Dr David Galbraith


I am an Associate Professor in Earth System Dynamics. My research focuses on improving our understanding of the biogeochemical cycling and vegetation dynamics of tropical forests and how these processes might be affected by global environmental change. 

I have a specific interest in the sensitivity of tropical forests to drought and heat stress, using a range of different approaches, from field-based ecophysiological approaches to dynamic global vegetation modelling.  

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Research groups and institutes

  • Ecology and Global Change
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1910-understanding-and-predicting-sensitivity-of-amazonia&rsquo;s-forests-to-increasing-heat-and-drought-">Understanding and predicting sensitivity of Amazonia&rsquo;s forests to increasing heat and drought </a></li>