Dominick Spracklen


Humans are altering the composition of the atmosphere and transforming ecosystems with impacts on climate and the Earth System. Our research aims to understand interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere and climate and the ways that these are being altered by human activity.

Recent work

Natural aerosol climate feedbacks

We found a positive relationship between the observed (left panel) anomaly in aerosol number and local temperature anomaly, which was well reproduced by our model (right panel). We found that this relationship is partly caused by increased natural aerosol sources at warm temperatures. We used the model to show that natural aerosol is involved in important negative climate feedbacks.

Scott et al., Nature Geoscience, 2017

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December 2017 Press Release on our recent paper in Nature Geoscience about climate feedbacks from natural aerosol.

November 2017 Excited to hear that I have been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council for work on the climate and air quality impacts of tropical deforestation.

February 2017 Press Release on our recent paper in Nature Geoscience on the climate warming from black carbon aerosol.

November 2016 News coverage of our recent work on Indonesian fires and air quality.

November 2016 Fully funded PhD studentship to study co-benefits of low carbon cities on Asian air quality.

September 2016 Cat Scott awarded the Early Career Oral Presentation Award at IGAC 2016.

March 2016 Our research on EU legislation and air quality in the Geographical.

February 2016 Press release on our paper on EU legislation and air quality.

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