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Dr Emma Sayer

Reader in Ecosystem Ecology

Emma Sayer

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 510140

Research overview

My research investigates how ecosystems respond to change. I’m happiest when working in forests but I also make the occasional foray into grasslands. My main research focus lies in determining how interactions between above- and belowground processes affect ecosystem function. I work in the UK, Panama and Borneo using a wide range of tools borrowed from biogeochemistry, plant-, soil, and microbial ecology. I’m also passionate about science communication and public engagement with science. For more details, take a look at my project website http://www.forestprime.com and at http://www.festivalbugs.org

PhD supervision

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