Dr Sophie Fauset
Lecturer in Environmental Science
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Climate change
- Carbon dioxide
- Tropical forests
- Amazon forest
- African forests
- Carbon cycle
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Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in Environmental Science.
British Ecological Society
Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Roles on external bodies
I teach on the BSc (Hons) Environment Science, BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Sustainability, and BSc/BA (Hons) Geography. I also supervise projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students. My teaching areas are in ecology, conservation and statistical analysis. I try to embed examples from my own research and the scientific literature into my materials.
My research interests are in the response of forests to global change, including the impacts of climate change, increasing carbon dioxide, and forest degradation. I have experience in tropical forest ecology, ecophysiology and ecosystem modelling. My current broad goal is to use plant functional traits to understand physiological responses of tree and forests to environmental change. A particular focus at present is how different species of tree maintain leaf temperatures, and the impacts of climate change on leaf functioning.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
- Kate Vogiatzis - PhD commenced 2019 - University of Plymouth (director of studies)
- Igor Araujo - MSc completed 2020 - State University of Mato Grosso (external collaborator)
- Rakesh Tiwari - PhD completed 2019 - University of Leeds (co-supervisor)
Grants & contracts
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