Current Projects

EUCLEIA: European climate and weather events: interpretation

Prof. Myles Allen with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission FP7; 2014-2017.

MARIUS: Managing the risks, impacts and uncertainties of droughts and water scarcity

Prof. Jim Hall with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC; 2014-2017.

TRANSMANGO: Assessment of the impact of drivers of change on Europe's food and nutrition security

Dr John Ingram, Dr Joost Vervoort, with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission FP7; 2014-2017.

Oxford Energy Research Network

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2014-2015.

Attributing impacts of external climate drivers on extreme weather in Africa

Prof. Myles Allen and Dr Simon Dadson. Financial support from the Natural Environment Research Council; 2013-2018.

The Global Ecosystems Monitoring and Trait Study (GEM-TRAIT)

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the European Research Council (ERC); 2013-2018.

BeXchange: Adaptation and Resilience in the context of change co-ordination network

Roger Street. Financial support from the EPSRC; 2013-2017.

ECOFOR: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in degraded and recovering Amazonian and Atlantic forests

Prof. Yadvinder Malhi with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC; 2013-2017.

ENHANCE: Enhancing Risk Management Partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters

Professor Jim Hall in collaboration with 24 research partners. Financial support from the European Union FP7; 2013-2017.

Changes in urbanisation and its effects on water quantity and quality from local to regional scale

Dr Simon Dadson. Financial support from the Natural Environment Research Council; 2013-2016.

PASTA: Physical activity through sustainable transport approaches

Dr Christian Brand with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission FP7; 2013-2016.

Bali - Biodiversity and Land-Use Impacts on Tropical Ecosystem Function

Prof. Yadvinder Malhi together with Plant Sciences, Oxford Financial support from the NERC; 2013-2015.

Real time vehicle monitoring for energy efficiency in transport

Dr Christian Brand and Dr Russell Layberry. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2013.

Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas

Professor Paul Whitehead and Dr Fai Fung in collaboration with the University of Southampton. Financial support from the NERC; 2012-2016.

iCOAST - Integrated Coastal Sediment Systems

Professor Jim Hall. Financial support from NERC; 2012-2016.

Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship

Professor Myles Allen and Professor Jim Hall in collaboration with several faculties in Oxford including Statistics, Philosophy and Physics. Financial support from the Oxford Martin School; 2012-2015.

Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems

Prof. Jim Hall and Dr Nick Eyre with multiple research partners. Financial support from EPSRC; 2011-2015.

BESAFE: Biodiversity and ecosystem services: arguments for our future environment

Dr Paula Harrison and Dr Pam Berry. Financial support from the European Commission; 2011-2015.

GEOCARBON: An operational integrated global carbon observation and analysis system

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the European Commission; 2011-2014.

Does shifting carbon use efficiency determine the growth rates of intact and disturbed tropical forests? Gathering new evidence from African forests

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2011-2014.

Oxford climate research network stakeholder engagement initiative

Professor Myles Allen. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2011-2014.

Carbon monitoring through the SAFE project (Malaysia)

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from Rainforest Research SDN BHD; 2010-2015.

DO4 Models: Dust observation

Professor Richard Washington, Dr Giles Wiggs and Professor David S.G. Thomas in collaboration with University of Sheffield and Imperial College London and University of Cape Town; Financial support from NERC; 2010-2015.

Building expertise: a system of professions approach to implementing sustainable strategies

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from EPSRC; 2010-2014.

UKERC - Energy demand

Dr Nick Eyre in collaboration with the Universities of Bath, Aberdeen, UCK and Glasgow. Financial support from NERC; 2009-2014.

AMAZONICA: Amazon integrated carbon analysis

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2008-2014.

UKERC: Energy demand

Dr Nick Eyre and Dr Christian Brand in collaboration with the University of Bath, University College London and University of Aberdeen. Financial support from NERC; 2004-2014.

UKERC - The Meeting Place

Dr Brenda Boardman, Dr Nick Eyre and Jennifer Otoadese with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC; 2004-2014.

Recent Projects (since 2006)

Integrated carbon and health economic assessment tool for walking and cycling

Dr Christian Brand. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2012-2013.

Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Climate Adaptation Fellowship

Roger Street. Financial support from the NERC; 2012-2013.

Piloting innovative computational technologies for multi-scale water resources assessment, management and engineering

Dr Simon Dadson. Financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; 2012-2013.

Qualifying carbon - building trust and credibility in REDD+ through reflexive, multi-level governance

Dr Thomas Thornton and Dr Connie McDermott. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2012-2013.

Variation of carbon allocation with rainfall, temperature and elevation

Prof. Yadvinder Malhi and Dr Toby Marthews. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2012-2013.

Eco-renovation: technology transfer events

Jo Hamilton. Financial support from Oxford City Council; 2011-2013.

Large area effects of dry season and drought on the structure, composition and function of forests in the Western Amazon Basin

Professor Yadvinder Malhi in collaboration with the University of Leeds. Financial support from the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation; 2011-2012.

Oxford water security research network

Professor Jim Hall. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2011-2012.

Climate change, deforestation and the future of African rainforests

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the Waterloo Foundation; 2011.

Development of canopy observatory at Wytham Woods to monitor climate and understand long-term carbon balance of ancient semi-natural woodland

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from Natural England; 2011.

Partnership for Canada Caribbean community climate change adaptation

Professor Mark New. Financial support from CaribSave; 2011.

Pre-cursor to the Virtual Observatory Initiative

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from CEH Oxford; 2011.

UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) - England synthesis

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from Countryside Council for Wales, Defra, ESRC, NERC; Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly Government; 2011.

Understanding the implications of climate change for woodland biodiversity and community functioning

Dr Pam Berry. Financial support from the Forestry Commission, 2011.

ADEPT: Advanced dynamic energy pricing and tariffs

Dr Sarah Darby in collaboration with the Oxford e-Research Centre. Financial support from EPSRC; 2010-2013.

Biological controls on soil respiration and its climatic response across a large tropical elevation gradient

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2010-2013.

CLIMSAVE: Climate change integrated assessment methodology for cross-sectoral adaptation and vulnerability in Europe

Dr Paula Harrison with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2010-2013.

FENNEC: The Saharan climate system

Professor Richard Washington in collaboration with the University of Leeds, UCL, Imperial College London and the University of Reading. Financial support from NERC; 2010-2013.

Floods and droughts: environmental dynamics in the upper Zambezi Valley

Professor David S.G. Thomas and Dr Sallie Burrough in collaboration with the Dept of Zoology, Oxford. Financial support from the Leverhulme Trust; 2010-2013.

Developments after a disaster: the tsunami, poverty, conflict and reconstruction in Sri Lanka

Dr Kamal Kapadia. Financial support from the ESRC; 2010-2012.

UNLOC: Understanding local and community governance of energy

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from NERC; 2010-2012.

CARIBSAVE Climate change risk atlas

Professor Mark New and Dr Murray Simpson. Financial support from DfID; 2010-2011.

CLIMATEGOV: Managing interactions between international agreements: dealing with diversity in global climate governance

Dr Heike Schroeder. Financial support from the European Commission; 2010-2011.

Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation - West Africa

Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Dr Constance McDermott and Dr Lauren Coad with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC; 2010-2011.

EMBEDS: Embedding biodiversity adaptation principles

Dr Pam Berry. Financial support from Defra; 2010-2011.

Low carbon learning series

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from the High Commission of Canada; 2010-2011.

Oxfordshire United: from Wembley to Rio - inspiring a county to win the green gold

Ian Curtis in collaboration with Oxford United Football Club. Financial support from the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts; 2010-2011.

Regional climate reports for east Africa, west Africa and Indo-Gangetic plain: current trends and future projections

Professor Richard Washington. Financial support from the International Livestock Research Institute; 2010-2011.

Scenarios development component of the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) Programme

John Ingram in collaboration the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and multiple research partners. Financial support from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP); 2010-2011.

Valuing, implementing and evaluating payments for ecosystems services in rural West Africa

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2010-2011.

Climate change drivers - key attributes

Dr Chris West. Financial support from Department of Energy and Climate Change; 2010.

RECCE: The resilience of ecosystems to environmental change

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. Financial support from Defra; 2010.

ARCC Coordination Network (ACN)

UKCIP is a core partner. Financial support from EPSRC, LWEC and ERSC; 2009-2013.

Catchment change network: a professional development platform for decision-making for adaptation and uncertain environmental change

Professor Jim Hall. Financial support from NERC; 2009-2013.

ARCADIA: Adaptation and resilience in cities: analysis and decision making using integrated assessment

Professor Jim Hall in collaboration with UCL. Financial support from EPSRC; 2009-2012.

ARCC-Water: Adaptive and resilient water systems

Professor Mark New and Dr Fai Fung in collaboration with HR Wallingford, Lancaster University, Exeter University, UCL and Loughborough University. Financial support from EPSRC; 2009-2012.

The dynamics and carbon implications of fires in the Andes

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2009-2012.

Climate solidarity evaluation

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from Defra; 2009-2011.

Dangerous climate change assessment project

Professor Mark New. Financial support from the Wallace Global Fund; 2009-2011.

Geographies of energy transition

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from ERSC; 2009-2011.

Local climate impacts profile

Dr Chris West. Financial support from Oxfordshire County Council; 2009-2011.

Moving to a low carbon economy under different economic circumstances

Dr Jimin Zhao. Financial support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Strategic Programme Fund; 2009-2011.

Sustainable behaviours and technology

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from Electricite de France (EDF); 2009-2011.

Understanding the social impacts of UK climate policies

Dr Christian Brand and Dr Karen Lucas in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and University of Bristol. Financial support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; 2009-2011.

Building resilience to climate change (UKCIP)

Dr Chris West. Financial support from Oxfordshire County Council; 2009-2010.

Carbon sticks and flux in the Congo basin

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; 2009-2010.

Climate risk case study: Muelles el Bosque project

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from Climate Risk Management Ltd; 2009-2010.

Development of building energy and carbon management software tool for business and research

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from NERC; 2009-2010.

Expert assessment of dangerous climate change for natural and agro-ecological systems

Professor Mark New. Financial support from the UK Meteorological Office; 2009-2010.

Impacts of climate change on Burham Beeches

Dr Pam Berry. Financial support from the City of London; 2009-2010.

Understanding the factors influencing the practical application of the UKCP09 to land management for environmental benefit

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with HR Wallingford and Cranfield University. Financial support from Defra; 2009-2010.

Benefits realisation: improve awareness of Wake on Lan

Dr Nick Eyre and Howard Noble, OUCS. Financial support from Joint Information Systems Committee; 2009.

Ghana hospitals power systems

Dr Chris Jardine. Financial support from the Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation; 2009.

Human displacement, forced migration and climate change: exploring the politics of rights, sovereignty and citizenship

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from the ERSC; 2009.

Monitoring and evaluating low carbon communities network

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from Low Carbon Communities Network; 2009.

Nepal climate scenarios

Professor Mark New. Financial support from DfID; 2009.

iConnect: Impact of constructing non motorised networks and evaluating changes in travel

Dr Christian Brand and Dr Tim Jones in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from EPSRC; 2008-2013.

CLUE: Social impacts of policy and climate change

Dr Tom Thornton. Financial support from the US National Science Foundation; 2008-2012.

RAINFOR: Understanding of the carbon balance of Amazon forests

Professor Yadvinder Malhi with multiple research partners. Financial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; 2008-2012.

Quantifying carbon cycling research at Wytham Woods

Professor Yadvinder Malhi and Terhi Riutta in collaboration with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Financial support from the Smithsonian Institution and HSBC Climate Partnership; 2008-2012.

Environmental policy challenges for the 21st Century - centre for tropical forest science and policy

Professor Diana Liverman and Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the Oxford Martin School / James Martin Institute; 2008-2011.

Flood risk management consortium

Professor Jim Hall in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the EPSRC; 2008-2011.

imeasure: energy monitoring tool

Dr Russell Layberry and Catherine Bottrill. Financial support from the UK Energy Research Centre; 2008-2011.

Interactions between climate, forests and land use in the Amazon basin

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; 2008-2011.

Quantifying the variation of woodland carbon dynamics and plant ecology in the upper Thames area

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the Earthwatch Institute (Europe); 2008-2011.

SMEasure: energy monitoring tool

Dr Russell Layberry and Catherine Bottrill. Financial support from the UK Energy Research Centre and NERC; 2008-2011.

Sustainable agricultural production systems: the case of arabica coffee

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from Illycaffe spa; 2008-2011.

A study on the potential role of soil organic carbon in the value of site and national REDD projects

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from Conservation International Foundation; 2008-2009.

Developing country level climate profiles

Professor Mark New and Dr Carol McSweeney. Financial support from National Communications Support Programme (NCSP) and the UN Development Programme; 2008-2009.

Governing climate change beyond the international regime: city actions in China

Dr Jimin Zhao. Financial support from the John Fell Fund and Oxford Martin School; 2008-2009.

Governing climate change in global cities: a case study of Beijing

Dr Jimin Zhao in collaboration with Beijing Academy of Environmental Sciences, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change; 2008-2009.

North east climate change biodiversity study

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with AEA and KBA. Financial support from AEA Technology Plc; 2008-2009.

Separating soil respiration into autotrophic and hetertropic components in Peruvian montane rain forest

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2008-2009.

Task force on energy efficiency and urban development

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from Simon Fraser University; 2008-2009.

The contribution of products to meeting UK climate change targets

Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from Defra; 2008-2009.

The impacts of long droughts on water resources

Dr Chris West. Financial support from HR Wallingford; 2008-2009.

Reconnaisance trip - Biomass and carbon stocks in the tropical forests of Gabon

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the World Wildlife Fund UK; 2008.

Degree days for energy management

Dr Russell Layberry. Financial support from the UKERC/BMT; 2007-2011.

RAPID-WATCH

Professor Myles Allen in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2007-2011.

Domestic energy feedback

Dr Nick Eyre and Dr Brenda Boardman. Financial support from ERSC; 2007-2010.

Low carbon ICT

Dr Nick Eyre and Howard Noble, OUCS. Financial support from Joint Information Systems Committee; 2007-2010.

Climate and ecosystem dynamics in an Andean to Amazon transect

Professor Yadvinder Malhi and Professor Mark New in collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews, San Antonio Abad and Wake Forest University. Financial support from NERC, Moore Foundation, Microsoft Research and the John Fell Fund; 2007-2009.

Climate governance post-2012: options for EU policy-making

Harro van Asselt in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2007-2009.

ESA - Biomass

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the European Space Agency; 2007-2009.

Feedback on energy use

Dr Sarah Darby. Financial support from the UK Department For Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; 2007-2009.

How do global cities mitigate climate change?

Dr Heike Schroeder in collaboration with the University of Durham. Financial support from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; 2007-2009.

Theorising carbon markets and development

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from the Leverhulme Trust; 2007-2009.

Nottingham reducing emissions

Dr Chris West. Financial support from the Carbon Trust; 2007-2008.

Vulnerability and adaption of food systems to global environmental change

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from the ERSC; 2007-2008.

Expert assistance in the area of transport, emissions, environment and scenario building

Prof. David Banister, Dr Christian Brand and Dr Moshe Givoni in collaboration with European Environment Agency, Transport Research Laboratory and IFOK, Berlin. Funded by the European Environment Agency and the Transport Research Laboratory; 2006-2011

GECAFS: Global environmental change and food systems

Professor Diana Liverman and John Ingram in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC and the United Nations; 2006-2011.

TROBIT: Tropical biomes in transition

Professor Yadvinder Malhi and Professor Mark New with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC; 2006-2011.

MILLENNIUM: European climate of the last millennium

Professor Myles Allen with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2006-2010.

A detailed assessment of ecosystem carbon dynamics along an elevation transect

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2006-2009.

QUERCC: Quantifying and understanding ecosystems role in the carbon cycle

Professor Yadvinder Malhi in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from NERC; 2006-2009.

RUBICODE: Rationalising biodiversity conservation in dynamic ecosystems

Dr Paula Harrison in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2006-2009.

Tyndall Phase 2: Research Programme 1: Informing international climate policy

Professor Diana Liverman and Professor Mark New in collaboration with the University of East Anglia. Financial support from Tyndall°Centre for Climate Change Research; 2006-2009.

Tyndall Phase 2: Research Programme 4: Climate change and development

Professor David S.G. Thomas and Professor Richard Washington; in collaboration with the University of East Anglia and University of Reading. Financial support from Tyndall°Centre for Climate Change Research; 2006-2009.

MACIS: Minimisation of and adaptation to climate change impacts on biodiversity

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with multiple partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2006-2008.

Oxfordshire Climate-X-Change

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from Defra; 2006-2008.

Downstream carbon trading

Dr Brenda Boardman. Financial support from the Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust; 2006-2007.

Assessing the impacts of the recent Amazonian drought

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2006.

SuperGen: How will the electricity network function if there are millions of small scale distributed electricity generators?

Dr Brenda Boardman and Dr Nick Eyre. Financial support from EPSRC; 2005-2013.

cRRescendo: Combined rational and renewable energy strategies in cities, for existing and new dwellings to ensure optimal quality of life

Dr Brenda Boardman and Dr Nick Eyre with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2005-2011.

UK Climate Impacts Programme

Professor Diana Liverman and Dr Chris West. Financial support from the Defra; 2005-2011.

21st Century Schools

Professor Diana Liverman. Financial support from the James Martin Institute; 2005-2009.

APPLES: Alleviation of poverty through the provision of local energy services

Dr Brenda Boardman with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2005-2008.

Climate impact on building design

Dr Chris West. Financial support from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and UK Department For Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; 2005-2008.

BodEx 2005 - A multidisciplinary study of the 'dustiest place on earth'

Professor Richard Washington and Dr Sebastian Engelsteadter, in collaboration with UCL, Birkbeck College London, Salford University and Direction des Ressources en Eau et de la Météorologie, N'Djamena. Financial support from the Gilchrist Educational Trust and the Royal Geographical Society; 2005-2006.

Reducing the environmental impact of housing

Dr Brenda Boardman. Financial support from the Royal Commission of Enviromental Pollution; 2005-2006.

Target monitoring of atmospheric pollution and climate change impacts on biodiversity

Dr Pam Berry. Financial support from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; 2005-2006.

Building market transformation

Dr Brenda Boardman. Financial support from the EPSRC; 2004-2009.

ENSEMBLES: Ensemble based predictions of climate changes and their impacts

Professor Myles Allen and Professor Mark New in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2004-2009.

UKERC: Demand reduction

Dr Brenda Boardman and Catherine Bottrill. Financial support from the ERSC; 2004-2009.

Accelerated tree growth in Amazonia: ecological changes and environmental drivers

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2004-2008.

Dryland change: past, present, future (IGCP500)

Professor David Thomas and Dr Matt Telfer. Financial support from UNESCO; 2004-2008.

Why do different Amazonian forests grow at different rates?

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from NERC; 2004-2008.

BRANCH: Biodiversity requires adaptations in north west Europe under a changing climate

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with English Heritage and others. Financial support from the European Commission; 2004-2007.

PAN-AMAZONIA: Project for the advancement of networked science in Amazonia

Professor Yadvinder Malhi. Financial support from the European Commission; 2004-2007.

Wittenham Clumps heritage landscape project: future landscape scenarios

Dr Pam Berry in collaboration with the Northmoor Trust and Stockholm Environment Institute. Financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund; 2004-2006.

Technical and social evaluation of photovoltaics

Dr Brenda Boardman. Financial support from BOC Group; 2003-2006.

MONARCH: Modelling natural resource responses to climate change

Dr Pam Berry and Dr Paula Harrison in collaboration with ADAS (Phase 1 only), British Trust for Ornithology (Phase 1 only), and CABI Bioscience (Phase 2 and 3). Financial support from English Nature and others; 1999-2006.