Dr Lucy Rowland
Lecturer / NERC Independent Research Fellow

Research

Research interests

My Research is focused on understanding how tropical forests interact with their environment. I use a combination of both natural and experimental field observations, and vegetation modelling to investigate how shifts in environmental conditions cause the ecology and physiology of tropical forests to change. In particular my studies have focused on the effect of drought and climate warming on tropical rainforests.

My specific research areas include

  1. Determining how the interaction between the carbon and the water cycle within tropical forests change with shifting climate conditions.
  2. Understanding how drought influences mortality risk in tropical trees.
  3. Determining how tropical tree physiology is altered by changes in temperature, water & nutrient availability.

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