Oliver Phillips

My long-term research goal is to understand the dynamics of carbon and biodiversity across the world’s tropical forests, how these change with our changing climate, and how they may feedback on the whole planet.

The scale of the endeavour is large, requiring global team-work and a multidisciplinary approach. I lead RAINFOR, a team of more than 100 researchers in Leeds, Oxford, across South America, and elsewhere, to understand the behaviour of Amazonian and other tropical forests in the changing earth system, working closely with GEM colleagues.