the Westerly Winds in Marion Island. He has now started a PhD (intake: September 2016) on Late Quaternary changes in the Westerly Winds over the Southern Ocean. NERC Case studentship with the British Antarctic Survey. Co-supervisors: Dan Charman, UoE, and Dominic Hodgson, BAS.
  • Hui Zhang is a PhD student working on "Long-term high latitude peatland and carbon dynamics". Based at University of Helsinki. Main supervisor: Minna Valiranta, UoH. Co-supervisor: Matt Amesbury, UoE.

Research Technicians

  • Katie Jamson is working on a project entitled: "Forests, peat, and fires: understanding the drivers of past fire in Amazonian forests."

Alumni

  • Jamie Charlton was working as an intern on a project modelling the extent of tropical montane peatlands. CLES Funded. Co-supervisor Lauren Parry - University of Glasgow.
  • Stacey New completed a MSc thesis entitled: Holocene fire history in peatlands: can evidence of peat burning be found in the palaeo-archive?, and is now working towards a PhD under the joint supervision of Claire Belcher and Ted Feldspauch.
  • Lisa Orme is a Research Technician working on the NERC funded millipeat project. Her main responsibilities: 210Pb dating, building age depth models, database.

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