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Dr Tom Powell

Dr Tom Powell

Oppenheimer Research Impact Fellow

 +44 (0) 1392 72 2633

 Laver Building 8


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


Management of terrestrial ecology through agriculture and forestry is one of the key ways in which humanity interacts with Earth system processes. My research focuses on understanding and quantifying the influence of food production and other land uses on biogeochemical cycles liike the global carbon and nutrient cycles, and on other ecological traits like biodiversity. I am also interested in trying to understand how land use practices and other elements of the food system might be adapted to form a more sustainable long-term relationship with the Earth system. Currently a major focus of this work is on the potential for reversing forest degradation in the tropics to boost carbon sequestration.

I am currently supported by funding from the AG Leventis Foundation and NERC


MBiolSci Ecology, University of Sheffield

PhD Geography, University of Exeter - Closing loops to rebalance the global carbon cycle: Biomass flows modelling of global agricultural carbon fluxes

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