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Dr André (Mahdi) Nakhavali

Dr André (Mahdi) Nakhavali

Associate Research Fellow


 01392 725845

 Laver Building 710


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


Andre is working on the developments in the UK's leading land surface model (JULES), which forms the land part of the Met Office climate models. He specialises in terrestrial carbon and nutrient dynamics. During his research in C-CASCADES project, he developed an extension to the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) which includes representation of processes related to DOC in soil and its transport out of the soil to the river system (JULES-DOCM).

He is currently enrolled in the QUINTUS project, a £3.7m NERC funded research project, led by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) to include representation of N and P in the JULES model. The new developments include the N and P fluxes within vegetation and soil components as well as specification of pools and processes related to N and P cycling within soil column. He obtained his Ph.D. from Exeter University in 2019, where he studied earth system modelling.


Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Exeter - Representation of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES - DOCM).

MEng. Hydrology, University of Belgrade - Flood forecasting system using Intensive Nowcasting Comprehensive Analysis system (INCA). 


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Research interests

Terrestrial ecosystem modelling, Nutrient cycle modelling, Mathematics of the Earth system

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  • Terrestrial ecosystem modelling
  • Earth system modelling 
  • Mathematics of earth system 
  • Statistical analysis 

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