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Dr Kirsti Ashworth

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

Kirsti Ashworth

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 593970

Research overview

Kirsti is interested in the air that we breathe, and how the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly aromas from vegetation can affect it. Her research focuses on the interactions and feedbacks between the biosphere, atmosphere and society. She aims to bring a fundamental understanding of the complex processes involved in the exchange of trace gases and particles between the land surface and the troposphere to model simulations at a range of spatial and temporal scales. She develops 1-D canopy exchange models to explore and improve our knowledge of how these processes interact, and applies this knowledge to improve 3-D models. She uses these to investigate the impacts of future change, in particular changes in land use and land cover, on air quality, climate, and society.

PhD supervision

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies or postdoctoral research in the field of biosphere-atmosphere interactions as a computer modeller or experimentalist please contact me. I am particularly interested in research that focuses on the the impact of air pollution on crop production, forestry and ecosystems or the explores the nexus of urban air quality, green infrastructure and health.

  • E-pub ahead of print

    Leaf enclosure measurements for determining volatile organic compound emission capacity from Cannabis spp.

    Wang, C-T., Wiedinmyer, C., Ashworth, K., Harley, P. C., Ortega, J. & Vizuete, W. 30/10/2018 In : Atmospheric Environment. 199, p. 80-87 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    Strong sesquiterpene emissions from Amazonian soils

    Bourtsoukidis, E., Behrendt, T., Yañez-Serrano, A. M., Hellén, H., Diamantopoulos, E., Catão, E., Ashworth, K., Pozzer, A., Quesada, C. A., Martins, D., Sá, M., Araujo, A., Brito, J., Artaxo, P., Kesselmeier, J., Lelieveld, J. & Williams, J. 8/06/2018 In : Nature Communications. 9, 11 p., 2226

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    New tools for atmospheric chemistry: general discussion

    Alpert, P. , Archibald, A. , Arnold, S. , Ashworth, K. , Brown, S. , Campbell, S. , Carpenter, L. J. , Coe, H. , Dou, J. , Edebeli, J. , Finlayson-Pitts, B. , Grantham, A. , Hamilton, J. , Hastings, M. , Heard, D. , Isaacman-VanWertz, G. , Jones, R. , Kalberer, M. , Kiendler-Scharr, A. , Knopf, D. & 20 others Kroll, J., Lelieveld, J., Lewis, A., Marais, E., Marsh, A., Moller, S., Petzold, A., Porter, W., Ravishankara, A., Reid, J., Rickard, A., Rovelli, G., Rudich, Y., Taatjes, C., Vaughan, A., Wahner, A., Wallington, T. J., Williams, J., Young, P. & Zelenyuk, A. 1/08/2017 In : Faraday Discussions. 200, p. 663-691 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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