Dr Hasan Akhtar
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
Office hours: 09:00–17:00 hrs
Hasan is a biogeochemist and specializes in the carbon dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems. His recent work investigated plant-soil-microbe interactions in regulating CO2 and CH4 emissions from fire-degraded tropical peatlands in Southeast Asia and urban parkland soils in Singapore.
He is currently working on the FACE Underground project, part of the NERC-funded QUINTUS project. This project aims to determine whether mature temperate forests can access more soil nutrients and act as a substantial carbon sink under elevated CO2. The outcomes of this project will address significant uncertainties in carbon modelling studies regarding the terrestrial ecosystem’s response to future climate warming.
Broad Research Specialisms
Tropical peat biogeochemistry; CO2 and CH4 emissions from peat and grassland soils; Plant-soil-microbe interactions in regulating carbon dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems
Ph.D. Physical Geography (National University of Singapore)
M.Tech. Environmental Sciences and Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology-ISM Dhanbad, India)
M.Sc. Environmental Science (University of Allahabad, India)
B.Sc. Chemistry and Botany (University of Allahabad, India)