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Dr Jorge Ramirez

Dr Jorge Ramirez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Laver Building 801


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


I am a physical geographer that simulates Earth surface processes. Specifically, I am interested in peatland development and use numerical models to replicate fluxes of energy, water and carbon from these ecosystems.

I am a modeller in the TroPeaCC project, and will develop the land component of the UK Earth System Model to make future projections of the fate of tropical peatlands under climate change and their role in the global carbon cycle.

Broad Research Specialisms

Peatlands, methane, landscape evolution


PhD, University of Leeds, 2014

Msc, University of Twente, 2005

Bsc, Cornell University, 199


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Journal articles

Ramirez JA, Zischg AP, Schurmann S, Zimmermann M, Weingartner R, Coulthard T, Keiler M (2020). Modeling the geomorphic response to early river engineering works using CAESAR-Lisflood. ANTHROPOCENE, 32  Author URL.
Wright W, Ramirez JA, Comas X (2018). Methane Ebullition from Subtropical Peat: Testing an Ebullition Model Reveals the Importance of Pore Structure. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 45(14), 6992-6999.  Author URL.
Ramirez JA, Baird AJ, Coulthard TJ (2017). The effect of sampling effort on estimates of methane ebullition from peat. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 53(5), 4158-4168.  Author URL.
Ramirez JA, Baird AJ, Coulthard TJ (2016). The effect of pore structure on ebullition from peat. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES, 121(6), 1646-1656.  Author URL.
Ramirez JA, Baird AJ, Coulthard TJ, Waddington JM (2015). Ebullition of methane from peatlands: Does peat act as a signal shredder?. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 42(9), 3371-3379.  Author URL.
Ramirez JA, Baird AJ, Coulthard TJ, Waddington JM (2015). Testing a simple model of gas bubble dynamics in porous media. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 51(2), 1036-1049.  Author URL.
Coulthard TJ, Neal JC, Bates PD, Ramirez J, de Almeida GAM, Hancock GR (2013). Integrating the LISFLOOD-FP 2D hydrodynamic model with the CAESAR model: implications for modelling landscape evolution. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 38(15), 1897-1906.  Author URL.

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