Dr Lina Mercado
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography



I work at the University of Exeter since 2011 and hold a 30% subcontract with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, UK where I previously worked as a land surface scientist from 2004-2011. I have a close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team of JULES modellers at CEH. CEH holds expertise on hydrological modelling, land atmosphere interactions and ecological processes.

I did my PhD on modelling canopy photosynthesis in the Amazon Rainforest at the Max Planck Insitute of Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany (2000-2004, supervised by Jon Lloyd and Han Dolman) and obtained my degree from the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I did an MSc in Environmental Sciences at Lund University, Sweden (1998-1999, supervised by Sharon Cowling and Harald Sverdrup) with a dissertation on modelling the effects of deforestation on carbon and water dynamics within the Colombian Amazon rainforest. My undegraduate background is in Chemical Engineering with a degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellin, Colombia, my home country.



PhD Modelling Canopy photosynthesis in the Amazon Basin, Free University of Amsterdam

Msc Environmental Sciences, University of Lund, Sweden

Bsc in Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Medellín


Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 725074
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive
Office hours


Please contact me by email to book a 15 min slot

Week 7  Mo 1200 1300   &  Mo 1300 -1400

Week 8  Mo 1300-1400   & Fri  0830- 0930

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