Uptake of carbon dioxide by rain forests and savannas; the impact of vegetation on the atmosphere and climate change; upland microclimates and their impacts upon plants; effects of drought on plants and plant water relations; carbon sequestration by vegetation; long-term effects of environmental change upon forests; elevational limits of trees.
Present: Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow
Active research projects:
1/04/15 – 31/03/16: Agri-Tech in China Network+, Grace, J.
1/03/13 – 29/02/16: Investigation of the Southern Methane Anomaly: causes, implications, and relevance to past global events, Grace, J.
Rowland, L., Da Costa, A.C.L., Galbraith, D.R., Oliveira, R.S., Binks, O.J., Oliveira, A.A.R., Pullen, A.M., Doughty, C.E., Metcalfe, D.B., Vasconcelos, S.S. and Ferreira, L.V., 2015. Death from drought in tropical forests is triggered by hydraulics not carbon starvation. Nature, 528(7580), pp.119-122.
Yang, M., Geng, X.M., Grace, J., Jia, Y.F., Liu, Y.Z., Jiao, S.W., Shi, L.L., Lu, C., Zhou, Y. and Lei, G.C., 2015. N 2 O fluxes from the littoral zone of a Chinese reservoir. Biogeosciences, 12(15), pp.4711-4723.
Dengel, S., Grace, J. and MacArthur, A., 2015. Transmissivity of solar radiation within a Picea sitchensis stand under various sky conditions. Biogeosciences, 12(14), pp.4195-4207.
Yang, M., Geng, X.M., Grace, J., Jia, Y.F., Liu, Y.Z., Jiao, S.W., Shi, L.L., Lu, C., Zhou, Y. and Lei, G.C., 2015. Responses of N 2 O flux to water level fluctuation and other environmental factors at littoral zone of Miyun Reservoir: a comparison with CH 4 fluxes. Biogeosciences Discussions, 12(7).
Domingues, T.F., Ishida, F.Y., Feldpausch, T.R., Grace, J., Meir, P., Saiz, G., Sene, O., Schrodt, F., Sonké, B., Taedoumg, H. and Veenendaal, E.M., 2015. Biome-specific effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on the photosynthetic characteristics of trees at a forest-savanna boundary in Cameroon. Oecologia, 178(3), pp.659-672.