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

Residential energy use dominates air pollution in India

India has some of the worst air pollution on the planet, but little is known about the main sources of this pollution. We found that combustion of solid fuels (mostly wood and charcoal) for cooking and heating contribute 52% of particulate matter pollution in India.

Conibear et al., Nature Communications, 2018

Research Archive


November 2018 We are looking for a Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry to work on our recently funded EXHALE project studying air pollution in China.

November 2018 Applications open for PhD studentships as part of the NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership.

January 2018 Press Release on our recent paper in Nature Communications about climate impacts of deforestation.

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.

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