John works in the terrestrial carbon cycle group with a particular interest in the effects of land use.
Areas of expertise:
terrestrial carbon cycle modelling;
land use change including use of biofuel energy crops;
general climate modelling - HadGEM2-ES, HadCM3;
land surface modelling - JULES;
John is currently involved in producing HadGEM2-ES simulations for the CMIP5 project, which are expected to be used in the next IPCC report. John is also
John has been a member of CCE since starting at the Met Office in 2007. Prior to joining the Met Office, John worked at Bristol University on a number of projects including optimisation of the GENIE and computer simulations of prehistoric human migration patterns, EFCHED. Prior to that John completed a PhD in climate and vegetation modelling at the University of Reading, where he also completed an undergraduate degree in Meteorology.
Since joining the Met Office, John has focused on developing a representation of land use change and has been involved in the climate model simulations that will contribute to the next IPCC assessment.