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 an Associate Editor of Biogeosciences and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Global Change Biology and New Phytologist. Martin is the former co-chair of the leadership committee for the CABLE land surface model. Martin is also a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the AmazonFACE experiment.

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.


2009: PhD in Remote Sensing, University College London, UK. Title: “Estimating terrestrial carbon fluxes through an optimal combination of models and Earth Observation data” . Supervised by Professors Philip Lewis, Mat Disney and Mathew Williams.

2004: MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management, Kings College London, UK.

2003: BSc in Geography, Kings College London, UK.


Manon Sabot is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of New South Wales.

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



Grace Isacc is an MRes student at the University of Bristol.

Grace is exploring the drivers of the rapid hydraulic collapse of conifer trees during a record-breaking sumer drought in Switzerland, 2018.




Ellie Nichols is an MSci student at the University of Bristol.

Ellie is examining the links between traits that describe plant water relations and climate.




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


Melika Missen is a PhD student at the University of Tasmania.

Thesis: Will rising CO2 concentrations save plants from drought stress?



Lina Teckentrup is a PhD student at the University of New South Wales.

Thesis: The response of terrestrial ecosystems to different climate modes


Mengyuan Mu is a PhD student at the University of New South Wales.

Thesis: How important is groundwater to the resilience of vegetation during drought?