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Dr Pete Falloon

Areas of expertise

  • Soils (particularly carbon and nitrogen cycling)
  • Ecosystems
  • Agriculture (particularly greenhouse gas fluxes and land management)
  • Water resources

Publications by Pete Falloon

Current activities

Pete leads the Climate Impacts Modelling (CIM) group, a group of four scientists working on agriculture, water resources, and their interactions with the changing climate.

Pete's own interests include soil (especially carbon), water, agriculture, land use and climate interactions. Much of the team's work uses the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), which means that developments made in JULES can be built into the global Earth Systems Models such as UKESM.

Current projects include:

Recent projects which Pete has been involved in include:

Career background

Dr Pete has nearly 20 years of experience in modelling environmental systems.  He has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science of the Earth and Atmosphere from the University of Reading, and worked on modelling pesticide fate in riverine systems during an MSc (Research) and part-time lectureship the University of Greenwich. Pete moved to Rothamsted Research in 1996, where he worked on modelling soil, climate and vegetation interactions for 8 years and was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2001.

He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on soil carbon dynamics, land use change and the impacts of climate change, and given many invited and offered presentations both in the UK and internationally.

Pete has been working on the impacts of climate and land use change on agriculture, soils and water at the Met Office Hadley Centre since 2004. He spent six months on secondment to the Communications Team as Climate Science Advisor in 2007/8.

External recognition

For more information, see Pete Falloon's linked in profile and ResearchGate profile.