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Emma Littleton

  • PhD Researcher
  • PhD Researcher
  • University of East Anglia

    Research interests

    impacts and policy framingInfluence of the terrestrial biosphere on global climate Modelling of climate change scenarios and their feedbacks within the Earth system Carbon sequestration options


    Terrestrial carbon sink enhancement options, such as afforestation and soil carbon sequestration, have attracted interest as a complement or alternative to greenhouse gas mitigation. These activities offer the opportunity to reduce the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and may therefore prove critical to efforts to avoid climate change impacts. My research will evaluate terrestrial carbon sequestration options using modern global carbon cycle models, primarily dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs). I will consider the impacts that these activities may have on the Earth system and on society, and inform priorities for model development and assessment of carbon sequestration options.

    Professional experience

    PhD Researcher

    University of East Anglia

    October 2012 - Present

    Education history

    ENV Bachelor of Science

    University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences

    September 2009 - May 2012(3 years)