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Professor Emma Sayer

Professor in Ecosystem Ecology

Emma Sayer

LEC Building

LA1 4YQ

Lancaster

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 currently work in the UK, Panama and Germany using a wide range of tools borrowed from biogeochemistry, plant-, soil, and microbial ecology. I'm also Senior Editor for Functional Ecology and I'm passionate about science communication and public engagement with science. 

PhD supervision

I am currently unable to accept new research students.

  • Published

    Precipitation change affects forest soil carbon inputs and pools: a global meta-analysis

    Xu, S., Wang, J., Sayer, E. J., Lam, S. K. & Lai, D. Y. F., 15/01/2024, In: Science of the Total Environment. 908, 168171.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  • Published

    Tropical forest above‐ground productivity is maintained by nutrients cycled in litter

    Sayer, E. J., Leitman, S. F., Wright, S. J., Rodtassana, C., Vincent, A. G., Bréchet, L. M., Castro, B., Lopez, O., Wallwork, A. & Tanner, E. V. J., 8/01/2024, In: Journal of Ecology. 112, 4, p. 690-700 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

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    Global fine-resolution data on springtail abundance and community structure

    Potapov, A. M., Chen, T.-W., Striuchkova, A. V., Alatalo, J. M., Alexandre, D., Arbea, J., Ashton, T., Ashwood, F., Babenko, A. B., Bandyopadhyaya, I., Baretta, D., Baretta, D., Barnes, A. D., Bellini, B. C., Bendjaballah, M., Berg, M. P., Bernava, V., Bokhorst, S., Bokova, A. I. & Bolger, T. & 118 others, Bouchard, M., Brito, R. A., Buchori, D., Castaño-Meneses, G., Chauvat, M., Chomel, M., Chow, Y., Chown, S. L., Classen, A. T., Cortet, J., Čuchta, P., de la Pedrosa, A. M., De Lima, E. C. A., Deharveng, L. E., Doblas Miranda, E., Drescher, J., Eisenhauer, N., Ellers, J., Ferlian, O., Ferreira, S. S. D., Ferreira, A. S., Fiera, C., Filser, J., Franken, O., Fujii, S., Koudji, E. G., Gao, M., Gendreau-Berthiaume, B., Gers, C., Greve, M., Hamra-Kroua, S., Handa, I. T., Hasegawa, M., Heiniger, C., Hishi, T., Holmstrup, M., Homet, P., Høye, T. T., Ivask, M., Jacques, B., Janion-Scheepers, C., Jochum, M., Joimel, S., Jorge, B. C. S., Juceviča, E., Kapinga, E. M., Kováč, Ľ., Krab, E. J., Krogh, P. H., Kuu, A., Kuznetsova, N., Lam, W. N., Lin, D., Lindo, Z., Liu, A. W. P., Lu, J.-Z., Luciáñez, M. J., Marx, M. T., Mawan, A., McCary, M. A., Minor, M. A., Mitchell, G. I., Moreno, D., Nakamori, T., Negri, I., Nielsen, U. N., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Oliveira Filho, L. C. I., Palacios-Vargas, J. G., Pollierer, M. M., Ponge, J.-F., Potapov, M. B., Querner, P., Rai, B., Raschmanová, N., Rashid, M. I., Raymond-Léonard, L. J., Reis, A. S., Ross, G. M., Rousseau, L., Russell, D. J., Saifutdinov, R. A., Salmon, S., Santonja, M., Saraeva, A. K., Sayer, E. J., Scheunemann, N., Scholz, C., Seeber, J., Shaw, P., Shveenkova, Y. B., Slade, E. M., Stebaeva, S., Sterzynska, M., Sun, X., Susanti, W. I., Taskaeva, A. A., Tay, L. S., Thakur, M. P., Treasure, A. M., Tsiafouli, M., Twala, M. N., Uvarov, A. V., Venier, L. A., Widenfalk, L. A., Widyastuti, R., Winck, B., Winkler, D., Wu, D., Xie, Z., Yin, R., Zampaulo, R. A., Zeppelini, D., Zhang, B., Zoughailech, A., Ashford, O., Klauberg-Filho, O. & Scheu, S., 3/01/2024, In: Scientific Data. 11, 1, 22.

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