Martin De Kauwe is an Associate Professor of Global Change Ecology at the University of Bristol. Martin’s research group will continue to be split between Bristol and Sydney for the next few years.

Martin is the Co-Lead of the Cabot Institute for the Environment's Environmental Change theme. Martin is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the AmazonFACE experiment. Martin is the former co-chair of the leadership committee for the CABLE land surface model. Martin is also an Associate Editor of Biogeosciences, New Phytologist and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Global Change Biology and New Phytologist.

Research Positions

2021–present: Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, England.

2017–2021: Senior Lecturer, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia.

2010–2017: Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia.

2008–2010: Earth Observation and Land Surface Modeller, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, England.

Research group

Manon Sabot is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of New South Wales and visiting academic at the University of Bristol.

Manon is working on the Australian Research Council grant exploring how vulnerable eucalypts are to future droughts.


Jonathan Page is a PhD student at the University of New South Wales.

Thesis: Lags and legacies: understanding the role of antecedent effects on grassland biomass responses to rising CO2



Chunhui Zhan, visiting PhD student from the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry

Chunhui is examining the role of rising carbon dioxide on land-atmosphere interactions.




Lina Teckentrup, PhD student, Thesis: The Future of Terrestrial Carbon in Australia . Lina is now working as a Postdoc at the University of Western Sydney.



Mengyuan Mu, PhD student, Thesis: How important is groundwater to the resilience of vegetation during drought? . Mengyuan is now working as a Postdoc at the University of New South Wales.




Manon Sabot, PhD student, Thesis: Trading water for carbon in a changing climate: Can optimality theory improve the predictability of land surface models? Manon is now working as a Postdoc at the University of New South Wales.




Sami Rifai, Postdoctoral Researcher on the ARC Discovery: “How vulnerable are eucalypts to future droughts?”. Sami now a lecturer at the University of Adelaide.




Jinyan (Jim) Yang, PhD student, Thesis: Modelling the carbon uptake of Australian evergreen ecosystems under rising [CO2] and water limitations . Jim is now working as a Postdoc at Western Sydney University.






Ned Haughton, PhD student, Thesis: On the predictability of land surface fluxes . Ned is now working as a risk analyst at Climate Risk.




Mini reunion in Bristol, 2022: